TWICE recently became the first K-pop girl group to exceed 1 million album sales in the US.
In 2020, TWICE signed a strategic collaboration with Republic Records, a label under Universal Music, in order to actively target overseas markets. Recently, they launched their 5th world tour “TWICE 5TH WORLD TOUR ‘READY TO BE'”, which boasts an impressive scale and size.
TWICE, who is active on the global stage, added a record of being “the first K-pop girl group to exceed 1 million physical and digital album sales in the US”. Both their albums and concerts, which are said to be criteria of fandom size, have enjoyed hot global popularity, proving their strong influence and fandom power again.
Their mini album “READY TO BE” (released on March 10th) entered Billboard’s main album chart “Billboard 200” (week of March 25th, hereafter local time) at No.2, then spent 9 consecutive weeks on the chart, marking their best performance. In addition, the total sales of “READY TO BE” exceeded 153,000 copies, breaking the record of highest sales among K-pop girl groups.
While continuing the fever of the 5th world tour in North America from Los Angeles, Oakland, Seattle, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Toronto, New York to Atlanta starting in June, the group drew attention by achieving a sold-out record with entering SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles 3 years after joining hands with Republic Records.
SoFi Stadium is more than 4 times larger in scale and size than Kia Forum, where TWICE’s first solo concert in the US was held in 2019, showing TWICE’s rapid growth.
In September, they will also visit Singapore, London (England), Paris (France), Berlin (Germany), Bangkok (Thailand) and Bulacan (Philippines) to hold concerts as part of their 5th world tour. Among them, the Singapore concert was originally scheduled to be held once on September 2nd, but after the reservation opened, it was sold out at a high speed. Therefore, one show was added, and it was also sold out quickly, achieving an all-sold-out.