SEOUL, July 7 (Yonhap) — “Wings: You Never Walk Alone” by K-pop act BTS was the No. 1 selling album in the first half of 2017, according to a music sales tracker Friday.
The album, released in February, sold 728,417 copies during the January-June period, according to the Gaon Chart.
“Flight Log: Arrival” by GOT7 came in second, with 331,571, followed by Seventeen’s “AI1” and TWICE’s “TWICEcoaster: Lane 2” with 317,421 and 279,814, respectively.
For BTS, the band’s Japanese single “Blood, Sweat, Tears” sold 257,621 copies in Japan during the first half, according to the country’s Oricon Chart. Reaching 11th in terms of single album sales, BTS was the biggest-selling foreign artist in Japan during the six months.
BTS recently joined a special remake project celebrating the 25th anniversary of the debut of K-pop’s talismanic artist Seo Tai-ji. BTS released “Come Back Home,” a remake of the singer’s 1995 gangster-rap track, earlier this week.