Christopher Maloney of X Factor fame has recently managed to break Japan (not literally) with his lead single 'My Heart Belongs To You', despite it failing to chart back in 2013 at home in the UK.
The reason behind Christopher's runaway success in Japan is down to his starring in a documentary for Japanese channel Fuji TV, which charted his rise to fame following his nervous X Factor audition.
If you're looking for visual proof, this is an actual shot of Chris and his Nan (of COURSE she's there) being interviewed on Japanese TV:
Speaking to Liverpool ECHO, Christopher revealed: "It's just unbelieveable. I can't believe it. Fuji TV, who I did the documentary for, emailed my agent to tell her that my single was at number 16. It's crazy. The video of my audition went viral and I've been getting tons of tweets from Japan.
"I'm going to have to learn Japanese! At the minute I just use Google translate to reply to their tweets but obviously my music seems to be popular there.
Explaining that he plans on visiting Japan to promote a second single, he added: "I'm just finishing off my first single and then I'm going to go over there to promote it - I just can't wait to meet some of the fans over there.
"I think it must be popular because they're quite family orientated and I've tried to stay grounded after being on the X Factor. A lot of the fans say they were surprised to hear that I could sing because I was so nervous, so I think it's the surprise element, too."
His single has this week made it to number 16 in the Japanese charts. Who woulda thought it?
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