Hot idol group Super Junior’s first Korean licensed single in Japan “U/Twins” has climbed to No.4 spot on the Oricon single chart. Their emergence on Japan’s premier music chart indicates that Super Junior’s popularity in Korea, China, and Thailand has been no fluke.
It is very unprecedented for a song sung in Korean to enter the top 5 of the Oricon chart. The ranking shows the prestigious status of Super Junior in Asia, given that the group had not engaged in any activities in Japan prior to their first fan meeting event in Budokan last Tuesday and Wednesday. Super Junior’s single album contains the Korean language versions of hits “U” and “Twins,” and the Japanese version of “U” as a bonus track.
In the meantime, Super Junior’s fan meeting in Tokyo has been a resounding success. Some 8,000 fans filled the venue, as well as reporters from Fuji TV, Mainichi Shimbun, and other leading media. The group plans to visit Bangkok this Saturday to hold “Super Junior the 1st Asia Tour Super Show in Bangkok.”