BTS becomes first foreign act to dominate Japan's Oricon Charts after Michael Jackson
Rightfully as ARMYs say, BTS is on vacation but the group never rests and makes it a point to prove why they are in fact the biggest boy band in the world. BTS announced that the members of the group were going on their official vacation on the last day of their ‘PTD on Stage’ LA concert. But despite being on a break, BTS is still smashing records from years ago. It was recently announced that BTS has broken American pop-sensation, the late Michael Jackson’s 37-year-old record.
According to the official ‘Annual Rankings’ for the year 2021, as announced by the Japanese main songs chart - Oricon that was released on December 22, it was announced that BTS’ Japanese Compilation album titled, ‘BTS, The Best’ that released in June of 2021 had sold a total of 993,000 copies. Due to this stupendous sales record, BTS is said to have topped several Japanese charts becoming the first overseas act in over three decades.
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【オリコン年間】BTSアルバム『BTS,THE BEST』が自身初の年間1位 海外アーティストではマイケル・ジャクソン『スリラー』以来37年ぶりhttps://t.co/apjS5bFyOb— ORICON NEWS（オリコンニュース） (@oricon) December 22, 2021
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BTS tops Japan’s Oricon Charts
On December 22 it was announced that BTS had recorded a total sale of 993,000 copies of their 2021 compilation album, ‘BTS, The Best’ while the album topped Oricon’s Album Ranking in the 'Sales by Works' category for the counting period of 2020 as calculated from December 2020 - December 2021. It must be noted that BTS. The Best’ was released in June of 2021 which means in under six months, the K-pop group topped an international chart.
Oricon revealed that the last foreign act to do so was Michael Jackson with his 1984 album ‘Thriller’. While talking about BTS’ charting, Oricon said that BTS’ Japanese compilation album, 'BTS, The Best' recorded selling a total of 782,000 copies in the first week of its released and topped the 'Weekly Album Ranking' as of June 28, 2021, while also setting a new record for 'first week sales'.
先週に引き続き２週連続で #CDTVライブライブ に出演させていただきました💫#BTS が贈る明るくて軽快なSummer Song🍹 #BTS_Butter— BTS JAPAN OFFICIAL (@BTS_jp_official) June 21, 2021
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BTS’ Japanese compilation album, ‘BTS, The Best’
The 2021 Japanese compilation album from BTS titled 'BTS, The Best', encompasses singles from many of BTS’ old songs and albums released in Japan over the last four years. The song has Japanese songs released from the group from 2017 to 2021 while the new song, ‘Film Out’ was released as its titled track. The single, ‘Film Out’ was composed in collaboration with the Japanese rock band, Back Number while member Jungkook worked on the lyrics of the song with Iyori Shimizu of Back Number.
The compilation album was released with three Discs while Disc 1 consisted of 13 songs, Disc 2 consists of 10 songs, and Disc 3/Disc 4 (DVD) consists of music videos of the songs from the first two Discs. The album consists of a total of 23 songs including BTS’ ‘Dynamite’, which broke the record of 400 million cumulative plays in the history of Oricon's 'Streaming Ranking' Chart as well as BTS’ Japanese Original songs ‘Your eyes tell’, ‘Crystal Snow’ as well as Japanese versions of their hit singles, ‘Blood Sweat & Tears’, ‘Fake Love’, ‘IDOL’, ‘MIC Drop’ as well as ‘ON’.