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Did TWICE really hit the US concert ticket sales record or is it just JYP’s “media play” to help them surpass BLACKPINK?

TWICE’s achievement that no other girl group has achieved in the US is receiving attention from Kpop fans.

TWICE has always been one of the idol groups that has made many impressive strides in their career since their debut with countless great achievements continuously being set. They have become one of the top Kpop groups.

Recently, the North American tour of 9 JYP girls has officially become the show of a girl group with the largest number of spectators in Kpop history. They successfully held 7 shows in 5 big cities of this country.

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TWICE makes great achievements with their US tour

Specifically, JYP Entertainment announced that the number of spectators attending TWICE’s North American tour reached 100,000 people. With this achievement, the group set a new record, and together with BTS, became the only 2 Kpop groups to reach more than 100,000 spectators. In particular, this achievement also helps TWICE officially surpass BLACKPINK.

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This tour helped TWICE break BLACKPINK’s record

However, some netizens think that TWICE’s US tour has not really reached 100,000 spectators. According to Touring Data’s official data, the group’s tour only reached more than 87,000 tickets. But JYP side announced on Twitter that the group had successfully sold 100,000 tickets for this tour.

With a difference of more than 10,000 tickets, it created a lot of controversies around which number is correct, was it wrongly compiled by Touring Data, or was it just JYP’s over “media play”?

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The different data provided by the 2 sources aroused netizens’ suspicions

Besides, whether TWICE can really surpass BLACKPINK is also a hot topic of discussion among netizens. Fans pointed out that when the YG girl group achieved the record in the “In Your Area Tour” was in 2019 – when BLACKPINK had only debuted for more than 2 years. At that time, they only had 9 songs but still attracted a huge audience of more than 75,000 people. And TWICE’s tour III is in 2022 when the group is at the peak of its career, so most people think that this comparison is a bit absurd.

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TWICE and BLACKPINK are still competing fiercely for the position of the best girl group 

But it is undeniable that TWICE has achieved excellent results with the US tour. The group also set up massive sales of over $12.3 million and was recorded as the most successful tour ever by an Asian female artist in the country.

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TWICE’s tour is recognized as the most successful of an Asian female artist in the US
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All shows of the JYP’s girl groups were sold out
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