Thursday, October 31, 2013

Jaejoong tops iTunes charts

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
The title track from Kim Jaejoong’s first studio album has topped 10 countries including the Philippines.
Jaejoong, member of boy band JYJ, released his album “WWW (Who When Why)” on Oct. 29 which included the title song “Just Another Girl.”
JYJ speaking at the event in Vietnam (Photo courtesy of Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee)

A day upon its release, “Just Another Girl” topped the iTunes charts in the Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Barbados and Lithuania. Overall, the song charted in 32 countries.
The album is currently in the top 10 on iTunes album chart in the Philippines. On the Rock Albums chart, “WWW (Who When Why)” is No. 1 in Japan and No. 10 in Canada.
Some 13 songs are in the album including “Don’t Walk Away,” “Butterfly,” “Rotten Love,” “Now Is Good” and “Let The Rhythm Flow.”
To promote the album, Jaejoong will hold his “2013 Kim Jaejoong 1st Album Asia Tour Concert” on Nov. 2 and 3 at COEX Seoul.
Besides doing individual activities, JYJ members Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu are also busy promoting the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.
JYJ recently went to Vietnam as Goodwill Ambassadors of the Games.
The boy band performed before 3,500 fans at the National Convention Center in Hanoi. Besides JYJ, other performers at the event were Poppin’ Hyun Joon, Park Ae-ri, Beat Circle, Ho Ngoc Ha and Big Toe Crew.
JYJ performed “Get Out,” “Empty” and “Only One,” the Incheon Games song.
The next 2014 Asian Games Roadshow will be held in Guangzhou, China, on Nov. 21, which JYJ will be attending.
After China, JYJ will visit the Philippines for the Asian Games Centennial Festival that will be held in Boracay.
JYJ will perform at the Asian Games Centennial Music Gala that will be held on Nov. 28 at the Boracay Terraces Hotel beach front.
The overall event director for the festival is Maria Montelibano, while Ryan Cayabyab will be the overall musical director.
Asian Games Centennial Festival will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1st Far Eastern Championships, which was held in Manila, Philippines in 1913. The Championships gave birth to the Asian Games, which began in 1951.

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