"Share The World/We Are,'' the 27th single album by Dong Bang Shin Gi, one of South Korea's top pop idol groups and also known as TVXQ, shot to the top in the single daily table of Japan's Oricon Charts upon being released Wednesday.
Yonhap News Agency estimated the number of the albums sold at more than 58,000, much more than the second-ranked single that stood at about 20,000.
TVXQ's latest single, which had put the image of summer above all things, has been taking top spot on the music request chart run by USEN, Japan's largest cable TV network, even before its release, according to Yonhap.
The album's flagship song also has been used as an opening piece for a popular animation now being broadcast over Fuji TV since earlier this month.
TVXQ is a South Korean boy band quintet consisting of Xiah, Micky, Hero, Max and U-know.