Oct 26, 2006

The second solo album from a former member of the disbanded five-man group H.O.T. conquered on- and offline music charts just a day after its release. Jang Woo-hyuck’s "My Way" on Wednesday took the top spot in the real-time record sale category of the Hanteo chart, which compiles offline sales of records. Its title song, "One Way," also topped Bugs Music’s most popular song chart.

Jang’s feat is attracting attention because the country’s music charts have been dominated by top artists who have made recent comebacks, including Shin Seung-hun, Rain and TVXQ.

Jang once again showed off powerful rapping in the new dance hip-hop album, whose advance orders exceeded 30,000. Having made a successful solo debut last year, he put more energy and effort into recording the second album using his 10 years of experience as a singer.

"One Way" was composed by PJ and Min Woong-shik and written by Park Jang-geun, who all worked together to create the title song of the first album, "The Sun that Never Sets." In addition, female rock/dance singer Esther was featured in the song.

Jang plans to film an innovative music video shown from the first-person perspective, which means although he does not appear in the video, viewers will feel like he is there.

Other musicians who helped Jang with the new album include Seo Jeong-hwan (a former member of Untitle), composer Jang Jun-ho, and singers Tak Jae-hoon, Jeong In, J, and Yuri, who were featured in the album.

Meail Jacquard Tex, Jang’s agency, said that because great interest is being shown from overseas as well, they expect high sales of the album.

Source: KBS Global