[Article Trans] Tohoshinki – (with their) Latest Album 「WITH」, (became) the first overseas group in history to have 4 consecutive No.1 with their original albums

(Disclaimer: Words have been rearranged to make more sense in English. All translation mistakes are mine – @Joeylfy)

A Korean artist, Tohoshinki and their latest album 「WITH」, which went on sale on 12/17, has sold more than 233k copies in its first week, securing the top spot in its first appearance on ORICON Weekly Album Sales Ranking for the week of 12/29.

Speaking of being No. 1 in ORICON Album Sales ranking, following their Best Album 「BEST SELECTION 2010」(FEB2010),「TONE」 (SEP2011), 「TIME」(MAR2013), 「TREE」(MAR2014), 「WITH」 is their 5th album to make it to the top of the chart. It’s also their 4th consecutive original album that topped the chart, renewing the earlier record held by Bon Jovi for about 5 years and 1 month (who was previously the only foreign artist in Japan to have 3 albums consecutively topping the ORICON chart following the release of their album 「The Circle」 on 2009.11.16), as the first and only overseas group in history to have the most original albums consecutively topping the ORICON Album Sales ranking chart. All in all, with a total of 5 albums topping the ORICON Album Sales ranking chart, Tohoshinki has also became the overseas group that tied the record alongside with Simon & Garfunkel and Bon Jovi, to have the most No. 1 on the ORICON chart. Continue reading