Blackpink in Your Area is the first Japanese compilation album, and first double album by South Korean girl group Blackpink. The album was released through YGEX on November 23, 2018, followed by physical release in Japan on December 5.
The album is a compilation of every song released by Blackpink at the time, including their eponymous Japanese EP and debut Korean extended play Square Up. Digital editions of the album include only the Japanese versions of the songs (with the last three tracks being made available in this language for the first time), while the physical release is a double album featuring the Japanese versions on disc one, and the Korean versions on disc two.
On October 19, 2018, it was announced that the group would release their first Japanese compilation album. It was also revealed that the album would be released in 12 versions on December 5. On November 13, it was reported that the group had partnered with Shiseido for the release of their album. It was also revealed that the album will include the Japanese versions of "Forever Young", "Really", and "See U Later" previously released on the group's debut Korean extended play, Square Up (2018).
SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Yonhap) -- K-pop superstar BTS sold more than 1 million copies of its latest Japanese compilation album, data showed Thursday, becoming the first South Korean pop singers to achieve the feat since 2005.
This made the group the 14th foreign act in the country with a million-selling album based on Oricon's data. Among South Korean acts, only diva BoA has achieved the feat before, first with her second Japanese album "Valenti" in 2003 and second with Japanese compilation album "Best of Soul" in 2005.
The compilation album shot to No. 1 on the Oricon weekly albums chart by selling 782,000 copies in the first week of its release. It was the highest first-week sales by any foreign male artist in the country. 041b061a72