The solo album of JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong has entered Japan’s Oricon Charts, signaling a green light on JYJ’s Japanese activities.
According to the Oricon Charts, Japan’s most respective album sales charts, Kim Jaejoong’s first solo mini album ‘I’ entered the weekly album charts (January 4th~20th) in 15th place. Kim Jaejoong’s album was released on the 18th in Japan and sold a total of 7,331 copies in two days.
Setting aside the album sales and rankings, the fact that his album showed up on the Oricon Charts is a feat itself. Kim Jaejoong’s album is the first JYJ album to enter the Oricon charts in approximately two years since March, 2011. JYJ’s albums have been excluded from the Oricon Charts since their lawsuit against the Japanese agency AVEX began. However, their lawsuit ended on the 18th of this month, and it has become possible for their albums to be included on the charts again.
Not only this, but the fact that he was able to sell close to 10,000 copies of his album in two days, without any promotions in Japan on an album that is entirely in Korean, proves that he is still being loved by his Japanese fans, regardless of the 3 year hiatus.
Kim Jaejoong’s first solo mini album has sold over 67,000 copies in Korea, according to the Hanteo Charts, though it is only a mini album. It has topped the iTunes rock charts in nine overseas countries and has been sold out in various album stores in Japan, proving Kim Jaejoong’s explosive popularity overseas.
Meanwhile, Kim Jaejoong held his ‘Your, My and Mine’ concert on the 26th and 27th at the Ilsan KINTEX. The concert ended in success with 14,000 fans cheering him on. Kim Jaejoong will soon be kicking off his Asia Tour in February.
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