SHINee debuted at #2 on Oricon’s daily singles chart with their first Japanese single “Replay” on June 22nd. They also set a new record in first day shipments for a K-Pop artist, as it exceeded 120,000 copies on the first day. That is the highest figure for any K-Pop artist since Super Junior’s debut album that hit just over 100K and SNSD’s that recorded 80,000 copies for first day shipments.
“SHINee has continued to increase their fan base since debuting in 2008. They have grown into a giant group that represents K-Pop, enjoying explosive popularity all over Asia. With the release of their Japanese debut single on June 22nd, SHINee is set to take another step forward as a singer,” Oricon said in a special K-Pop article.
Meanwhile, SHINee held a live concert at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London to celebrate the release of their Japanese debut album. On June 25th, they will appear at the “MTV Music Video Awards Japan (VMAJ)” and give a live performance as well. Also, their Japanese Tour concert titled “SHINee JAPAN DEBUT PREMIUM RECEPTION TOUR,” covering Fukuoka, Kobe, Sapporo, Nagoya, and Tokyo, is expected to begin in late July, as SHINee continues to make strides in the Japanese market.