TVXQ Sets New Record in Japan by Selling Most Singles for Foreign Artist
TVXQ has set another new record in Japan.
TVXQ’s new Japan single Time Works Wonders, which was released on November 5, ranked number two on Oricon’s weekly single chart by selling over 107,000 copies during the first week of release.
With this, TVXQ recorded selling a total of 4,088,000 copies of single albums in Japan, breaking the record set by the Hong Kong artist Agnes Chan, who sold 4,010,000 copies, and became the foreign artist that sold the highest number of singles.
TVXQ previously set a record of selling a total of 3,104,000 copies of single albums after releasing Android in July of 2012, breaking American duo The Carpenters’ record (3,002,000 copies) and becoming the foreign group that sold the most number of singles.
Not only did TVXQ rank number one in terms of the total number of single albums sold, it also recorded getting the highest number of singles entering Oricon’s Weekly Single Chart Top 10 (34 albums total), the highest number of singles ranking number one on Oricon Weekly Single Chart (12 albums total) and the most number of copies sold within the first week of release (256,000 copies with single album Break Out! in January, 2010), ranking number one in four categories as a foreign artist.
Oricon also released a news report with the title ‘TVXQ Becomes Foreign Artist with Highest Number of Single Album Sold Total and Beats Out Agnes’ Record’ on November 11 through its website.
TVXQ shared, “We’re very happy and thankful to set a new record with this single album. The reason we were able to set this record is all thanks to the fans. We want to continue to treasure each and every song that we sing.”
Meanwhile, TVXQ will be launching the special live tour TVXQ! Special Live Tour – T1Story— in Olympic Gymnastics Arena on December 6 and 7.
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