Chinese-Tibetan artist Alan Dawa Dolma – or simply known as alan – became the first singer from China to top the Japanese Oricon sales chart. It’s just for one day on April 13 though, with her ninth Japanese single River of Eternity.
The song is an original soundtrack for Chinese film Red Cliff 2. The movie made its premier in Japan on April 10. Below is the official music video.
The music is composed by Taro Iwashiro, famous for his various OST works. The single album also includes a Chinese version of the song.
Oricon Weekly Chart
Oricon sales charts are arguably the most important music stats in Japan. The public usually pay most attention to the weekly chart instead of the daily one.
Although River of Eternity didn’t top the weekly chart, it peaked at third spot which is also a new high by a Chinese artist. It’s great achievement either way.
Singer Faye Wong held the previous record (ninth) with Eyes On Me in 1999.
Alan Dawa Dolma
Alan started her professional singing career in China in 2005. She was signed by Japanese music label Avex and released her first Japanese single in 2007.
Alan focuses in Japan these days, but has a huge fan base in her home country too.