Kim Hyun Joong Sets Record in Japan, Sells Over 100,000 Copies in First Week
Actor/singer/Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong has set another record, selling over 100,000 copies in a week for three singles straight.
Kim Hyun Joong released his third Japanese single, “Tonight,” on June 5. A source for Oricon stated on June 11, “Kim Hyun Joong has a set a record for a Korean solo artist, male or female, promoting in Japan by selling over 100,000 copies of a single in the first week for three singles straight.”
Kim Hyun Joong previously set a record for the most copies sold in a day for a debut album release by an overseas artists in Japan. His first single, “Kiss Kiss/Lucky Guy,” was released last year in January. He has continued his record breaking streak by selling over 100,00 copies in the first week for all of his three Japanese singles.
“Tonight” sold a total 116,000 copies in first week, placing second after SMAP.
Kim Hyun Joong has also been busy in Korea, holding a fan meeting titled, “2013 KHJ Show-Party People,” on June 8 in Seoul. Around 5000 fans attended this event.