TWICE’s Japanese album ranks at No. 2 on Oricon chart

A promotional photo for K-pop girl group TWICE. (Yonhap)

SEOUL, June 29 (Yonhap) — K-pop band TWICE’s inaugural Japanese album rose to No. 2 on the country’s key music chart, according to the group’s agency Thursday.

“#TWICE,” released on Thursday in Japan, has sold 46,871 copies, coming in at second place on Oricon’s daily album sales chart after Japanese idol group Kanjani8, JYP Entertainment said.

The record, which holds TWICE’s past hit songs both in Japanese and Korean, also topped nine Apple iTunes charts, including in Japan, Indonesia, Macau and Malaysia.

The nine-member international girl group, which has two Japanese members, plans to hold a debut showcase on July 2 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.

TWICE has stormed the K-pop scene since its debut about a year and a half ago. Starting with its debut track “Ooh-Ahh,” TWICE has had five consecutive No. 1 songs — others being “Cheer Up,” “TT,” “Knock Knock” and its most recent hit track “Signal.”


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