According to the annual ‘Best Sellers’ charts published by Tower Record in December of every year, TWICE was no.1 in the ‘K-pop Japan Album Top 10’ and EXO was no.1 in ‘K-pop Imported Album Top 10.’
The ‘K-pop Japan Album Top 10’ ranks the sales of K-pop albums that were released in Japan. TWICE‘s best album ‘#TWICE,’ with which TWICE debuted in Japan in June, topped this chart.
Another JYP artist, 2PM, performed very well on the same chart. Junho took 2nd place, Taecyeonwas 4th, and Wooyoung took 5th and 8th place with two of his albums.
PENTAGON was 3rd, VIXX was 6th, SHINee 7th, BOYFRIEND 9th, and SHINee‘s Taemin 10th.
Among K-pop albums that were imported to Japan, EXO‘s ‘The War’ took the top spot. BTS‘s ‘Love Yourself 承-Her’ and ‘Wings 外傳:You Never Walk Alone’ took 2nd and 3rd place. SNUPERwas 4th, ASTRO 5TH, Wanna One 6th, BOYFRIEND 7TH, UPTENTION 8TH, and TWICE took 9th and 10th place.
[Image source: SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment]