Thursday, March 18, 2010

Jang Woo-hyuk resumes activities in China

Korean singer Jang Woo-hyuk

Korean singer Jang Woo-hyuk has officially resumed his activities in China, according to his agency on Thursday.

Jang flew into China on Wednesday, starting by appearing as a guest on Chinese variety program "Be Ready Anytime" to meet his fans and promote his upcoming concert tour in the country.

The star also performed two of his songs from his Korean album and played a ping-pong match against Wang Hao, the coach of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Chinese national ping-pong team.

Jang is expected to pursue a busy schedule in China thereafter, including making an appearance at the opening ceremony of the BOAO International Tourism Forum and beginning preparations for his concerts.

He had signed with major Chinese entertainment firm Huayi Brothers Media Group last month, shortly after completing his two-year mandatory military service.

Jang has a huge fan base in China; in 2006, he topped an online poll conducted by KBS World and China’s major portal site in four categories including most popular singer and most popular song.

He also attended the prestigious Beijing Pop Music Awards last month, becoming the first and only Korean artist to receive an invitation to the annual event.

Jang, 32, made his debut in the now-disbanded boy band H.O.T in 1996. They were one of the hottest bands in Korea from the mid to late 90s.

He returned to the music scene as a member of project trio JTL in 2002 and began his solo career in 2005 through which he made a splash into the Asian market.

Reporter : Ko Jae-wan star@asiae
Editor : Lucia Hong luciahong@asiae

Source: Asiae
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