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2PM's "Hands Up" to 1st place on Mnet chart

Date: 2011.06.28

2PM Hands Up to 1st place on Mnet chart
2PM [JYP Entertainment]

Male idol group 2PM's new dance number "Hands Up" appeared atop music cable channel Mnet's weekly chart during the fourth week of June.

"Hands Up" which is the title track to the group's second full-length album "HANDS UP," is a club-style tune released on June 20.

Another dance number, f(x)'s "Hot Summer," landed at No. 2 on the chart after being pushed down a slot by 2PM's aforementioned new song.

"Hot Summer," from the title track to the girls' first repackaged album "Hot Summer' f(x) 1st Album Repackage" released on June 21, is a dance pop tune with strong sounds of the synthesizer and powerful beats.

Lena Park's rendition of singer Park Hyo-shin's song "A Fool," currently included in the album "I'm A Singer Competition 5-1: Choosing My Own Song," shot up 83 steps to reach the No. 3 spot.

The ballad which is originally one of the tracks to Park Hyo-shin's 2009 album "The Gold" was re-arranged for her performance on MBC's music reality show "I'm A Singer" that was aired on June 19. Lena placed second on the show with the song among the seven contestants the same day.

On the albums chart, "I'm A Singer Competition 5-1: Choosing My Own Song" from the same MBC show, was named the winner of the week.

The album, which was released the same day the show was aired, features other songs including BMK's rendition of songstress Kim Wan-sun's song "Pierrot smiles at us" as the title track, followed by other songs YB's "A Cup of Coffee" (Pearl Sisters), Ok Ju-hyeon's "First Poem" (Shin Sung-woo) and Kim Bum-soo's "In Summer" (Deux).

No. 2 on the list was 2PM's second regular album "HANDS UP" made up of13 tracks including its aforementioned title track of the same name and two members' self-composed songs; "Give It To Me" by Junho and "Hot" by Junsu.

Meanwhile, male ballad group 4Men's fourth album "The Artist" which was the previous chart topper, settled at No. 3 this time.

The album composed of a total 13 love ballads including the title track "At Least Just Once" had stayed No. 1 on Mnet's chart for two consecutive weeks upon its release on June 7.

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