BTS Emerges as Top-Selling Artist in Japan’s Reiwa Era

BTS, the globally renowned K-pop group, has achieved a significant milestone by securing the top spot in Japan’s prestigious Oricon Reiwa Era Rankings, as announced by their management company, Big Hit Music, on April 21.

This achievement marks the first time a foreign artist has topped the overall rankings since the Reiwa era began in May 2019.

The rankings were determined by total sales from May 2019 to January of this year, encompassing various formats such as singles, albums, music DVDs, Blu-rays, digital singles and albums, and streaming.

BTS emerged as the leader with a diverse portfolio, making significant contributions across all formats.

Their sales were predominantly driven by albums (36.6%), followed by music DVDs and Blu-rays (33.8%), and streaming (25%).

BTS‘s success extends across multiple categories, securing the top position among foreign artists in eight different sectors, including combined singles, albums, individual formats, and streaming. Their album ‘BTS, THE BEST’ made history by selling over 1.05 million copies, becoming the only album by a foreign artist to achieve million-seller status in Japan during the Reiwa era.

This accomplishment highlights BTS‘s rising influence and popularity in the global music industry, particularly in Japan, where they continue to break records and set new benchmarks for success.

Congratulations to BTS on this remarkable achievement!



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