The first single album of the year released in Japan by top Korean idol group Dong Bang Shin Ki (Tong Vfang Xien Qi, or TVXQ) has topped the Oricon daily single chart.
The group’s management agency says the group’s 25th single “Bolero/Kiss The Baby Sky/Don’t Forget Me” topped the charts on its release day Wednesday.
It is the group’s sixth top Oricon daily chart ranking following their 12th single “Summer Dream,” 16th single “Purple Line,” 22nd single “Beautiful You/1000-Yr Love Song,” 23rd single “Why did I get to like you?” and 24th single “MIROTIC.”
The latest single consists of “Bolero,” the main theme of the joint Asian film “Subaru,” “Kiss The Baby Sky” composed by Micky Yoochun and “Don’t Forget Me,” a piece by Hero Jaejoong.
Four of TVXQ’s singles released in Japan last year topped the Oricon weekly charts to make them the foreign artist with the highest record.
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“I thought I would try to avoid criticism for my first acting role. But I’m getting some heat. People say my dialogue deliverance is still awkward. I didn’t understand when actors said the character must be internalized. I’m realizing the meaning and will gradually improve my acting.”
Kim Hyeon-jung (23) interviewed with KBS on the set of the hit KBS 2TV drama “Boys over Flower” while wearing the uniform of “Sinhwa High School,” where he is a student in the drama.
He was closely monitoring his shots despite the hectic filming schedule. He plays Yoon Ji-hu, one of the popular school foursome known as “F4” and the grandson of a former president. Tensions flared from the fifth episode as he created a love triangle with Gu Jun-pyo (played by Lee Min-ho) over heroine Geum Jan-di (Gu Hye-seon).
Singer Alex, the vocalist of Clazziquai who released a solo album last June, held his first solo concert in Japan at the Cece Lemon Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo 7 p.m. this Tuesday.
He opened the show with his hit romantic number “If it is you” and sang various songs to the accompaniment of a 12-member band including trumpeters and saxophonists.
The repertoire included “She is,” the theme song of the hit Korean drama “My Name is Kim Sam-soon,” “Miss understand” from his solo album, “Feel like making sunshine,” the jazz ballad “Day Dreaming” and a waltz piece “Waltz lesson.”
He also sang a hit by the Safety Zone, “Bye grief,” in fluent Japanese and also sang “Daisy,” “Flower pot” and “Coming home” while playing the piano. He showcased a total 24 songs this night.
During the show, he took out his cell phone camera and took a shot of the audience.
In 2005, Alex helped produce the remix album “DOPE SPACE NINE” by leading Japanese hip hop artist M-FLO. He also toured Korea with Clazziquai members.
In 2007, he also took part in M-FLO’s 5th album “COSMICOLOR” with top Japanese artists such as Namie Amuro, Koda Kumi and Bonnie Pink. He was featured in the song “Love me after 12AM.”