Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Kim Hyun Joong Tops Oricon’s Weekly Chart with ‘Heat’

2012-07-10 14:38  l   CJ E&M enewsWorld Kim, JiYeon    
Translation Credit : Erika Kim  

Kim Hyun Joong took over Japan Oricon’s Daily Chart and Weekly Chart.

The singer rose to the top of the Oricon Daily Chart on July 4 with his second single album Heat, which sold 140,000 copies on its first day. The album then sold a total of 183,000 copies for its first week, easily topping the Oricon Weekly Chart.

The record breaks through the singer’s personal record previously set by Kiss Kiss/Lucky Guy, which sold 122,000 copies and landed in second place on the Oricon charts. Local officials said in surprise, “He and his music have grown so much in just a few months.”

Kim Hyun Joong’s Heat is the fifth album to top the Oricon Chart in its first week with the third most number of sales.

The singer left for Japan on July 2 to start promoting Heat, and continued to carry out TV appearances, interviews and handshake events.

Following his handshake event in Odaiba with 5,000 fans on July, Kim Hyun Joong held another handshake event in Osaka with another 5,000 on July 7. On July 4 and 8, he also appeared in Odaiba and Nagoya for a guerilla performance of Let’s Party.

From July 14-15, Kim Hyun Joong plans to perform in front of a 60,000 audience at the Saitama Super Arena in collaboration with Japanese musician Naoto Inti Raymi.

Photo credit: Key East

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