Kim Junsu’s solo album is continuing to make history.
According to the latest figures revealed by Gaon Chart, Kim Junsu’s solo album Xia- Tarantallegra sold some 120,000 copies as of last week making him the highest selling album from a solo artist in the history of the Gaon Charts.
A member of Gaon Chart said on June 11, “Since the creation of Gaon Chart, [Kim Junsu’s record] is the highest selling solo album [we have] on record. Though he is holding no broadcast activities, his diverse album has brought not only his regular fans to the stores but new ones as well.”
His music video for Tarantallegra is also finding massive success in Korea and even abroad in places like China where his music video placed first on China’s largest music video site, 音悦Tai, for the month of May.
In addition, Kim Junsu’s first solo Asia tour′s first round tickets for his concerts including Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and Taiwan completely sold out in 30 minutes.
On June 11, Kim Junsu will release the dance version music video for Tarantallegra.
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On June 11, a spokesperson for Junsu reported, “The total number of copies of Xia’s Tarantallegra sold exceeded 120,000 last week. It was the largest number for a solo album according to the Gaon Chart.”
A spokesperson for Gaon Chart says, “It was the largest number of copies sold for a solo album. Xia hasn’t appeared on TV much but many people, including Xia’s existing fans, have asked for the album as it’s a high-quality album that includes various different genres.”
Junsu’s music video is also very popular in China.
The music video of Tarantallegra, which attracted wide attention in Korea with its sensational images, topped the May’s chart of the Yuetai Chart, the biggest music video site in China.
One of the record executives says, “Because people in China cannot connect to YouTube and Twitter, their own music video site does the job instead. The fact that Junsu has topped the Yuetai Chart means a lot because he beat Super Junior and SNSD-Tae Ti Seo who have actively promoted their albums.”
In addition, Junsu is successfully performing his concert tour in Asia now. All 15,000 tickets for his concert held at Jamsil Gymnasium in May were sold out in only ten minutes, and all tickets for his concerts held in Thailand, Indonesia, and Taiwan were also sold out.
C-jes Entertainment, Junsu’s agency, says, “We didn’t plan to promote the album on TV. Instead, we tried to create a high-quality full-length album that includes twelve songs and to plan a perfect concert with the best choreographer from the U.S. We invested a lot in the music video of ‘Tarantallegra’ and it was successful. We think it was possible because we were confident about the artist’s talent.”
C-jes will release the choreography version of the music video of “Tarantallegra” on its official YouTube channel on June 11 at 2:00 p.m.