Today (August 11), Japanese Music Source Oricon revealed that the group CNBLUE will release their first official Japanese album Code NameBlue on the 29th of this month. CNBLUE's leader, Jung Yong Hwa aided in the writing of 9 songs from the album. The songs Jung Yong Hwa co-wrote songs like, "Intro 02", "Time is Over", "Have a Good Night", "Wake Up", "Mr. KIA" and more.
With the release of their album, CNBLUE will face approximately 10,000 fans during their Japanese tour in October. CNBLUE will begin their tour in Nagoya, then travel to 6 different cities for a total of 9 concerts.
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CNBLUE's agency, FNC Entertainment representative revealed to Star News, "CNBLUE will head to Japan this month to begin their Japanese promotion and focus on their Japanese appearance for about a month."
Previously, CNBLUE sold over 33,911 copies for their 3rd Japanese single Come On in the first 3 weeks after its release and took over the 5th place in the Oricon Weekly Chart.
K-Pop idol group INFINITE is another popular group in Japan that is gaining a significant number of fans. INFINITE will also release their 3rd Japanese single She's Back on the 29th of this month. The pre-orders of the limited edition as well as the normal version of this album went on sale on July 17. Within days, the two versions of INFINITE's album was ranked 1 and 2 in sales on Tower Records Website.
In addition, INFINITE will also began their arena tour in Japan. INFINITE's first arena tour "2012 INFINITE Arena Tour in Japan" will begin on October 27 and 28 at the Yokohama Arena and will continue in Nagoya, Kobe, and Hukuoka and approximately 60,000 fans are expected to show.
In November of last year, INFINITE released their first Japanese single BTD and sold a record high number of 70,000 copies just from pre-orders. INFINITE's 2nd single Be Mine ranked number 2 on the Oricon Daily Single Chart and revealed the idol group's popularity in Japan.
Finally, the idol group B1A4 made their official Japanese debut in last June and will release their second album on the same date as CNBLUE and INFINITE. B1A4 will release the Japanese version of the song "Sleep Well Goodnight" in their 2nd album.
On July 1, B1A4 held an event to celebrate the release of their debut song "Beautiful Target" and enjoyed the event with 12,000 fans. In June 30, B1A4 stood in front of approximately 35,000 cheering fans in Tokyo.