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Shoujo Jidai among Korean artists who conquered Japan’s Twitter community

December 23, 2010


According to Japan’s Twitter Search Statistic Site, http://tr.twipple.jp, JYJ’s Hero Jaejoong was ranked 1st in the ‘famous individual’ category this year. Besides Jaejoong, there are many other Korean stars who made it within the top 10. Kara came in 3rd, SNSD in 5th, TVXQ in 7th and JYJ’s Xiah Junsu secured the 10th spot.

SNSD and Kara’s massive popularity in Japan is proven as they were among the top 3 Korean artists ranked within top 5 of the list. In 2010, SNSD who debuted in Japan in September, have released 2 Japanese singles ‘Genie‘ and ‘Gee‘ where both singles recorded sales exceeding 100,000 copies and received the Golden Certificates from Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) for such feats. In August, SNSD’s first Japanese showcase recorded a total attendance of 22,000 at Ariake Coliseum and ever since then, the girls are enjoying increasing popularity in Japan. In addition to that, SNSD’s newly released Licensed Japanese Edition 3rd Mini Album ‘Hoot‘ recorded a massive sale of 21,271 copies on the first day, putting the at #2 on Oricon Daily Album Chart.

Due to the increasing popularity, it is not surprising that these girls have become one of the hottest hot search items on Twitter and have since turning some Japanese celebrities into their fans as well.

Credit: stoo.asiae.co.kr (statistic only)