2PM’s new EP sweeps charts in Japan

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2PM’s new EP sweeps charts in Japan

Boy band 2PM has swept music charts in Japan with its newest Japanese EP “Give Me Love.”

On the weekly chart released Wednesday by Tower Records, 2PM was ranked first, pushing Japanese artists down the list. On the Oricon chart, the song was the second-most popular for the week.

The EP got a boost as it was chosen as the theme song for television drama “Take Five,” which has aired on Japanese channel TBS since April.

Previously, the song was ranked second on Oricon’s daily chart soon after its release last month.

The group’s recently released Korean album “Grown” is ranked fourth on the weekly Tower Records chart.

“2PM was competing with local Japanese artists even with their Korean album,” said the agency, according to local media reports. “The results have confirmed the popularity of the group there.”

The members of the group thanked their fans for their success.

“We are very delighted that the song has ranked high on the weekly chart followed by the high marks on the daily chart,” the group said in a statement. “This is thanks to the love and attention given by the fans, and we’ll pay you back by presenting more awesome performances and making more appearances.”

By Lee Sun-min
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