7:04 pm - 07/04/2012

hallyu officially has a new star!

Kim Hyun Joong has sold more in a day than most kpop stars in a week! He was able to beat out his dead fish eyes twin Yamashita Tomohisa. This will surely break japan's favorite idol's #1 streak unless his management comes up with a strategy to bring him to the top.

At 137,774 copies he has more than double of the jpop prince's sales.

oh yeah and Oneday is #5...

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ruhroh...lolz  he is even below Morning Musume, who have been struggling to stay relevant for some time now but things are looking up for them!

resent with an lj cut mods!
woohyun 5th-Jul-2012 12:14 am (UTC)
mishi07 5th-Jul-2012 12:25 am (UTC)
He did that handshake and free concert right? Keyeast churning out Hallyu stars one after the other...

Congrats KHJ!

amandaplan 5th-Jul-2012 12:42 am (UTC)
Congrats KHJ!
iylover 5th-Jul-2012 12:45 am (UTC)
plantbottle 5th-Jul-2012 12:54 am (UTC)
that gif, those cuties.
lysblack 5th-Jul-2012 01:05 am (UTC)
damn my dead eyes robot sunbae looks so good in his cover.

and idc what ppl say, the way i see it 2PM is the korean boy group that is doing the best in japan [behind dbsk] rn.
asnindie 5th-Jul-2012 07:29 am (UTC)
I think Shinee has done well enough and CNblue have sold decently too. Also Suju thin they're global hallyu or someshit even though all they have is an insular fanbase.
harisukaori 5th-Jul-2012 01:27 pm (UTC)
Well SuJu did have two concerts in Tokyo Dome and two in Kyocera Dome and they sold out all of them. So their popularity is much higher than Shinee's and CNBlue's combined.
asnindie 5th-Jul-2012 01:38 pm (UTC)
I didn't compare CNB or Shinee to Suju. Suju are popular within their own fandom which is large but really that's all the have. When they have actually digital sales in Japan then call me, or in Korea where Sistar, 2NE1 and Tara triple slayed them.
harisukaori 5th-Jul-2012 02:02 pm (UTC)
But isn't a dedicated fandom the most important thing? It's fandom who buys cds, dvds, photobooks and goes to concerts. It's fandom who watches your tv shows and makes you popular enough to star in them. So yes SuJu doesn't have casual fans who download their songs. But they have a huge (and growing) fandom worldwide which enables them to have concert tours. Tara or Sistar would have to bend backwards to have that many fans attend their concerts.
harisukaori 5th-Jul-2012 01:32 pm (UTC)
2PM sold a lot with Beautiful but their other singles sold only decently. And this one won't get great sales - I doubt it will pass 50k.
I would say SuJu is doing better than 2PM (two sold out concerts in Tokyo Dome) but 2PM is certainly in the top 2 of korean boy groups in Japan (again not counting Toho).
uniqlos 5th-Jul-2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
suju's not fully promoting in japan the way thsk and 2pm do, though.

as for filling tokyo dome, you do know korea is right next to japan, right? their korean fans easily fly in and out. their korean fans probably also help buy their japanese cds (though it's not just them, i'm pretty sure every korean group's fans do that, though maybe thsk only to a lesser degree).
bear100 5th-Jul-2012 01:30 am (UTC)
Alright KHJ
and shout out to my Musume girls.
cmyesaito 5th-Jul-2012 01:38 am (UTC)
yamapi :(
walkingparadoxx 5th-Jul-2012 01:58 am (UTC)
Here for Ziall
tsuyoi_hikari 5th-Jul-2012 02:00 am (UTC)
OMG Yamapi & Johnny-san must be having heart attacks now. :OO

I never thought that I will see the day when he breaks his winning steak. The difference is pretty big that I don't think the concert/meeting events gonna help him by the end of the week.
asiapopsecret 5th-Jul-2012 11:28 am (UTC)
winning steak. lol

and yeah, JE doesn't seem to be having much luck lately. Hopefully they will when NEWS releases Chankapana this month.
asnindie 5th-Jul-2012 12:07 pm (UTC)
I don't feel any sorry for JE, they amount of shit they've pulled over the years, they've had it coming.
tsuyoi_hikari 5th-Jul-2012 01:48 pm (UTC)
I'm curious, what kind of shit they've pulled over the years? Buyback albums? Releasing mediocre & cheap songs? Stopping other boy idol groups from attending music programs?
asnindie 5th-Jul-2012 01:57 pm (UTC)
All of the above. Also W-inds were treated like crap thanks to JE dangling Arashi everywhere.
tsuyoi_hikari 5th-Jul-2012 05:30 pm (UTC)
I never heard them buyback albums though. Everyone knows the power of their idols and how much are they're able to sell. Buy back albums are serious crime and only K-Pop companies do it all the time. Receipt please~ It helps me to believe the accusation better. Both J-Pop & K-Pop bts are very dirty so I'm not surprised to see if they use their power to promote their idols (which they did since the longest time).

But for releasing mediocre & cheap songs, I really have to disagree with that one -- Arashi/SMAP might not known as great singers but they release good songs consistently. You can't be serious, right? Maybe your music taste is different but to say them releasing shit music is just isn't right. I mean, the production of their music (or J-music in general -- be it music, arrangement, lyrics or etc..) are better than what we got from K-Pop/most other markets in the world. :O
avex_girl 5th-Jul-2012 02:34 am (UTC)
Here for momusu
stesabsea 5th-Jul-2012 03:14 am (UTC)
Good Job KHJ. I did not expect him to have that strong of a fan base.
a_perfect_shade 5th-Jul-2012 03:37 am (UTC)
lbr KHJ's eyes are bursting with life compared to yamapi
amenooto 5th-Jul-2012 03:55 am (UTC)
I am so embarrassed for Pi. But his shit has been low-budget these days.
cultic 5th-Jul-2012 03:59 am (UTC)
the new momusu song is so catchy.
song_jihyuk 5th-Jul-2012 04:05 am (UTC)
"He was able to beat out his dead fish eyes twin Yamashita Tomohisa"
congrats btw ^-^
sadistic_dance 5th-Jul-2012 06:07 am (UTC)
Morning Musume, who have been struggling to stay relevant for some time Lies.
nyavenue 5th-Jul-2012 07:08 am (UTC)
;A; Nooooo Yamapi... But P needs to up his game forreals. His dancing in the Love Chase PV had me dying of secondhand embarrassment.
sora501 5th-Jul-2012 08:24 am (UTC)
flawless oppar is flawless
dorkiilove 5th-Jul-2012 09:08 am (UTC)
smh people get some taste
i will never understand why people buy his shit at all. he is the epitome of basic. can't act, can't sing, can't dance, can't do shit.
forzizi 5th-Jul-2012 03:47 pm (UTC)
OMG thank you!
asnindie 5th-Jul-2012 09:26 pm (UTC)
Are you talking about Yamapi or KHJ lol because that description fits them both. Though dead fish eyes is creepier looking.
ashiva 5th-Jul-2012 09:18 am (UTC)
He's prime example how far good looks can take you.
asnindie 5th-Jul-2012 12:08 pm (UTC)
Which is weird because I've never thought he's good looking in the slightest.
ashiva 5th-Jul-2012 12:57 pm (UTC)
I'm kinda curious who you find good looking? Maybe only those guys with very manly features?
asnindie 5th-Jul-2012 01:41 pm (UTC)
Idk he's too plastic looking for me, not to mention I have irrational dislike of him thanks to his acting in BOF. Though he seems like a genuinely sweet guy who's thankful of his fans and deserves success.
hereyou 5th-Jul-2012 02:11 pm (UTC)
good looks + personality. the guy is seriously hilarious.
I keep rewatching WGM episodes just because of his antiques.
harisukaori 5th-Jul-2012 01:39 pm (UTC)
He had fantastic promotional campaign. Two handshake events and a free concert for CD buyers - great strategy. And the song was written by Kōshi Inaba of B'Z so it's really good (though it would've been better if it was sung by someone who can actually sing but oh well...).

I'm curious to see what JE will come up with. Yamapi is trailing by 75k as of today.
asnindie 5th-Jul-2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
Didn't Yamapi do the same though, buy three copies and get a chance at a lottery where you'll shake his hand or something.
hereyou 5th-Jul-2012 02:12 pm (UTC)
Congrats, KHJ!
Can't wait for the new drama.
jcdhwg 5th-Jul-2012 03:11 pm (UTC)
Just bought 2APM's Jinwoon version of One Day, I seriously love that song too much.
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