Popular girl group KARA released their best album in Japan called, “KARA BEST 2007-2010”. This album had outstanding sales, selling 51,000 copies in the first week. It placed at #2 on ORICON’s weekly chart.
Last month on the 29th, KARA released their best album in Japan; it wasn’t in Japanese, English or any other foreign languages. It was a 100% Korean album. Their best album contains 12 of their un-edited hit Korean songs starting from their debut up until now.
Up until now, if a Korean singer wanted to advance in Japan, it was necessary for them to become localized. For the most part, they would sing Japanese cover songs or English songs and just Korean songs were shown at events and such. Lately, girl groups, including SNSD, have been advancing in Japan with their same Korean music and style. But, KARA is the first one to have been able to gather so much attention from Japanese consumers with just a Korean album. It is an achievement that not even DBSK has accomplished.