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BTS becomes best-selling artist of year in Japan for 1st time

All News 11:41 December 24, 2021

SEOUL, Dec. 24 (Yonhap) -- K-pop superband BTS has become the first international act to be best-selling artist of the year in Japan.

According to the annual rankings released by Japanese music tracker Oricon on Friday, the septet placed No. 1 on the total sales by artist, based on the aggregated sales of albums, DVDs, online streamings and online singles.

The company said BTS is the first non-Japanese artist to top the annual comprehensive sales chart.

Oricon earlier said BTS' Japanese-language compilation album "BTS, The Best," released in June, sold 993,000 copies in Japan, becoming the best-selling album in the country in 2021.

The seven-piece act has been on a vacation since early December following in-person concerts in the United States.

This photo, provided by Big Hit Music, shows BTS. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

brk@yna.co.kr
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