ITZY ranked first in sales of new artists in Japan in the first half of this year! The second group in history for overseas artists –Kstyle

In the “Oricon First Half Ranking 2022”, the new artist with the highest total sales of the music software “single, album, digital single (single song), digital album, streaming, music DVD & Blu-ray Disc (hereinafter BD)” In the “Rookie Ranking” of the “Sales Division by Artist” to be announced, ITZY, which recorded sales of 390 million yen during the period, won the first place. In the first half of the “Rookie Ranking” that started in 2018, the award of an overseas artist is the second group in history for the first time in three years since IZ * ONE.

The most driving work is Japan’s debut best album “IT’z ITZY”. This work won the 4th place in the “Oricon Weekly Album Ranking” dated 2022/1/3 with sales of 31,000 in the first week. The following week, even with 2022/1/10, he ranked in 8th place and recorded the top 10 for 2 consecutive weeks.

In addition, the streaming playback of Japan’s 1st single “Voltage”, which started distribution in March this year, and “WANNABE -Japanese ver.-” (included in “IT’z ITZY”), which was distributed in November 2021 last year, is also this time. Contribute to sales. “Voltage” has recorded a cumulative number of views of 3.829 million times (as of 2022/6/20), and “WANNABE -Japanese ver.-” has been cumulatively played only within the first half of the year, despite the start of distribution last year. The number is 2,645,000 times.

“Voltage” was also released as a CD single on April 6, 2022, and won the 3rd place in the “Oricon Weekly Single Ranking” on April 18, 2022 with sales of 31,000 in the first week.

* According to Oricon research (oricon.co.jp) From 2021/12/27 to 2022/6/20

◆ ITZY’s comment

In the “Oricon 1st Half Ranking 2022”, we received the 1st place in the “Rookie Ranking” of the “Sales Division by Artist”. I’m really happy to have many people support me. Thank you.

I will do my best to deliver better works to you. Thank you for your continued support.

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