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[2010.10.27] KARA+Soshi, earned 10 billion won in Japan.

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Korean Girl groups have been very active in Japan's music market, SNSD and Kara especially have earned almost 10 billion aggregately in Japan.

SNSD debut last Sept 8 with Single Genie followed by Second single Gee on 20th. Up to date 'Genie' has sold 145,000 copies while Gee 70,000 copies.

Kara debut with single Mister on August 11 and Kara's Best Album (compilations of Kara's hit songs) was released on September 29. Up to date Mister and Best album have sold 100,000 copies and 150,000 copies respectively.

In japan, when releasing a single, there's normal edition and limited edition. There are several versions available. Depending on the version, prices range about 1000 yen to 2000 yen. Because of different version and prices, estimated (average out) price would be about 1,500 yen per copy. With that price in mind and thus calculation for their income: SNSD's Genie and Gee sold for 217 million yen (about 3 billion won) and 105 million yen (about 1.5 billion won) respectively while Kara's mister and Best album sold for 150 million yen (about 2.1 billion won) and 225 million yen (about 3.1 billion won) respectively which in total so far is about 9.7billion won of income.

Moreover, SNSD 'Gee' topping Oricon single chart at #1 on 26th within one week of release. Compared to Genie, Gee received great response. Kara is expected to have similar result when second single to be released in Japan next mid-month, the record earnings are expected to exceed 10 billion won aggregately.

Meanwhile SNSD and KARA will promote in both Korea and Japan at the same time. SNSD will promote 'Hoot' in Korea and 'Gee' in Japan. While Kara will promote new song in both Japan and Korea in November. Both groups are expected to have busy schedules.

Thanks KaraAlmighty@twitter and anne for article tip

Translated by aank1 @ karaholic.com

Source:edaily news

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How are they getting these numbers... Because kara's numbers are inflated... Snsd numbers are closer. They didn't take into account digital sales.

Whatever the case their companies are rolling in dough. Hope the girls see a lot of it, they deserve it.

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That's really awesome :)

10 billion won is seriously no joke for such a short period of time.

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Well, whatever the case might be, these numbers are really impressive. :thumbup1:

That's really great news. I hope next month we see a lot of record breaking numbers for KARA.

The stars are aligned in their direction. :tongue::eyelove:

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How are they getting these numbers... Because kara's numbers are inflated... Snsd numbers are closer. They didn't take into account digital sales.

Whatever the case their companies are rolling in dough. Hope the girls see a lot of it, they deserve it.

Maybe they are including sales outside of Oricon (since it's not really 100% count), maybe digital sales are included and international sales as well. I'm not sure. KARA's Mister has sold more than 100k in digital downloads already, plus 80k+ in reported physical sales by Oricon. So that's fair enough. KARA Best is doing better than Mister as well.

SNSD's Genie sales is 96k (basing on their reported sales). The article says 145k so it means that they are including some other chart/count.

Anyways, KARA's earning loads and the sales are awesome! From CFs to CD sales! DSP better pay them well!!!

Edited by KaraNice

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ftw! daebak! they are my top two girl groups! :thumbup:

they really deserve the success they're getting since they have been working so hard. :D

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hoping them to reach 1st in oricon chart....

wishing them a great comeback in korea n japan.... KARA Fighting...

praying for much much love and support for the girls

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wow! great job kara! these numer are awesome!

i never hate snsd but not loving them too much

but i must say their wave is crazy!! gee and genie is daebak too~

anyway soka line is Jjang!! can't wait kara 2nd single!!

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wow what anumbers right there..great job for our girls they are really big in japan , i hope dsp just appreciate it that they are making them some money...better treat our girls good and invest in them more plzzzzzz

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Wowwww.. so proud... never been so happy at the same time for my 2 girl groups :') ohmygod..

thanks for sharing :)

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wow...roughly its 250.000 in total ... not to mentioned future CF deals and other stuffs...expanding to Japan turns out to be a great move by them

...btw DSP better be giving them the most awesome Comeback in Korea with this :whistling:

thanks for translating

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yea lol like dsp is earning this much money and WHERE DO THRY EVEN USE THIS MUCH MONEY? i think dsp is being selfish >.< ... they should at least like improve the girls' dorm or something or even give some money in promoting their sistergroup Rainbow...they didnt even make an mv for karas' sistergroup rainbow mach ... WTH? o.o new single with no mv? thats like saying we cant afford it...>.< WELL NOW GOSH FINALLY USE THAT MONEY TO GET MORE MONEY cmon dsp...! ah really they have excellent artists with talents and gifts its just the companys' fault really i have to say :(

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wha-?! kara is promoting jumping in korea as well?!?!?!??! i hope so! :D congratulations on making lots of bucks KARA! <3 i knew you'll do amazing!

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Where did they get those number because KARA sales are way higher than what it is in reality lol. UMJ did took a great decision to promote KARA and SNSD in Japan because they hit the jackpot ! With all this money, DSP has to improve their promotion with KARA.

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Hallyu Wave ftw!!! I truly respect and care for SNSD as well. So I'm glad to see both Kara AND SNSD do so well in Japan.

Both our girls and SNSD will be remembered in the future as the Hallyu Wave that was successful in Japan (along with BoA, DBSK and Big Bang of course) and I'm glad. I expect to see more success for our lovely girls in Japan with Jumping and more releases.

Thank you for sharing!

Hallyu Wave<3

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Dang, these numbers are so high o.o

Korean girls groups are making so much money for there companies

But Kara will always be the best :), Fighting!!!

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Wow. That is A LOT. I hope they're resting. I hope the girls are earning a lot too and being promoted well and even better now! This is great. Thanks for sharing.

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With that kind of profit, DSP should show some more love and appreciation for our girls!!

They may still be our 'girls next door' but they've proven that they're one of the most powerful and valuable Kpop idol groups around. :D

For a starter, how about giving our girls their own training room where they can train and hang out in privacy ;P

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they are billionaire>>>>>>>>>> hahahhahaha

taht's great

me too i wanna be a billionaire

so freaking bad............

:blush:

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whatever the calculation that was employed, the gap has narrowed. let's no worry about dsp, they will re-invest onto the girls for sure.

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the girls are getting that dough.. the girls definitely deserves it.

look at those numbers O_O.... hopefully DSP gives them enough love and spread the wealth a lil bit to the girls :)

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^ agreed, they deserved this kind of success.. :D

they've worked hard for this and they got succeded.congrats to our girls....

hope that they can be more succesful in next single and album :D

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that is awesome !

thanks for sharing !

glad the girls are getting much love in japan !

the numbers can tell us that the girls are really working hard and are now successful !

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