Wednesday, February 01, 2012

[Article] Hyun Joong's Debut Album in Japan is #2 in Oricon

Way to go Hyun Joong! I guess we will be getting more good news as Hyun Joong will be staying in Japan until the 8th of February.

Much thanks to leesa86 for the translation of this news on AKP.


[News] Kim Hyun Joong’s Japanese debut single sells over 100,000 copies and climbs to #2 on the Oricon
Source & Image: Dispatch via Nate
by leesa86 / AllKPop

Singer Kim Hyun Joong has climbed to the #2 spot on the Oricon Weekly chart.

According to the Oricon Chart data released on the 31st, Kim Hyun Joong’s Japanese debut single “Kiss Kiss / Lucky Guy” sold over 100,000 copies in the first week.

Kim Hyun Joong came second to AKB48‘s popular sister group SKE48 who came in at #1.

This is the first time in 9 months that an overseas solo artist has accomplished this feat in Japan after Jang Geun Suk accomplished this with the release of his debut single “Let Me Cry” last year. Additionally, this is also the first time Kim Hyung Joong has placed on the Oricon in 3 years and 7 months after securing the #4 spot back in June of 2008 with”Lucky Days” as a member of SS501.

The singer will be focusing on his Japanese promotions for the time being, and he will be holding a live performance at the Yokohama Arena on February 5th in front of 20,000 fans.

Congratulations to Kim Hyun Joong!


Anonymous said...

This is big for foreigner artist debut!
no.2 in Oricon this time is fine because SKE48 is the second most popular girl group in Japan right now(and they got 30-48 members *o*)

usually 100,000 is good enough to be no.1 in Oricon.

Congrats Hyun Joong !

Anonymous said...

Congrats Hyun Joong!! Your hard work and determination have paid off. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to your future activities in 2012.

Anonymous said...

Happy for Hyun Joong's success.

Anonymous said...

Great done.
Hyun Joong deserves this recognition with his talents and hard working.
Love and support him.

Anonymous said...

I think Hyun Joong should stay in JP longer to promote "Kiss Kiss" more.
It's better if he performs some weeks in TV shows.

Anonymous said...

So well deserved. Congrats to our baby!!! I hope success follows HyunJoong wherever he goes.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to our 4D alien on reaching another splendid milestone! He so deserves this for all his tireless efforts and perseverance! However rather curious though about this, anybody knows, did JGS sell more albums there within one week last year? What's the total no of albums he had sold so far? I'm asking b'cuz a poster wrote that JGS sold more than our boy<< I guess what she was saying is that he was more successful? Well, whatever! As far as I'm concern, our beautiful HJL has been very impressive in his solo ventures, and for someone who has always been disparaged as being the least talented in his group~the 'worst' singer/actor~he definitely showed them what he got^^^ Go darling boy, go! We'll always be there for you!

Anonymous said...

@anony 10:02 PM

Those are just a bunch of losers.
They hate and bash him because of jealous(for their fav idols..its so obvious)

HATERS = Having Anger Towards Everyone Reaching Success (got it from TT)

Anonymous said...

haha @10:02pm
no need to stress out. hyun joong is doing fine and getting more & more love ......
i saw some ones put on some not so nice words on him before.
but your collection with the polishing words really standing out on the last part. whatever, thanks for defending him, haha :)
now its time to share the good news. "khj Leader has made a successful debut on JP". this is the main point the reporter love to share with all of us. let's spread this good news out, and put the other aside ~~

Anonymous said...


I know what you think and I'm with you about anony10:02pm.

Anonymous said...

@1:02 and 2:00 I
I agree with you two about anon @ 10:02.. Lol.

Hyun joong has swept Japan by a storm coz not only album sales were good.. He ranked 1,2 and 3 in ringtone downloads.. The first ever Korean solo artist and was no 2 in Japan billboard.. This means his music was popular among the general public too.. He was only beaten by one of the popular groups in Japan.. Btw lucky guy isn't out yet..XD