Kim Hyun Joong recorded the highest album sales in 2011 by a solo artist.
On November 9th, Hanteo Chart has has revealed the results for the ‘Hanteo Award’ which is based on albums released from January 1st 2011 through November 7th 2011. Kim Hyun Joong has sold over 200,000 copies with just 2 solo albums released and the results place Kim Hyung Joong on the 1st place for solo artists and 3rd place overall which is an amazing outcome.
Hanteo Chart bases its numbers on all sales data from the road shops adhering to Hanteo Chart in Korea, as well as major music shopping malls and small and medium size internet sites in adherence with Hanteo Charts.
Within the flood of idol groups, Kim Hyun Joong’s numbers are undeniable. Kim Hyung Joog has sold 110,000 copies of his first mini album of the year ‘Break Down’ in June to kick off his solo promotions then with the 2nd mini album ‘Lucky’ has also recorded 100,000 copies sold within just 3 weeks of release. The number is, in fact, the top number for solo artists.
Kim Hyung Joong has earned the honorable title of a solo artist who has sold over 200,000+ just within Korea with 2 mini albums bested only by idol groups like Super Junior or Big Bang.
Kim Hyun Joong is currently actively promoting his title song ‘Lucky Guy’ from the 2nd mini album and is preparing for a 15 day tour of 8 cities in Japan in November, namely Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, Sendai, Hiroshima, Yokohama, Nagoya, and Fukuoka.