Album cover of CNBLUE's Japanese second studio album "What turns you on?" [FNC Entertainment]

Album cover of CNBLUE’s Japanese second studio album “What turns you on?” [FNC Entertainment]

Album cover of KARA's Japanese fourth studio album "FANTASTIC GIRLS" [DSP Media]

Album cover of KARA’s Japanese fourth studio album “FANTASTIC GIRLS” [DSP Media]


Korean idol groups have proven their popularity in Japan once again, ranking high on the prestigious Oricon chart with their new releases.

Korean boy band CNBLUE made it to second place, with girl group KARA following right behind, on Wednesday’s daily albums chart, while B1A4 nabbed second place on Wednesday’s daily singles chart, Oricon showed on Thursday.

Containing 11 songs written by its members, CNBLUE’s second studio album “What turns you on?” sold around 27,000 albums on the day of its release yesterday. Girl group KARA’s fourth studio album “FANTASTIC GIRLS” sold over 20,000 albums.

B1A4’s third Japanese single, the translated version of “What’s Happening?” from their fourth mini-album in Korea, saw 25,000 tunes sold.

Reporter. Kang Jung-yeon
Editor. Jessica Kim

Courtesy of FNC Entertainment, DSP Media