Group BTS conquered the representative music charts of Korea and Japan during the first half of the year.
According to the July 7th “2017 Half-Year Album Chart” released by Gaon Chart, which is recognized as the official music chart in Korea, BTS’s You Never Walk Alone took first place by recording 728,417 units sold.
Along with that, according to the “2017 Oricon Half-Year Single Ranking,” released by Japan’s Oricon Chart, “Blood, Sweat, & Tears (Jpn version)” recorded an estimated 257,621 units sold, placing 11th. Among the Top 20, they’re the only Korean singers to appear.
They are not only the highest ranking Korean artist but the highest ranking foreign artist on this year’s Oricon Half-Year Singles and Album charts, which proved their hot popularity in Japan.
BTS’s WINGS Supplementary Story: You Never Walk Alone recorded 713,063 units sold last February, setting the record for the monthly Gaon Chart.
Meanwhile, on July 4th, BTS released the first formal remake of Seo Taeji’s 1995 song “Come Back Home,” 22 years later. The song rose on iTunes charts around the world and is gaining popularity.