According to the report from DSP Media, KARA’s agency, on July 11, KARA ranked sixth in the 2012 Talent Power Ranking for the First Half Year, a survey conducted by the popular entertainment magazine Nikkei Entertainment targeting teenage girls.
The popular male group Arashi ranked from first to fifth, and KARA ranked sixth. KARA were the only Hallyu stars and foreign artists who ranked in the top ten.
Nikkei Entertainment, a magazine that provides information and news about the Japanese entertainment world, is one of the most trusted and recognized magazines in Japan. It carries out a survey about the most popular Japanese celebrities every year.
KARA’s ranking is attracting a lot of attention from interested people in the Japanese entertainment industry because it is higher than the Japanese popular girl group AKB48′s. Their popularity has already been proved by selling over a million copies of their single in the shortest period for Korean singers.
KARA successfully finished a promotional event for their signature perfume, which was held in Singapore on July 10.