Bts Is The Only Foreign Artist To Be On Oricons 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
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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.

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 And Produce 101 Season 2 Top Korean Twitter Keywords Rankings For First Half Of 2017
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BTS And Produce 101 Season 2 Top Korean Twitter Keywords Rankings For First Half Of 2017

BTS and “Produce 101 Season 2” have been two of the hottest topics in Korean on Twitter so far this year!

On July 12, Twitter Korea released a list of the Top Keywords for the first half of the year ending on June 30, based on an analysis of data generated by Korean users. The keywords are divided into three categories: Social, Music, and TV/Film.

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The “Social” category was largely dominated by discussions about the recent election in Korea as well as controversies surrounding former president Park Geun Hye and the events leading up to her impeachment. “Presidential election” came in first, the current president Moon Jae In followed in second, and blacklist came in third.

The List 2017 Reveals Their Rankings For Most Lovely Female Stars
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The List 2017 Reveals Their Rankings For Most Lovely Female Stars

On May 1, tvNs ranking show,The List 2017, unveiled their rankings for the most lovely female celebrities.

First place went to Jung Yoomi, who has gained a lot of popularity over the past month because of Youns Kitchen. Even before she was on the variety show, Jung Yoomi played a lot of lovely characters on screen and is known for her kind disposition. Because of this, Jung Yoomi has a strong fan base of both male and female fans.

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[POLL] Which recently or currently promoting artist sounds best with MR removed? (April 2017)
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[POLL] Which recently or currently promoting artist sounds best with MR removed? (April 2017)

Time for the next round of MR removed competitions!  Dancing excitedly while singing can be a difficult combination to pull off.  Depending on the choreography and the song, some idols show off their talent in MR removed while others falter if things are too challenging.  

Check out these dance tracks below and decide for yourself at the end which artist was the best live singer based on the MR removed videos!

(*Note: Only ones that were recently promoted and not yet included in an MR removed poll or currently being promoted and have rigorous dancing were chosen. Options were limited depending on the availability of MR removed videos, and there are no repeats from previous MR removed articles. For newer tracks, wait for the next MR removed article.)