BILLBOARD: JONGHYUN #1 World Albums

BILLBOARD: JONGHYUN #1 World Albums


Poet | Artist is the second and final studio album by South Korean singer-songwriter Jonghyun, released posthumously on January 23, 2018, through SM and Genie. The album had been confirmed in December 2017 and was completed prior to Jonghyun's death, of which it was announced a day after. Upon release, the album debuted at number 177 on the US Billboard 200, the album being his first to chart on the list. Poet | Artist debuted atop the Gaon Album Chart on the 4th issued week, dated January 21–27. The following week it dropped one spot, where it spent an additional week. On the 51st issued week, dated December 16–22, the album returned to number one, coinciding with one year since the singer passed. The album spent 36 non-consecutive weeks in the chart's top 100. Poet | Artist topped the Gaon Album monthly chart, selling more than 150,000 copies in eight days. It eventually became the 20th best-selling album in 2018, moving more than 235,000 copies. Eight of the album's eleven songs charted on the Gaon Digital Chart. The album's first single "Shinin'" debuted at no. five. On February 11, 2021, the album received a platinum certification from Gaon for 250,000 copies sold. In Japan, Poet | Artist debuted at no. twelve on the Oricon Albums Chart for the week dated February 5, selling around 6,000 copies. The following week the album rose to no. ten on the chart, selling an additional 6,700 copies. In the United States, the album debuted and peaked at no. 177 on the Billboard 200, making Jonghyun only the fourth Korean soloist to place an album on the chart at the time. In its opening week it moved 5,000 album-equivalent units, including 4,000 pure sales. It furthermore debuted atop Billboard's World Albums, his second number-one on the chart.At the 33rd Golden Disc Awards, the album was nominated for the Disc Daesang and Disc Bonsang awards, winning the latter. "어떤 기분이 들까 (I'm So Curious)" was co-written and produced by Dsign Music.


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