7:04 pm - 06/28/2012

B1A4′s Japanese debut single ‘Beautiful Target’ ranks high on Oricon Chart



Popular idol group B1A4 is being met with an explosive response after releasing their first Japanese debut single, ‘Beautiful Target‘.

B1A4 made their official debut in Japan with ‘Beautiful Target’ on June 27th, and on the same day of release, the group ranked within the top 5 on the Oricon Chart with famous Japanese boy band KAT-TUN and Girls’ Generation. In addition, the boys have also stolen the top 3 spots on Tower Records‘ daily rankings, Japan’s largest music portal site.


A representative of their agency stated, “We’re surprised by the fact that B1A4 ranked within the top 5 on the Oricon Chart despite being a foreign rookie group, and a group that hasn’t begun promotions in Japan. Representatives in the music industry and fans are showing high interest in their next move.”

The B1A4 members also shared their thoughts: “We’re very happy to be able to debut in Japan. We’ll work harder to become a better group in order to receive much more love from fans.

Meanwhile, B1A4 will be heading over to Japan this weekend for a handshake event at the Tokyo Big Sight on June 30th. The group will then officially greet fans at their debut event, which is being held at the Lazona Kawasaki Plaza on July 1st.







source: akp + Chosun via Naver

And according to this, the boys sold 15,858 copies of their single!
asnindie 28th-Jun-2012 03:08 pm (UTC)
Won't this be one of the least selling Korean boy group debuts though?
ginevragirl 28th-Jun-2012 03:31 pm (UTC)
The other boy groups that debuted were already much more established than B1A4. 2PM, BEAST, SHINee, Infinite - all had large fanbases before debuting. B1A4 is still a rookie group, so this is impressive.
palebluedot09 28th-Jun-2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
I don't know anything about this but from what I have talked to people about it and they follow this sort of thing, they have said it's actually really good for them being a rookie that only debuted a year ago.

But really we will see at the end of the week how well it has sold

Edited at 2012-06-28 03:43 pm (UTC)
cattleyae 28th-Jun-2012 03:22 pm (UTC)
I'm glad they did fairly well.

And how I wish all of B1A4 posts were posted by this OP ^^
ginevragirl 28th-Jun-2012 04:54 pm (UTC)
Disagree. Worst BANA poster tbh.
benihime99 28th-Jun-2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
Don't waste your time bb.
She's just a troll who got banned from arama or something.
ginevragirl 28th-Jun-2012 05:57 pm (UTC)
Oh I know. I'm counting down till she's banned here tbh. :) Thank you though. <33
benihime99 28th-Jun-2012 05:59 pm (UTC)
I'm not even sure she'll get banned tbh.
She already broke most of the "rules" yet she's here so... ignoring her is probably the only solution.
ginevragirl 28th-Jun-2012 06:02 pm (UTC)
We can always live in hope. Lol.
benihime99 28th-Jun-2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
XD yes
tokadah 28th-Jun-2012 09:31 pm (UTC)
you and sarahman are the best! thank you n_n
ginevragirl 28th-Jun-2012 10:28 pm (UTC)
Awww thank you! <3333
in_noctem 28th-Jun-2012 03:48 pm (UTC)
You are too kind :')

tha_x 28th-Jun-2012 05:23 pm (UTC)
your icon is adorable
cattleyae 29th-Jun-2012 12:46 am (UTC)
thank you :3
benihime99 28th-Jun-2012 05:41 pm (UTC)
Couldn't agree more
ginevragirl 28th-Jun-2012 03:33 pm (UTC)
I'm proud of my boys. I honestly didn't expect them to debut in the top 5. I'm sure WM and Pony Canyon will be happy with that. Once they start their promotions I think their sales will increase.
exo_cath 28th-Jun-2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
Aww, I'm so happy for them ^.^

Edited at 2012-06-28 03:38 pm (UTC)
palebluedot09 28th-Jun-2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
Aww yay for my babies!
I'm sure they are happy.
Very nice numbers for them.
penipenpen 28th-Jun-2012 05:12 pm (UTC)
bbs are doing well, facing the fact that they are just a year old in the business.

continue to roll, bilasa boys! go make noona proud! just don't get eaten by Japan and ends up never coming back to Korea cause i'll cut a bitch haha. lol
sai12 28th-Jun-2012 05:22 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy for them! I hope their sales keep growing as they start actually promoting in Japan. ^____^
hugtimes 28th-Jun-2012 05:37 pm (UTC)
can people stop using that picture for b1a4 posts please?
i'm sure that they have other pictures.
ginevragirl 28th-Jun-2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
It's their Japan promo pic, so all the articles use it... idk. I agree though.
palebluedot09 28th-Jun-2012 05:41 pm (UTC)
i agree. i wish ppl would stop using it too. they should use a different pic even if it is the pic the article uses
in_noctem 28th-Jun-2012 05:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah I actually wanted to leave out the group picture altogether since this is like their only Japan promo shot T_T I'll definitely switch to something else for future B1A4 posts though ^^
hugtimes 28th-Jun-2012 06:35 pm (UTC)
thank you ^^
palebluedot09 28th-Jun-2012 05:41 pm (UTC)
btw the boys are still #4 for their second day on oricon
ginevragirl 28th-Jun-2012 06:01 pm (UTC)
I wish we could see what their sales were for the second day... I'm so curious. Lol. Proud that they maintained their position though.
palebluedot09 28th-Jun-2012 06:37 pm (UTC)
I do too. I wonder what their weekly sales are going to be. Aren't the boys flying to Japan today? Or did they leave already?

Edited at 2012-06-28 06:38 pm (UTC)
ginevragirl 28th-Jun-2012 06:40 pm (UTC)
They're leaving after Music Bank today. They're performing this week since it's the Half Year Special.
oliwon 28th-Jun-2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
I'm always proud of these cutie pies!! TwT♥
I saw that they're "stay" on #4 spot on the oricon chart today as well,that's great ..good luck for them!!TT
mjspice 29th-Jun-2012 11:24 am (UTC)
Cuties! They deserve it! :)
xxkumorixx 29th-Jun-2012 03:12 pm (UTC)
not surprised. it was quite impressive. especially since they redid the whole mv.
hileahrious 30th-Jun-2012 03:57 pm (UTC)
yayyyy ;~~~;
konichiwacobra 30th-Jun-2012 10:43 pm (UTC)
really happy for them.
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