Jang Geun Suk Releases Japanese Debut Single “Let Me Cry”
Jang Geun Suk’s Japanese debut single “Let Me Cry” has been released in Japan on Apr. 27th. This single album already sold over 150,000 copies prior to its release earlier this month as it ranked #1 in the pre-sales ranking of “HMV,” Japan’s leading record site. Despite starring in a number of TV dramas and movies, Jang Geun Suk has never released his own music album in the past. The single was initially set for release on Mar. 23rd, however, due to the tsunami disaster in Japan, he postponed it for about a month. “Because of the unexpected earthquake and tsunami attacks, I had to push back my single album release for almost a month. I would like to thank my fans for waiting so long. I hope they really like my songs,” Jang Geun Suk said in a statement through his agency.
In Japan, Jang Geun Suk is being described as a “typhoon,” referring to his explosive popularity. He recently held a press conference in Japan for his latest film “You’re My Pet,” and has been selected as the main model for Suntory Seoul Makkoli and Nature Republic in Japan as well. His new single is only expected to boost his already growing prominence in Japan.
Korean article by girlalice@soompi; English translation by thunderstix@soompi