JYJ Gets Nominated for No.1 on “Inkigayo” Despite Not Promoting on Television


Group JYJ has achieved quite a feat, with a nomination for first place on one of three main broadcast station music programs, despite having no promotions on television.

On the August 10 broadcast of SBS’ “Inkigayo,” JYJ battled it out against groups SISTAR and Block B for number one on this week’s show.

JYJ made a comeback as a whole group for the first time in three years, with their second full-length album titled “Just Us,” on July 29. The group is proving their unchanging popularity—even after the long resting period—as shown by the nomination for first place in just 10 days following the release of the new album, even with no broadcast activities in particular.

“Just Us” recorded 120,000 copies in pre-order sales numbers, and set an all-kill on music charts immediately upon its release as well. The album also took the number two spot on Oricon’s weekly ranking chart in Japan, even as a Korean album.

Meanwhile, JYJ began their 2014 Asia Tour “The Return of the King” on August 9.