By: LazerKim As expected Kim Hyun Joong’s UNLIMITED first studio album ranks NO.1 at the Oricon Music Chart on its first day released yesterday December 12, 2012 gaining 56,473 CD copies. I was so happy and relieved reading this news last night although I was already expecting the album would rank No.1 since the album has been ranking No.1 on pre-order sales chart, weeks prior to the official release. Now that we had accomplished hitting the top rank for the first day release, I’m hoping we can still achieve on the weekly top rank and let UNLIMITED stay on its current ranking.
I’m not so familiar with his other artist contenders who have released their album at the same time as Hyun Joong, but I read yesterday, Shinee was ranked at No.2. Apparently Hyun Joong again is racing with an idol group! When Hyun Joong released his single HEAT in July 4th this year, it was another Japanese solo singer Yamapi whom he raced with, having a huge gap in unit sales the entire week, until the album was placed at Gold status back in time!
Hyun Joong now is becoming a top rank hitter at the Oricon as this is the fourth among his music releases in Japan, not to mention his first two Korean mini albums which he was released last year. In short, Hyun Joong made an excellent start as a solo singer last year and was able to maintain a top rank hitter until this year.
Yesterday Hyun Joong was busy in Tokyo, in record store hopping that he officially marked his presence in the record stores as he affixed his signature on the huge posters of UNLIMITED particularly at the Tower Records. The store was filled with his fans to take a glimpse of Hyun Joong that caused traffic within the streets of Tokyo where he was!! And to my surprise yesterday, he was already boarding his flight back to Seoul!! I can’t help to feel sad as I was saying to myself “oh no, you’re not going home yet!!” I actually wanted to cry out and say to him, “can’t you stay for another day?”
It appears Hyun Joong just threw a bomb the other day and yesterday in Tokyo by setting a big noise out of his appearance then gone with wind again!! Just as fast as that, I felt his Japanese fans were just as bewildered and probably now at the state of being mesmerized by a one day affair!! LOL! Well we have to get used to it, no matter how much time given to us fans to see Hyun Joong, it’s never gonna be enough!! We still want to see more after seeing him once or twice, we fans can’t just get enough of him! That’s just it!!
Apparently Hyun Joong has other commitments, and one of it is in Busan fan sign for Center Pole on the 15th, but he’s coming back to Japan on December 21,22,23 for another fan sign events. Then we’ll see him again on the 17th in Hong Kong for the Yahoo Buzz 2012 awards night, although I don’t see this date in his schedule or I might have missed it, but the organizer of Yahoo Buzz had already confirmed his attendance for the event. So for those who are in Hong Kong, take advantage in attending the event but make sure Hyun Joong will be there!!
Hyun Joong was asked about his plans for 2013, and he mentioned about his Japan Tour Concert Series starting from the month of January to March. Hyun Joong also mentioned that he would like to greet his fans as an actor, pertaining to City Conquest which is still on the stage of filming. I won’t pretend not to notice the changes in airing schedule, but let’s just take it as indefinite airing! I may be dying to watch City Conquest but these unexpected delays is normal. There may be some internal problems that we do not know about the drama production or with cast schedule conflicts, but these things normally happen.
There’s a Chinese drama project stared by a Korean popular actor which was filmed in August last year 2011 that ended in November the same year. But it has not been aired even in China until at this time!! After knowing about this drama I felt relieved, although I honestly hope it won’t take that much time for City Conquest to be aired!! But hopefully it will after Hyun Joong’s concert series. Well, no matter how long the drama would take we still be waiting for it to be aired next year.
Hyun Joong also mentioned his plans of a World Tour Concert which might be possible towards the year end 20013. By that time for sure Hyun Joong would be able to release more new music. Oh I just hope Hyun Joong would be able to attain his dream world tour so that he can visit many of his fans outside the boundaries of Asia. Particularly in US since Hyun Joong has a growing popularity in US, and many of his fans are really waiting for a chance that Hyun Joong can visit them! Well, we just have to wait and see whatever projects Hyun Joong has, his fans will always be at his side to support him anywhere he is
Hyun Joong was confirmed to attend to the year end celebration in China the Jiangsu TV to be broadcast in December 31st 2012. The TV taping for the show is yet to be announced on when Hyun Joong will fly to China for this TV show recording. It was said that Hyun Joong has been learning the Chinese language so that he can somehow communicate with his Chinese fans. It was also said that Hyun Joong shall be preparing two different images. He was pertaining to his costume to be worn during the show. I think he’ll be performing two numbers for this event.
Anyway, while waiting for Hyun Joong’s long term plans for 2013, there are still events awaits for Hyun Joong to attend to end his year 2012. And still Hyun Joong needs our support for his album UNLIMITED which was released yesterday. Again for those who have not gotten their album orders yet, you may do so as other who have made their pre-orders are now excitedly waiting for its delivery from on line purchasing web sites. So grab your copies of UNLIMITED album now!
This is all I have for today’s dose, as promised I’ll be here everyday, it’s just that my time of posting have been changed since my body clock also changed!! I’m starting to refrain from being a night owl!! LOL! In the next few days I’ll start posting my old out of line articles which were not officially recorded at Word Press, please bear with me I just have to do this before Christmas!
Let us continue loving and supporting Kim Hyun Joong as he share his music with us, let us acknowledge his hard worked music which are meant and dedicated to all his fans. Allow him to get into your life, to be closer to you through his music shared with all his sincere love to all of us.
The Aliens go for one love, one goal in bringing Hyun Joong to the top and for ONLY ONE Kim Hyun Joong ….Go for the UNLIMITED!!
LazerKim here writing
Photo credits as tagged, Ms.D, thanks!
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