Best Selection 2010

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Best Selection 2010
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Greatest hits album by Tohoshinki
Released February 17, 2010 (2010-02-17)
Recorded 2005 – 2009
Genre J-pop, dance-pop, R&B
Language Japanese
Label rhythm zone
Producer Max Matsuura
Tohoshinki chronology
The Secret Code
(2009)
Best Selection 2010
(2010)
Complete Set Limited Box
(2010)
Singles from Best Selection 2010
  1. "Share the World/We Are!"
    Released: April 22, 2009
  2. "Stand by U"
    Released: July 1, 2009
  3. "Break Out!"
    Released: January 27, 2010
  4. "Toki o Tomete"
    Released: March 24, 2010

Best Selection 2010 is a Japanese greatest hits album released by South Korean pop group Tohoshinki, containing songs from their albums Heart, Mind and Soul, Five in the Black, T and The Secret Code. It also features four new singles, two which are certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). Best Selection 2010 is the last new album release by the original lineup of Tohoshinki.

The album was released on February 17, 2010 in Japan in three editions: a 2CD+DVD version, a 1CD+DVD version, and a CD version. Best Selection 2010 was the group's first album to reach number one on the Oricon Albums Chart, and is the first album by a foreign band to have first-week sales of 400,000 copies in Japan. Best Selection 2010 was certified 2× Platinum by the RIAJ and is Tohoshinki's best-selling album of their career.[1] It is also the best-selling greatest hits album by a foreign artist in Japan.

Chart performance[edit]

Best Selection 2010 debuted at number-one on the Oricon Daily Album Chart, selling 228,542 copies on the first day.[2][3] By the end of the first week, the album maintained its number-one rank on the Oricon Weekly Album Chart by selling a total of 412,861 copies. As a result, Best Selection 2010 became the group's first number-one album in Japan. They broke a 14-year record and set the mark for the highest first-week sales by a foreign group, which was last set by Bon Jovi in 1995 with 379,000 copies sold.[4]

Tohoshinki's Best Selection 2010 also debuted number-one on the Global United Charts, making their album the number-one sales in the world. The 412,861 album sales from Tohoshinki beat out other artists like Sade, Lady Gaga and Black Eyed Peas that week. With this accomplishment, they have surpassed Backstreet Boys and Bon Jovi who used to hold the #1 and #2 spots before Best Selection 2010 was released.[4]

On March 11, 2010, Best Selection 2010 was certified Double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) for shipping over 500,000 copies.[5][6] On December 20, 2010, Oricon reported the Yearly Album Chart for 2010, Best Selection 2010 ranked in 7th place with a total sales of 569,530 copies, making it the highest selling album by a foreign group at the time.[7]

After only 2 days of release in the Philippine market, Best Selection 2010 landed on the number one spot in Astrovision and Astroplus’s Overall & International Album Chart. It outsold albums by Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift & the Glee soundtrack. This is Tohoshinki’s first number one album in the country.

Track listing[edit]

CD 1
No. Title Length
1. "Jumon: Mirotic"  
2. "Share the World"  
3. "My Destiny"  
4. "Dōshite Kimi o Suki ni Natte Shimattandarō?"  
5. "Purple Line" (from album T)  
6. "Stand by U"  
7. "Stay With Me Tonight"  
8. "Asu wa Kuru Kara" (明日は来るから "Tomorrow Will Surely Come")  
9. ""O" (Sei Han Gō)" ("O"-正・反・合)  
10. "Sky"  
11. "Somebody to Love"  
12. "Lovin' You" (from album T)  
13. "Rising Sun"  
14. "Summer Dream"  
15. "Bolero"  
16. "Begin"  

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Japan Oricon Daily Album Chart[2] 1
Japan Oricon Weekly Album Chart[4] 1
Japan Oricon Monthly Album Chart 1
Japan Oricon Yearly Album Chart[8] 7
Billboard Japan Top Albums 1
South Korea Gaon Yearly Album Chart 72

Certifications[edit]

Country Chart / Provider Amount / Certification
Japan Oricon physical sales[7] 569,530+
Japan RIAJ physical shipping certification[5] Double Platinum (500,000+)
Japan Avex 700,000+
South Korea Gaon 21,089+

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Certifications of February 2010" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 
  2. ^ a b 東方神起、ベストアルバムが初日首位 (in Japanese). Oricon. 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  3. ^ "TVXQ's Best Selection 2010 album hits #1 on the Oricon". 2010-02-17. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  4. ^ a b c 東方神起が初ベスト盤でデビュー5年目初の首位、海外グループ歴代最高の初動41.3万枚を記録 (in Japanese). Oricon. 2010-02-23. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 
  5. ^ a b ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2010年2月 (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  6. ^ 동방신기 日베스트앨범, 첫 더블플래티넘 '등극' (in Korean). Star News. 2010-03-11. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  7. ^ a b "年間ランキング特集『2010年、ヒットしたシングル、アルバム、DVDは?』-ORICON STYLE ミュージック月" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 
  8. ^ "2010年のCDアルバム年間ランキング" (in Japanese). Oricon. 
Preceded by
Funky Monkey Babys Best by Funky Monkey Babys
Oricon weekly number-one album
March 1, 2010
Succeeded by
Sports by Tokyo Incidents
Preceded by
Im Chang-jung Best by Im Chang-jung
Gaon Chart weekly number-one album
March 6, 2010
Succeeded by
Epilogue by Epik High