Kim Hyun Joong's New Single Tops Japan Music Charts

MANILA, Philippines - Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong's second Japanese single ''HEAT'' immediately debuted at the top of music charts on July 4.

Upon its release, the single sold a whopping 137,774 copies to top the Oricon daily singles chart, a record for a solo foreign artist.

''HEAT,'' which was composed by Japanese rock duo B'z, also topped the Tower Records Japan chart.

With at least 100,000 copies of his new single sold, Kim Hyun Joong is assured of getting a gold status certification from the Recording Industry of Japan (RIAJ).

Last July 3, Kim Hyun Joong held a hand-shaking event to mark the release of his new single in Japan. About 5,000 fans braved the rain and lined up to enter the Venus Fort shopping mall in Tokyo.

The singer and actor initially planned to shake hands with selected fans but decided to shake hands with all those who came to the event. Some of the fans spent the night outside the venue just to meet the Korean star. Another handshaking event will be held in Osaka on July 7.

In addition, Kim Hyun Joong held a guerilla performance at the DiverCity Tokyo Plaza in Odaiba, Tokyo on July 4. Despite the searing heat, the star performed ''Let's Party'' for about 1,000 fans who came.

Also last night, he was a guest on Fuji TV's ''Non Stop'' entertainment program. He will be a guest on Nippon Television Network's ''Happy Music'' on July 6.

On July 14, he and Japanese musician Naoto Inti Raymi will hold the ''Double Fantasista: The Greatest Assist.''

He is also set to hold the ''Kim Hyun Joong 'Heat' 2012 in Japan'' event on July 15 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The event is exclusive for buyers of his new single.

Kim Hyun Joong is also set to star in another Korean drama. It was announced earlier that he will star in the drama ''City Conquest,'' which will be released this year.

He will start shooting in Japan, the first location of the drama, on July 10. The filming will be held in the capital city of Utsunomiya in Tochigi Prefecture.

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