Jang Keun Suk and 2PM Appear on the Oricon and Tower Records Charts
Jang Keun Suk and 2PM became top singers on the Oricon, ranking high on the charts as soon as their albums were released.
According to the Oricon Charts of May 29, Jang Keun Suk′s second studio album Nature Boy sold 43,657 copies on the day of its release, landing on the no. 1 spot of the Daily Album Chart.
Nature Boy holds a total of 11 tracks, including the promotional singles Nature Boy and Indian Summer as well as a self-written track titled Love Letter. The promotional tracks stand out for being tracks that could blow away the summer.
2PM also released its sixth single album Give Me Love on the same day, and appeared at no. 2 on the Daily Single Chart. The no. 1 spot went to the Japanese group Arashi.
The album did manage to take over charts on Tower Records, however, as it topped the sales and pre-sales charts for the shop.
Member Junho′s solo album took up the ranks just below 2PM, at no. 2 and 3.
Give Me Love is a masculine dance track, and gathered popularity even before its release after it was chosen as the theme for the new TBS drama Take Five.
The track Falling In Love, included in the album as member Jun.K′s self-composed track, previously appeared at the top of ringtone charts on Recochoku.
2PM said about its new feats, "We′re very happy and proud to hear that we′ve managed to top the Tower Records chart and nail no. 2 on the Oricon. We′ll work harder. Thank you."
Boyfriend′s first studio album Seventh Mission could also be seen on no. 4 on the Daily Album Chart.
2PM will return to Korea on May 30 after wrapping up promotions in Japan.
Photo credit: Album jackets, Oricon, JYP Entertainment
This article was edited on May 30, 2013 to replace a missing portion of the original text.