A Pink Wraps Up Promotions in Japan Gathering Over 9,300 Fans
A Pink has returned after wrapping up 10 days of promotions in Japan.
A Pink arrived in Korea on February 23 after promoting in Japan for 10 days. The group released the second single Mr. Chu (Japanese version) on February 18, launching album release events in Fukuoka, Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo.
This was A Pink’s second promotional activity in Japan, after releasing the first single in August 2014. Taking the second step with the goal of setting its status as a hallyu girl group, A Pink earned successful results.
Mr. Chu ranked number three on Oricon’s daily album chart on the day of its release, climbing up to second place a day later on February 19. The release events, which took place in the forms of fan meetings, were even more successful.
A Pink gathered a total of 9,300 fans for its release events. Although it is a lesser amount compared to 200,000 fans that gathered in August of last year, the recent release events were different since they were paid events. The tickets were sold out as soon as they went on sales and the fans showed their enthusiasm during the event. The group’s popularity was proved through the number of albums sold. The single album sold over 50,000 copies in just one week.
An affiliate of the agency stated, “Even the Japanese staff members were surprised by the enthusiastic response of the fans and the rate of album sales. We were quite surprised too. We didn’t expect such a hot response but the Japanese fans showed great response. It made us anticipate the next promotions in Japan and motivated us as well.”
Having wrapped up promotions in both Korea and Japan, A Pink will be taking a break for a while, before preparing for the new album.
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