TWICE's new Japanese single "Kura Kura" has exceeded the record of "BOY" by TREASURE on Line Music Chart, one of Japan's popular music sites.
On March 9, TREASURE dropped the Japanese version of their Korean songs including "BOY" prior to their official debut in Japan. Meanwhile, TWICE made their Japanese comeback on April 20 with "Kura Kura," their first release in four months since "CRY FOR ME" in December last year.
Both these tracks debuted at No. 1 on Line Music Chart and maintained their position for numerous hours.
TWICE's "Kura Kura" Beats Record of TREASURE's "BOY" on Line Music Chart
On April 27 at 10 p.m. JST, TWICE's "Kura Kura" climbed down to No. 2 on Line Music Chart for the first time since release.
The Japanese single initially debuted at No. 1 and lasted in that position for seven days. In terms of hours, "Kura Kura" spent a total of 150 hours at No. 1 on Line Music Chart. With this, TWICE has now surpassed the record of "BOY" by TREASURE, YG Entertainment's new boy group.
Following its release, the Japanese version of "BOY" stayed at No. 1 on Line Music Chart for seven days, as well. However, the track only managed to be in the top position for 149 hours, just one hour less than the girl group's new Japanese single.
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Nevertheless, TREASURE's "BOY" still achieved a major milestone of becoming the only song by a fourth-generation male group with most hours at No. 1 on Japan's Line Music Chart. YG Entertainment's new boy group joins TWICE, BTS, and TXT to settle in first place for days on the chart.
TWICE's "Kura Kura" Becomes 4th Song by a Korean Act with Most Hours at No. 1 on Line Music Chart
TWICE's "Kura Kura" is now the fourth song by a K-pop artist with the most hours at No. 1 on Japan's Line Music Chart. It is also the band's second entry in the top 5 list of songs by Korean acts with most hours at No. 1.
"Fanfare" by TWICE maintained its position at No. 1 on Line Music Chart the longest. The track lasted for 173 hours since it was released on July 8 last year. "Fanfare" is a B-side track from the group's "More & More" album.
After "Fanfare" is "Your Eyes Tell" by BTS. It was also launched in July last year and landed in the top position of Japan's Line Music Chart. It stayed at No. 1 for a total of 170 hours. This song is included in the boy group's fourth Japanese studio album "Map of the Soul: 7 ~The Journey~."
The third single by a K-pop artist with most hours at No. 1 is another work of BTS, particularly their hit song "Dynamite." The track completed 155 hours on the Japanese chart.
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Meanwhile, TWICE's "Kura Kura" is one of the two Japanese songs - the other one being "Strawberry Moon" - from their upcoming single album, also titled "Kura Kura," which is due out on May 12.
JYP Entertainment head J.Y. Park wrote the lyrics for "Kura Kura," which conveys the light and darkness of love. The girl group also shared a music video for the single.
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Written by Mhaliya Scott