iKON Establishes Themselves Amongst Hallyu Leaders in Japan
iKON has proven themselves as a Hallyu trend leader.
The group has sold a total of 120,000 albums, including the group’s Japanese repackage album ‘WELCOME BACK – COMPLETE EDITION’, which was released on March 30 and their debut album ‘WELCOME BACK’, which was released on January 13, 2015 – an exceptional record as rookie artists.
Together with original tracks from its debut album, ‘ANTHEM (remix), and the Japanese versions of ‘DUMB&DUMBER’, ‘WHAT’S WRONG?’, ‘I MISS YOU SO BAD’, ‘RHYTHM TA (remix)’ and the unpublished song ‘JUST GO’ were added to the repackage album. Even though the album was repackaged, it topped the largest Japanese music site Recochoku and iTunes after the album released. Moreover, the album ranked 4th in the Oricon daily album chart, further proving its great popularity.
Previously, the group’s Japanese debut album topped the Oricon daily album chart in January and they successfully completed their Japan arena tour in five cities, for a total of 14 performances and drew audiences of 146,000 people from February to March.
Meanwhile, iKON will hold their first Asia tour ‘iKONCERT 2016 [SHOWTIME] TOUR,’ starting at the Taipei Arena in Taiwan on April 22 and will continue to the Asiaworld-Expo, Arena in Hong Kong on May 7.
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