Three of TVXQ’s members in Korea are still in a dispute with their company, while in Japan, they have once again proven that they are Asia’s best.
Oricon Chart news reported on the 23rd that TVXQ’s “BEST SELECTION 2010” has sold 413,000 copies, and that it took the top spot in the March Oricon Monthly Chart; this is the highest record for a foreign group. The record was previously set by Bon Jovi’s “These Days” which was released in June 1995 with 379,000 copies sold. From the 17th of February, the local sales of “BEST SELECTION 2010” came to a total of more than 200,000. From this, we can see how they took first place consecutively for days, and after a week created the record of selling more than 400,000 copies. After their debut in Japan last April 2005, this is the first time they claimed the top spot through an album, and not a single; of course, they were also the first Korean boy band to do so. Up until now, the best album chart ranking was their 4th Japanese album “The Secret Code” last March.
Oricon stated that, “Just like last year’s total album sales got the good result of ‘BEST 3’ in the charts, the TVXQ who soared high in 2009 were chosen to be models for the cover page of women’s magazine ‘JJ.’ Their popularity cannot be stopped,” and more comments like these.
This album is a collection of the members’ chosen songs; the CD+DVD version includes 11 songs’ PVs. The 2CD+DVD version is a compilation if the members’ handpicked songs, new song “Tokiwo Tomete,” public download limited song “Endlessly Sweet,” and the theme song of this year’s movie to be released in September, “With All My Heart.” “Endlessly Sweet” and a mix of currently hot song “TVXQ NONSTOP-MIX VOL. 2” will be meeting everyone shortly.
On the other hand, this time’s “BEST SELECTION 2010” will be released in Korea on the 5th of March; album stakeholders are concerned about the result because it’s difficult nowadays to sell CDs in Korea. In 2008, the official 4th Korean album “MIROTIC” exceeded 500,000 copies in Korea, being hailed as the top-selling album for that year.