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TWICE dominates major 2018 Tower Records charts for K-pop in Japan

December 4, 2018

SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Yonhap) — TWICE dominated this year’s major Tower Records charts in Japan in the K-pop category, the girl band’s management agency said Tuesday.

The enchanting girl band’s first full-length Japanese album “BDZ,” released in September, topped the Tower Records chart for “top 10 K-pop albums” in the K-pop category, becoming the best-selling K-pop album in Japan, JYP Entertainment said in a press release, quoting the chart results.

The girl group’s single release “Wake Me Up” also topped the yearly Japanese Tower Records chart for “top 10 K-pop singles,” while another Twice single, “Candy Pop,” ranked second on the same chart, according to JYP.

Three previous TWICE EPs — “What is Love?,” “Summer Nights” and “Yes or Yes” — also prevailed on the “top 10 imported K-pop albums” for 2018, coming in second, fourth and sixth, respectively, JYP said.

The solid chart results are the latest testament to the reigning popularity of TWICE, who will appear on Japanese broadcaster NHK’s “Red and White Song Festival” on Dec. 31, the K-pop band’s second consecutive appearance on the popular annual TV show.

In South Korea, the girl band is set to release their special album “The Best Thing I Ever Did” on Dec. 12 before launching a Japanese tour in March next year.

This image of TWICE's first full-length Japanese album "BDZ" was provided by JYP Entertainment. (Yonhap)

This image of TWICE’s first full-length Japanese album “BDZ” was provided by JYP Entertainment. (Yonhap)