Monday, September 5, 2011

The October Battle

This coming October, Hyun Joong is going to release his 2nd mini-album.
However this time round, he 's facing tougher rivals who are strong in both their album & digital sales.
It's harder for overseas fans to support with many doors closed.

Mnet no longer allows foreigners to purchase streaming coupon nor top-up to download songs.
So unless you bought the streaming coupon for 6 months or 1 year before Mnet closed the purchase for foreigners, then you won't be able to stream via Mnet.
As for download, do check your account for any remaining amount left.
As long as the amount left is more than 600 won, you can still download.
Mnet Japan has closed their voting section till mid-October.

Foreigners can no longer purchase music cards on Soribada Korea.
We can only purchase from Soribada English.

Hence there's nothing much overseas fans can do to help his digital sales.
So the only other way we can help his comeback in October is to buy more albums.

Let me tell you a short story.
During the beginning of this year, I had a discussion with some fans on his album sales.
I predicted that his album sales would be able to break 100, 000.
The other fans told me that that would be difficult even impossible. They predicted less than that.
In the end...the impossible turns into a reality.

Quite frankly, I did not make such prediction because I have confidence that we would be able to do so.
But because I hope and I want us to be able to break 100,000.
I believe that when one sets a high target that is hard to achieve,
it motivates one to work even harder in order to achieve that target.

As hard as it is, let's break 100,000 again! (;
Don't say it's impossible for we already made possible what others thought was impossible.
Break down 'impossible', you get I 'm Possible~

People say a picture speaks a thousand words.
No shades can hid the emotions he felt when he won the 1st place.
Thanks for reading a rather long post, the next post would be more of practical


  1. several STRONG competitors comeback on October...
    and one of them is the STRONGEST girl group in Korea.This girl group got the highest in both album & digital sales.
    frankly speak,we need to work double or even triple harder this time.
    Together as ONE

  2. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I love what you wrote. Cuz of the fact that the 1st and 2nd album are released quite close to each other, I hope that this doesn't affect his 2nd album's sales.

    And since it's kinda hard to boost his digital sales for this time round, probably we have to focus on his physical sales. Maybe another round of coalition?

    While winning is important for his career, especially if he plans to be a singer for quite a while more, I also wish that HJ will also genuinely enjoy what he's doing.

  3. hi. i'm from the u.s. will it count if i buy his album from yesasia whenever it becomes available? sadly they no longer have the breakdown normal edition. they posted a message saying "This product is out of print and no longer available from the publisher". where else could i purchase a copy of breakdown and his next album? thanks!

  4. I got some albums when I went to Seoul.
    If only you are so near
    I could share some of them to you...^^

    Thanks so much serene for sharing this info.
    With combined efforts of one and all everything is possible.
    Let us all drop the first two letters...It is POSSIBLE!^^

  5. Buying from Yesasia will not be counted into Hanteo Chart which is used for music charts in Korea. I'll post tutorials on how to buy from other sites that are counted soon.

  6. thanks for the info! ^-^ anon (9/6), i'm so touched, thanks so much for the offer! rene, that would be great if you could post those tutorials. too bad those music outlets are not taking advantage of the international market to boost their sales. in this internet and creditcard era, i don't comprehend why there are hardly no websites similar to yesasia that would also cater to international customers where you could buy music and be counted into the Hanteo Chart. hj has thousands of fans all over the world who want to support him wholeheartedly but feel so helpless to do anything!