Rookie group B1A4 signed a contract with Jang Geun Suk’s Japanese agency, making their venture into Japan official.
“B1A4 signed a contract with Pony Canyon, one of the largest Japanese agencies, and will hold its debut showcase on Dec. 9 in Japan,” B1A4 and Pony Canyon said in a statement.
Pony Canyon is a subsidiary of Japan’s giant media company, Fuji Sankei Communication Group, and has some of the best Japanese celebrities including w-inds, Aiko, Ueto Aya, and Jang Geun Suk under its wings.
“The decision to sign B1A4 was unprecedented in that they are a rookie group. However, despite being a rookie group, their high-quality music, polished choreography, and sophisticated fashion style make them one of the most promising Hallyu stars, so we decided to sign them. Jang Geun Suk too talked very highly of them,” Pony Canyon said in a statement.
B1A4 will hold their first Japanese performance on Dec. 9 in Tokyo under the title, “B1A4-Japan Showcase Live 2011.” In January, they will also release their first licensed CD, combining the tracks from their first two mini albums in Korea.