On November 15, Fuji TV’s morning news program ‘Mezamashi TV’ reported that TWICE is scheduled to attend NHK’s ‘Kōhaku Uta Gassen.’ The program also reported that NHK is going to make an official announcement of TWICE‘s attendance on November 16.
‘Kōhaku Uta Gassen’ is the biggest and most popular year-end song festival on Japanese television where only the most popular singers get to attend. If TWICE confirms their appearance on ‘Kōhaku Uta Gassen,’ they will be the first Korean artist in 6 years to appear on the show since KARA, Girls’ Generation and TVXQ! attended in 2011, which proves TWICE‘s immense popularity in Japan.
TWICE‘s debut album ‘#TWICE’ was certified as a platinum album by the Recording Industry Association of Japan. Their first Japanese original single ‘One More Time’ released on October 18 was certified as platinum single for having sold 250 thousand copies. This is the first time for a Korean girl group to receive the platinum single certification in Japan.
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