After 10 years in the music industry, TVXQ! has proven again that they are still the most popular Korean idol group in Japan.
On December 20th, Oricon has revealed the total sales of each artist for singles, albums and music DVDs for 2014 through its website. Oricon has deemed as the most authentic music album and DVD sales research site.
According to Oricon, TVXQ!’s releases of Sweat/Answer single, TREE album and TVXQ! LIVE TOUR 2014 ~TREE~ DVD have achieved a total sale of 3.691 billion Yen (approximate 34 billion Won). The duo makes a record at the 5th place in the total sales category for artists in Japan regardless of their nationality.
TVXQ! sets its name in the top five in the total sales category as the only foreign artist, which proves their high popularity in Japan. Based on Oricon, Arashi, the most popular male idol group in Japan, tops with 13.823 billion Yen (approximate 127.4 billion Won) and female idol group, AKB48, grasps the second place with 13.075 billion Yen (approximate 120.5 billion Won) for the total sales category of 2014.
TVXQ! shows up in the 2014 Single Sales as the only Korean artist for the Sweat/Answer single. The single, which was released in last June, sold over 1,400,300 copies and TVXQ! secures the 48th place.
TVXQ! also has the best result among Korean artists in the list of top 50 of the 2014 Album & Music DVD Sales category.
TVXQ! sold 265,013 copies of TREE album (released in March 2014) and takes the 13th place in the 2014 Album Sales category. Besides, the band sold over 115,903 copies of TVXQ! LIVE TOUR 2014 ~TREE~ DVD (released in August 2014) and achieves a 7th place in the 2014 Music DVD Sales category. TVXQ! LIVE TOUR 2013 ~TIME~ FINAL in NISSAN STADIUM DVD (released in December 2013) sold over 76,704 copies and TVXQ! garners the 11th place in same category as well.
These achievements prove that the attention of local fans towards TVXQ!’s new Japanese single, album and music DVDs was huge.
On the other hand, in Oricon’s 2014 Album Sales category, Girls’ Generation takes the 22nd place (175,988 copies sold) with THE BEST album released in July. The female Korean idol group also sold 170,898 copies of LOVE & PEACE album this year after it was released in December 2013. The group grasps the 25th place in the same category.
In 2014 Music DVD Sales category, BIGBANG makes a record at the 9th place (89,924 copies sold) with the BIGBANG JAPAN DOME TOUR 2013~2014; 2PM at the 35th place (27,178 copies sold) with LEGEND OF 2PM in TOKYO DOME; Super Junior at the 37th place (26,460 copies sold) with SUPER JUNIOR WORLD TOUR SUPER SHOW5 in JAPAN; and SHINee at the 49th place (20,638 copies sold) with JAPAN ARENA TOUR SHINee WORLD TOUR 2013 ~Boys Meet U~.
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Translation by / Judith (All About Cassiopeia)
Originally published at STARNEWS here.