AceShowbiz - Even though it is tough to listen, fans have shown their continuous support for the late Jonghyun by buying and listening to his posthumous album "Poet | Artist". It eventually leads to the late musician making his debut on Billboard 200 chart.
The effort enters the chart at No. 177 in the week ending February 3. The effort racked up 5,000 equivalent album units, including 4,000 in traditional album sales. His recent accomplishment makes the late SHINee member the fourth South Korean soloist to chart on the Billboard 200 following BoA, G-Dragon and Taeyang.
In addition, "Poet | Artist" rules Billboard's World Albums chart. This also makes Jonghyun join a group of big Korean acts who have topped the chart multiple times. He previously earned No. 1 spot on the chart with his album "Base", which was released on January 12, 2015.
"Poet | Artist" was released on January 23 along with a music video for one of the tracks, "Shinin' ". The nearly-three-minute retro visuals features Jonghyun belting out the song in various places, including a radio station and in front of a music studio.
Shortly after the release of the album, it launched at No. 1 on iTunes album charts in 24 different countries such as Argentina,Brazil, Guatemala, Malaysia and Ukraine. Additionally, the eleven-track set peaked at No. 2 on iTunes album charts in the United States as well as Australia.
All profits from the sale of the album will be given to Jonghyun's mother and be used for the establishment of an organization to help those living in difficult situation.
On the other hand, the remaining members of SHINee will continue as four and are scheduled to hold a concert in Japan next month. The boys announced the concert earlier this month, penning handwritten letters to their fans. Key also shared on Instagram a heartwarming message to fans along with an update of his activity.