TWICE ranked 15th among Japanese singers
Asian girl group TWICE was ranked 15th among Japanese favorite singers.
Japan’s Oricon released the 15th “Favorite Singer Ranking” on the 24th, which surveyed 20,000 people from October 29 to November 15.
Arashi came in first and Namie Amuro came in second, followed by Nogizaka 46, Mr. Children, and Hikaru Utada.
Smurf, who disbanded in 2016, still showed off his fandom by ranking 13th.
TWICE was the only Korean singer to be named in the rankings, which announced a total of 50th place.
In the survey of female musicians only, it ranked ninth, and in the ranking by generation, it ranked sixth among teenagers’ favorite musicians, showing potential for growth.
TWICE is said to have reignited the third generation of Hallyu in Japan.
This year, it topped the Tower Records “Top 10 K-pop singer-released albums” category with its first regular Japanese album “BDZ,” and ranked eighth in the “annual album ranking” in Oricon. 안전공원
For his single album Wake Me Up, he received the 60th Japan Record Awards Award for Outstanding Work hosted by TBS Broadcasting Station.
TWICE will also appear at NHK’s Hongbaek Song Contest, Japan’s most prestigious year-end song festival, for the second consecutive year on the 31st.
Next year, it will be the first Korean girl group to embark on a dome tour in Japan.