Korean rock band CNBLUE‘s 2nd major single “Where you are” sold 60,000 copies in its first week and topped the Oricon Singles Chart for the week of February 13th.
CNBLUE made their indie debut back in 2009 and released their major label debut single titled, “In My Head” last October.
A foreign band has not topped the singles chart for 41 years. It last occurred back in January 18, 1971, when Canadian rock band Mashmakhan released their single “As the Years Go By” under the name “Two in the fog“. CNBLUE is the fourth Korean male artist to have topped the Oricon Singles Chart following TVXQ, JEJUNG (Jaejoong) & YUCHUN (Yoochun) (from TVXQ), and Jang Geun Suk.
The full weekly charts for the week of February 13th has not yet been released.
Rock band CNBLUEhave taken the #1 spot on the Oricon chart for their second major Japanese single, “Where You Are”.
According to Oricon, CNBLUE sold over 30,000 copies of their new single. After hearing about their success, CNBLUE commented that they were “extremely grateful for the support they’ve received” and that having a #1 single so quickly after making their major debut was “almost like a dream.”
SHINee and Girls’ Generation both ranked on the Oricon‘s ‘DVD Weekly Chart’ for the week of January 9th through the 15th. SHINEE grabbed 2nd place with ‘SHINee the 1st Japan Concert-SHINee World‘ (released January 11th), while Girls’ Generation ranked 3rd with ‘Japan First Tour Girls’ Generation’(released December 14th, 2011).
B2ST has also placed their mark on the Oricon DVD Chart by ranking 2nd on the ‘Daily Chart’ for January 17th with their newly released ‘B2ST the 1st Concert – Welcome to B2ST Airline’.