CN Blue Takes Over Japan’s Oricon Weekly Chart
CN Blue snatched the no.1 spot on the Japanese Oricon chart with its second Japanese single album Where You Are.
The album, which was released on February 1, sold 60,000 copies, ranking no.1 on the Oricon Weekly Chart. CN Blue became the first foreign band to take the no.1 spot in Japan in 41 years.
This album contains tracks written by the group’s members themselves. The title track, Where You Are and Feeling were written by Jung Yong Hwa while Lee Jong Hyun wrote Get Away.
Particularly, Where You Are sold 32,000 copies on the day of release and topped the Oricon Daily Chart.
CN Blue has earned the recognition for its musical quality as a band in Japan. It became the first foreign band to take to the stage of rock festival Countdown Japan. At the end of last month, the band also performed at the Ontama Carnival 2012.
A member of a famous Japanese band, Orange Range tweeted, “I was happy to hear that CN Blue, super miracle, super hyper Korean band, said they were moved by performing on the same stage where we performed.”
CN Blue’s debut single, In My Head, sold 100,000 copies and it was recognized as a Gold Record from the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).
On the 31st of January, the group became the first Korean artist to appear on MTV’s Unplugged, where nearly 100 times the amount of people allowed into the performance signed up for a chance to get a seat.
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