Kim Jong-un, ‘The North Korean Love Machine’, has topped the charts in his native country for a record-breaking 117 weeks. Not since his father’s foray into pop-superstardom with a cover of ‘Hero’ by Enrique Iglesias has a singer from North Korea dominated the charts above the 38th parallel so totally
Including such favourites as “Try A Little Tenderness”, “When A Man Loves A Woman” and “99 Red Balloons”, the album can be heard playing from every house in the land, almost as if the citizens were compelled to play it over and over.
Some record stores have reported families buying the album by the wheelbarrow load to prove their devotion to the dear leader. When the DPKR heart-throb performs in stadiums all over the country people from miles around can be seen cramming themselves onto buses at gunpoint in order to attend.
Mr Kim, who says he was “never more than a shower singer” before becoming the living god king of his country is pleasantly surprised by his success “It’s just so wonderful to have stadiums packed full of screaming crying fans wherever i go in the country,” said the modest star. “Its wonderful to feel that emotional connection they have with me. They’re really hungry for my performances!”