Singer Se7en is scheduled to make a comeback in Japan, his first time in four years. There are plans for him to release a mini album/single in the second half of this year. This will be the first cd that he will be releasing since his 6th Japanese single from 2007.
Recently, YG entertainment’s representative Yang Hyun Suk stated ‘Se7en is working hard to prepare for his Japanese activities.”
Although groups such as DBSK, SNSD, and Kara have started a Kpop storm and are receiving lots of love in Japan, it was BoA and Se7en who proved the potential of Kpop. Se7en released his first single in Japan in 2005 and released six singles and one full length album over the course of 2 years. At that time, he was referred to as ‘Ben’ sama and gained much popularity. At the height of his popularity, he held a tour in Japan in 2007 but left for his US debut, ceasing his activities in Japan. Although he has been on hiatus for a long time, this will be good news for his fans.
In July, YG entertainment joined forces with Avex in Japan to form YGEX. Through YGEX, YG’s artists Gummy, 2NE1, Se7en, Big Bang, Psy etc will carry out activities.
Yang Hyun Suk further elaborated “We collaborated with Avex so that activities not only for 2ne1 and Big Bang will be carried out smoothly, but also for Se7en, Gummy, Psy and other YG artists,” and “Se7en has experience from Japan and there are no problems for him with Japanese either, so we have alot of expectations for him.”