And there it is: South Korean group DBSK’s (Tohoshinki’s) historic 4th number one song, Mirotic, on the coveted Japanese Oricon Weekly chart!
From left to right: Junsu, Yoochun, Jaejoong, Changmin, Yunho
Reports say DBSK is the first non-Japanese artist in history to have four #1 songs on the Oricon Weekly charts, the first to have four consecutive #1 songs, and if I’m not mistaken, the first to have four #1 songs on Oricon in the same year.
They are now in the history books and is continuing to prove that they are not a flash-in-the-pan idol group. Congrats to the guys of DBSK (aka Tohoshinki, aka THSK, aka TVXQ aka TVfXQ)
Korea’s 5-man group THSK’s 24th single 「呪文－MIROTIC－」 sold 71k it’s first week of release and topped the single rankings. Continuing from the singles THSK released: January’s 「Purple Line」, April’s 「Beautiful you／千年恋歌」, and July’s 「どうして君を好きになってしまったんだろう？」, this is their 4th #1 and have overtaken SMAP, Arashi, and NEWS’s number of 3 releases this year.
Also from that, the record of number of topping singles by a foreign artist they achieved with their last release 「どうして君を好きになってしまったんだろう？」 was updated to 4. They have widened the difference from 2nd place holder Ouyan Fifi/欧陽菲菲 (2 works).
Full trans credit to annneonet@dbsg@LJ
Oricon is like ‘Billboard’ in the U.S. Some people say once you get a number one song on Oricon — which can be difficult — all of Asia will know who you are because of it’s importance.