Another Kara single has reached gold status in Japan! Their single “Speed Up / Girl’s Power” that was released on March 21 received gold status from the Japanese Recording Industry Association. Gold status means that it has sold over 100,000 copies. (Also, gold status gives official recognition) This single went up to #2 on the Oricon weekly chart and has sold over 120,000 copies.
Kara has achieved gold status for all of the sings released in Japan. This makes up a total of 11 times which includes albums and also DVDs. Kara is the first Korean girl group to achieve the impressive feat of having received the gold status more than 10 times. BoA and TVXQ achieved the feat before Kara.
Beginning from April 14, Kara will begin their Japanese tour. The tour will begin at Yokohama and go through cities such as Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, and Tokyo.