Singer Jang Woo-hyuk has received an enthusiastic welcome from his Chinese fans during a seven-day and eight-night trip which began at Beijing International Airport on April 1.
It is the first time Jang is visiting China after going solo. His latest visit to the country was made three years ago when he was a member of the group "JTL." Jang began gaining popularity in China 10 years ago when he belonged to another group, "H.O.T."
In a recent poll conducted by China’s largest portal site Sina.com, Jang was named the most popular Korean singer in China and the most impressive Korean dancing singer, beating fellow Korean artist Rain.
Through a contract with a Chinese recording company, Jang released an album titled “No More Drama” in China. An official from the Chinese recording company said that with advance orders pouring in, 100,000 copies of the album have already been produced.
Immediately after arriving in China, Jang held a press conference at the 21st Century Theater in Beijing to which 200 Chinese fans were invited. An official fan club was also established there.
Jang held an online chatting session with Chinese fans through Sina.com Saturday night. So many fans logged onto the site simultaneously that the server went down. On April 2, the Korean singer performed in China’s largest musical event, the Pepsi Music Chart Awards, which was aired across the nation.
Jang will appear on CCTV4 and hold an autograph session on April 3. He will give a concert to commemorate the release of his album in China on April 4. He will next head for Shanghai on April 5 and move to Fuzhou on April 7.