With 2011 coming to a close, Billboard has revealed its 2011 Year-end Charts. On the Japan Hot 100 chart, seven spots have been taken up by four different K-pop groups: KARA, Girls’ Generation, T-ara and TVXQ. Japanese idol group, AKB48, topped this chart with “Everyday Katchusha” and “Flying Get” in first and second place respectively. Girls’ Generation charted at 11th place with their song “Mr. Taxi”. “Gee” also found a spot in this chart at number 23. Continue reading
In addition to their Sports Korea win, SNSD nabbed yet another award- the 2nd spot on the prestigious Oricon Weekly Album Chart!
Recently, we reported that “Hoot” ranked #2 on the Oricon Daily Album Chart, with 21,271 copies sold by the day after the album dropped. Also, the Japanese version of “Gee” had reached the 2nd spot as well, but as Oricon stated: “This is SNSD‘s first Top 10 entry on the Album Chart”. On December 28, the Japanese Edition of the 3rd Mini Album “Hoot” sold 61,000 copies in the first week- an impressive feat for a relatively new group.
The Japanese edition of the mini album ‘Hoot’ consists of SNSD’s hits such as ‘Tell Me Your Wish’, ‘Gee’, ‘Run Devil Run’, ‘Oh!’, etc.
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Sources: fanwonder.com; star.mt.co.kr
Despite the fact that the girls –as a group since Sooyoung has promoted in Japan before– have yet to promote in Japan, the girls have broken into Japan’s Oricon Charts (which is similar to Korea’s Mnet Charts) with their second full album, ‘Oh!, taking the 54th spot out of the top 100 for the 2nd week of February!
The surprise appearance has shocked many people; their second album hasn’t even been released that long ago.