Looks like the Japanese can’t get enough of Charice! During the Japan leg of the David Foster and Friends Asia Tour, it was announced that Charice is coming back on February 22, 2011 for her solo Japan tour. It seems that Japan is now Charice’s third home (next to the U.S. and the Philippines). She’s just been to Japan about three months ago for her album promotional tour; and after less than four months, she’ll be back there again.
This is certainly an excellent boost for Charice’s career. As stated in the article, “Charice Tops Japan Music Charts”, Japan has the second largest market for pop music, and Charice having a share of that definitely spells success. And an easy feat it was not! Japan is known to have citizens that patronize their homegrown talents, and foreign acts have a very difficult time penetrating the music charts. But Charice didn’t let those things get to her, and just soldiered on ‘til the top.
And reach the top, she did. Her “Charice” album is certified gold in Japan, after only two months from being released there in July. And while she was in Japan during the David Foster and Friends Japan tour, a gorgeous glass plaque was awarded to her in recognition for the strong sales of her album.
Also, numerous appearances in television shows, like FOX Japan’s “Backstage Pass” and “Kiseki Taiken Unbelievable” (where Japanese actors re-enacted her life), certainly helped in generating buzz throughout Japan. One real-life example of her growing fan-base in Japan is Moofin’s experience, from the article “Why Charice is Number 1”:
“So I turn the radio up
Looking for a melody
But nobody’s singing to me”
My head does a 180. What the?! I was in a bus in the suburbs of Tokyo, and a familiar tune wafts past my ear. Who on earth has “Nobody Singing to Me”, not even “Pyramid”, as a ringtone in Japan?! A man in his 50s wearing a suit passes me by, his phone ringing. What a fiftyish, stern-looking Japanese man in a suit on a Saturday afternoon is doing listening to an 18 year old, bubbly Filipino girl wearing the latest, coolest clothes is beyond me. What’s his Charice story? Mind-boggling, and mind-blowing.
Another testament to Charice’s fame and acclaim in Japan is, of course, the recently announced solo Japan tour of Charice. Demand for tickets must be strong as Kyodo Tokyo is already holding a special advance sale of tickets. If you want to buy tickets, click here. The tour is scheduled for Tokyo on February 22-23, 2011. The venue is Zepp Tokyo. For more details, visit the official Charice page of Kyodo Tokyo.
By Sofia Carrera, charicemania.com
Nagoya and Osaka Announced:
Two more additional dates have been officially confirmed by Marc Johnston (Charice’s manager). Tickets for this concert are bound to be in high demand due to Charice’s surging popularity in Japan. So if you haven’t reserved your tickets yet, now is the best time to do it. Good things come to those who don’t wait
- February 21 – Nagoya
- February 22 – Tokyo
- February 23 – Tokyo
- February 25 – Osaka
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