TWICE surpassed 1 mln album sales

The photo provided by JYP Entertainment shows South Korean girl group TWICE. (Yonhap)

SEOUL, May 23 (Yonhap) — K-pop girl group TWICE has sold more than 1 million copies of its five albums so far, a rare feat for a girl group that debuted less than two years ago, its agency said on Tuesday.

JYP Entertainment said the nine-member act has sold an accumulated 1.24 million copies of albums since its first EP album “The Story Begins” was released in October 2015.

Its first album sold 120,000 copies, and the rest of the albums sold from 210,000 to 380,000 copies each, according to the company.

TWICE destroyed the general notion that a girl group’s performance in terms of album sales always lags behind those of a boy band.

The group has proved extremely popular on YouTube, with its four consecutive songs each surpassing 100 million views.

Its latest song, “Signal,” produced by Park Jin-young, the founder of JYP Entertainment, has topped local music charts.


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