BIGBANG’s Album Sold 93,000 Copies in Japan on Its First Day of Release, Taking 1st Place on Oricon

A leading K-Pop boy group BIGBANG (G-DRAGON, T.O.P, TAEYANG, DAESUNG, SEUNGRI) has demonstrated their popularity in Japan once again.

BIGBANG released a collection album (THE BEST OF BIGBANG 2006-2014) on Nov. 26th, and was ranked first on the daily album chart of Oricon, Japan’s oldest and most prestigious music chart.

The latest album contains BIGBANG’s hit songs since their debut, including ‘BLUE,’ ‘FANTASTIC BABY,’ ‘HARU HARU,’ BAD BOY’ and ‘MONSTER.’ The album was sold 93,226 copies on its day of release alone, taking the first place on Oricon’s daily album chart.

This shows that BIGBANG’s popularity is still very powerful in Japan.

Starting from Nov. 15th in Nagoya, BIGBANG is hosting 15 concerts in five cities in Japan, including Osaka, Fukuoka, Sapporo and Tokyo, until mid-January in 2015.


BIGBANG Tops Japanese Charts with Compilation Album

Boy band BIGBANG has been enjoying chart success in Japan following the release of a compilation album entitled “The Best of BIGBANG 2006-2014.” The album, which was released on November 26, has shot straight to the top of the Oricon Album Charts, and has already sold in excess of 93,000 copies.

The album has sold over 80,000 copies more than the current Number Two-placed album, “Best” by Japanese rock group Sypair. “The Best of BIGBANG 2006-2014” contains Japanese versions of a number of popular BIGBANG hits, such as “Fantastic Baby” and “Monster,” as well as the track “Let Me Hear Your Voice,” a hit for the boys in 2011 that was featured on a popular Japanese drama series.

The group played at a concert in the Japanese city of Nagoya on November 15. BIGBANG is set to return to Japan in January 2015, when the act will begin on a tour of Japan that will see it play at 15 concerts in five cities.


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