TWICE‘s new mini-album “READY TO BE” surpassed 1.7 million in pre-orders, making it the group’s personal best pre-order record ever.
According to their agency JYP Entertainment on March 8, TWICE’s 12th mini-album “READY TO BE,” which will be released on March 10, has exceeded 1.7 million in pre-orders as of the previous day.
As a result, TWICE once again announced a million-seller record following their 11th mini-album “BETWEEN 1&2” released in August last year. Earlier, “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE,” an album track and pre-released English single, ranked 84th on the U.S. Billboard main single chart “Hot 100” on the 4th of this month, raising expectations.
Among the K-pop girl group albums of all time, the record with the most pre-orders is the second full-length album “BORN PINK,” released by BLACKPINK last year. In the same year, the group aespa recorded 1.61 million pre-orders with their second mini-album “Girls.”
TWICE has recently been gaining popularity by winning the first K-pop female artist award at the 2023 Billboard Women In Music Awards in the U.S. They also opened a pop-up store in Los Angeles (LA).
The album’s title track “SET ME FREE” have the meaning that one will bet everything on a love that reminds one of one’s true self hidden inside. On March 9, NBC’s “The Tonight Show” starring Jimmy Fallon will unveil their “SET ME FREE” performance for the first time. On March 11, the comeback live will be held in New York.
Meanwhile, starting with Seoul in April, they will also go on their fifth world tour. They will hold 17 solo concerts in 14 cities in Australia, Japan, and North America. In particular, the K-pop girl group will perform their first Japanese stadium performance at Osaka Janma Stadium Nagai and Tokyo Ajinomoto Stadium in May. They entered Sofai Stadium in Los Angeles in June and MetLife Stadium in New York in July and will continue his stadium concerts in the U.S. as well.
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