TWICE’s second Japanese single “Candy Pop” continues to excel!
According to Billboard Japan, “Candy Pop” has topped their Hot 100 chart, selling 303,746 copies in their first week and coming first in sales, views, streams, and video plays. They stated, “TWICE’s other songs have also greatly increased in streams and video views, leading to ten of their songs placing on the Hot 100 chart. TWICE recorded almost six million views for their ‘Candy Pop’ video this week, which is approximately three million views more than the video in second place. With a two million view increase compared to last week, TWICE is set to rank high on the charts for a while.”
Not only this, but “Candy Pop” also topped Oricon’s weekly singles chart with 265,758 copies sold from February 5 to 11. TWICE’s first Oricon single “One More Time” had also topped the weekly chart, selling 200,751 copies. This not only broke the record for the highest sales of a foreign artist’s debut single, but it was also the highest first-week sales of a debut single recorded in Japan.
Oricon noted, “TWICE is the first foreign artist to sell over 200,000 copies of their first two releases.”
“Candy Pop” has already received a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) for selling over 250,000 copies, a feat they achieved in less than a week.
Congratulations to TWICE on all the amazing achievements!