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CN Blue Breaks 41-Year Chart Record in Japan

CN Blue became the first foreign band in 41 years to top the Oricon’s weekly single chart in Japan. Since going on sale on February 1, the group’s second major Japanese single, “Where You Are,” sold over 60,000 copies in the first week of its release, topping both the daily and weekly charts.

According to Oricon, this is the first time for a foreign band to achieve the feat since the Mexican band, “Mashmakhan,” did with their 1971 single, “As the Years Go By.” CN Blue’s new single comes with “Where You Are,” written and produced by Jung Yong Hwa, “Get Away,” written by Lee Jong Hyun, and ”Feeling.”

CN Blue’s Japanese debut single, “In My Head,” sold over 100,000 copies last year, being recognized as a gold level record. They also became the first Korean artist to perform at the “MTV Unplugged” concert in Japan earlier this week. CN Blue will embark on a Japanese fan club live tour starting from February 13. 

Check out their live performance of "Where You Are" below! (starts at 2:47)

Source: Soompi
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drfaith101 7th-Feb-2012 03:39 pm (UTC)
Congratulations boys
shunluv 7th-Feb-2012 03:47 pm (UTC)
so proud of the boys<3
blkjck 7th-Feb-2012 03:50 pm (UTC)
idek why i'm so happy for them i don't even listen to their music but yay congrats
soundczech 7th-Feb-2012 03:57 pm (UTC)
??? haven't KARA topped the weekly chart at the very least? or do they not count as a 'band'?
turtles_tszx 7th-Feb-2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
I don't think they're count as a band, idol would be appropriate.
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katherinekate 7th-Feb-2012 04:32 pm (UTC)
So pleased for them!!
geniebsmart 7th-Feb-2012 04:32 pm (UTC)
Hooray! :D
geonitacka 7th-Feb-2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
the_erotomanic 7th-Feb-2012 05:08 pm (UTC)
congrats cn blue! i really hope you make it big everywhere. :o)

and op, didn't someone say he/she'll be the one to post this news in omona? i guess that person's too slow. lol!
benihime99 7th-Feb-2012 05:12 pm (UTC)
Oh I didn't know!!!!
Wait, can people "reserve" post now?
I've been posting CNblue news for sometimes now I didn't know...
freezing_flames 7th-Feb-2012 05:46 pm (UTC)
so proud of them <3
goldenrosalie 7th-Feb-2012 06:20 pm (UTC)
i really like this song even though "please touch my body and my face" never fails to crack me up.
also i'm so glad that CN Blue are successful. They deserve that.

Edited at 2012-02-07 06:21 pm (UTC)
chinchuu 8th-Feb-2012 03:32 am (UTC)
this. lol i can't get over it either.
leana9101 7th-Feb-2012 06:25 pm (UTC)
Their Japanese has gotten a lot better. Love them <3
asnindie 7th-Feb-2012 06:35 pm (UTC)

Jk. Lol I'm too slow, I thought they wouldn't post it till Oricon does. Anyway so happy for them it's not even funny. The live was really just so good and they're really funny and cool on the shows and not awkward at all imo. Also Jonghyun that solo, oh my pants where did you go?

Edited at 2012-02-07 06:35 pm (UTC)
benihime99 7th-Feb-2012 06:38 pm (UTC)
SO IS WAS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm so sorry
give me the layout I'll add it
maple88 7th-Feb-2012 06:37 pm (UTC)
People who write these articles really need to be more specific~
The first time I read this I was all WTF. There are plenty of Korean groups who have been #1...
Until I realized that it meant bands, as in bands that play their own instruments.

Anyways, CONGRATS TO CN BLUE!!!! I'm happy that they're so well-liked in Japan ^^
lightframes 8th-Feb-2012 12:24 am (UTC)
Good job!
chunsakuma 8th-Feb-2012 12:28 am (UTC)
Yay! I really appreciate their Japanese stuff because they're presented more as "CN BLUE" as opposed to "Yonghwa and the other three randoms who back him up" like they often are in Korea. Plus, they aren't forced to handsync in Japan like they are in Korea.
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