Another week, another K-pop solo star topping the charts.
Jung Yong Hwa, the lead singer of K-pop rock/pop group CNBLUE, enters at No. 1 on Billboard‘s World Albums chart with his debut solo effort. One Fine Day replaces Base by SHINee member Jonghuyn who ruled the top slot last week.
It’s both the second K-pop album to top the chart in 2015 as well as the second by a male soloist from Korea.
One Fine Day‘s title track showcases a new side of the rock singer — his ballad side. The sweeping single is one of the album’s 10 tracks that were written and composed by Yong Hwa himself.
The album features unexpected guests including blues guitarist Peter Malick — who also has a Billboard chart-topper with his New York City album that hit No. 1 on Blues Albums in 2003. The disc also boasts collaborations with Verbal Jint, YDG and Taiwanese star JJ Lin.
One Fine Day is another No. 1 for the CNBLUE team. Their Re:BLUE EP ruled the chart dated Feb. 2, 2013.
Elsewhere on World Albums we find G.Soul — the new male soloist who Billboard identified as a K-pop act to watch in 2015 — makes his chart debut on World Albums with his Coming Home EP at No. 6. The set’s lead single “You” debuts at No. 23 on World Digital Songs.
Meanwhile, Jonghyun spends his third week on the chart as Base falls from No. 1 to No. 9.