KARA’s Iphone app tops Japan Itunes Charts!
KARA’s venture into Japan since signing a deal with Universal Music Japan in April 2010 is nothing short of a booming success, taking the Japanese music industry by storm. There has been hot competition recently with SNSD’s Japanese debut single Genie for various top spots on the Japanese ranking chart, Recochoku, for their singles and music videos – KARA had managed to secure #1 for the “New Artist” category.
The korean girl group’s new album titled “KARA Jumping” also jumps in popularity with the release of its iphone application, which tops the download charts in the Japan’s online Iphone application store. First released on 5th December 2010 without any official publicity campaign, the application had recieved 50,000 downloads response in a period of less than half a month! The high quality application lets Iphone users enjoy photos, music videos and songs of the new album.
Many positive reviews have been made for the app, with Japanese downloaders commenting, “It’s a high quality application that makes it hard to believe that it’s free. I am truly enjoying this,” and “It’s great to be able to see high quality videos of KARA through apps.”
Despite there being a Korean version of the application, 90% of the app’s worldwide downloads come from Japan. A representative of production company Danal commented, “KARA’s popularity in Japan exceeds anything imaginable.”