SNSD tops Oricon Daily Chart with “Mr. Taxi”
SNSD’s 3rd Japanese single, “Mr. Taxi / Run Devil Run” has topped Oricon Daily Chart after spending the last two days in second place after Korean actor and singer Jang Geunsuk.
“Mr. Taxi / Run Devil Run” was released on April 27th and ranked 2nd with approximately 40,000 units sold on its first day. In addition, they have also been topping music charts on Japan iTunes and music mobile site, Rocochoku. Their ability to top the charts with the release of their new single has proven the girls’ popularity in Japan.
Netizens commented, “SNSD is really great,” “The girl group who represent South Korea,” and “Japan’s rookie is really exploding.”
“Mr. Taxi” has gotten an explosive reaction in both South Korea and Japan even before the single’s release. The dance version of the music video for “Mr. Taxi” was released prior to the release of the single.
SNSD will go on their first Japan Arena tour and had over 300,000 applicants for tickets to their concerts. This has resulted in adding 3 more concerts to their tour. They will visit Osaka on May 31st first, and will follow up with Tokyo, Saitama, Hiroshima, Nagoya, and Fukuoka.