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Ever since its release, Girls’ Generation – TaeTiSeo’s mini album ‘Twinkle’ has been topping Japan’s Tower Records’ preorder chart for 3 days in a row before dropping to the no.2 spot on May 1st. Besides that, the mini album has also managed to secure the 4th placing on HMV’s preorder chart as well, which is an indication that TaeTiSeo is receiving explosive response and interest among Japanese music fans.
Innolife and other Japanese media stated, “Even with only 3 members, it’s enough (to achieve such amazing feat). There is a huge interest in Girls’ Generation – TaeTiSeo among international fans”.
TaeTiSeo will be performing ‘Twinkle’ for the first time on Mnet ‘M Countdown’ on May 3rd.
Kpop stars are showing their domination in Japan once again. The most notable one is indeed, Girls’ Generation.
Girls’ Generation’s ‘Japan 1st Arena Tour Girls’ Generation’ which was released on December 14th took the no.1 spot on December 14th’s Oricon Daily DVD Combined Chart, Blu-ray Chart and DVD Music Chart.
The ’1st Japan Arena Tour’ DVD not only dominated the Oricon charts but also Tower Records’ Daily Chart where it secured the top two positions on the chart. Girls’ Generation’s popularity in Japan is proven again as 3rd album ‘The Boys (Mr.Taxi version)’ was ranked 3rd on the same chart.
Japan’s largest record store, Tower Records recenty released the ‘Best Sellers for 1st half of 2011′ charts. From the results released, SNSD topped the Kpop album chart while SHINee took the no.1 spot in the Singles category. SNSD’s ‘Mr.Taxi/Run Devil Run’ also made it to the top 5 in the Singles category where it attained the 4th spot. Here are the results:
1. Girls’ Generation – SNSD
2. Girls’ Talk – Kara
3. Big Bang 2 – Big Bang
4. GD & TOP Vol.1 – GD & TOP
5. Five Treasure Island – FT Island
1. Replay: You Are My Everything – SHINee
2. Jet Coaster Love – Kara
3. Let Me Cry – Jang GeunSuk
4. Mr.Taxi/Run Devil Run – SNSD
5. Take Off – 2pm
Japan’s largest record store, Tower Records released the ‘Kpop Chart for June’ on July 6th. SNSD’s 1st Japanese Album ‘Girls’ Generation’ which was released on June 1st, captured the no.1 spot.
‘Girls’ Generation’ which contains 12 songs including their Japanese debut song ‘Genie’, ‘Gee’, ‘Mr.Taxi’, ‘Run Devil Run’, etc was also ranked 3rd in the monthly pre-order chart for May. After the album was released on June 1st, it climbed to the top spot of Oricon Weekly Album Chart, with recorded sales of 232,000 copies in the first week. With the consistent sales volume, SNSD’s debut album was also named one of the top 10 best selling album on Oricon for the first half of 2011 with sales of 325,658 copies.
Besides ‘Girls’ Generation’, FT Island’s ‘Return’ and ‘Five Treasure Island’ took 2nd and 5th spot respectively on Tower Records’ ‘Kpop Chart for June’. f(x)’s 1st album repackaged ‘Hot Summer’ captured the no.3 spot while Beast’s ‘Fiction and Fact’ was ranked 4th. Meanwhile, Big Bang’s ’2011 Big Bang Concert Live Album Big Show: Big Bang Live Album’ and Kim HyunJoong’s ‘Breakdown’ took the no. 6 and 7 spot respectively. CN Blue’s ‘First Step’ came in 8th, 2pm’s ‘Hands Up’in 9th and the DVD album of KBS2 drama (starring Jang GeunSuk) ‘Marry Me, Mary!’ rounds up the top 10 of the chart.
Update 1: ‘Girls’ Generation’ came in second on the Oricon Monthly Album Chart!
SNSD’s debut Japanese album ‘Girls’ Generation’ came in second on the Oricon Monthly Album Chart with a total of 411,972 copies sold in June. The girls are second only to the massive sales of 715,722 copies sold by popular Japanese girl group AKB48′s latest album ‘Koko ni Ita Koto’!
SNSD are set to conquer Japan’s music industry with their HOT debut on September 8th and despite being a rookie in Japan, the girls manage to debut at #5 on Oricon’s Daily Singles Chart and placed among some of the big names in Jpop industry such as Arashi, Glay, Japanese 48-member (WOW) girl group AKB48 and French Kiss.
The girls had their very first showcase in Japan on August 25th which saw 22,000 fans turned out to catch a glimpse of the girls’ always-impressive performance. The explosive reaction from fans caught media’s attention and the girls were featured on “NHK News Watch 9″. In addition to that, news and reports of SNSD were also published on daily papers like Yomiuri Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun, Sankei Sports, etc.
In Tokyo, publicities and promotions were huge. The girls’ debut on September 8th was put up on billboards along Shibuya, music video of “Genie” was displayed on screens in music stores and Tower Records have even set up booth at train stations to promote the girls’ debut single.
More than 80,000 copies of SNSD’s debut single “Genie” were pre-ordered. According to SM Entertainment, in addition of the 80,000 pre-orders, more orders are expected after the single’s officially released on September 8th. The agency added that it is rather unusual for the debut single to hit near 100,000 pre-orders. It was reported that 10,000 copies were sold on the first day of the release.
The girls’ explosive debut in Japan would spark the Kpop girl groups fever again in the country. SNSD who are awesome in singing, performance and dancing skills also wish to be the style icon for Japan’s young girls, in the age group of 10-20 years old. The girls are receiving lots of love and attention from female fans in Japan and as the “Genie” promotion in the country progresses, SNSD are expected to set a trend in terms of hair, make-up and clothing.