MONSTA X’s Japanese debut single “Hero” is doing extremely well on Japan’s music charts!
“Hero” was released on May 17 and has taken No. 2 on Oricon’s weekly single chart. On Tower Records and Billboard Japan’s weekly charts from May 15 to May 21, the single rose to No. 1 and No. 2 respectively.
“Hero” is the only album from a foreign artist who debuted this year to make it into the top three of Oricon’s weekly charts. It contains the Japanese versions of “Hero” and “Stuck.”
MONSTA X joined with a new sub-label of Universal Music Japan titled Mercury Tokyo to produce their debut single. Mercury Tokyo was specially founded for MONSTA X’s Japanese debut and takes its name from the famous American label Mercury Records.
Meanwhile, MONSTA X will promote in Japan until late-May and begin their world tour in June, starting in Seoul. They will hold a fan meet event in Japan in August.