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Posted : 2007-04-29 17:46
Updated : 2007-04-29 17:46

Korean Group Ranks 2nd in Billboard Chart

By Chung Ah-young
Staff Reporter

Korean female group S-Blush ranks second with its debut single, ``It's My Life'' on Billboard Chart this week.

The single rose to second place on the Hot Dance Club Play category of the U.S. music chart in the May 5 edition, up from the fourth last week. The single has been on the chart for about 10 weeks.

The Hot Dance Club Play totals the number of introductions among DJs at clubs in the United States.

The single has been remixed in more than 10 different versions after it was released by iTunes, the U.S.-based digital media site.

``It's My Life'' was co-composed by American composer Peter Rafelson and Korean singer/producer Lee Hyun-do, a former member of Deux.

Despite the rising interest in the group, detailed profiles of S-Blush have not been unveiled.

The group launched by CJ Music in 2005 has been covertly trained as part of the Global Project targeting overseas markets. CJ Music did not reveal its profiles such as names and faces or any introductions.

The group originally consists of five members from both Korea and the U.S. who have passed audition tests in New York, Los Angeles and other cities.

But the two members withdrew from the team and the company is currently recruiting new members.

Previous Korean singers who ranked in the U.S. chart include Mink and Kim Bum-soo. Mink topped in the same dance section last year.

Kim's ``Hello, Goodbye, Hello,'' an English version of ``Haru (A Day)'' made No. 51 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles in 2001.

The Billboard Chart makes public a variety of genres in 35 categories every week.

chungay@koreatimes.co.kr

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