Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The HEAT is ON! Are you with KIM HYUN JOONG?

Hyun Joong's 2nd Japanese album, HEAT, will be out on July 4 and the pre-order has already started! Have you booked your copies yet?
There is one key thing that all Hyun Joong fans should bear in mind this time: the release of HEAT will coincide with the release of albums by a few other artistes this round. Among them are: 2AM+2PM, as well as the popular Yamapi (Tomohisa Yamashita). They need no introduction. So girls, you know what we're up against. The fight is ON. Let's give them some HEAT! Pre-order now! If you have difficulty, please ask. We will try our best to assist you. In the mean time, follow the sites below. It is really not hard. Hwaiting!

The HEAT is on and the enemies are not amateurs. So...ARE YOU READY, gurls?! 

*In Japan, the most important thing is volume of albums sold, as recorded by the Oricon.*
Here are two sites that non-Japanese fans can look at to preorder their copies now: CDJapan site and HMV ( Both sites are in English. For HMV, go here for step-by-step instructions (in both Korean + Eng) on how to order. Both these sites count to the Oricon.

If you read Jap, you can go to to order too. You can start from here: and just search for his name in Jap キム・ヒョンジュン. Of course, there's also the DATV site to order if you read Japanese too. Basically, all Japanese sites that sell the album will count to the Oricon. So if you're ordering from a Japanese site, no worries, it will count.

Some of you may wonder: there are as many as 5 different versions to Hyun Joong's HEAT album, which should we buy? ALL will count to Hyun Joong as his 2nd Japanese album's sales figure. That means there is no difference which version you buy. THE MORE, THE MERRIER.

Note1: Hyun Joong's 1st Japanese album placed 2nd on the Oricon chart previously, and created a new record for the highest sales number for a foreign artiste! Let's shoot him to No. 1 with HEAT this time!
There are 5 HEAT versions: Limited Edition Type A, Limited Edition Type B, Limited Edition Type C, Limited Edition Type D + a Normal Edition. Please buy all if you can. For more info on what kind of album HEAT is all about, check here. From all accounts, it's set to be a historic album! =)

Note2: Hyun Joong will be having a special showcase at SAITAMA Super Arena, Jap, on July 15 to commemorate the release of HEAT. To apply to attend the event, you must buy all 5 versions. HURRY - it's on a first come first serve basis! 


  1. I read on that orders placed on their site will also count towards Oricon chart. Can you confirm if that is correct?

  2. i'm very sure its not counted

  3. Do we have to buy from DATV in order to qualify for the special showcase?

  4. YES, does count to the Oricon as well, so it is safe to buy from there.
    No, you don't necessarily have to buy from DATV. You can buy from other sites as well. When you get the albums, you will have to use the serial number of the album to apply. The thing with this is that you will have to act very fast if you do not live in Japan, as you will be competing with the Japanese fans, as it is on a 1st come 1st serve basis.

  5. At first I'm not worry about 2PM+2AM at all because 2PM's 1st-3rd singles sales about 70000-85000 copies on first week
    but I just learn that their lastest single(relesed on 12.06.06) make about 142000 copies! now I'm very worry....
    Yamapi usually sales 120000-140000 on first week but this time his single also an opening theme for Animation.

    I think we need about 200000 copies to firmly secured no.1 in Oricon.

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