SUJU Kyuhyun Tops Weekly Album Charts with First Solo Album
Leaving behind the title of an idol, Super Junior’s Kyuhyun rose as the next generation’s prince of ballad.
Having released the first solo mini album At Gwanghwamun on November 13, Kyuhyun took first place on various music sites. He then ranked number one on the real time, daily and weekly charts (November 10~November 16) of various album sales sites, such as Hanteo Chart and Synnara Record.
Kyuhyun’s recent solo debut held a weight different than others since he was the first member to go solo from Super Junior, who has kept its place on top of the K-pop world for the past ten years since its debut in 2005. His success undoubtedly influenced the other Super Junior members’ solo debuts, which might happen in the future.
During his first solo album showcase, Kyuhyun said, “I feel very pressured because I’m the first to go solo out of the members,” adding, “I think I will need to be successful in order for the other members to pick up momentum for their solo debuts.”
Although only several days have passed, Kyuhyun’s solo album has been receiving positive feedback, increasing anticipation for the Super Junior members’ future activities not only as entertainers or actors but as soloists as well.
About this, an affiliate of SM Entertainment spoke with enews on November 17 and said, “No details have been confirmed yet.”
But the agency rep said, “Many members of Super Junior are talented and charming enough to promote as soloists so I think they will be able to come out once the opportunity arises. The possibilities are open,” adding, “If the first solo member is successful, people’s anticipation may rise for the next member. So Kyuhyun’s success is a positive thing.”
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