TVXQ has rewritten the history of Oricon once again.
TVXQ’s new full-length Japanese album With released on December 17 topped Oricon’s weekly chart following the daily chart. With this, TVXQ has topped the weekly chart with the album Tone released in 2011, Time released in 2013 and Tree released in 2014 before taking over the chart again with this album, setting a new record as the first foreign group to top the weekly chart with four consecutive full-length albums, breaking the record set by Bon Jovi, who ranked number one with three consecutive albums, in five years and one month.
If the best album Best Selection 2010 released in 2010 is included, TVXQ topped the weekly album chart five times total tying with the American group Simon and Garfunkel and Bon Jovi.
This album, in particular, sold 233,000 copies during the first week of release, allowing TVXQ to set the record of selling over 200,000 copies of four consecutive full length albums, breaking its own previous record.
Oricon wrote on its website on December 23, “TVXQ ranked number one with four consecutive full length albums for a total of five times. Winning number one with four consecutive full length albums is the new record set by a foreign group in five years and one month, breaking that of Bon Jovi, who ranked number one with three consecutive projects,” and added, “Winning number one with five albums total is the tie record for a foreign artist, following Simon and Garfunkel and Bon Jovi.
TVXQ also ranked number five on the list of ‘2014 Yearly Artist Total Sales’ by selling 34 billion won worth of singles, albums and DVDs, becoming the only foreign artist to place its name in the top five spots on the list.
Meanwhile, TVXQ has been successfully carrying out its special tour TVXQ! Special Live Tour – T1Story.
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