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TVXQ Sets New Record As Foreign Artist With Most No. 1s On Oricon’s Weekly Album Chart



TVXQ’s tenth full Japanese album “XV” topped Oricon’s weekly album chart (for the week from October 14 through 20) with 155,000 copies sold in its first week of release, making it the duo’s eighth time topping the chart. Oricon, Japan’s largest music statistics site, announced that TVXQ has now become the sole foreign artist with the most No.1s on the weekly album chart. Previously, TVXQ jointly held the record with BoA.

source: @soompi, soompi, naver, oricon

KINGS
vintage_boom 22nd-Oct-2019 05:24 pm (UTC)
it's so impressive how they've managed to get so big and stay big in japan, same with BoA.
aures 23rd-Oct-2019 10:45 am (UTC)
japanese fans are extremely loyal and, with Johnny's around and such, they are pretty used to groups lasting long, they are used to supporting a group/idol for a long time and i love that so much i'm really proud of them (and jaejoong, too)
lil_poisonfrog 26th-Oct-2019 04:18 am (UTC)
It's weird to me that Korean fans have this reputation of loyalty when Japanese fans are waaaaaaay more so. I think Korean fans are passionate when a group is young but other than BEG I don't think any group has maintained their peak level popularity into their 30s. And most fans themselves "age out" of Kpop when they get older as well.
aures 26th-Oct-2019 07:24 am (UTC)
yes i absolutely agree, Japanese fans are soooo loyal and much more forgiving, they are also not as harsh as knetz - yes they bully, but not to knet extent i feel like, of course there are crazy fans but that's a given for every fandom
japanese fans have a... idk, more family-like mindset? they love supporting and growing TOGETHER with someone in stead of "OPPAAAAAAAH!!!", i think that's the difference as well
if you look at Johnny's Entertainment, they have fans from all ages, from children to elderly people and i love that so much, of course most of them are in their teens and 20s, but i hear so often that people go with 3 or even 4 generations to a concert (from arashi or news, for example), i think that's a big difference, they don't mind age so much and they just like seeing and supporting someone as part of their life and not as something temporary until something "newer and fresher" comes along

i agree, you can think of suju whatever you like but i'm so happy they won something, it's so rare for 2nd gen idols to even get a win on a music show these days because their sales can't beat rookie groups anymore (even though they sell really well) - i would love to see tvxq return and win again, but i can really see why they mainly promote in Japan, same goes for groups like 2pm and KARA members - i felt so much pride when i recently saw Jiyoung guest on VS Arashi (extremely popular show) with her drama/movie cast members and i can really see why Hara and Nicole are also trying out in Japan these days because they are so much milder, kinder and forgiving

Edited at 2019-10-26 07:26 am (UTC)
lil_poisonfrog 26th-Oct-2019 11:22 am (UTC)
I've heard that Japan has more of a concert culture than Korea so what you say about all ages going to shows makes sense.

Also, there seems to be much less of a stigma towards pop music there. It's kind of like the U.S. where yeah, a lot of stuff is marketed to teens but the really successful pop singers can build a core fandom that won't abandon them as they age (Madonna, Lady Gaga, Britney, Mariah, etc.). Whereas in Korea, I think it's seen as embarrassing to like idols when you're older, even if the group is the same age as you. The way certain artists like BoA and Rain are totally forgotten by fans even though they had such a huge impact at their peak is just wild.

I really hope the Kara members find success in Japan, they deserve it. I don't blame them for going there; idt there's much for them in Korea these days sadly.
mizukigirl 22nd-Oct-2019 05:41 pm (UTC)
This album is not my fave honestly, but I'm glad that they are still doing so well!
rainstormraider 22nd-Oct-2019 05:54 pm (UTC)
The album was mediocre at best but TVXQ stay having the best Japanese fanbase.
Big up to Big East.

aeries_amethyst 22nd-Oct-2019 06:29 pm (UTC)
Damn, stay slaying kings! \o/
au9042 22nd-Oct-2019 10:21 pm (UTC)
Congrats!!!! So happy for them
spread 22nd-Oct-2019 11:48 pm (UTC)
Actual GODS!
aures 23rd-Oct-2019 10:44 am (UTC)
so proud of them! ♥ ah man i really want them to perform at kohaku this year
lil_poisonfrog 26th-Oct-2019 04:19 am (UTC)
They deserve it
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