YG Entertainment‘s Big Bang and 2NE1 have placed well on the Oricon charts, both ranking within the top 5 at the same time.
According to the most recent April 4th Oricon Weekly Albums Chart, Big Bang’s ‘ALIVE‘ album sold over 53,000 copies, seizing the #3 position. The album also immediately rose to #2 on the Daily Oricon Chart upon being released on March 28th.
‘ALIVE’ was released in Korea at the end of February, and the Japanese version includes two new original Japanese tracks.
Big Bang’s label mates 2NE1 sold 22,000 copies of their new album ‘Collection‘, securing the #5 spot on the chart. This album was also released on March 28th is much like a ‘Best Of’ album, including Japanese versions of hit Korean tracks “Ugly“, “I Am The Best“, “I Don’t Care“, amongst others.
The 10th spot on the Oricon Weekly Album Chart belonged to none other than girl group Rainbow, who released their new album ‘Over the Rainbow‘.
The Oricon Singles Chart was also full of recognizable Korean artists. Idol group the BOSS who is becoming quite successful in Japan secured the #5 slot on the Weekly Singles Chart with their new single “Jumping“, while KARA‘s new single ‘Speed Up/Girl’s Power‘ released back on March 21st is maintaining it’s 4th position on the Top 10 list for 2 weeks straight.