Bts Is Highest Ranking Overseas Artist On Japans Oricon Charts For First Half Of 2017

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BTS Is Highest Ranking Overseas Artist On Japans Oricon Charts For First Half Of 2017
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BTS Is Highest Ranking Overseas Artist On Japans Oricon Charts For First Half Of 2017

BTSs latest Japanese release has been a huge success!

Japans largest music statistics-tracking company Oricon recently released its rankings of the highest estimated total sales for singles and albums in the first half of 2017. The Japanese version of BTSs hit Blood, Sweat Tears has come in at No. 11 on the singles chart with estimated total sales of 257,621.

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BTS is the only K-pop artist to make it into the top 25 list of the highest ranking singles in Japan for the first half of 2017.

BTS is the only foreign artist to be on Oricon's first half of 2017 rankings
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BTS is the only foreign artist to be on Oricon's first half of 2017 rankings

BTS is the only foreign artist to be in the top 10 on Japan's Oricon chart for the first half of 2017.

On July 14, Oricon Style reported the first half numbers including sales from singles, albums, and DVDs.  According to the numbers, BTS was the only foreign group listed in any of the categories.

BTS's 7th Japanese single "Blood, Sweat, Tears" which was released on May 10 ranked number 10 on the singles chart for the first half of 2017.  It was revealed that they were the first foreign artist to sell over 200,000 copies of their single album in 6 years.  "Blood, Sweat, Tears" sold a total of 238,795 copies during the first week.

DAY6 Tops International iTunes Charts And Announces 2017 Tour Dates Overseas
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DAY6 Tops International iTunes Charts And Announces 2017 Tour Dates Overseas

Yesterday, DAY6 released their first studio album Sunrise as well as the MV for their latest title track I Smile.

As of June 8, DAY6s first studio album has topped iTunes album charts in nine different countries: Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Costa Rica, Brunei, and Sweden.

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Furthermore, their title track I Smile has topped the iTunes K-pop charts in 11 different countries, including the United States, Australia, Mexico, and Argentina.

Seventeen's 'Al1' becomes the idol album with 2nd highest first-week sales in 2017
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Seventeen's 'Al1' becomes the idol album with 2nd highest first-week sales in 2017

Seventeen keeps growing.

The boys' most recent 'Al1' is their most sold album yet, with 192,399 first-week sales compared to the 131,998 first-week sales of their last mini album 'Going Seventeen'. This puts them at 2nd highest idol first-week sales in 2017, and 10th highest idol first-week sales of all time.

SEE ALSO: [MVAlbum Review] Seventeen -- 'Al1

Congratulations to Seventeen.

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SM Entertainment to have a busy schedule ahead of them in the second half of 2017
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SM Entertainment to have a busy schedule ahead of them in the second half of 2017

It's no shock SM Entertainment continues to surprise its fans through their consistent work ethic. But with the comeback plans and more schedules to follow from summer to the end of the year of 2017, it's worth examining some artists that are likely to be active in the second half of the year.

First, NCT127 is the youngest and the newest face to debut from SM Entertainment. Currently, NCT127 is expected to return in early June as they recently wrapped up filming their new music video. With their unique sound and look, they developed their own identity that separates them from their seniors.