[Trans] 111004 TONE Tops the Oricon Weekly Album Chart



【ORICON】First time in history! The Korean’s have topped the ranking chart at the same time: T-ARA for single & Tohoshinki for album

In the October 10 oricon weekly ranking chart, the Korean artists have topped both the single and album ranking charts. For the single, the debut single for the 7 members’ girls unit T-ARA “Bo Peep Bo Peep” (released on Sept 28) sold 50 thousand copies, and was ranked on the top of the chart. For the album ranking, Tohoshinki’s first album (after they resumed their activities) “TONE” sold 205 thousand copies in the first week, and was also ranked on the top of the chart. It is the first time in 42 years that the Korean artists have topped the ranking chart for both single and album from Jan 1970, ever since Oricon started to announce the rankings.

(few sentences concerning T-ARA omitted)

On the other hand, it is 1 year and 7 months since Tohoshinki’s album was ranked on the top of the chart, since their “BEST SELECTION 2010″ was released in Feb last year. For the original version, it is their first time to top the chart. For foreign artists, it is 11 years and 4 months, since the American rock band Bon Jovi’s “Crush” (released on May 2000, first week sales 259 thousand), to sell more than 200 thousand copies in the first week (for the original version sales).

From the member Yunho (25), “We are very thankful. I would be happy if Tohoshinki’s evolution/progress should reach the fans.” Changmin (23) also said “We made the album thinking that it is a present expressing our gratitude to the fans who have awaited for Tohoshinki. Please look forward to the nationwide concert tour next year, too.”

The Korean artists have remarkably raised their head this year. 4 singles have topped the ranking chart, Tohoshinki (Feb 7), KARA (Apr 18), Jang Keunsuk (May 9), and T-ARA (Oct 10). For the albums, 5 albums have topped the chart, BIGBANG (May 23), FTISLAND (May 30), SNSD (Jun 13), 2NE1 (Oct 3), and Tohoshinki (Oct 10). Total 9 works have topped the ranking chart. For last year, 4 works of Korean artists have topped the chart, Tohoshinki (2 singles and 1 album) and JUNSU/JEJUNG/YUCHUN (1 album). This year already exceeds last year, and is recording the highest numbers in history.

Source: ORICON STYLE
Translation: smiley @ OneTVXQ.com
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