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TVXQ’s Yunho Reigns Over Domestic And International Charts With “True Colors”

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Congratulations, Yunho and Cassiopeias!

TVXQ’s Yunho debuted a solo artist in South Korea — 16 years into his career as a singer — and fans all over the world made sure his passion and hard work pay off as True Colors took over domestic and international charts following its release.

True Colors, which was released on June 12, led major music charts in South Korea including Hanteo and Synnara. Through the mini album, Yunho now holds the second highest first day sales in Hanteo for a male soloist with more than 57,000 units sold.

In addition, its title track “Follow” came on top of Mnet Music and at the second place of Vibe.

Additionally, the mini album also reigned iTunes Album Charts in 15 countries namely Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Russia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

True Colors include six tracks — “Follow”, “Blue Jeans”, “Swing”, “Why”, “Change the World”, and “Hit Me Up”. For the songs, Yunho worked with top class composers including SM Entertainment’s hit maker Yoo Young Jin. He also teamed up with acclaimed producers Thomas Troelsen, LDN Noise, Andrew Choi, and Hwang Yoo Bin.

He also tapped his good friend BoA as a featuring artist for “Swing”. Meanwhile, “Hit Me Up” saw the collaboration of the leader of TVXQ with Giriboy.

During the media showcase, Yunho admitted feeling nervous about his solo album. “I’m more nervous than I thought I would be. I feel like I’m debuting again, but I think it’s good to be excited by a new beginning,” he said.

Each track from the mini album represents a certain color which was highlighted in the teasers for each song. According to Yunho, he wanted to convey that life is made up of different colors.

He also intend to show people his growth as an artist through the different musical colors he displayed in True Colors.

“The public thinks of me as a performer, but I also wanted to show them the type of music I like and how my vocal tones change with each song. I want people to see how I have matured from the little boy they first saw,” he said.