K-pop: JYJ to release first single in Japan

K-pop: JYJ to release first single in Japan
Idol group JYJ.

K-pop group JYJ member Kim Jae-joong on Wednesday unveiled his latest single "A Sunny Day," sweeping local music charts and Japan's iTunes single charts.

The track from his first solo album was released at 12 pm Wednesday. It topped online music services including Bugs and Cyworld as of 1 pm, as well as grabbing the No. 1 spot on single charts of iTunes Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

"This is the fifth time that Kim ranked No.1 on the iTunes chart in Japan this year," said C-Jes Entertainment, Kim's agency.

"A Sunny Day" is a ballad featuring singer Lee Sang-gon from vocal group Noel. Its lyrics are about a man who laments a breakup.

Kim's solo album will be released on Oct 29.

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