TVXQ sets a new record in Japan with ‘TIME’

The duo of TVXQ has set another record in Japan!

TVXQ has managed to top Japan’s Oricon Weekly Album Chart with their latest album ‘TIME’. The album managed to sell over 244,000 copies in its first week, setting a new record for the boys.

This marks the third time that TVXQ has managed to top the weekly album chart, following its compilation album ‘Best Selection 2010’ released in February 2010, and its studio album ‘TONE’ in September 2011. It also smashed TVXQ’s personal record for the biggest first week sales.

According to Oricon News, it’s the first time a foreign artist sold over 200,000 copies for 2 consecutive albums since Avril Lavigne achieved the feat five years and 11 months ago with ‘Every Damn Thing’. For a foreign group, the only other time this occurred was 12 years and 10 months ago when Bon Jovi achieved it with ‘Crush’.