With the end-of-the-year, Japan’s Oricon has released the yearly sales and the top albums released by foreign artists in the country with SHINee and EXO the only two Korean artists to be listed.
Having also released their Korean albums in Japan, Odd and EXODUS respectively, the two SM Entertainment artists joins popular world stars such as Taylor Swift, The Beatles, MAROON 5, One Direction, Adele, Justin Bieber, and Avicii.
EXO’s EXODUS takes 6th place with 51,937 albums sold as of April 2015 while SHINee rakes in 38,178 albums sold since May 20, 2015.
Check out the Top10 below:
#1 Fast & The Furious 7 OST 160,104 (Released: 15/04/08)
#2 Taylor Swift 1989 137,233 (Cumulative salese: 266,992장) (Released: 14/10/29)
#3 The Beatles Beatles1 136,363 (Released: 15/11/16)
#4 MAROON 5 Singles 62,757 (Released: 15/09/25)
#5 One Direction made in the A.M 70,536 (Released: 15/11/13)
#6 EXO EXODUS 51,937 (Released: 15/04/01)
#7 SHINee Odd 38,178 (Released: 15/05/20)
#8 Adele 25 36,425 (Released: 15/11/20)
#9 Justin Bieber Purpose 34,102 (Released: 15/11/13)
#10 Avicii stories 33,092 (Released: 15/10/02)
Koreaboo has collected reactions from Netizens who commented on the original article from our Korean source. The below comments are the most popular comments at the time of this article being published.
[+58, -2] EXO and SHINee are the only singers from Korea, that’s amazing.
[+43, 0] Two singers from Korea are on the list ㄷㄷ Incredible