Once again, BTS has made Oricon history in Japan. On Wednesday (22/06/2022) soompi reports that Oricon has officially announced that BTS has topped the latest weekly album chart as their new anthology album ‘Proof’ managed to achieve the highest first week sales of any album released in Japan this week.
The album ‘Proof’ has sold an impressive 514,000 copies in Japan from June 13-19, 2022 and Oricon stated, “First week sales of ‘Proof,’ [yang terjual] 514,000 copies, has set a record for the highest sales on our weekly album chart.”
Not only did ‘Proof’ have the highest sales in Japan for the week, but the BTS anthology album also achieved the fifth-highest sales in Oricon history, only surpassed by Mariah Carey’s ‘The Ones’ album, ‘VALENTI; from BoA, BTS’ own albums ‘BTS, THE BEST’ and ‘Map of the Soul 7: The Journey’
In addition, BTS is now the first foreign artist in history to top the Oricon weekly chart with 10 different albums, extending their own record as the artist whose albums have penetrated the No. 1 in Japan.
The 10 albums are:
- BTS, THE BEST
- Map of The Soul: 7
- Map of The Soul 7: The Journey
- Map of The Soul: Persona
- Love Yourself: Answer
- Love Yourself: Tear
- Love Yourself: Her
Oricon Entertainment Inc. was founded in 1999. It is one of the media companies that have been providing statistical data and information about the music industry, especially in Japan.
Initially, Oricon was known as Original Confidence Inc. (Kabushiki-gaisha Orijinaru Konfidensu), which was formed by Soko Koike in November 1967 as a subsidiary of Original Confidence. This media later became famous for always providing the actual music charts.
The media later changed its name to Oricon Entertainment Inc. in April 2002. The Oricon charts are drawn from data from approximately 39,700 official music retail outlets in Japan (as of April 2011) to provide an accurate ranking of music CD or DVD sales.
Not only that, every week they also calculate the sales of songs and albums in Japan. Chart ranking results are announced every Tuesday and published on Oricon Style, a subsidiary of Oricon Entertainment Inc.
Congratulations to BTS on their new record!