Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Kim Hyun Joong becomes first solo Korean artist to sell over 100,000 copies for first 3 Japanese singles
Kim Hyun Joong has set another record for himself.
On June 11, Japan's music chart company Oricon stated, "All 3 of Kim Hyun Joong's Japanese singles have consecutively sold over 100,000 copies in the first week of release. It's the first time this has occurred for any Korean solo singer active in Korea."
His newest single 'Tonight" sold 116,000 copies in the first week, placing him at #2 for both the Oricon daily and weekly charts only behind Japan's SMAP. His previous singles "KISS KISS / Lucky Guy" and "HEAT" have also achieved over 100,000 sales in the first week of release.
Kim Hyun Joong's label in Japan, Universal Music Japan said, "Looking at his large fanbase, the sales of his first 3 Japanese singles in addition to his first Japanese album 'Unlimited', the effect Kim Hyun Joong has on the Japanese music market is very big."
Congratulations to Kim Hyun Joong!