Jonghyun’s Final Album “Poet | Artist” Soars High On Local & World Charts

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Poet | Artist marked great positions on local and international charts!

The finale album of beloved late artist Kim Jonghyun, released in January 24th, topped domestic physical and digital charts for the fourth week of January.

Jonghyun Poet | Artist

The album also entered Billboard 200 (Billboard’s main chart), placing 177th, with 5,000 earned album units for the week ending on January 26. He joins the elite circle of 10 K-pop acts to chart on Billboard 200, and the fourth soloist to do so after G-Dragon, BoA, and Taeyang.

Poet | Artist also topped Billboard’s World Albums chart this week, making Jonghyun the third artist to have multiple chart-topping albums. His debut solo EP Base also ranked first in 2015. His band SHINee flaunts two albums, which charted first on the same list.

Billboard describes Jonghyun’s last album to fit the singer’s personality. “Shinin” poses as an impressive title track, with feel-good chorus, while “Before our Spring” boasts a soothing ballad, layered with jazz hints.

Jonghyun’s fans responded overwhelmingly upon the album’s release, making it as a top trending event in social media.

Read More: How Fans Responded to Jonghyun’s Last Album

As reported initially, the proceeds of the cherished idol’s posthumous album will be given to his mother in support of charitable foundations, which help the less fortunate people.

You did well Kim Jonghyun!


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