Tohoshinki produced a great number of hit songs such as [BREAK OUT] (2010, cumulative sales of 289,000) or [Why? Keep Your Head Down] (2011, cumulative sales of 286,000). In July 2012, the release of [ANDROID] lead them to beat that same record for the first time for overseas group, previously held by [The Carpenters] for 10 years and 10 months (3,002,000 singles sold). Since then, their sales have been increasing steadily.
Before this, Tohoshinki had established an all-time record for foreign artists in 3 categories (T/N: I’m guessing for the weekly rankings):
- Total number of singles in the top 10: 34 singles (2nd place: BoA with 26 singles)
- Total number of singles to rank first: 12 singles (2nd place: Oyan Fifi and Kim Hyun-Joong with 2 each)
- Total number of sales in the first week of release for a single: 256,000 copies (2nd place: Elton John with 184,000).
With the “Total number of sales” one, this is Tohoshinki’s 4th gold medal.
Member Yunho (28) expressed his gratitude to fans: “I’m thrilled we have become the overseas artist with most total single sales. Thank you so much.” He also added: “The 5 Dome Tour, the live at Nissan Stadium and such… the dreams we painted around our debut time are coming true one after the other. And from now on, I want us to aim for a Tohoshinki that will continue improving more and more.”
Changmin (26) addressed fans as well: “I want to cherish singing each single song we will have in the future too. Next year, our second 5 Dome Tour will be held. We are getting ready so that we’ll manage to convey our gratitude to all fans nationwide, so please look forward to it.”
Total single sales for foreign artists, TOP5:
1. Tohoshinki: 4,088,000 copies
2. Agnes Chan: 4,010,000 copies
3. The Carpenters: 3,002,000 copies
4. Oyan Fifi: 2,665,000 copies
5. Bee Gees: 2,473,000 copies
Tohoshinki’s full comments:
Yunho: “I’m thrilled that with our current single [Time Works Wonders], we have become the overseas artist with most single sales in total up till now. Thank you so much, I’m always grateful to all our fans who give us so much support. [Time Works Wonders] holds the meaning that “time makes miracles happen”. We sang it with emotion remembering the things we experienced as Tohoshinki. The 5 Dome Tour, the live at Nissan Stadium and such… the dreams we painted around our debut time are coming true one after the other. From now on, I want us to aim for a Tohoshinki that will continue improving more and more so please keep giving us your support.”
Changmin: “It is thanks to our fans and their continuous support that Tohoshinki could achieve such a record, thank you very much. I want to cherish singing each single song we will have in the future too. Next year, our second 5 Dome Tour will be held. We are getting ready so that we’ll manage to convey our gratitude to all fans nationwide, so everyone, please look forward to it.”
According to the announcement made by the group’s agency SM Entertainment on November 11, “TVXQ’s latest Japanese single ‘Time Works Wonders’ has sold 107,000 copies in its first week.”
With this, TVXQ has sold over 4,088,000 singles in Japan, beating Hong Kong singer Agnes Chan who held the record previously with 4,010,000 singles sold.
On setting a new record, TVXQ expressed their gratitude for their fans. “We are so happy and thankful that we set this new record. It’s all thanks to our fans that we are able to do this. We will continue to sing each song with pride and gratitude.”
TVXQ will be holding their special live concert in Seoul on December 6 and December 7.
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