MANILA, Philippines - Korean boy band CN Blue debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's World Albums chart with their new album "Re:BLUE."
"Re:BLUE" is the band's fourth mini-album and contains six tracks including the title song "I'm Sorry," "Coffee Shop" and "Where You Are."
This is the first time that CN Blue has topped the chart. Infinite H, a subunit of boy band Infinite, also debuted on the chart, placing at No. 8 with their first album "Fly High" while Girls' Generation's "I Got A Boy" is at No. 10.
"Re:BLUE" also debuted at No. 22 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart.
The band will be embarking on their first world tour. CN Blue will be holding concerts in Asia, Europe, North and South America and Australia.
The confirmed countries so far are Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.
CN Blue recently won a disk bonsang at the 27th Golden Disk Awards held in Malaysia. The band also won the Malaysia's Most Favorite Star Award along with KARA.
On Billboard's K-pop Hot 100 chart, hip hop duo Bae Chi Gi shot up to No. 1 from No. 17 last week with the song "Shower of Tears."
They are followed by Girls' Generation's "I Got A Boy," CN Blue's "I'm Sorry," Jun Hyung Don's "Gangbuk Fancy Pants," Baek Ji Young's "I Hate It," Kim Bo Kyung's "Don't Think You're Alone," Lee Seung-gi's "Return," Infinite H's "Special Girl," Verbal Jint's "Good Start" and Sunny Hill's "Goodbye to Romance."
On Billboard's Japan Hot 100, Korean boy band TVXQ (known as Tohoshinki in Japan) leaped to first place with "Catch Me-If You Wanna" from No. 62 last week. The song topped Oricon's daily and weekly charts.
Link to my original article on Manila Bulletin online: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/391265/cn-blue-tops-billboard-chart