|2PM’s second Japanese album “Legend of 2PM” which ranked first on the Oricon Charts on Feb. 14. (JYP)|
2PM’s second Japanese album, “Legend of 2PM” ranked first place on the Oricon Charts.
“Legend of 2PM has sold six times more copies than the album in second place on the Oricon Chart. The sales numbers prove their popularity,” said a representative from JYP, the group’s agency.
The second album contains 13 tracks in all with nine new tracks and four from their previously released singles including “Masquerade,” “Beautiful,” “If You are Here,” and “Forever.”
Last year was a breakthrough year for 2PM. The boy band enjoyed major success, setting a new record at Tower Records for singles sales, and winning the Grand Prize for Tower Records Japan’s “K-pop Lovers Awards 2012.”
Meanwhile 2PM is on the 2013 Arena Tour where they are performing tracks from “Legend of 2PM.”
Some 20,000 people attended the Arena Tour held in Fukuoka on Jan. 11 and Jan. 12. The 13 concert, two- month tour is expected to mobilize 150,000 fans in Japan’s six Arena concert halls through Feb. 24.
2PM will also hold a concert at Tokyo Dome on April 20 and 21.
By Bae Soo-min, Intern reporter