TWICE’s Japanese debut album sells over 250,000 copies


SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Yonhap) — K-pop girl group TWICE’s Japanese debut album has sold more than 250,000 copies in less than two months, its agency said Friday.

“#TWICE” has sold over 260,000 copies since its release on June 28 and has been certified “Platinum” by the Recording Industry Association of Japan, according to JYP Entertainment. Platinum certification is given to records with sales of over 250,000.

TWICE is the first-ever South Korean artist to be certified Platinum in Japan.

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

The nine-member girl group, which has two Japanese members, has stormed the K-pop scene since its debut about a year and a half ago. Starting with debut song “Ooh-Ahh,” TWICE has had five consecutive No. 1 tracks — the others being “Cheer Up,” “TT,” “Knock Knock” and its most recent hit track “Signal” — at home.

A publicity photo of K-pop band TWICE, courtesy of JYP Entertainment (Yonhap)


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