Earlier in the week UK Kpop fans saw BTS’s land a spot on the UK Official Album Chart with their newest release ‘Wings’. In more exciting news for UK Kpop fans, just hours after release, Jay Park’s ‘Everything You Wanted’ has made its mark in the UK iTunes R&B album chart!
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The AOMG CEO posted the news on his instagram account to thank his fans for the continued support. The image shows how well received his latest album has been all over the work!
The album, released yesterday on October 20th, has impressively reached No.1 in a number of different countries, as well as peaking at number seven here in the UK.
The album features a number of English language tracks, maybe accounting for its accessibility across the world. Title track ‘Drive’ featuring label-mate GRAY has so far proven to be the most popular individual track download via iTunes, with previously released ‘All I Wanna Do‘ not far behind.
The Seattle-born hip hop / R&B star has expressed his desire to go ‘worldwide’ with his music, but is making no official moves to expand his reach internationally, unlike YG rapper CL of 2NE1. Though the reach and success of this album in just a few hours may prove that Jay Park needn’t follow the promotional styles of YG Entertainment overseas.
‘Everything You Wanted’ varies from previous album ‘Worldwide’ as the scale this time tips more towards his R&B styles. It certainly deserves an explicit content warning, and plays straight into the hands of fans of Park’s who have come under much criticism of late for their interaction with the artist on platforms such as Instagram.
It is a smart move from Jay Park, he knows his audience well, and he’s created an album that plays to his strengths and fans ‘desires’ for himself and his music.
You can purchase the deluxe, 19 track, album via iTunes for £10.99.
Stay tuned to UnitedKpop for our full review of the album.