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TWICE and IZ*ONE’s Japanese Tracks Become Certified Platinum

By Mirachelle Joya | August 12, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

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Congratulations to TWICE and IZ*ONE's for achieving another milestone with their Japanese singles!

Recently, the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) has unveiled the latest certifications, with two K-Pop girl group's songs going platinum!

TWICE's July 2019 songs titled "HAPPY HAPPY" and "Breakthrough" have received a platinum certification, which marks their seventh and eighth Japanese releases that have achieved the platinum title. A single is only certified platinum if a group reaches or surpasses 250,000 copies that have been shipped. The girls' "HAPPY HAPPY" attained this record for only a week after its official launch, having been able to sell a total of 302, 963 copies.

IZ*ONE's "Buenos Aires," released on June 26 this year, also got the platinum status from RIAJ. "Buenos Aires" is the group's second single to reach the platinum status.

TWICE's very first Japanese original song titled "One More Time," launched in October 2017 is the first of the group and the first by a K-Pop girl group to earn a platinum certification. The girls' second Japanese single called "Candy Pop," released in February 2018 also got the same achievement from RIAJ. Then, their track "Wake Me Up," dropped in April 2018, was certified double platinum, selling over half a million shipment in Japan.

Furthermore, TWICE's Japanese debut album titled "#TWICE" and its repackaged album "#TWICE2" have also obtained the platinum certifications, together with their first full Japanese album "BDZ." But aside from these tracks, TWICE has also been receiving lots of awards from their Korean albums and singles. Thus, this K-Pop girl group is considered as amongst the best-selling artists in South Korea, which has more than 3.75 million albums sold in the country, while in Japan they have a total sale of 1.54 billion in 2017, and in February 2018, about a million-copy of their Japanese releases were sold.

Meanwhile, IZ*ONE's first Japanese single that is certified platinum is their Japanese debut track entitled "Suki to Iwasetai," which was released on February 6, 2019. The song took the number two spot on Oricon Singles Chart and had more than 250,000 unit sales.


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