KARA received their 11th “Gold Status” in Japan for their latest Japanese single, “Speed Up/Girls Power.” According to the Japanese Recording Industry Association (RIAJ), KARA's new single sold more than 120,000 copies since its release on March 21st.
The RIAJ awards the “Gold Status” to a record after it manages to achieve 100,000 or more in sales. So far, KARA has managed to earn such status for all of their albums and DVDs in Japan, and they are the first artists to make such an achievement since BoA and TVXQ.
KARA's title tracks, “Speed Up” and “Girls Power,” also fared well in Oricon's daily and weekly charts after it ranked within the top three.
KARA are currently in Japan for their ongoing tour, “KARASIA,” and will hold concerts in Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka and Tokyo.