October 19, 2011 11:01
SHINee's "Lucifer" ranked second on the Oricon Weekly singles chart after it was released in Japan in the middle of last week.
The group's third single ranked only behind famous Japanese rock band L'Arc~en~Ciel, showing the Korean R&B boy band's tremendous popularity in the neighboring country.
All three of SHINee's singles in Japan have climbed inside the top three of the Oricon charts, including their debut "Replay" and "Juliette," setting a new record for a foreign artist in the country.
Meanwhile, as the group are planning to release their first full-length Japanese album "The First" on Nov. 23, they are expected to further broaden their fan base there later this year.
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