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The album began its release last month on the 8th, it took the 1st place in the weekly Oricon Chart under the ‘Overseas Album Sales’.
Before the official release of the album in Japan, the album’s popularity had broken the record in Japan. What’s more is that the world-class pop stars Lady Gaga’s [Born This Way] & Beyonce’s  are placed behind Kim HyunJoong, taking the 2nd & 3rd place respectively, this had truly given a surprise to people.
The representative of J-pop stated ‘Once the news about Kim HyunJoong who have the similar popularity level as Tohoshinki in Japan to release his first mini album in Korea, it have gained many well-received response in Japan. Many Japanese fans are also awaiting for the album to be released in Japan too.’ He also added, ‘Because he have acted in the drama [Boys Over Flower] & [Naughty Kiss] and had become the Hallyu Star, if he could release a full album, he’ll gain much higher level of popularity’. Oricon Chart is the well-known music chart in Japan, similar to the US Billboard, a music chart based on the number of album sales.
His title track [Break Down] have achieved the 1st place in various music show, in the process of spreading the ‘Kim HyunJoong Syndrome’, he will begin his Asia Tour activities in August after his domestic activities ended by the end of July, starting in Japan.