Korean girl group, KARA, has released their music video collection DVD “KARA BEST CLIPS” last week and it topped Oricon’s Weekly Composite DVD Ranking chart; selling around 132,000 copies. KARA has personally been first in the single, album and DVD rankings. However, it’s been revealed that they’re the first foreign female artist to top the composite DVD ranking chart since its inception in 1999.
The previous record was held by Chinese group Twelve Girls Band’s, “Twelve Girls Band ~ First Premium Concert in Japan~” (1/26 2004) and American artist Britney Spears’s “Greatest Hits: My Prerogative” (12/20 2004) have came in at #2 on Oricon’s Weekly Composite DVD Ranking. KARA is the first foreign female artist to get number one on the Composite DVD Ranking.
Furthermore, KARA sold 132,000 copies of their music video collection “KARA BEST CLIPS” in their first week and this is the greatest amount sold for a music video collection for a female artist; not including live performance DVDs. The previous top seller was Kuraki Mai’s “FIRST CUT” (11/20 2000), which sold 99,000 copies. Kuraki has held the record for 10 years and 3 months, but KARA has just taken her record away.
In total, there have been only 6 foreign artists who have made it to number one on the Weekly DVD Composite Ranking: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Tohoshinki (TVXQ), JUNSU/JEJUNG/YUCHUN (JYJ) and Michael Jackson.
List of Weekly Composite DVD #1 Ranking’s by a foreign artist:
“Michael Jackson VISION” / Michael Jackson (Released: November 24, 2010)
“TOHOSHINKI History in JAPAN SPECIAL” / Tohoshinki (TVXQ) (Released: September 29, 2010)
“THANKSGIVING LIVE IN DOME” / JUNSU/JEJUNG/YUCHUN (JYJ) (Released: September 8, 2010)
“TOHOSHINKI VIDEO CLIP COLLECTION –THE ONE-“ / Tohoshinki (TVXQ) (Released March 17, 2010)
“4th LIVE TOUR 2009 ~The Secret Code~ FINAL in TOKYO DOME” / Tohoshinki (TVXQ) (Released September 30, 2009)
“Led Zeppelin DVD” / Led Zeppelin (Released: June 11, 2003)
“The Beatles Anthology” / The Beatles (March 31, 2003)