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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Kim Hyun Joong: Took No. 1 Spot on Oricon Chart

Kim Hyun Joong took over the Oricon Chart once again.

Kim Hyun Joong's first album "Breakdown" previously ranked first on Oricon's Imported Album category. This time, his latest album "Lucky" proved its dominance and climbed on top once again.

The mini album "Lucky" which was released on October 11th ranked first on November 14th. He is now drawing lot of attentions as he was able to beat out other world famous pop stars including Lady Gaga and Coldplay. 

Upon hearing the news, Kim Hyun Joong stated, "I’m happy to hear the news while touring Japan and meeting Japanese fans. I will always remember the fans who support me and do my best to show perfect performances."

Kim Hyun Joong is currently holding his tour, "Kim Hyun Joong First Tour 2011 in Japan". He kicked off his tour starting in Osaka on November 9th. He then continue to visit 8 more different cities in Japan.

Kim Hyun-joong topped Japan's Oricon weekly chart in the import albums category on Monday with his second solo mini-album "Lucky," which was released in Korea on Oct. 11. This is the second time Kim has stormed to the top of the chart after first doing so in July with his debut solo album "Break Down."

The Oricon chart, Japan's most prestigious music records ranking site, is largely based on album sales, making it similar to the U.S. Billboard chart.

Kim outperformed Coldplay and Lady Gaga, both of whom squeezed inside the top 10 but could not dislodge the Korean heartthrob.

The singer is currently touring Japan to extend his fan base there. He performed in Osaka on Nov. 9 and also visited Sapporo, Sendai and Hiroshima. Kim has four more cities to go, including Yokohama, Nagoya, Tokyo and Fukuoka.

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