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CNBLUE, FT Island bask in fame in Taiwan

Dec. 19, 2014 - 20:49 By Korea Herald
Boy bands CNBLUE and FT Island made record-high profits in Taiwan this year, proving their overseas fame, a Singaporean media outlet reported Friday.

According to My Paper, the two groups earned about 25 billion won ($22.7 million) from concerts and album sales in Taiwan.

The four-member group CNBLUE made 2.8 billion won from its Asia tour concerts in the country, matching the record set by idol group Super Junior. Meanwhile, the five-member group FT Island earned about 1.4 billion won from both its Asia tour and member Lee Hong-gi’s solo fan meeting, it added.

In August, CNBLUE was awarded a golden disk in Taiwan for its album “Blue Hits for Asia,” which topped the country’s music charts only a week after its release.

The TV drama “Bride of the Century,” starring Lee from FT Island, was chosen to be aired at prime time in Taiwan.

The two boy bands are scheduled to perform in their agency’s family concert series “FNC Kingdom” in Japan later this month.

By Lee Hyun-jeong (