[ ARTICLE ] JUNO : Overseas popularity: Another route for K-Pop acts?
Overseas popularity: Another route for K-Pop acts?
Better known as JYJ’s Kim Junsu’s fraternal twin brother, Kim Junho, going by the stage name of Juno in Japan, chose to debut in China two years ago. The charming man kickstarted his showcase in Beijing, performing to a full house concert of 2000 fans, before heading to Tokyo and Singapore, the release of his first Chinese single album,“Beginning”
Juno, who signed with music company Avex Japan last April, received recognition for his efforts when both of his singles were charted on Oricon, debuting at #15 and #10 respectively. The 25-year-old was also featured in Japanese superstar, Ayumi Hamasaki’s EP, in the song “Why…”.
However, when Juno made his debut in May this year through his participation on a soundtrack of Korean dramaStroke of Luck, he received little limelight.
Secret for success: Actively reaching out to overseas markets rather than establishing himself in Korea, it is no wonder that Juno, coming from a Chinese agency, achieved success in China and Japan earlier than in Korea.
NEWS by: xinmsn entertainment