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TVXQ! Sets Record on Oricon Charts

This year, TVXQ! sets a record on Japanese Oricon Weekly Charts for the most number of “First Place” rankings this year.

The group’s 24th single, “MIROTIC,” was released in Japan on October 15th and on the day of its release, the album took first place on Oricon’s Single and Weekly Charts.

MIROTIC is TVXQ!’s fourth single to rank first on the Oricon Weekly Charts, following “Purple Line” (January release), “Beautiful You” (April release), and “How Did I End Up Loving You” (July release).

“This is the first time anyone has ranked first on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart four times in one year,” said a TVXQ! representative from SM Entertainment agency. He added, “This has never happened with a Japanese singer, let alone a group from overseas, and it proves that TVXQ! has become a top group in Japan, as well.”

MIROTIC is also the title track of TVXQ!’s fourth album in Korea, where the song has also proved to be successful. The title track ranked first place for the past two weeks on SBS TV’s “Popular Music” program and on the weekly charts of the music website, “Dosirak.”



TVXQ! New Models for Lotte Duty Free Shop

The members of Korean pop group TVXQ! are the new faces of Lotte Duty Free Shops (DFS).

A Lotte DFS representative explained, “TVXQ! is a well-known group all across Asia, so we believe that they are the most suitable choice as spokesmodels of Lotte Duty Free Shops.”

At the beginning of this month, TVXQ! shot the advertisements for Lotte at a studio in Seoul with photographer Kwon Young-ho. These ads will be released in November, which is also when the K-pop group begins participating in various events sponsored by Lotte DFS.

TVXQ!’s comeback to the Korean music industry will be on September 24th, following the early release of “Mirotic,” the title track to their fourth album.



TVXQ! to Hold Showcase at Seoul Plaza on 21st

The popular group TVXQ! will be holding a showcase event for the release of their fourth studio album at Seoul Plaza on Sept. 21st.

Located in front of City Hall, Seoul Plaza usually holds events which are of national significance, and solo performances there are very rare.

TVXQ! will be performing the title track to their fourth album, which will be released three days later on the 24th, and their showcase will be filmed for the SBS “TVXQ! Comeback Special” set to air in early October.

“The area around Seoul City Hall will be filled with fans holding pearl-red balloons, the color of TVXQ!,” said a representative from the SM Entertainment agency. “This will be TVXQ!’s first public performance for album four and their first appearance on-air will be for an SBS music program broadcast on September 28th.”