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Japanese CD Retailer Tower Records Announces Best-Selling Korean Albums Of 2018


On December 3, Japan’s leading CD retailer Tower Records shared its annual lists of the best-selling albums of the year at its stores!

The lists are separated into genres, and there are three charts for releases by Korean artists. One ranks Japanese albums by Korean artists, another is for imported Korean albums, and another ranks Japanese singles by Korean artists.

Check out the lists below!

Japanese albums by Korean artists

1. TWICE — “BDZ”
2. BTS — “Face Yourself”
3. EXO — “Countdown”
4. SHINee — “SHINee The Best From Now On”
5. EXO-CBX — “Magic”
6. 2PM’s Junho — “Imagination”
7. MONSTA X — “Piece”
8. PENTAGON — “Violet”
9. NCT 127 — “Chain”
10. Junho — “Winter Sleep”

Imported Korean albums

1. BTS — “Love Yourself: Tear”
2. TWICE — “What Is Love?”
3. BTS — “Love Yourself: Answer”
4. TWICE — “Summer Nights”
5. UP10TION — “Invitation”
6. TWICE — “YES or YES”
7. NCT — “NCT 2018 Empathy”
8. EXO-CBX — “Blooming Days”
9. TVXQ — “New Chapter #1: The Chance of Love”
10. EXO — “Don’t Mess Up My Tempo”

Japanese singles by Korean artists

1. TWICE — “Wake Me Up”
2. TWICE — “Candy Pop”
3. UP10TION — “Chaser”
4. BTS — “Fake Love/Airplane pt.2”
5. MONSTA X — “Livin’ It Up”
6. UP10TION — “Wild Love”
7. MONSTA X — “Spotlight”
8. GOT7 — “The New Era”
9. SHINee — “Sunny Side”
10. SF9 — “Now or Never”

Congratulations to all the artists for their success in Japan!

Source: @Soompi, tower.jp via soompi
ty 6th-Dec-2018 02:18 pm (UTC)
Very happy with these results
shazz_chan 6th-Dec-2018 06:32 pm (UTC)
Yess MX up there:D

I'm sad I can't be in Japan for new year again, I filled my boots with kpop so bad in Tower Records Shibuya, it was embarrassing LOL
raved 7th-Dec-2018 12:15 am (UTC)
It's nice seeing Junho on here. He's the only solo artist and he has two albums on the list!
sub_divided 7th-Dec-2018 01:28 am (UTC)
I had no idea Up10tion was that popular in Japan.
rainstormraider 7th-Dec-2018 11:22 pm (UTC)
Damn Junho.
Who is Up10tion?
carmine_pink 8th-Dec-2018 12:58 am (UTC)
Rookie group from Top Media (Teen Top's company).
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