Kim Hyun Joong’s fourth Japanese single album is continuing to top various charts in Japan.
When Kim Hyun Joong’s fourth single was released in May, it ranked number one on Tower Records’ online and offline pre-sales chart, increasing anticipation.
The fourth single titled Hot Sun ranked number one on Oricon’s daily chart when it was released on June 18.
On June 24, a week after the release, the album ranked number one on Oricon’s weekly chart, beating out other artists with a significant gap.
This is Kim Hyun Joong’s second time topping Oricon’s weekly chart, having ranked number one previously with his second single Heat in 2012.
According to Oricon’s report, it has been about 31 years since a foreign soloist won the Oricon’s single album weekly chart twice and the first time for a foreign male soloist.
An affiliate of record company in Japan stated, “It seems like Kim Hyun Joong’s continual album activities and Japanese tours allowed close interactions with his fans, which led him to set a new record on Oricon. The new album Hot Sun has earned people’s interest by showing Kim Hyun Joong’s capacity and charms as an artist.”
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