Korean singer Kim Jeong-hoon voted No.1 blog on Japanese website Ameba blog [Ameba blog]
Korean singer and actor Kim Jeong-hoon's blog has been voted the No.1 blog in Japan by popular website Ameba Blog, according to a press release on Tuesday.
On July 26, the fifth anniversary since his debut in Japan and the tenth since his debut as a member of Korean pop group UN, Japanese fans left some 5,000 congratulatory messages on the "John-Hoon Official Blog 146" and are still posting comments.
The figure placed Kim's blog at No.1, ahead of those of Japanese stars on Ameba Blog, a popular website which ranks celebrity blogs.
Kim, 30, rose to fame in 2000 as a member of K-pop duo UN. When the group disbanded in 2005, he started acting in several movies and TV dramas, most notably in MBC's hit TV series "Princess Hours".
He has continued his music career in Japan, releasing his seventh single "Blue Moon" which debuted at No. 7 on Oricon's singles daily chart in July.
In 2008, in a poll by the Korean Wave magazine "Wanna Know More Korean TV Drama (Vol.32)", Kim was voted the most popular Hallyu star, beating out actor Bae Yong-joon.
Kim entered the army in April 2009 to fulfill South Korea's mandatory military services, and is currently serving as a DJ on military radio show "Kim Jeong-hoon's Voice Mail" at Korea's Defense Media Agency. He will be discharged from the military in February 2011.
The singer will be releasing his ninth single in Japan titled "Ardente" on August 18.
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