SEVENTEEN Breaks BACKSTREET BOYS' 12-Year-Old Record On Japan's Oricon Chart

Karen Jane Ng

Posted at July 09, 2020

For the first time 12 years, a new foreign male artist topped Japan's Oricon weekly album chart for two consecutive weeks. And who's that? Say the name, it's Seventeen!

The K-pop group's album Heng:garæ has been No. 1 on the chart since its release last June 22. They broke the 2007 record previously held by American boy band Backstreet Boys.

It's also the third album of SVT to top the said chart following You Made My Dawn and An Ode, making them the first foreign male act in 42 years to have three consecutive albums land at No. 1 since the Bay City Rollers in 1977. Yes, they did that. Congratulations to the record-breaking kings!

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