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TWICE's 'One More Time' Japanese Single to Drop on October 18

by John Rosca / Sep 15, 2017 08:33 AM EDT
TWICE’s Japanese Members

TWICE has announced the upcoming release of their first Japanese single ''One More Time.'' The immensely popular girl group's Japan come back with the brand-new track has been set for October 18.

A teaser for TWICE's comeback appeared on Nippon TV. Twitter user Tzubarashii uploaded a clip:

TWICE also dropped an official ''One More Time'' music video teaser that is now out on YouTube. The group first entered the Japanese market in summer, when they debuted with the album "#TWICE." Their first Japanese album was made up of their Korean hit songs "Like OOH-AHH," "Cheer Up," "Signal" and others in both original and Japanese-language versions.

TWICE's Japanese album did very well. Yonhap News notes that "#TWICE" garnered sales of over 260,000 within two months of its release on June 28, which made it eligible to be certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). TWICE is the first-ever Korean musical act to achieve a Platinum record in Japan and "#TWICE" the highest-selling album by a K-pop girl group in Japan.

To put that in perspective, Girls Generation's 2012 album "Girls & Peace" sold 204,000 copies in Japan. An album has to reach at least 250,000 in sales to be certified Platinum by the RIAJ.

The record-breaking success of "#TWICE" made a comeback in Japan inevitable for the group. It doesn't hurt TWICE's Japanese promotions that three of the group's nine members come from Japan: Mina, Momo, and Sana.

TWICE also broke sales records in Korea this year... twice. Soompi notes that TWICE broke the record for the highest first-week sales by a girl group in February this year when their mini album "TWICEcoaster: Lane 2" sold 113,000 copies according to the Hanteo Chart. Then in May, TWICE broke their own record with the release of the mini album "Signal" that achieved sales of 114,000 copies.

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