08-26-2009 15:38
Big Bang Doing Well in Japan

Big Bang

Big Bang, one of South Korea's top pop idol groups, is performing well in Japan, the world's second largest album market.

According to press reports, ``Big Bang,'' the group's first album in Japan, released on Aug. 19, ranked third on the weekly Oricon chart. The album got off to a quick start by taking second place on the daily Oricon chart on its release day.

Big Bang's 2009 live concert DVD, "Big Show," which was also released on Aug. 19, placed fifth in weekly sales.

Big Bang made its debut in 2006 with the single ``Big Bang'' and instantly made a splash with songs like ``Lie'' as well as their trendy fashion styles.

Meanwhile, the five-member boy band postponed its October concert tour in Japan to early next year due to Dae-sung's injury from a car accident. Big Bang had plans to perform in Nagoya, Osaka, Yokohama and Tokyo from Oct. 26 to Nov. 4.

Dae-sung underwent a surgery last week after being injured in an auto accident that also hurt his manager and stylist on Aug. 11.