K-pop girl group Kara [DSP Media]
Female idol group Kara will be kicking off their activities in Japan coming this July, according to their agency DSP Media on Wednesday.
"The girls have signed an official contract with Universal Music Japan and will begin their musical careers in the country during the latter half of the year," DSP Media stated in a press release.
The girls had visited Japan in February to hold their first showcase in the country, and held an additional show after tickets for their performance sold out in five minutes of going on sale.
Universal Music Japan is currently selling their Korean album in major retailers throughout the country. The record had received about 10,000 preorders.
Meanwhile, the girls are set to attend an event where they will shake hands with some 8,000 fans on May 5 and celebrate the launch of their official Japanese fan club with 3,000 members the following day.
Kara - composed of members Han Seung-yeon, Nicole, Kang Ji-young, Park Gyu-lee, Gu Hara - have released several singles and albums containing hits including "Pretty Girl" and "Mister" since their debut in 2007.
They returned to the local music scene in late February with their third mini-album containing title track "Lupin" which conquered numerous online and offline music charts.
Credit - Asiae