Charts: TVXQ sets new record
Korean boy band TVXQ claimed #1 on the single charts this week, selling 256,000 copies of their “BREAK OUT!.” According to Oricon, that number is the highest first-week sales ever for a foreign artist. In addition, this is the band’s 7th chart-topper, extending their record for “most number-one singles by a foreign artist.”
The top ten this week also saw new releases from L'Arc~en~Ciel, AAA, FUNKY MONKEY BABYS, Yukari Tamura, Idoling!!!, Aqua Timez, and Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra.