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[Reporter Se-yeon Park, Daily Economy Star Today]
Group BTS regained first place in Japan’s Oricon weekly album rankings with ‘BE’. It has returned to normal in 21 weeks since it took first place on the chart as of December 7, last year.
According to Japan’s Oricon News on the 27th,’BE’, which was released in November of last year by BTS, added 22,000 sales for one week, ranking first in the weekly album ranking (as of May 3). The chart aggregation period is April 19-25, and the cumulative sales volume of ‘BE’ recorded 425,000 copies.
‘BE’ is an album completed by BTS actively participating in the overall album work, from the planning stage to the concept and composition, from the planning stage, in which not only the lyrics and composition of all songs, but also a person in charge of each field is assigned to determine the direction of the album. A total of 8 songs were included, including the title song ‘Life Goes On’ and ‘Dynamite’ that swept the world.
Bulletproof Boy Scouts took first place at the same time on the US Billboard Charts (December 5, 2020)’Billboard 200′ and ‘Hot 100’ with ‘BE’ and the title song ‘Life Goes On’, respectively. In particular, ‘Life Goes On’ is a song that focuses on Korean lyrics, making it the first record in the history of the Billboard Chart in 62 years, reaching the top of the ‘Hot 100’ chart.
Meanwhile, BTS will release their Japanese best album ‘BTS, THE BEST’ on June 16th. Prior to the release of the album, the Japanese new song ‘Film out’, which was pre-released on the 2nd, kept the top in the Oricon Daily Digital Singles Ranking for three days in a row, and reached No. 1 on the ‘Weekly Digital Singles Ranking’ chart for the first time.
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