Kim Jaejoong only released his second solo Japanese album, Love Covers, on Sept 25, 2019. But as of Sept 26, the South Korean singer has already reached No.1 on Billboard Japan with 57,812 copies sold.
He also hit No.1 on the Japanese Oricon daily album chart with sales of 46,888, and is No.1 on iTunes J-Pop in 24 countries including Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Colombia, the US and the UK.
Love Covers is a cover album of seven classic Japanese love songs including Hikaru Utada’s First Love and Yutaka Ozaki’s Forget Me Not. Jaejoong has been praised by the original singers for his version of their songs.
The singer, who uses the name J-Jun for his Japanese activities, has been actively promoting the album. He appeared on Asahi TV’s Music Station, and has been on a nonstop streak of activities since restarting his solo career in Japan in 2018.
Jaejoong released his first solo Japanese album in April 2019, which also hit No. 1 on the Oricon weekly album chart.
His first Japanese solo single, Sign/Your Love, released in June 2018 received a Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).It was followed by Defiance/Lavender in October, which breached the 100,000 mark in four days of its release, earning him a second Gold RIAJ.