Monday, April 5, 2010

TVXQ rewrites Oricon chart history with new single

Korean idol group TVXQ [SM Entertainment]
Korean idol group TVXQ has re-written music chart history in Japan, becoming the first foreign artists in 15 years to place their single and album simultaneously within the top three slots of Oricon's singles and albums chart.

Oricon News, which reports about the prestigious Oricon chart, announced that the group's 30th Japanese single "Toki Wo Tomete" has topped its weekly singles chart by selling 195,000 copies.

"It is TVXQ's second consecutive No. 1 single after 'Break Out!' released last January and their eighth No. 1 single in total," explained an official at Oricon News.

The boy band's new album "TVXQ Nonstop Remix Vol. 2" also entered the weekly album chart at No. 3 after selling 38,000 copies.

The last person to achieve the double feat was U.S. pop diva Mariah Carey in 1995 while the last male artist to do so was legendary American singer Billy Joel in 1978.

TVXQ -- composed of U-Know Yunho, Xiah Junsu, Hero Jaejoong, Max Changmin and Micky Yoochun -- has become one of the most successful K-pop acts in Asia since debuting in 2004 with album "Hug".

Created and managed by SM Entertainment, one of the most influential talent agencies in Korea, they reportedly have the largest fanbase in the world and have enjoyed great success in the Japanese music industry in particular.

Reporter : Lynn Kim lynn2878@asiae
Editor : Jessica Kim jesskim@asiae

Source: Asiae
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