Rain hits No. 1 on China's QQ Music Chart after his Running Man China appearance
South Korean mega-star Rain (a.k.a. Jung Ji Hoon) got a couple of nice surprises last week! His 2014 dance hit "La Song" surged to the top of China's QQ Music Chart and his name "Rain" was the most searched keyword on China's major portal sites! Wow!!
The entertainer's agency, R.A.I.N. Company, reported that both occurrences came after his recent guest appearance on weekly game show Hurry Up, Brother, the Chinese version of South Korea's Running Man. The hypnotic, Latin-flavored tune was used for Rain's introduction, and viewers just couldn't get it out of their heads, I reckon! :)
The Hallyu star is no stranger to China these days. He's the brand ambassador of four consumer giants in skincare, textiles, and healthcare there, and he's successfully captivated audiences in his first Chinese movie and first Chinese TV drama back to back. The opening theme song that he sang for the drama also topped the QQ Music Chart upon its release. Rain began his current world concert tour, The Squall, in China before moving on to his home turf of South Korea and across Asia.
I'll have to say that it's pretty dang cool to see a song come back to dominate the charts two years after its release. Thumbs up, "La Song"!
QQ Music is the digital music platform of Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings, with a licensed library of over 15 million songs from Sony Music, Warner Music Group, and other companies. "La Song" is the third track on Rain's sixth album, Rain Effect.
Images: R.A.I.N. Company / Running Man China
Chart cap: TV Daily
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