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Super Junior Sold Over Half-Million Copies of 'Mr. Simple!'

By Staff Reporter | April 12, 2012 10:12 PM EDT

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Popular group Super Junior surpassed 500,000 copies with their fifth album ‘Mr. Simple’ released last August, marking the group to be album king for three years in a row from 2009.

According to Gaon Chart released today, ‘Mr. Simple’ that was released August 3 of last year sold a total of 502,830 copies by the end of March, hereby marking Super Junior to keep their position as album king for three years in a row.

Super Junior’s record of half-million sales is subsequently achieved by Kim Gun Mo’s 8th album ‘Hestory’ in 2003 and TVXQ’s fourth album ‘MIROTIC’ in 2008, it’s expected that Super Junior is to vitalize the stagnant music market. Marking the group to be the third artist to have achieved this album sales record.

The album topped all Korean music charts as well as various overseas charts including Taiwan, Thailand, and the Philippines. A new record was set by ‘BONAMANA’ topping the Taiwanese KKBOX chart for 63 weeks in a row, and now is continuing to reign as number one for 34 weeks in a row with ‘Mr. Simple.’

Super Junior gathered over a total of 500,000 audiences through their Asia Tour held over 3 times in 2008, 2009 and 2010. The group truly proved and lived up to their reputation as global hallyu king not only in album sales alone but also through successful sold out shows.

Super Junior was the first Korean group to hold a successful concert in Paris with 7,000 fans at Le Zenith de Paris on April 6. The group is continue their world tour to Shanghai on April 14 and Jakarta on April 28 and 29.

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