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  • K Rising on Japanese Music Charts
  • [2005-03-31]
  • The singer K (real name Kang Yun-seong), 21, has been setting records in Japan on the heels of his recent successful debut in the neighboring country. His debut single "Over??" took the eighth spot on the Japanese Oricon Chart the day it was released on March 2, an unprecedented feat for a Korean male artist in Japan. He continued to set records on daily and weekly music charts as well, grabbing the fourth and sixth spots, respectively, and leaping to seventh place on the monthly music chart.

    By taking the eighth spot on the Oricon Chart with his new single, K surpassed another Korean male artist, Park Yong-ha, who was holding the tenth spot. His song also rose to fourth place on the daily music chart in the singles category just four days after its release, breaking Park's previous record of sixth place with his song "Don't Go."

    The Oricon Chart praised K for leaping to the sixth spot less than a week after releasing his single. The chart wrote that K had made the most dazzling debut among all Korean artists ever. By comparison, Park Yong-ha had reached tenth place the first week of his debut with his single "Don't Go," released in November of last year, but he failed to break the top-30 list on the monthly chart.

    K's popularity soared after "Over..." was featured as the theme song of the TBS drama "H2," which premiered in February. The song remained in the top-10 of the Oricon Chart for a month, attesting to the singer's great popularity in Japan.

    K's second single entitled "Takishimetai," which is due out in May, also looks promising as it has garnered significant attention since being featured in a TV commercial in February, a good omen for K's lasting popularity in Japan.

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