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Great news!!! Here’s a report on Avex’s income for the the first quarter of 2010:

*Note: I think it should be “Income Statement” and not “Balance Sheet” since the article is talking about income and expenses. A balance sheet is a report on the company’s assets and liabilities while an income statement is a reflection of the company’s income and expenses. =)

100513 Avex’s Balance Sheet for The First Quarter of 2010, Tohoshinki’s Best Album Sold 700,000 Copies

Major music company Avex Group Holdings released their balance sheet on the 13th showing that they have made a profit of 800 million yen (≈$8.6 milllion) in the first quarter of 2010 (compared to a loss of 900 million yen in the previous quarter). Their total sales were 118.1 billion yen (≈$1.3 billion), indicating a growth of 0.3%. On the other hand, their operating profits showed an incline of 14.1% and brought in 5.5 billion yen (≈$59 million).

There weren’t many releases from their major artists, but the stable profits they acquired from selling concert tickets, etc. guaranteed their business. On the other hand, because of the need of expenses to promote and advertise for their new businesses, their operating profits decreased.

In the first quarter, they only has one million-hit CD, which is EXILE’s album “Ai Subeki Mirai he” and it has sold 1.46 million copies so far. Tohoshinki and Amuro Namie are up next, and each artist’s best album has sold approximately 700,000 copies so far.

It is estimated that in the first quarter of 2011, Avex will experience a decrease of 0.1% in total sales which still bring in 118 billion yen (≈$1.2 billion); but their operating profits will increase 52.7% which will bring them 8.5 billion yen (≈$92 million). It is expected that their total profits will increase approximately 4.1 times and bring in 4 billion yen (≈$43 million).

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Wow! Congratulations to DBSK for selling 700,000 copies of the “Best Selection 2010” album! I hope they can reach the million mark in the coming months. :D

Someone correct me if I get this wrong, but if my memory serves me well, this album sales is the highest they’ve reached to date both in Korea and Japan. Their Korean album “Mirotic” used to be their album with the highest sales with more than 500,000 copies sold. But of course I don’t know the updated sales figure of “Mirotic” so I don’t know if the album also reached around 700,000 copies or more now.

Yay! Congrats to DBSK for making it number 1 here in the Philippines, too! :D

100506 THSK’s Best Selection is Number One in Philippines’ Top Selling Albums!

Another round of applause for the Filipino Cassies for landing TOHOSHINKI’s “BEST SELECTION 2010” on the NUMBER ONE spot in ASTROVISION & ASTROPLUS’s Overall & International Album Chart (April 26 to May 2, 2010) after only 2 days of release in the market!

TOHOSHINKI’s “BEST SELECTION 2010” even outsold albums by Justin Bieber. Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift & Glee Soundtrack.This is Tohoshinki/TVXQ’s first NUMBER ONE album in the country.

Astrovision/Astroplus is one of the country’s biggest audio & video retail chains with more than 30 stores nationwide.

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An article from STEADY magazine’s April 2010 issue:

STEADY April 2010 Issue

*this is the magazine issue*

5 sets of footsteps, marking their 5th year since their debut. From their Japan debut, Tohoshinki have grown to be top stars in Asia. Behind their glory, they put in loads of hard work, fought past countless obstacles, and at the same time, they gave everyone courage and strength.

“Out of their Japan activities, ‘Best Selection 2010’ was filled with their countless thoughts and love.” – Takeiti Takako

Fans of Tohoshinki, as well as those who know them through ‘Best Selection 2010’, from the moment our magazine started selling, everyone should have been reminiscing your own memories while listening to the album repeatedly.

With each change of track, there is always a strangely clear scene of Tohoshinki’s image during the time when the song was released crossing their minds. This is the strength of music.

This maybe the album’s charm. I (T/N: the author of the article) am also listening to the album and reminiscing that particular scene while writing this article.

I first met them in 2004, when they were in their teens. The first question of the interview was “What is your favorite song?” Yunho chose ‘Hug’. They sung the english version of the song during their first visit to Japan. But in this album, the song is recorded in Japanese. This being their debut song in Korea, they are probably most comfortable singing it in Korean as the 5 of them had a hard time singing the song in Japanese. Holding a note filled with Korean explanations and Korean pronunciation sounds of the Japanese lyrics, the scene of them practice singing a language that they were not familiar with still seems so clear in my head.

Then, they were all into a state of depression where they have to stay in Japan for a long period of time, spending everyday studying Japanese, until the third single , “When we are able to tell the difference and the meaning of using ‘で’ and ‘が’ in a line from the lyrics, ‘君と夢で会えたら それだけ’で’いい それだけ’が’ いい’, I like Japanese!” – Jaejoong

With such emotions, they were able to understand the meanings of each sentence when minor changes of words were used.

While listening to this song, the happenings of a scene when Tohoshinki were filming came to mind.

At that time, Jaejoong, who injured his leg during dance practise, needed to use crutches to walk. There were photos of other members helped him throughout the whole ordeal. Due to bad blood circulation because of the injury, which caused swelling and pain, Jaejoong also had to tolerate it all and force wear the shoes prepared for the photoshoot. The interactions amongst them were all caught on the camera.

The summer after that, it was Yunho’s turn to get injured on the leg during TVXQ’s Malaysia concert, which led to his absence in Tohoshinki’s performance in the A-Nation tour then.

“That was around the time of the 7th single, it was our first single that got into the Oricon Weekly Charts! 6th! We were all very happy about it. But it was a pity that Yunho hyung was unable to perform with us on stage.” – Junsu

After every A-Nation performance, 4 of them will always give Yunho, who was admitted in Korea’s hospital, an overseas call, telling him everything that happened during the performance.

“Listening to the voices of the members gave me lots of strength. Really want to join them… It was really very hard, at that time.

Because there was such an experience, when the 5 of us reunited after a long time to perform (8th single, released Nov’2006), I felt happiness when we performed together.” – Yunho

That was really a very difficult period of time for Yunho. But it was these hardships that brought Tohoshinki a more profound friendship.

In such situations, Tohoshinki attracted many with a very deep dance song, . Their popularity in Japan started to rise. At the same time, due to their Korea activities, they became very busy.

‘s PV shooting took place in Korea due to their busy schedule.

Wanting to repay all those who gave the 5 of them love and happiness, they continued to work hard at any time, at anywhere.

“It is our mission to work hard in order not to let those who had hopes and faith in us disappointed.” – Jaejoong

With their continuous hard work and their fans to back them up, the single , which was released in June 2007, came in 2nd in the Oricon Charts.

They broke the record by having 5 continuous singles, following , coming in first on the Oricon charts, marking the unwavering popularity of Tohoshinki.

However, in May 2009, during the last rehearsal which took place on the eve of their 2nd nation-wide live tour, Junsu injured himself.

“I’ve also injured my leg once and due to that, I was unable to join the others in the concert in Thailand. At that time, I’m very thankful as the members worked extra hard for my sake.

I was also very frustrated with myself for being not able to join them in dancing. So I fully understand Junsu hyung’s frustrations and feelings. But that also strengthen our teamwork, and of course, showed our strength when we sing.” -Changmin

After this obstacle, came Tokyo Dome. While listening to there, tears started dropping unconsciously. Their harmonization was different from their usual way of singing it. Yunho’s bass harmonizing with Yoochun’s baritone in the first verse, Changmin’s High Tenor in the Chorus, Junsu’s wide vocal range and Jaejoong’s gentle voice, shocked everyone. Tohoshinki will most probably remember the red ocean that filled the audience during that performance for life.

“I was once afraid of standing on the stage. But when more and more people start to know Tohoshinki, the number of people treating us like family also increased. It is also due to everyone out there, we were able to work even harder.” – Yoochun

The songs that were included in this album, are sung while thinking of everyone out there. From the days they spent in Japan till now, plus the memories of those who love Tohoshinki, are the results of their activities in Japan.

I hope that with these songs in the album, together with Tohoshinki, will bring smiles and memories to everyone.

This, I bring to you, dear Tohoshinki fans.

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This is so touching. It is beautifully written and had so much emotions in it. I almost even teared-up when I was reading it. The article says it all. Always keep the faith! :)

These are the members’ single shots in “Best Selection 2010”. I don’t remember posting any picture similar to this before so I’m posting them now.

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The background is too black. I can’t even see half of JaeJoong’s face and 1/4 of Changmin’s face. :(

Tohomobile had a survey type of thing wherein fans chose 15 songs that they could have chosen if ever there was a disc 3 in the Best Selection 2010 album. Below are the results.

“BEST SELECTION 2010” Disc 3 Voting Results (Tohomobile)

Through the voting carried out in February by Tohomobile, the results for “If there was a ‘BEST SELECTION 2010′ Disc 3, which songs would you choose?” are out. The following fifteen are the fans’ choices, excluding the twenty-five songs already chosen.

1. “PROUD” from Five in the Black
2. “Survivor” from the 26th Japanese Single
3. “Choosey Lover” from the 10th Japanese Single
4. “Wasurenaide” from the 25th Japanese Single
5. “Kiss the Baby Sky” from the 25th Japanese Single
6. “Heart, Mind and Soul” from the 5th Japanese Single
7. “TAXI” from The Secret Code
8. “Step by Step” from the 9th Japanese Single
9. “The Way U Are (Japanese Ver) from the 4th Japanese Single
10. “miss you” from the 8th Japanese Single
11. “Gosenshi” from the 11th Japanese Single
12. “Hello Again” from Five in the Black
13. “Song for you” from the 12th Japanese Single
14. “Tea for Two” from the 28th Japanese Single
15. “One” from Heart, Mind and Soul

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I agree to most of the songs included in the list. I particularly love Proud, Wasurenaide, Heart Mind and Soul, Kiss the Baby Sky, One, TAXI, Song for You and The Way You Are. I really wish there was a disc 3 in the Best Selection 2010 album. :)

How about you, what are your choices for disc 3 if ever there was one?

Congratulations! :)

TVXQ Rules Taiwan Chart Like Oricon Chart in Japan

CCR-MUSIC, G-MUSIC, Five-MUSIC 3월 첫째주 음반 판매량 차트 ⓒ사진=화면캡처


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입력 : 2010.03.13 16:21

TVXQ is ruling Taiwanese Chart like they did at Oricon Chart in Japan.

Japanese best album of the male group TVXQ is proudly showing the high popularity in Taiwan.

TVXQ’s Japanese best album “Best Selection 2010” stormed other group’s normal album sale chart after it was released in Taiwan on March 5th.

“Best Selection 2010” occupied the first place in the volume chart of Taiwanese famous album sale site “CCR-MUSIC,G-MUSIC, Five-MUSIC” and showed off the hot popularity being in the dignified top place at the first week in March.

TVXQ’s “Best Selection 2010” occupied Oricon ranking by sweeping the top in daily, weekly and monthly chart in Japan. And “Best Selection 2010” is certified double platinum (over 500,000 sales) by Japan record association.

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I believe I do not need to say how great the boys are and how proud I am of their achievements, right?I know you’re tired of reading that on my posts. LOL.

But I know we will NEVER get tired of these kinds of news. Congratulations! :D

100312 Best Selection 2010 Entered Billboard Japan Hot 100 Albums

Its the first week of Best Selection A in the chart and 3rd week of Best Selection B in the chart.

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