TVXQ First Foreign Band to Top Oricon Weekly Chart 10 Times

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With its new single, "Still," Boy band TVXQ have become the first foreign group to top Japan's Oricon Weekly chart 10 times.

The song shot to the top of the daily chart on the first day of its release last Wednesday and sold 139,000 copies in seven days to also emerge as the best-selling single album of the week, the duo's agency SM Entertainment said on Tuesday.

"TVXQ set a new record in the history of the Oricon chart, which was launched in January 1968, by becoming the first foreign band to have 10 singles top of the weekly chart," the agency added.

Additionally, the band have ranked in the Top 10 weekly chart 26 times since their seventh single "Sky" climbed to sixth place in August 2006. The previous record was held by BoA, who is in the same agency and who has climbed inside the Top 10 some 25 times.

englishnews@chosun.com / Mar. 21, 2012 09:09 KST