On December 4, Japan’s leading CD retailer Tower Records revealed the list of the chain’s best-selling albums of the year.
For K-pop, two separate rankings were announced. One is for Japanese albums released by K-pop groups, while the other is for Korean albums released by K-pop groups.
On the ranking for Japanese K-pop albums, TWICE took the top spot with their Japanese debut “best-of” album “#TWICE.” Their labelmates 2PM also showed strength on the chart through their solo albums with Junho at No. 2, Taecyeon at No. 4, and Wooyoung at No. 5 and 8.
No. 3 is PENTAGON, No. 6 is VIXX, No. 7 is SHINee, No. 9 is Boyfriend, and No. 10 is SHINee’s Taemin.EXO topped the chart for imported K-pop albums with “The War,” while BTS took No. 2 and 3 with “Love Yourself: Her” and “You Never Walk Alone.”
No. 4 is SNUPER, No. 5 is ASTRO, No. 6 is Wanna One, No. 7 is Boyfriend, No. 8 is UP10TION, and No. 9 and 10 are TWICE.
Congratulations to all the artists on their success in Japan!