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.