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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.

TWICE wins #1 in 'Inkigayo' + performances by iKON, VIXX, WINNER, and more
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TWICE wins #1 in 'Inkigayo' + performances by iKON, VIXX, WINNER, and more

SBS 'Inkigayo' aired its latest episode with energetic and fun performances from your favorite idols, along with MCs Black Pink's Jisoo and NCT's Doyoung, and special MC Seventeen's Hoshi.

On this episode, iKON came back with "Bling Bling", Seventeen came back with "Don't Wanna Cry", KNK came back with "Sun. Moon. Star", Solbi came back with "Princess Maker", M.A.P6 came back with "I'm Ready", B.I.G came back with "Hello Hello", and BINBLOW came back with "Not What You Say, But How You Say It". Kriesha Chu debuted with "Trouble" and A.C.E debuted with "CACTUS".

TWICE tops the brand value ranking for idols in May + BTS and Lovelyz follow
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TWICE tops the brand value ranking for idols in May + BTS and Lovelyz follow

TWICEis the top idol group in terms of brand value for May.

According to the Korea Institute of Corporate Reputation, TWICE was at the top of the May data, followed byBTSandLovelyz.113,336,088 pieces of data were examined from April 27th to May 28th.

SEE ALSO: BTS return to Korea and to hold a press conference after their success at the 'Billboard Music Awards'

The rest of the idols ranked were, in order, Black Pink, Seventeen, Sechskies, LABOUM, EXO, Red Velvet, A Pink, WINNER, Triple H, VIXX, SHINee, Rainbow, Girls' Generation, Big Bang, BTOB, Momoland, PRISTIN, Oh My Girl, AOA, INFINITE, Cosmic Girls, EXID, G-Friend, MAMAMOO, iKON, NU'EST, Super Junior, Wanna.B, T-ara, ASTRO, Vromance, SF9, Girl's Day, Dream Catcher, April, DIA, B1A4, GOT7, Block B, B2ST, NCT, MONSTA X, BONUSbaby, Snuper, 2PM, FIESTAR, VARSITY, Shinhwa, JYJ, M.A.P6, TVXQ, Gugudan, Hello Venus, Nine Muses, TEEN TOP, F.T. Island, B.A.P, BLACK6IX, Crayon Pop, DAY6, After School, 100%, SONAMOO, f(x), Berry Good, Seven O' Clock, A-Daily, SECRET, 2AM, DAYDAY, CLC, Cross Gene, miss A, H.U.B, VICTON, Brown Eyed Girls, ZE:A, B.I.G, INX, BESTie, Stellar, Ladies Code, VAV, Hint, Tweety, Boyfriend, A-SEED, OhBliss, 5dolls, Double Eight, BIGFLO, VX, I.ONE, Voisper, 14U,1NB, and D.I.P.

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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BTSs Rap Monster Talks About Winning At Billboard Music Awards And Being Starstruck
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BTSs Rap Monster Talks About Winning At Billboard Music Awards And Being Starstruck

BTSs Rap Monster relayed his thoughts on winning the Top Social Artist award at the Billboard Music Awards.

On the May 28 broadcast of MBCs Section TV Entertainment Relay, Rap Monster was interviewed over the phone. The MCs asked him, How do you feel about BTS winning at the Billboard Music Awards?

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Rap Monster replied, We just finished our Sydney concert and returned to Korea. He said, When they called out BTSs name at the awards ceremony, I thought I was dreaming. I still feel like that now.