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THREE BRAND NEW KARA ARTICLES. ONE'S ABOUT DSP'S FUTURE BOY GROUP


KARA IS DOMINATING JAPAN SOME MORE

Whether it's record sales or mobile sales, Kara achieved an electrifying all-kill in Japan music charts.

It was recently revealed that Kara achieved an all-kill on Japan annual charts for #1 rookie. Based on all the sales, Kara was ranked the #1 newcomer and also was in the top 10 amongst all singers for the year.
On Dec 20th, Oricon revealed that Kara's music sales were #1 amongst newcomers this year. "Debuting in August of this year with the hip dance, Kara's 2 singles, Mister and Jumping>, Korean album and first full-length album, plus DVDs - totaling 8 items, sold 493,000 copies total and garnered 13 hundred million Yen." This was 10 times more than other rookies in 2010. They appear to be unrivaled in the newcomer market. Furthermore Kara's first full-length album Girls' Talk is nearing the 200k mark within one month, truly securing their place in the industry.

In addition to record sales, Kara has also been doing well in mobile downloads. Japan's mobile site Recochoku recently selected Kara as this year's top rookies, since they were #1 on charts such as ringtone downloads and music video. Kara was also voted as #5 on this year's MVP artists poll.

On Dec 9th, Japan's iTunes chart revealed that Mister was #14 on its annual chart. It's the highest rank out of the rookies this year.

In addition, Kara did well in USEN's rookie rankings. USEN recently revealed that Mister was ranked #18 for the year. USEN looks at hit song rankings, song requests and broadcasts to measure their overall ranking.

In truth, Kara hardly seems like rookies in the Japanese music industry. Kara is already receiving top-star level treatment in Japan with a very promising future. There are also rumors that broadcasting companies and commercials are all competing to get Kara on their show or advertisement.

Aside from just these numbers, public sentiment also reflects an explosive level of popularity. Japan's biggest mobile phone has selected Kara to be the main characters in a drama that will be aired in January to launch their phone model "au." There are also plans for Kara to be the main characters in a game that is being created by a famous game company. Japan's Karaoke charts have Kara's Mister ranked as the #1 song for the months of Nov and Dec, revealing Kara's popularity potential.
NATE
Translated by: tinggg@KARAHOLIC


KARA BREAKS ANOTHER RECORD FOR KOREAN GIRL GROUPS' IN JAPAN, THEY'RE FOREVER RELEVANT
Kara is the first Korean girl group to reach "Platinum" status for an album in Japan.

Recently Japan's record hubs disclosed that Kara's debut song Mister has reached platinum status in downloads. This year's K-pop boom in Korea has led to Kara being the first Korean girl group to reach this status.

Platinum status is reached after hitting 250,000 in sales. This reflects how big of a hit Mister was in the mobile market. The song sells for about 4,000 Korean Won, which is truly impressive.

In the album department, Kara's first full-length album "Girls' Talk" also has a potential of reaching platinum status. Oricon chart has its sales at about 180,000 within the first month, and they project that within the first half of 2011, the album should be able to reach platinum status.

Aside from Mister, Kara's 2nd single Jumping has had over 100,000 downloads and has achieved gold status.

Kara's two singles, Mister and Jumping plus their Korean Best album and their first full length puts them at 450,000+ sales since their debut, and adding their other items, they're nearing 500,000 in total sales, garnering 18billion Korean Won.">
NEWSEN
Translated by: tinggg@KARAHOLIC


KARA REVEALS DSP'S NEWEST MONEY MAKING SCHEME. IT INVOLVES BOYS
On a recent Japanese show that Kara was on, they revealed certain trainees of DSP Media.



That day, Kara revealed their practice room while some trainees were practicing. Kara introduced them as the company's trainees, and they all greeted the camera.

Netizens reactions included "We're curious what sort of team it'll be", "Could they be preparing a 7-member male group?", "Wish we could see more", "Hope they debut soon."
NATE
Translated by: tinggg@KARAHOLIC

THIS POST WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LETTER K. FOR KARA. AND THE NUMBER 5 FOR BEST FUCKING FIVE
Tags: debut, dsp entertainment, kara
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