JYJ singer Kim “Hero” Jaejoong will have some high profile help on his new solo album “WWW: Who, When, Why” scheduled for release on Oct. 29.
On Friday, Jaejoong’s record label C-Jes Entertainment announced that Yong Junhyung of the six-member K-pop boy band BEAST added his voice to the Jaejoong’s album, along with the singer Ha Dong Kyun of the R&B group Wanted.
“For his first full-length album, ‘WWW: Who, When, Why’, Jaejoong collaborated with [Wanted’s] Ha Dong Kyun and BEAST’s Junhyung,” the C-JeS statement read.
“Jaejoong took on various styles of rock music for this album and teamed up with artists who have different charms.”
The Jaejoong’s collaboration with Junhyung reportedly brings together several genres of music, according to the website allkpop.
“BEAST’s Junhyung did a rap featuring for the song ‘Don’t Walk Away,'” the C-JeS statement read.
“Junhyung’s colorful rap and exciting dance beat mixed with Jaejoong’s refreshing voice [blend] to create a trendy rock sound.”
Jaejoong’s collaboration with Ha is a musical departure for the JYJ singer, according to the label.
“Jaejoong and Ha Dong Kyun’s song ‘Luvholic’ is of the pop punk genre and has a fast tempo,” the record label’s statement explained.
“The point of the song is also the two vocalists’ refreshing singing methods as they sing in a conversational way. Jaejoong’s strong and captivating voice and Ha Dong Kyun’s powerful, low-pitched voice created the best synergy effect for unique and refined music.”
Kim Jae Joong kicks off an Asian tour in Seoul on November 2.
According to C-JeS Entertainment, “within fifteen minutes of the release, Kim Jaejoong sold out all 14,000 tickets.”
“After opening ticket sales for his two-day concert at COEX Seoul on November 2 and 3 accommodating 14,000 people, the Interpark homepage crashed, proving Jaejoong’s popularity among his fans,” the label added in an official statement.
“Many anticipate his first full length album, especially after the success of his transformation as a rocker for his first mini album.”
His company has added dates for the Japan stop of his concert tour.
“Jaejoong’s second stop for his Asia concert will be in Yokohama on November 15 and 16 and he will perform for 60,000 people,” a rep for the singer told KdramaStarz.
“Following the response of his Korean and Japanese fans for his upcoming full length album, we look forward to Jaejoong performing in larger scale arenas.”