SHINee's single "Sherlock" reached second place on Japan's representative music ranking site, Oricon on May 17th. They achieved the status on the singles daily chart after just one day, their single having gone on sale on the 16th of May.
This particularly significant for SHINee as they managed to overtake popular local group AAA, who was pushed to number three with their single "Still Love You". AAA had released their single on the same day as SHINee.
SHINee's Japanese version was a follow-up from their Korean version, which had been released on March 19th. Back then SHINee had met up with reporters from OSEN, where they stated, "After a month of activies in Korea, we will be promoting earnestly in Japan. We will work as hard in Japan as in Korea."
Previously "Sherlock" had come in first on Taiwan's music chart G-MUSIC (April 20th to 26th)and FIVE MUSIC (April 20th to 26th), amongst others.
Meanwhile SHINee has completed a Japanese arena tour, and will be holding twenty performances in seven Japanese cities till July 1st.