Oooh Junsu! Junsu is HOT on the Oricon (Japan) charts with Intoxication. The single flirted with the 200,000 mark in its first week of release. The sexy song and sexier video was met with both surprise and delight by fans in Japan leading to 195,000 copies sold. Some entire albums in the US don’t sell that much in their debut week.
Check out this report from Oricon Style about the news:
Tohoshinki’s Junsu, 2010’s #1 Solo Artist, 200K Copies Sold First Week
Although the popular Korean group Tohoshinki paused their activities in April, one of the members, Junsu, debuted as XIAH Junsu with his solo single, “XIAH (Intoxication)” on May 26th, coming in at 2nd place on the rankings. It sold around 195,000 copies by the first week, a new record for 2010 for a solo single (Yuusuke’s “Lion”, released in March, sold about 92000 copies.)
The single contains the song titled “Beautiful Love ~As Long as I Have You”, which is to be used as the theme song for fellow Tohoshinki member’s Yoochun’s new drama, “Beautiful Love ~As Long as I Have You~” (To be released on June 4th). The DVD version includes the Intoxication video clip, and “Beautiful Love ~As Long as I Have You~” (Drama short ver.)
Source: Oricon Style
Translated by: aly@DBSKnights