Kara became the first foreign Asian girl group to make the top 10 on the Japanese Oricon charts.
Oricon is the most influential music statistics publisher in Japan.
The group’s debut single “Mister,” which was released on Aug. 11, sold 29,000 copies in the first week. This allowed Kara to reach No. 5 on the daily Oricon singles chart and fifth on the Aug. 16 weekly chart.
The first foreign female group to make to the Oricon hall of fame is the world famous Irish disco group the Nolans, with their 1980 single, “I’m In the Mood for Dancing,” but Kara is the first non-Japanese Asian female group to hit the charts.
Korean idols Super Junior have taken over the music charts of several Asian countries with their latest single “BONAMANA,” according to their agency SM Entertainment on Tuesday.
A press release from SM announced that the group’s latest fourth full-length album “BONAMANA,” which had dominated the music programs and charts in Korea, has reached the No. 1 spot on music charts in Thailand, Taiwan, the Philippines and Hong Kong.
In Thailand, the boys’ fourth studio release remained the best-selling album on Channel V’s Countdown Asian chart for two consecutive weeks from June 14 to 27, while placing first on the lists of local album retailers such as B2S TOP20, GRAM ASIAN POP TOP10, Look Maew Asian Pop Top5 since going on sale in the country on June 15.
“BONAMANA” has swept numerous album charts in Taiwan as well including on G-MUSIC 風雲榜, FIVE MUSIC, KMCC, CC Record since its release on June 18. It also took the top spot on the weekly music charts for online sites KKBOX, ezpeer during the week of June 18 to 24.
The Korean version of the album which was sold in May ahead of the official licensed version, had also been a hit in the country, topping Taiwan’s G-MUSIC and FIVE MUSIC from May 14 to 27 as well as claiming the No.1 spot on HIT FM and KISS radio’s music charts.
The latest studio release by Super Junior has also maintained the top spot on the Philippines music chart MYX Hit Chart for three weeks and on Hong Kong’s Japanese/Korean Top 10 chart for a week.
The thirteen-member boy band who made their debut in 2005 with their first full-length album “SuperJunior05 (TWINS),” has been considered one of the most popular K-pop acts in the country and throughout Asia with their hit albums “Don’t Don” and “Sorry Sorry.”
They have held two sold-out concert tours in 2008 and 2009 titled “The 1st Asia tour – Super Show” and “Super Show 2,” respectively, with the second tour attracting over a total 198,000 fans.
The group has been promoting their latest track “BONAMANA,” released in Korea on May 13, as a ten-man band with members Kang-in, Kibum and Hangeng having decided to take a break from group activities.
Super Junior released their repackaged fourth album today yesterday which has already taken the No. 1 position on album sales tracker Hanteo’s real-time chart.
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Korean solo songstress Seo In-young successfully entered Mnet’s singles chart at No. 1 with her latest song “Love is Bitter, Pain’s Calling” during the first week of June.
According to data released by the cable music channel on Tuesday, Seo scored her first win on the chart, pushing back two-week winner “2 Different Tears” by Wonder Girls.
Seo returned to the music scene with her latest album “Lov-Elly” on June 1 which features the title track that took first place on several music sites on the day of its release.
Hwayobi darted up 29 spots to second place with her recent release “Bye Bye Bye” and was followed by the duet song “Stupid Heart” by Hwanhee and Sook Hee which climbed up a respectable 12 slots to round out the top three singles.
Meanwhile, R&B duo Vibe continued their reign atop Mnet’s weekly album chart with their fourth studio release “Vibe in Praha” for the fourth straight week.
CNBLUE held onto the same position from the previous week as well with their mini-album “Bluelove” and female duo Davichi’s record “Innocence” went up a notch to re-enter the No. 3 position.
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Asia pop sensation Wonder Girls has once again placed atop Gaon’s singles chart with their new single “2 Different Tears” during the week of May 23 to 29.
According to the data released on Thursday, the female idol group held onto the No. 1 spot, scoring their second consecutive win on the chart.
The girls have been promoting the new record “2 Different Tears” in Korea, topping various music charts with their title track of the same name. They left the country on Tuesday to begin their solo tour in 20 cities in the United States starting June 4.
Making an incredible 20-spot jump from the previous week to No. 2 is the new tune “Love” by rock quartet CNBLUE and rounding out the top three singles is “HUH” by girl group 4minute.
Meanwhile, Veteran singer Lee Seung-hwan’s 10th album “Dreamizer” successfully bowed into the No. 1 position on Gaon’s albums chart.
Super Junior’s fourth studio release “BONAMANA” fell one slot to second place, followed sequentially by MBLAQ’s single album “Y” which bounced up two spots to third.
Asian pop sensation Super Junior have once again proved to be an unstoppable force in Korea, selling the most copies of their album in May.
A press release from their agency SM Entertainment on Tuesday stated that version A of the boys’ fourth studio release topped music website Hanteo Information System’s monthly album sales chart while the latter version ranked in at second place. They had made a comeback to the local music scene with the first version of the album which went on sale May 13 and the second version a week later.
Super Junior’s fourth full-length album will soon be released in several countries in Asia starting with Hong Kong on June 4 and Taiwan on June 18, followed by Thailand, China, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Japan. They were in China last weekend with other SM artists to perform at the ‘Korea Music Festival’ of the Expo 2010 Shanghai.
Korean pop sensation Girls’ Generation seems to be solidifying their presence in Asia, claiming the top spot on the music charts of several countries with their latest studio release.
According to a press release from their agency SM Entertainment on Friday, the girls claimed the No. 1 spot on the music charts in the Philippines and Thailand with their single “Run Devil Run” from their repackaged second album of the same name.
In Thailand, “Run Devil Run” has maintained its position atop record distribution chart B2S TOP 20 for three consecutive weeks starting May 3 as well as staying the most-requested song for two straight weeks on Thailand’s “Channel V’s Countdown Asian Chart.”
In the Philippines, the girls’ repackaged second album which went on sale in the country last Saturday, topped the weekly charts of the major music store chains Music On and Astroplus for the week of May 17 to 23.
Girls’ Generation, composed of members Tiffany, Taeyeon, Yoona, Jessica, Sunny, Sooyoung, Seohyun and Hyoyeon, have been one of the most popular female idols in the country since their debut in 2007.
They have released numerous albums and singles including their biggest hits “Gee,” “Tell Me Your Wish,” “Kissing You” and “Oh!”
definitely agree that they are one of the money makers in terms of having beautiful songs released. Hail sone~!!!
Korean female idol group the Wonder Girls successfully bowed into the No. 1 spot on Gaon’s singles chart with their latest song “2 Different Tears” during the fourth week of May.
According to data released on Thursday, the girls claimed their first win on the chart, pushing out former winners Davichi off from the top slot.
The quintet made a comeback to the local music scene early last week after the global release of their new album, of the same name as their new song, which also marked their official debut in the United States.
Rounding out the top three singles was R&B duo Vibe’s latest tune “Please Come Back Again” which climbed nine slots to second place, while “Time, Please Stop” by Davichi followed behind in third place falling back two ranks from the previous week.
Meanwhile, K-pop male idols Super Junior remained on top of Gaon’s weekly album chart for the week of May 16 to 22 with their fourth full-length record “BONAMANA” for the second consecutive week.
Wonder Girls’ new single album “2 Different Tears” and CNBLUE’s latest second mini-album “Bluelove” entered the charts at No. 2 and 3 spot, respectively.
Korean rock band FT Island has placed fourth on Japan’s prestigious Oricon weekly album chart, according to their agency FNC Music on Tuesday.
The group’s Japanese debut album “Flower Rock” had entered the daily music chart at No. 3 as soon as it was released on May 19 and held onto the position for two consecutive days.
Meanwhile, the quintet has been focusing on their activities in Japan after signing with Warner Music Japan in early January. They recently gave a free live concert for a total 5,000 fans in Osaka and Tokyo over the weekend.
The group also performed on NHK-hosted televised music talk show “MUSIC JAPAN” last Sunday and have other live performances scheduled in the country until their return to the Korean music scene in mid-August.
FT Island (Five Treasure Island), composed of members Lee Hong-ki, Lee Jae-jin, Song Seung-hyun, Choi Min-hwan and Choi Jong-hoon, made their debut in 2007 with their first album “Cheerful Sensibility.” They are well-known for their songs “Hope,” “Love Sick” and “Heaven.”
Korean pop sensation Wonder Girls shot to the top of cable music channel Mnet’s singles chart during the week of May 17 to 23 with their new single “2 Different Tears (2DT).”
The quintet claimed their first win on the chart, making an astonishing 75-slot jump to bump down former week’s winner Davichi to No. 7.
The hit maker group’s latest song “2DT” is the title track of the girls album of the same name released on May 16 which marks their official debut in the United States.
The song has been recorded in three languages including Korean, English and Chinese and the English versions and remixes of their previous hits in Korea, “Tell Me,” “So Hot” and “Nobody,” are also featured in the album.
Meanwhile, Korean boy band MBLAQ made a quick entry into the singles chart with their new song “Y,” unveiled just last week, which placed on the runner-up spot, and male duo Vibe’s latest tune “Please Come Back Again” gained three positions into third place.
On the weekly albums chart, Vibe’s fourth full-length studio release “Vibe in Praha” remained the top seller for the second consecutive week.
CNBLUE ascended seven ranks to second place with their mini album “Bluelove,” whereas Davichi dropped one spot to No. 3.