K-pop/J-pop hybrid girl group IZ*ONE has recently achieved another milestone in their career after placing number 1 on Oricon’s daily single chart with their official debut single, “Suki to Iwasetai”.
The day of the release of their debut single in Japan on February 6 also marks their official launch in the country. The song topped the Oricon’s daily single chart with 193,469 units sold.
According to Soompi, IZ*ONE has set a new first day sales record for K-pop girl groups who debuted in Japan, beating the record of 129,275 units achieved by TWICE’s “Wake Me Up” last May.
IZ*ONE is the latest temporary K-pop group to come out of South Korean channel Mnet’s Produce series. The 12-member team follows in the successful footsteps of I.O.I and Wanna One after being formed through the reality competition series’ third season, last year’s Produce 48. According to Billboard, unlike their predecessors, the new group is a blend of K-pop star hopefuls and a trio of women who have already launched careers in Japan’s AKB48 and its associated sister groups, and will release both Korean and Japanese music.
Check out their debut single “Suki to Iwasetai” below: