TVXQ makes history with ‘Android’
Hallyu duo TVXQ has set a new record as a foreign artist with the most singles sold with its 11th Japanese release “Android,” launched on July 11.
The song rose to No. 1 on the Oricon daily singles chart and stayed there for a week. It has sold a total of 152,000 copies, bringing it to the top of the Oricon weekly singles chart as of yesterday.
Sales took the band’s total singles sold in Japan to 3,104,000, which makes it the foreign artist with the most singles sold in the nation.
TVXQ took the place of U.S. band The Carpenters, which held on to the top position for the last 10 years and 10 months with 3,002,000 copies sold.
In March, the boy band set a new record when it became the first foreign band to maintain the No. 1 spot on the weekly singles chart for 10 consecutive weeks with “Still.” The feat was a first for a non-Japanese artist in more than 45 years.
In terms of performance, too, no other K-pop artist has entertained more than 550,000 fans in one tour as the group did through its “Tone” tour.
By Carla Sunwoo