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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.

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.

Film Assassination Wins Drawn-Out Plagiarism Lawsuit
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Film Assassination Wins Drawn-Out Plagiarism Lawsuit

The award-winning film “Assassination” won their lawsuit and cleared up any doubts that the movie was plagiarized.

In August 2015, writer Choi Jong Lim sued Assassination for plagiarizing his novel. He demanded 10 billion won (approximately $8.5 million USD) as compensation and requested a preliminary injunction for the movie to be taken down from theaters.

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On May 28, 2017, the producers of Assassination announced that they had won their third and final trial. The Supreme Court ruled on May 26, 2017, Upon looking into the original verdict and the plaintiffs grounds for appeal, it has become clear that the appeal is groundless. We unanimously refute the plaintiffs appeal.

Electronic duo Honne shows admiration for Rap Monster, DEAN, and Eric Nam
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Electronic duo Honne shows admiration for Rap Monster, DEAN, and Eric Nam

Honne, an electronic duo from England, made a guest appearance on 'Yoo Hee Yeol's Sketchbook'!

Upon introductions, Honne took to speaking and greeting the audience with basic phrases in Korean, while also discussing the basis of the duo's name. Honne explained that the origin of the name comes from their deep interest in Japanese culture. 'Honne' is based on the Japanese word which explains a person's true feelings and desires, in contrast to a person's actions and image in public ('tatemae').