[Trans] 111004 First Time In History! K-Pop Releases Take Top Positions Simultaneously! T-ARA For Singles And Tohoshinki for Albums

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Tohoshinki’s first album since restarting activities “TONE” (On sale 28 September) sold 205,000 copies in its first week, debuting at the top spot (of the Oricon weekly rankings.) This is the first time in the 42 years since the Oricon rankings started in January 1970, that Korean artists have taken no.1 on both the singles and album rankings of the Oricon chart.

The top position for Tohoshinki’s album is their second successive album to do so, 1 year and 7 months after the release of the “best of” compilation “BEST SELECTION 2010” in February last year. This is the first original album that has taken the top position (on the Oricon weekly ranking) and the first overseas male artists (including solo artists) to have sold over 200,000 copies in a week in 11 years and 4 months, after American rock band Bon Jovi’s “Crush” (Released May 2000, First week sales 259,000)

Tohoshinki member Yunho (25) said, “I’m really thankful. To be able to show the fans that Tohoshinki has grown, even if it’s just a little makes me really happy.” Changmin (23) said “ This album was made with the thinking that it would be a present for the fans, to thank them for waiting for Tohoshinki. We will be doing our nationwide tour in the coming year so please enjoy it as well.”

This year, the power of K-pop has emerged remarkably, with chart topping singles from Tohoshinki, (Week ending 7 Feb) KARA, (Week ending  18 April)  Jang Geun Suk (Week ending 9 May), T-ARA (Week ending 10 October) and topping the album charts were Big Bang (Week ending 23 May), FT Island (Week ending 30 May), Shoujo Jidai (Week ending 13 June), 2NE1 (Week ending 3 October) and Tohoshinki (Week ending 10 October), a total of 9 works taking top position. Last year, 4 works had taken top position on the weekly charts (2 Singles & 1 Album from Tohoshinki, 1 Album from JUNSU/JEJUNG/YUCHUN) and now the number has multiplied, creating a new record.

Source : [Oricon]
Translated & Shared by : dongbangdata.net

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