On the 20th, Japan’s record association announced the charged copyright citation stating that with only two songs “Mister” (150,000) and “Jumping” (100,000), they hit over 250,000 in sales. If the most recent 3rd single “Jet Coaster Love” is added on to this, the record will most likely go over 300,000.
Kara dominated Oricon’s chart with their 3rd single on the 12th and was recognized as a strong seller in album sales. However, their strength only made them stand out more in Japanese album sales. This is easily observed upon looking back at their history.
In the case of “Mister”, the division record ringtones of Boa’s “Winter Love” made a record tie of 75,000. In the PC distribution sector, Japan’s advanced national singer first time “Mister” and “Jumping” such two songs were rated platinum at 25,000 album sales. Even Dong Bang Sing Ki (5 songs and 105,000 sales) and Girl’s Generation (2 songs and 80,000 sales) could not be compared to Kara’s record sales.
One entertainment official stated “Kara and other national female artist groups’ success in album sales and top placement in source charts are proving Japan’s young generation that Korean Pop music is gaining a lot of popularity”.