KPop on 2019 Oricon Weekly Charts

A list of the current highest first week sales Oricon records for Weekly Albums Chart and Weekly Singles Chart and a list of Korean artists charting on Oricon’s charts for 2019 listed in descending order (updated weekly).… Read More KPop on 2019 Oricon Weekly Charts

UNDERSTANDING ORICON CHARTING (AKA: the explanation, records, & brief history of KPop in Japan with a dash of politics… because why not?!)

We’ve seen some false ORICON stat information floating around recently; even from professional sites such as Soompi & Naver articles (which is really what prompted us to write this post). Things like “first ever” and “highest sales”. But it’s not entirely their fault. ORICON KPop stats can be hard to come by, especially for older… Read More UNDERSTANDING ORICON CHARTING (AKA: the explanation, records, & brief history of KPop in Japan with a dash of politics… because why not?!)