CNBLUE

From left, K-pop band CNBLUE members Lee Jung-shin, Lee Jong-hyun, Jung Yong-hwa and Kang Min-hyuk on the cover of their second Japan album “What Turns You On?” [FNC Entertainment]

Daesung

K-pop group Big Bang’s member Daesung on the cover of his Japan debut single “I LOVE YOU,” rolled out on July 31, 2013. [YG Entertainment]

 

K-pop acts CNBLUE and Daesung of Big Bang have made satisfying debuts on Oricon’s chart with their newest releases.

CNBLUE’s sixth single “Lady” and Daesung’s Japan solo debut single “I LOVE YOU” each grabbed second and fifth place, respectively, on Oricon’s singles chart on Wednesday, the day of their releases, the chart showed the following day.

“Lady,” composed by the band’s own frontman Jung Yong-hwa, will also be listed in their second Japan album “What Turns You On?” set to be released on August 28 with more self-written songs by the band’s members.

The four-piece rock band kicked off their Japan Zepp Tour at the Zepp Sapporo last Sunday, and will take their new sound to Fukuoka, Tokyo and Osaka until August 15.

“I LOVE YOU,” the new ballad by Daesung, whose Japanese stage name is D-LITE, is a remake of a song by Ozaki Yutaka, which well loved in Japan for a long time and also in Korea after singer The Position’s remake of it in 2000.

To celebrate the release of his first solo record in the Japanese music scene, Daesung will perform and talk to his fans in Osaka on August 27 and in Tokyo the following day.

Reporter. Lee Hye Ji hjlee@tenasia.co.kr
Editor. Jessica Kim

Courtesy of FNC Entertainment, YG Entertainment