Posted by: sharingyoochun | February 17, 2012

[Trans] 120217 Korean Artists’ Sales Figures (In Japan) A Record High Of 24.47 Billion Yen

On 16 February, Oricon released a report summarising the sales trends of the music software works by Korean artists, which has a growing market in Japan. In the year of 2011, the overall sales of the music software market (including singles, albums, music DVDs and music Blu-ray discs) dropped for the 5th consecutive year, but the revenues of the music software released by Korean artists in Japan saw a dramatic increase. Total revenues were a record high of 24.47 billion yen.

A total of 10 singles and albums from artists such as Tohoshinki, Big Bang, Shoujo Jidai, KARA, Jang Geunsuk, T-ara and 2NE1 won first place in the weekly (Oricon chart) rankings, 5 more than the original record in 2008, since the album rankings began being released in 1970.

Also, under the album sales category in the yearly rankings, a total of 3 groups entered the Top 10. Tohoshinki was ranked 9th, with a revenue of 2.66 billion yen.

2011 Korean Artists Single Rankings Top 5

1. Why? (Keep Your Head Down) / Tohoshinki (Released: 2011/1/26) – 285,051 sold

5. Superstar / Tohoshinki (Released: 2011/7/20) – 184,317 sold


2011 Korean Artists Album Rankings Top 5

3. TONE / Tohoshinki (Released 2011/9/28) – 293,674 sold

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Source : [Oricon]
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  1. daebak!!!!!! congrats!!!

  2. Go TVXQ! Congratulations!

  3. 642054 from GG ! SM/LSM must be very happy with that!

  4. its actually more than this. the oricon doesnt count all outlets (only few thousand stores).

    the gaon equivalent in japan is Japan Record Association which has revealed that TVXQ’s Tone sold 250,000 copies in 2 days only. this source actually counts all the sales made directly from the distributor just like the Gaon does.

    so if this was done in 2 days only u can bet ur money that they have already sold half a million.

  5. Soooo happy for boys! They deserve this for their hard work!)))

  6. congratulations to Yunho and Changmin~!!!!! let’s partyyyy!

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