Super Junior still a Japanese favorite
By selling more than 54,331 copies of its new single “Opera” on the day of its release, Super Junior came in third place on the daily Oricon chart in Japan on Wednesday. The next day, an additional 15,608 copies of the album were sold, helping the band maintain the same position.
The new album contains three tracks and is available in three different versions: CD+DVD, CD limited edition and CD only. Each limited edition album comes with a puzzle piece featuring one of the nine Super Junior members.
And Japan isn’t the only foreign nation where the boys are topping the charts.
“Mr. Simple” from Super Junior’s fifth album remained at No. 1 on Taiwanese Web site KKBox’s Weekly K-pop 100 Chart for 37 consecutive weeks, the group’s agency said on April 28.
Previously, “Beauty” was No. 1 on the same chart from June 2010 until August 2011 for 63 consecutive weeks.
By Carla Sunwoo