ZeroBaseOne sets record for non-local act with debut release in Japan

Cover image for boy band ZeroBaseOne's Japanese debut single ″ yurayura -unmeinohana-″ [WAKEONE]

Boy band ZeroBaseOne’s single “yurayura -unmeinohana-“ has sold the most copies for a non-Japanese act’s debut release in Japan, according to music industry tracker Oricon on Tuesday.

This feat was achieved in only five days since the single’s release on March 20 in Japan.

An estimated 302,000 copies were sold from March 18 to 24, making it the most-sold single in Oricon’s weekly ranking of singles for the week of April 1.

“yurayura -unmeinohana-" has also topped the daily published Oricon’s Singles Chart for the fifth consecutive day.

According to Oricon on Sunday, the band sold an estimated 43,181 copies of the single on Saturday, allowing it to reach No. 1 on the chart again.

“yurayura -unmeinohana-" sold an estimated 187,694 copies on the day of its release to land on the No. 1 spot on Oricon’s Singles Chart. It sold 19,175 copies on Wednesday’s chart, 15,995 copies on Thursday’s chart, 12,316 copies on Friday’s chart and 43,181 copies on Saturday’s chart, to keep its top spot for the fifth consecutive day.

The three-track compilation “yurayura -unmeinohana-" contains the title track of the same name as well as two B-side tracks: the Japanese versions of previously released Korean tracks “In Bloom” (2023) and “Crush” (2023).

ZeroBaseOne, also known as ZB1, is a project group formed through cable network Mnet's audition program “Boys Planet.” The band comprises nine members: Zhang Hao, Sung Han-bin, Seok Matthew, Ricky, Park Gun-wook, Kim Tae-rae, Kim Gyu-vin, Kim Ji-woong and Han Yu-jin.

The band held its first Japanese concert, “2024 ZeroBaseOne Fan-Con in Japan,” over the weekend. Around 5,300 concertgoers attended the two concerts held on Saturday and Sunday, according to WakeOne.

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