Fans around the world are still showing lots of love for the late Jonghyun and his newly-released posthumous album Poet | Artist, and this has resulted in the SHINee singer's biggest debut on the Billboard charts.
For the week dated February 3 on the Billboard 200 album chart, Jonghyun's Poet | Artist album managed to debut at an impressive No.177 with 5,000 album units sold. This is particularly impressive because not only does this showcase the love shown for the SHINee singer by fans around the world, but it is also Jonghyun's first album to hit the Billboard 200 chart.
Notably, this achievement means that Jonghyun is now one of just 10 other K-pop acts who have managed to land in the Billboard 200 and only the fourth solo K-pop artist to do so, following after BoA, G-Dragon, and Taeyang.
Beyond the Billboard 200 chart, Jonghyun has also made a splash on the Billboard World Albums chart by hitting No.1 with Poet | Artist.
Prior to the release of Jonghyun's final solo album, SM Entertainment announced that all the profits of the album's sales will be going towards the SHINee singer's mother, as well as towards the establishment of an organisation aimed at helping those living in difficult circumstances.
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