30 Mar – Jay Chou has recently made history as the first Mandopop star to enter the IFPI 2022 Global Album Sales Chart, and at first place at that.
The singer, who released his first studio album, "Greatest Works of Art" last year since his last work in 2016, bested others including BTS' "Proof" and Taylor Swift's "Midnight", both albums in the second and third place, respectively.
Among other artistes in the list include ENHYPEN, Stray Kids, and BLACKPINK.
Jay was also presented with a custom trophy for the win, to which he dedicated to all his fans.
"In Hollywood, you might know Jay Chou as Kato in The Green Hornet; in Korea, the actor and director of the film Secret; in Japan, the actor in Initial D; or even the magician in the Netflix series J-Style Trip. But in fact, I am a songwriter and music composer. Thanks to all the fans who've been supporting my music since my debut in 2000. It's very exciting to see Mandopop emerge at the top of the chart. I hope my music can stay timeless and be appreciated worldwide," he expressed.
Said Frances Moore, CEO of IFPI, "His outstanding career, which has spanned over 20 years, is a testament to his truly unique talent and the exceptional relationships he has built with his fans all around the world."
(Photo Source: Jay Chou IG)