The Oricon Chart, the most renowned Japanese music chart, showed on December 8 that Super Junior’s second Japanese single, “Mr. Simple,” released on December 7, vaulted to the first place on the Daily Single Chart on the same day of its release. Considering that the leading group of the Korean Wave has yet settled down to the advancement into Japan, it can be viewed satisfactory. Super Junior’s first Japanese single, “Bonamana,” released in June this year, climbed to the second position on the Daily Oricon Chart.
The power of K-pop singers was also reflected in the Oricon Album Chart.
SHINee released its first Japanese regular album, The First, on December 7, vaulting to the third position on the Oricon Daily Album Chart without any hesitation. SHINee’s second single “Juliet,” released at the end of August this year, also ranked top on the Oricon Daily Album Chart. These records well reflect how popular they are in Japan these days.
Kara, a representative Korean girl group which carries out passionate activities in Japan, is still remaining on higher positions of the Oricon Daily Album Chart with its new Japanese regular album, Super Girl. When the album was released on November 23, the album immediately took the first position of the same chart.
On the December 8 chart, six Korean singer groups were included among top ten best singles and albums