Following negotiations, JYJ‘s releases, including their recently-released first album “IN HEAVEN“, are now qualified to be ranked on Gaon Charts.
According to an affiliate of Gaon, “The distributor, A&G Mods, was not a member firm of the Gaon Chart and so tracking (the copies sold for the chart) was impossible. Currently we are in the middle of final negotiations over the number of copies sold and reflection of that number on the chart.”
Also, an official statement was released via Gaon’s homepage, “The negotiations with JYJ’s (album) distributor, A&G Mods, is currently ongoing. If we are early, from October 10th the data for the copies sold during the month of September will be reflected (on their chart position).”
The Gaon Chart bases its rankings not only on sales figures provided by album distrubutors, but also from M2M, an album distribution center. C-Jes Entertainment, JYJ’s agency, was not a Gaon member, nor did it distribute albums through M2M. Due to this, Gaon could not track JYJ’s sales figures until an agreement with JYJ and C-Jes was made.
C-Jes has recently reported that “IN HEAVEN” has sold over 350,000 copies as of early October, and it is at fifth place for male groups, and sixth place overall on Hanteo’s January-September chart.