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The popularity of the solo singer Kim HyunJoong is spreading across all Asia.
Kim HyunJoong have released his first solo mini album 'Break Down' in June. Within 2 weeks of the album released, 100,000 copies of the album have been cleared out. His title track in the album, Break Down, have dominated various music charts for the 1st place alongside with other songs in the album like 'Please' & 'Kiss Kiss'.
The popularity of 'Break Down' have also swept across to other parts of Asia. Last week, Break Down was also placed 1st in various overseas music charts, shows and sites like Japan Oricon Chart (The highest number of album sales), Taiwan (5 Music & G-Music), Phillipines (ASTRO), Thailand (Channel V), HongKong (KKBox) and etc.
The representative of the music industry said, 'Despite the album promotion is yet to be fully released in overseas, he have already made such high recognition. We hope that Kim HyunJoong, as the Hanryu star, will continue to launch his activities across Asia.'
'Kim HyunJoong's Wave' is also planned to continue for some time in Korea. After showing his strong charisma in 'Break Down' performance, Kim HyunJoong will now proceed his album promotion with the light pop dance performance in 'Kiss Kiss', where he'll be showing his romantic side. The first stage performance for 'Kiss Kiss' falls on 14th of July through the cable channel Mnet 'M!Countdown'.
Additionally, after concluding his 'Kiss Kiss' promotion, Kim HyunJoong will begin his overseas promotion starting from August.
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Kim Hyun Joong shared a story about when he asked for more meat at a free-sample stand.
Kim Hyun Joong joined Ock Ju Hyun as a guest on her radio program, KBS’s “Ock Ju Hyun’s Music Square”, where he proudly shared his love for the free-sample kiosks at markets. Kim Hyun Joong revealed that, “If there aren’t any meat left at the free-sample stand, I ask the worker to cook more.”
He continued, “I still purchase the product after I try it, though,” bringing laughter to the studio.
Later, he freely shared another hilarious story where his popularity forced him to jump off a tower. ”Once I went to the top of a bungee jumping tower out of curiosity, but the tourists around brought out their cameras and started chanting, ‘Kim Hyun Joong’, so I had no choice but to act cool and jump down”,.
In related news, Kim Hyun Joong has chosen to follow up his first single, “Break Down”, with the rhythmic dance song, “Kiss Kiss“. Kim Hyun Joong will perform and reveal “Kiss Kiss” for the first time on Mnet’s “M! Countdown” on July 14th.