From TVXQ to Girls’ Generation, its no secret Japan has become by far one of the biggest hot spots for Korean artists to expand their talent, into the world’s 2nd highest selling music distributor. But which artist has had the biggest debut in sales so far?
Despite not taking the no.1 spot when they debuted, Girls’ Generation charmed the people of Japan with their debut single “Genie” selling 44,907 in 2010, making them the no.1 Korean female group with highest debut sales.
On the other hand Jang Geun Suk who made his debut less than 2 weeks ago with “Let Me Cry” sold an impressive 119,149 copies, not only breaking an Oricon record, but making him the no.1 soloist on the list.
Finally MBLAQ not only ranks as the highest debut sales by a male group, but they also broke a record becoming the 1st group to chart no.1 on the Daily Charts.
Check out the list below:
01. Jang Geun Suk 119,149
02. SNSD “Genie” 44,907
03. MBLAQ “Your Luv” 40,281
04. KARA “Mister” 29,238
05. Beast “Shock” 28,532
06. Big Bang “Heaven” 26,039
07. BoA “ID Peace B” 14,740
08. Supernova 8,542
09. ZE:A “Love letter/My only wish” 8,273
10. SES “Meguriau Sekai” 7,390
11. Se7en “Hikari” 7,303
12. 4MINUTE “Muzik” 4,241
13. FT Island “One Way” 4,043
14. CN Blue “The Way” 3,353
15. DBSK “Hug” 2,502
Did your favorite artist sell as much as you expected?
Source : GoKpop
The time has arrived for a new Inkigayo episode.
Anew weekend calls a new winner, and the ones who took the crown this time were the girls of f(x).
Jay Park is back with Abandoned, while Decemmber hits the stage with Beautiful Woman. On the girls side Sistar19 made their debut with Ma Boy.
Also After School, f(x), A Pink, Rainbow, C.N. Blue, 4minute, Dal Shabet, Bella and more presented their stages.
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Thelma Aoyama reveals the English version for “WITHOUT U”. The song is a collaboration with 4minute!
The English version will be available all throughout Asia. The Japanese version will be released sometime before the single becomes available on the 25th.
Check out the song:
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Curious about the other performances on Music Bank, apart from the debut and comeback stages? You can watch them here!
Beside the comeback stages of JJ and Untouchable, and the debut stages of SISTAR 19 and Jay Park, KBS’ Music Bank also featured various performances by artists such as After School, f(x), C.N. Blue, Rainbow, Brian Joo, Monday Kiz and more.
Enjoy watching them below!
The debut stages, we get to watch on Music Bank today, are by SISTAR 19, the sub-unit group of Starship Entertainment’s girlband, SISTAR, and former member of 2PM, Jay Park.
SISTAR 19 presented their single, “Ma Boy”, released on 3rd May.
Following that, Jay Park made his debut as solo artist performing his tracks, “Tonight” and “Abandoned”, from his newly released mini-album titled “Take A Deeper Look”. He also became the winner of Music Bank’s K-Chart this week.
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Tonight’s show was the comeback and debut performances of vocal group December, Spinel, and the special unit SISTAR 19. In addition to those performances, many of hit groups have returned to perform their songs such as 4minute, CNBLUE, Brian Joo, Rainbow, and Girls’ Day.
The top 3 artists to take the spots on M! Countdown tonight were f(x) with “Pinocchio (Danger),” Park Bom’s “Don’t Cry,” and 4minute’s “Mirror Mirror.” Last week, Big Bang took home the prize as they bid adieu to fans for their last performance for M! Countdown with “Love Song.”
The artist to take home the night with their second award for their song is f(x)! Since their comeback, the girls have been a hit and were awarded their first K-Chart award for “Pinocchio (Danger)” last week. Tonight on M! Countdown, the girls have won their second award for “Pinocchio (Danger)” and first M! Countdown award.
Congratulations to f(x)! Unfortunately, f(x) was not present in tonight’s show.
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Usually idols have to wait the whole day during music shows, while their outfits are checked or they do the sound-check.
However this time Mnet prepared a dance machine so they can play around.
Check the cute pics below to see your favorite idols.
Source : GoKpop, Mnet M Countdown
Hyuna who had her first solo debut in January of last year, is set for another solo comeback this June.
4Minute started promoting their double-title-track album with songs “Heart to Heart” and “Mirror Mirror” last April, will end their promotions by the end of the month, prior to Hyuna’s comeback.
CUBE Entertainment’s Officials stated, “4Minute will continue broadcasting and performing on stage till the end of this month for their album promotions. Right after that, Kim HyunA’s first mini-album shall be revealed.”
“4Minute’s Kim HyunA will officially start her regular solo activities by June. For just after a short period of time, everyone can finally take a look on her future as a solo singer. HyunA is now steadily and firmly preparing for her solo release because this time, it will be a mini-album. She will be meeting her fans with a new identity through her 1st mini album.”
Hyuna’s solo comeback received high expectations from fans as they were anticipating to see the 20-year old side of her.
Source : GoKpop