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- set a record /set-uh-REK-erd/
- ranking /RANG-king/
- single /SING-guhl/
- advance /ad-VANS/
- dominate /DOM-uh-neyt/
[idiom] – to achieve something no other person or thing has achieved
Taylor Swift set a record for the first most-streamed artist on Spotify.
[noun] – a rank or level, for example in a competition
The country topped the recent Olympic rankings.
[noun] – a record or CD that has a main song and usually a small number of other songs on it
Ariana Grande’s new single “Save Your Tears” will be released tomorrow.
[verb] – to go or move something forward, or to develop or improve something
The team advances to the final round of the competition.
[verb] – to be the largest, most important, or most noticeable part of something
The rich industrial nations dominate the global economy.
The chart-topping singles, albums, music DVDs and Blu-ray Discs, digital singles, digital albums, and most-streamed tracks last year in Japan comprise the Oricon Annual Ranking 2021. As reported by Oricon, the “BTS, The Best” album, which has been released last year on June 16, topped the year-end album chart with 992,837 sold copies. This advances BTS to be the first foreign group to dominate the year-end chart and the first foreign artists on the top spot 37 years since the late King of Pop Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album with 575,000 sold copies in 1984. Based on Oricon’s data, BTS’ sales in Japan last year amounted to $161.6 million or 18.48 billion yen. “This time, we won first place in the Oricon Annual Ranking 2021’s total ranking of sales division by artist. We are really happy that you love our songs. It is also a great honor to receive such a wonderful award. Thanks to ARMYs who always support us. Thank you very much,” said BTS via Oricon.
- Who are the popular music artists/groups in your country? Please share something about them.
- What genre of music do you listen to the most and why?
- If you were to form your own group/band, what would its name be and why?
- In your opinion, does BTS deserve all the recognition they have been receiving?
- Why do you think more people are becoming more appreciative of K-pop music?
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