100930 Will JYJ’s First Album Surpass TVXQ?
JYJ is attempting to break a new record for album sales.
JYJ will be releasing their first global album <The Beginning> on October 12th. As the team is comprised of former TVXQ members Micky Yoochun, YoungWoong Jaejoong and Xiah Junsu, many predict that this album will have a great impact on the music industry.
TVXQ, which the three members were a part of, set a new milestone for album sales when they sold 500,000 copies of their fouth album <Mirotic>. It left a deep impression on the industry as at the time, the offline album market was in a deep slump.
<The Beginning> is predicted to have an explosive reaction as it is the first album in two years that the trio are releasing. All 99,999 luxury package limited edition CDs have been pre-ordered which means that the trio has sold 100,000 copies in a single day. To add to the industry’s surprise, 50,000 copies of the normal package have already been pre-ordered as well, two weeks before the release of the album.
One of the reasons the album is garnering such attention is because it will be released worldwide. As their former group TVXQ even made it in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the biggest official fanclub in the world, many predict that the number of albums sold across the continents will be impressive. As bulk orders are being made from countries such as Japan and China, some are even speculating that they will sell over 500,000 copies and surpass their former record.
A representative of Warner Music stated, “The fans’ anticipation is high because this is their first album in two years. We are cautiously predicting record breaking album sales.”
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I don’t like the way the media is comparing JYJ to TVXQ. Yes, they are members of TVXQ but there is no need to compare their album as a trio to their previous albums as a 5-member group. The situation then, when Mirotic was released, is different from the situation now that “The Beginning” is going to be released. In fact, everything is different. I just hope the media will stop comparing because it’s getting kinda annoying (at least to me).
But nevertheless, I hope that JYJ’s new album “The Beginning” will also garner a lot of attention and will sell a lot of copies. I’m just hoping for the success of all the activities of our 5 boys because I know they are working very hard in everything they do. :)