[trans] Korean boy groups are making their attacks on the Japanese Oricon charts, from TVXQ to Winner, the scary September
-only TVXQ-related parts translated-
The September Japanese Oricon charts are being taken over by the K-Pop boy grounds. Korean representative boy groups such as TVXQ, 2PM, B1A4, B.A.P, CN Blue, Winner etc are ranked in 1st – 2nd places in the various Oricon charts, proving the status of Hallyu. Oricon is most well-known within Japan as the Japanese music popularity charts.
First, TVXQ, who are the kings of Hallyu in Japan, is writing new history. TVXQ’s live DVD which went on sale in Japan on 27 August recorded sales of 104,000 copies in its first week, and was in 1st place in the Oricon Weekly DVD Combined Overall Charts for the week ending 8 September. In total, TVXQ has been in 1st place on the Oricon Weekly DVD Combined Overall Charts for 7 times, and had thereby set a new record as being the foreign singers who have won 1st place for the most number of times in history. They also wrote a new record for being in 1st place for 5 consecutive pieces of work. On the Overball Combined Music DVD-BD Chart which totals up and ranks the sales of DVDs and Blu-Ray discs, TVXQ also recorded the weekly 1st place and also set the record of being the 1st foreign singers in history to break through the 2 million copies barrier in terms of total sales for their DVDs and Blu-Ray discs. Ahead of the impending 5-Dome Tour in Japan in February 2015, they are predicted to set new records again.