SHINee’s Jonghyun Breaks Into Billboard 200 For The First Time With “Poet | Artist”

He’s the fourth Korean soloist to do so.

Jonghyun is now one of 11 K-Pop acts to break into the Billboard 200, and only the fourth Korean soloist to do so.

Fans continued to show their dedication and love towards Jonghyun by faithfully listening and purchasing his posthumous album Poet | Artist, with “5,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Jan.26.”

4,000 of those units were traditional album sales and the remaining 1,000 sales came from a combination of track downloads and streams.

Poet|Artist was also listed at No.1 on Billboard’s World Albums chart, his second time doing so following his mini-album Base.

Jonghyun tops Billboard’s World Albums chart with “Base”

All profit from Jonghyun’s album went to Jonghyun’s mother as well as to an organization that helps those from difficult backgrounds in South Korea.

Source: Billboard