SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Girl group TWICE’s Japanese single ‘One More Time’, released October 18, has taken the number one spot on Japan’s Oricon Singles Chart with sales of 94,957, over 40,000 more than the runner-up, J-pop boy band Magi!c Prince.
TWICE’s single was pre-released on streaming service Line Music on October 13, where its rise to the top of charts served as a preview for the pop group’s official release.
TWICE has been making inroads into the Japanese market for some time; its album #TWICE made its way to the top of the ORICON charts after selling over 270,000 copies, earning the record a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of Japan.
The group’s success is viewed by music industry experts as a resurgence of K-Pop in Japan, which had suffered a downturn in popularity following its earlier heights.
TWICE will release their first official album ‘Twicetagram’ in South Korea on October 30. The headlining track is titled ‘Likey’.
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