, 2012 9:30 am Korea.com
Super Junior’s fifth album, “Mr. Simple,” has exceeded 500,000 copies in sales.
According to the Gaon Chart on April 12, the album, which was released in Aug. 3 of last year, had just reached 502,830 in sales.
By doing so, the album joins the ranks of other most-sold, Korean albums to date. The list includes Kim Gun-mo’s “History,” released in 2003, and TVXQ’s “Mirotic,” released in 2008.
As well as being a high achiever in Korea, the boy bands’ fifth album was also favorably received abroad.
In Taiwan, Thailand and the Philippines, the album topped charts.
In Taiwan, “Mr. Simple” stayed in the No. 1 spot for 34 consecutive weeks on the KKBOX Chart. Super Junior’s previous album, “Beauty,” also did well in Taiwan, as it stayed on the top spot for 63 weeks.
Currently the band is on its world tour, billed “Super Show 4.”
By Carla Sunwoo [email@example.com]
Source: Korea Joongang Daily