The Korea Herald


Jang debuts at No. 1 on Japan’s Oricon chart

By 양승진

Published : May 4, 2011 - 18:04

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Korean actor and singer Jang Geun-suk topped Japan’s Oricon chart in his debut week.

His single “Let Me Cry” sold 119,000 copies within a week of its April 27 release. 
Jang Geun-suk Jang Geun-suk

He became the first foreign singer in Japan to rank No. 1 in the major weekly pop chart upon debut.

In 2005, Korea’s Ryu Si-won reached No. 2 within a week.

Jang’s record was also the first for a male singer since Masahiko Kondo topped the list on his debut week on December 1980.

Korea’s Girls’ Generation trailed Jang with its third Japan single “MR.TAXI.” It ranked No. 2 on the chart, their best achievement so far in Japan.