The nine-member group was formed in 2015 by JYP entertainment. It is a product of the reality show sixteen. They hit the market on October 20th 2015 with an Extended Play. Their single “cheer up” catapulted their fame in 2016 that topped the chart in the Gaon Digital Chart. It was the best single of the year with two awards at Melon Music Awards and Mnet Asian Music Award.
They continued to pull great stunts with the single “TT”. The single became the highest selling K-Pop for the Twice Girl Group in 2016. It is estimated to have sold at least 350, 382 copies by close of the very year.
Twice made its official debut in Japan in 28th October 2017. They created their first compilation album called #Twice. That very year, the album ranked 2nd position on the Oricon Albums Chart.
#Twice came as a breakthrough regarding sale because of the quality clocking a purchase of 134,157 copies in seven days: The apex of sales since their debut in 2015. Later in the year, they surprised the fans with their first Japanese Maxi single “One More Time” in October. They managed to sell more than 250,000 copies.
Within one and a half years of their debut, Twice managed to sell a whopping 1.2 million copies of the Extended Plays and Albums. With these great achievements, they turn out to be the first group in Asia to earn the Platinum Certification Recording Industry Association of Japan.