Rain, Se7en to Compete in Korea and Japan with New Albums

Aug 16, 2006

Korea’s two top dance singers will face off on both domestic and overseas stages. Rain and Se7en will each release their first feature album and fourth single album in Japan on Sept. 13 before releasing their fourth feature albums at home in October.

Although the albums released in Japan by the two performers will not directly compete on the Oricon Chart since they belong to different categories, the fact that they are being released on the same day is drawing interest.

Rain had initially planned to release his first album on Aug. 23, but due to a delay caused by the shooting of the film “I’m a Cyborg, but That’s OK,” in which he will make his film debut, he postponed the release of the album in Japan.

The simultaneous release has been raising expectations that the two singers may appear on Japanese radio or TV programs together to promote their albums.

Rain’s “Eternal Rain” consists of songs written by renowned composers he has worked with since his debut, including Park Jin-young and Bang Shi-hyuck. Se7en’s single album “I Wanna…” includes R&B songs showing off his singing ability previously overshadowed by his earlier focus on his dancing ability.

Meanwhile, Rain will release his third single album “Move On” in Japan on Sept. 6. Se7en will attend a concert marking the 10th anniversary of his agency, YG Entertainment, in Osaka on Sept. 8 and in Tokyo on Sept. 10, along with other singers such as Gummy and Lexy.

Source: http://english.kbs.co.kr/entertainment/news/1410825_11858.html