KARA’s second Japanese album ‘Super Girl’ expected to surpass 1 million sales mark with re-release
Girl group KARA will be attempting to break the million sales mark in Japan.
KARA’s second Japanese album ‘Super Girl‘ is close to selling over 1,000,000 copies, as a special Tour Edition of the album will be re-released on April 11th in celebration of the girls’ upcoming Japanese tour.
The group’s agency DSP Media estimated that the album has sold over 800,000 copies to date. There were some problems with the supply of the album towards the end of last year and therefore the sales number slowed down, but the numbers are expected to spike again with the girls’ new tour.
A representative from DSP Media remarked, “At the time when the albums were selling extremely well, our supply could not meet the demands which were even more explosive than we had expected. Because this album was short in supply, the fans’ expectations for the re-release of the album are high.”
‘Super Girl’ was released in November of 2011 and has officially sold over 750,000 copies. Last month, the album was acknowledged by the RIAJ (Record Industry of Japan) as a ‘Triple Platinum’ album (sales surpassing 750,000 copies).
With ‘Super Girl’, KARA became the first Korean artist to earn ‘Triple Platinum’ status with just one album in Japan. The album also sold 300,000 copies within just 8 days, and earned it’s elite ‘Triple Platinum’ status within just two short months after release, selling more copies of a single album in that short period of time than any of their Korean counterparts who debuted in Japan.
The girls who are in discussions to extend their contract with Universal Music Japan have secured the #2 slot on the Weekly Oricon Chart with their sixth single ‘Speed Up/Girl’s Power‘ which was released on March 21st.
The ladies will also be embarking on their ‘KARASIA‘ Japan tour, beginning on April 14th in Yokohama, and traveling to Nagoya, Fukuoka, Osaka, Tokyo, and more to meet with 100,000 of their local fans