12:46 pm - 03/08/2018

Mini BTS Round-Up Post: OST for Japanese Drama + Gaon Sales/Billboard Rankings

BTS To Sing Theme Song For Japanese Remake Of tvN Drama “Signal”

BTS is singing for the soundtrack of a Japanese drama! On March 8, it was revealed that the group is singing the theme song for the Japanese remake of tvN drama “Signal.”

The track is titled “Don’t Leave Me,” and it is a hip hop track with EDM vibes. The song will also be included in BTS’s third Japanese studio album “Face Yourself.”

RM commented, “This is our first time singing a drama theme song, and we are honored to participate in the theme song for a drama that was successful in Korea. We completed a perfect track.”

Jungkook added, “I hope people can focus more on the drama while listening to our theme song,” and J-Hope concluded, “We hope people watching the drama will enjoy this song.”

The Japanese remake of “Signal” will premiere on April 10 via Kansai TV.

Bonus: here you can find the full tracklist for their upcoming Japanese album.

BTS Continues To Write Gaon Chart History With Record-Breaking Album Sales Of “Love Yourself: Her”

BTS continues to break its own Gaon Chart record for highest number of album sales!

On March 8, Gaon Chart announced that BTS’s latest album “Love Yourself: Her” had cumulatively sold over 1.6 million copies since its release in September. According to Gaon Chart, the album sold 28,090 copies in February, bringing the total number of sales to a staggering 1,613,924 albums.

BTS originally broke the record for the highest sales of any one album (not including repackaged albums) in Gaon Chart history with “Love Yourself: Her” back in September 2017. Since then, it has gone on to set the record higher and higher as its cumulative sales continue to rise.

The album also set a new record on the Billboard 200 chart in October 2017 for the highest ranking ever achieved by a K-pop artist (peaking at No. 7) and has continued to perform well on the chart since. (LY:Her has been on the chart for as many weeks as prior kpop albums combined)

Congratulations to BTS on its impressive ongoing achievement!

BTS’s J-Hope Becomes Highest Ranking K-Pop Soloist On Billboard 200

BTS’s J-Hope has achieved a huge milestone with his latest mixtape “Hope World”!

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums, and streaming equivalent albums.

J-Hope’s solo mixtape entered the chart at No. 63 for the week ending March 1. According to Nielsen Music, the album earned 9,000 equivalent album units, with 8,000 of the sum coming from traditional album sales.

The BTS member has now become the highest ranking K-pop solo act on the Billboard 200. So far, only four other K-pop soloists, including BoA, BIGBANG’s Taeyang, G-Dragon, and SHINee’s Jonghyun, have charted on the Billboard 200.

Congratulations to J-Hope on his Billboard 200 debut!

Source: Naver, TV Report via Soompi | OSEN via Soompi | Billboard via Soompi

PS: I'm waiting for dicon/Dispatch to release pics/vids with all the members to make a post about it.
katheli 8th-Mar-2018 12:00 pm (UTC)

and with a free mixtape with less than a day of tracking, too. Imagine if the hixtape had come out on Friday. Alas.

also yay for more music, looking forward to the Japanese OST. Hopefully they don't forget about Tae and Jin...I feel like that's usually the case for the non-album songs (like the With Seoul thing, Come Back Home, any cover they've ever done etc). So I'm always anxious lol.

next comeback is gonna be LIT if those numbers are anything to go by.
melonsalad 8th-Mar-2018 12:11 pm (UTC)

i hate to be negative with no evidence but idk if the ost is gonna work? the vibe of signal is imo pretty far from 'edm hip hop' and if the jpn adaptation is changed to have more of that kind of feeling i don't see it being v good

bangtan prove me wrong pls

meggicchi 8th-Mar-2018 02:07 pm (UTC)
I always intended to like to watch the japanese version of Signal, since I loved the original and since Sakaguchi is one of those model-turned-actor who is actually bearable to watch on-screen. I'm excited for it because Japanese drama tends to be less focused on romance and that's the only thing that turned me off in the original series (as subtle as it was).
I always thought that BTS should sing an OST for a Japanese drama to make it somewhat mainstream in Japan, I really hope their pronunciation will be good lol, it's interesting though, I wonder what the song is gonna sound like.

Also very glad about their records <3 it just makes me very excited to see what they'll accomplish with their next comeback! Like BH chooses to turn down so many things for BTS to make this album, I feel it's gonna be so unimaginably good oml, having high expectations is never good, but after Hixtape I feel like they can't let me down.
anonymous_loljk 9th-Mar-2018 04:10 am (UTC)
Mte about all of this. I always thought sakaguchi a somewhat decent model turned actor but none of my friends appreciates him enough to fangirl together with me :/
What's your favorite sakaguchi drama/movie?
meggicchi 9th-Mar-2018 01:04 pm (UTC)
Lmao that's weird, i remember he was really popular with pann girls a while ago, I thought he would have tons of fangirls. Well I'm not his biggest fan myself but I watched some dramas he was in and he never stuck out like a sore thumb or anything to me. My fave drama with him in it is Juhan Shuttai (it's literally my fave drama of 2016 so I'm biased) like you'd think having Odagiri as a co-star would would make him look bad but he totally held his own. Also Kounodori (i haven't seen the second season yet tho) and Gomen, Aishiteru, iirc I liked him in those. How about you?
anonymous_loljk 9th-Mar-2018 02:23 pm (UTC)
Well i don't follow japanese entertainment news as much as the korean one so i'm mostly unaware of whatever happen behind the scenes. And though i haven't watch many of his drama/movies i thinks he's not bad. I first discovered him on heroine shikakku (i was so enraged that he didn't get the girl like dammit i know this came from a shoujo manga but i haven't read it and i seriously thought they'd pull a hirunaka no ryuusei) and i recently watched 100th love with you where, at least, his crying is believable lol. I want to watch more of his dramas/movies but i didn't know where to start so i guess i'll try the title you've mentioned. Thanks for the recs btw!
meggicchi 9th-Mar-2018 03:44 pm (UTC)
Heroine shikkaku's original series was meant to be a 'subversive' take on shoujo romance, so i guess that makes sense that he didn't get the girl lmao, i haven't watched the movie though, i didn't even remember he was in it. Haven't watched 100th love with you either, but that's because i'm generally not big on romance in movies tbh, i'll give it a try someday.
Ohhh you should watch juhan shuttai if you like manga, or maybe even if you don't, it's really interesting, as i mentioned, odagiri joe is in it and he totally nails his role, also if you like hardworking protagonist (like i do) you'll love it. You're welcome! I love japanese dramas so I don't mind.
jazzygyu 8th-Mar-2018 02:19 pm (UTC)
I actually enjoy BTS Japanese songs (even though it still sounds like they are singing in Korean) lol so I'll check it out when it comes out. I don't usually watch Japanese shows though.
kcaomei 8th-Mar-2018 03:36 pm (UTC)
the original signal was amazing but i'm having a hard time imagining a "hip hop track with EDM vibes" associated with a show like that lol but idc either way i'm just always ready for new bts music

also i'm so proud of them and all that j-hope just accomplished that i could just burst into tears and cause flooding, they make me so emotional.. i just want the world for them ;;

Edited at 2018-03-08 03:38 pm (UTC)
youtubelargo 8th-Mar-2018 05:26 pm (UTC)
Hello I am feeling shallow and in need of a break this week, what is this about 🐢 🐢 🐢 PhOtOs 🐢 🐢 🐢?!?
katheli 8th-Mar-2018 05:34 pm (UTC)
have you seen the Dispatch/Dicon pics that they have been releasing from the LA photoshoot on their twitter and instagram? They're so gorgeous, Namjoon looks amazing (tbh everyone looks amazing, plus my bby Tae in pink = love)
youtubelargo 8th-Mar-2018 06:15 pm (UTC)

youtubelargo 8th-Mar-2018 06:46 pm (UTC)

🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢 🐢

How does he keep getting MORE HANDSOME LIKE HOW AND WHY BUT YES????
katheli 8th-Mar-2018 07:35 pm (UTC)
I'm glad your eyes have been blessed by his beauty! <3 indeed he just keeps getting hotter. Namjoon's gonna snatch me one of these days. tell your man to stay in his lane!!

mc1a 9th-Mar-2018 09:04 am (UTC)
Didn't get to reply in time but you've seen the pictures and that's what matters :D
queenhinata 9th-Mar-2018 05:14 pm (UTC)
edm hip hop track? hmm my first thought at seeing "Japanese OST" was a ballad lol

*prays one day they'll do an anime theme song*
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