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SHINee’s single “Replay ~You are my everything” and KARA’s “Go Go Summer!” certified gold by RIAJ

8 Jul

Following SNSD’s recent certification of double-platinum for their 1st Japanese album “Girls’ Generation,” other groups have been certified Gold for their own Japanese single release. According to the RIAJ, KARA’s 4th Japanese single “Go Go Summer!” and SHINee’s debut Japanese single “Replay ~You are my everything” has achieved Gold status.

KARA released their 4th single on June 29th following their 3rd single “Jet Coaster Love.” The group has proven to be popular in Japan since their debut last year with “Mister.” Since their Japanese debut, they have been breaking numerous records.

SNSD’s juniors, SHINee, have also proven to be successful in Japan. The group signed a contract with EMI Japan and released their debut single on June 29th as well. According to the RIAJ, their debut single has achieved Gold status.

According to RIAJ’s criteria, albums selling 100,000 copies, 250,000 copies, and a million copies are certified Gold, Platinum, and Million respectively.

Meanwhile, SHINee’s Minho and Onew will soon take their leave from MBC Music Core’s MCs due to their oversea schedules.

Source: Ely and RIAJ
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KARA Performed Go Go Summer On Music Japan!

26 Jun

KARA continued the promotional activities of Go Go Summer in Japan,check out their latest performance on today’s Music Japan,the girls performed in blue outfits this time,like their performance?

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KARA’s Seungyeon thanks their fans’ support on Twitter

30 Apr

Following recent confirmations that DSP Media has come into a compromise with Han Seungyeon, Kang Jiyoung and Nicole Jung after a long legal battle. After 100 days of battling controversies and speculations, it has been reported that DSP Media and KARA have sent out their official apology for bringing worries to their fans and has promised a more mature approach in the future.

However, one member of the group continues to thank their fans for the trust and support as KARA’s Seungyeon shared her sentiments on microblogging site, Twitter. On a recent update hours ago, Seungyeon posted a message stating, “You all waited for a long time, right? ^^ I love you!”

Meanwhile it has also been revealed that all five members of the group have finished recording for their next single in Japan and is confirmed to release it by June.

Source: @fateflysy and Soompi
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KARA clinches Oricon Chart #1 with Jet Coaster Love!

8 Apr

On 7th of April, Japan’s Oricon charts reveals that KARA’s 3rd single “Jet Coaster Love”, that was being released on the 6th, have risen to the top with 28643 copies sold! On the 6th of april when the single was being released, KARA managed to clinch the second position on the chart with the sales of 47810 copies , losing out slightly to SDN48 with a difference of about 2000 copies of sales. However, it rises to the first position today, thereby proving once again KARA’s stunning popularity in Japan. Domoto Tsuyoshi took the second position (22568 copies sold). SDN48, who topped the chart yesterday, falls to no.6 today.

KARA’s first japanese album “Girls Talk” that was released on november(with a sales of 400,000 copies) last year had managed to top the daily charts for a significant number of times. At the same time, “KARA BEST CLIP”, a compiliation of Music videos of KARA, had also topped the DVD weekly chart.

Adding to the fact that the Oricons authorities have already recognised that KARA will be the one who are going to top the Oricon chart, various Japanese and Korean related authorities are all anticipating the actual result of the upon the release of Jet Coaster Love. Due to the earthquake that had occurred in Japan, promotions for “Jet Coaster Love” had been cancelled and the fact that KARA’s single has been postponed from March 14 to April 6, this current result has been pleasantly surprising. As for the song “Jet Coaster Love”, it has been topping various music charts continuously for 2 weeks as revealed by the Japanese albums association.

Based on the sales of albums (singles included), KARA is the third korean representatives to achieve that, the first and second being BoA and TVXQ. To add on, KARA has created a whole new record for the new hallyu wave that has recently hitted Japan.

Translated by: Caly/dreamgal_91@karaholic. (TAKE OUT WITH CREDIT)
from: Newsen/baidu.

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KARA sells a million albums 8 months after Japan debut

1 Apr

According to Universal Music Japan, KARA’s Japanese agency, the Korean girl group have sold over 1 million copies of their albums. This includes “Mister,” (130,000) “Jumping,” (110,000) “Girls’ Talk,” (430,000) “KARA BEST 2007-2010,” (200,000) and their DVD “KARA BEST CLIPS,” (200,000) which totaled up to 1,080,000 units sold.

It is an amazing feat for KARA as they only made their Japan debut 8 months ago. KARA saw great success and took Japan by storm with their butt dance with “Mister.” KARA will release their third Japanese single “Jet Coaster Love” on April 6th. All profits from “Jet Coaster Love” will be donated to the Japan relief fund.

KARA is the first Korean girl group to break into Japan successfully.

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Korean artist help Japan’s earthquake victims

24 Mar

Japan’s earthquake make many people feel sad and try to help them. In some magazine and tv, revealed artist and organisation who donate for Japan’s eartquake victims. Many artist and organisations give their best support for Japan, some of them :
The trio formerly of Korean boy band Dong Bang Shin Ki (or Tohoshinki as they are known as in Japan, a place where they are widely popular) have donated $600,000 to World Vision to help Japan and have stated “We were actually quite embarrassed and hesitant about alerting the public of our donation, but we hope that others will take notice of our action and follow suit. We hope that the donation will be used to aid in the recovery of the cities with the biggest damage, and I hope that the Japanese people find strength to overcome and find safety as fast as possible.”

Kim Hyun Joong
Leader of boy band SS501 (a band popular in both Korea and Japan)and actor Hyun Joong donated 100 million won, roughly $90,000, to Japan’s relief funds. He said that it is only a small amount but he wants to do anything to help. His company mentioned that it was his decision to undertake this donation and have asked that the money is used in the areas that need it the most. In regards to the situation in Japan, Hyun Joong said, “My heart hurts so much to hear about this. I hope that everyone can stay strong. Many people are joining hands in this crisis. Everyone, please come together with one heart.”

Bae Young Joon
An actor popular both in Korea and Japan (known as Yon-Sama to his Japanese fans) has donated 1 billion won to Japan’s victims. That is roughly $900,000 just from him and that money is to be distributed between different relief groups in Japan. He also shared how he was feeling about the crisis that Japan is currently suffering by saying “I am glued in front of the TV as I’m worried about the safety of all the victims … It pains me [that aftershocks are continuing]. I will be thinking about the best way I can help [with the relief effort].”

Song Seung Hun
Popular Korean actor Song Seung Hun has also made a donation towards the reliefs. He has donated 200 million won which is roughly $175,000. He has stated “It’s so heartbreaking to see what happened in Japan, so I had to help at least a tiny bit, and I figured Salvation Army would be best. If everyone can donate something small, a big positive change can occur.” and all of his money is going the Salvation Army as suggested to help with all of those who are victims of the tragedy in Japan.

Jang Geun Suk
Another Korean idol that is popular in both Korea and Japan, actor (who’s current drama filming has been delayed due to the incident) and singer Geun Suk has donated 140 million won which is $125,000 roughly to the Japanese Red Cross and has said that he prays that the victims will be able to return to their normal lives as soon as possible.

Ryu Shi Won
Korean actor and singer Shi Won has donated 200 million won ($178,000) to the relief funds and has offered to deliver his donation himself directly. His last concert tour was in Sendai and it seems to hurt him a lot that this has happened to them, so he wants to help with the relief work directly.

Lee Byung Hun

Actor Lee Byung Hun, also known as Byung-sama to his Japanese fans donated $617,700 to the Japanese Red Cross. He left a message for his fans in Japan on his official webpage as soon the incident had happened.

Korean boy band ZE:A are donating a portion of the profits from their Asian tour to the relief funds through their Japanese company IMX and representatives of their Korean company have said “As the disaster worsened, we hoped to find a way to help Japan, and eventually decided to donate the profits made in the first half of 2011 in addition to a portion of the profits we will be making from ZE:A’s Asian tour. Ever since they advanced into Japan last year, they’ve been receiving a lot of love from Japanese fans. The members themselves are extremely upset with what is going on. We genuinely hope that this will aid Japan in their recovery.”

KARA have already announced that full profits of their single will be given to the Japan relief fund.

KARA’s Goo Hara
KARA’s Goo Hara has secretly donated 100 million won (approximately $89,300 USD) to the Japan relief fund. Hara made her donation on March 22nd to the Public Social Welfare Fund to assist the victims in Japan and donated 100 million won.

Thanx for all who help them with pray, donate etc. For people around the world thanx for your help. ^^

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