On June 11, a spokesperson for Jun Su reported, “The total number of copies of Xia’s Tarantallegra sold exceeded 120,000 last week. It was the largest number for a solo album according to the Gaon Chart.”
A spokesperson for Gaon Chart says, “It was the largest number of copies sold for a solo album. Xia hasn’t appeared on TV much but many people, including Xia’s existing fans, have asked for the album as it’s a high-quality album that includes various different genres.”
Jun Su’s music video is also very popular in China.
The music video of Tarantallegra, which attracted wide attention in Korea with its sensational images, topped the May’s chart of the Yuetai Chart, the biggest music video site in China.
One of the record executives says, “Because people in China cannot connect to YouTube and Twitter, their own music video site does the job instead. The fact that Jun Su has topped the Yuetai Chart means a lot because he beat Super Junior and SNSD-Tae Ti Seo who have actively promoted their albums.”
In addition, Jun Su is successfully making his concert tour in Asia now. All 15,000 tickets for his concert held at Jamsil Gymnasium in May were sold out in only ten minutes, and all tickets for his concerts held in Thailand, Indonesia, and Taiwan were also sold out.
C-jes Entertainment, Jun Su’s agency, says, “We didn’t plan to promote the album on TV. Instead, we tried to create a high-quality full-length album that includes twelve songs and to plan a perfect concert with the best choreographer from the U.S. We invested a lot in the music video of ‘Tarantallegra’ and it was successful. We think it was possible because we were confident about the artist’s talent.”
C-jes will release the choreography version of the music video of “Tarantallegra” on its official YouTube channel on June 11 at 2:00 p.m.