[news] SHINee to Release Japanese Debut Album Next March

SHINee, an SM Entertainment idol group that successfully finished their first solo concert in Japan, are to release their Japanese debut album next March.

SHINee made their first successful step to advance to the Japanese market as 24,000 people came to see their first solo concert “SHINee World” held at the Yoyogi Stadium on Dec. 26.

Even though the concert was before their official debut, SHINee proved their popularity through hot responses.

Over 100,000 applied for the concert ticket reservation made through cell phones. Some fans who didn’t get the tickets made a scene by standing with pickets looking for tickets outside of the stadium.

All 5 members of SHINee made grand performances singing and dancing in the air using wire. The audience responded excitedly to a variety of stages such as a turn-table and a moving stage.

At the concert, SHINee announced their 2011 debut in Japan under EMI Music Japan. Their plan to release a Japanese album in March has become the spotlight of Japanese media.

EMI Music Japan is a Japan’s leading record company with Utada Hikaru, Japan’s national singer, as its representative artist.

Miyake Akira, Utada Hikaru’s general producer, said at a press conference that SHINee is popular to young people of 20s or 30s, not only to the existing Korean Wave fans of 40s and 50s. He revealed his high expectations on SHINee’s activities in Japan by praising them as a male idol group with an ability to produce contents of quality with their excellent singing, purity, and creativity.

Main broadcasting stations, including NHK, Fuji TV, TBS, Nihon TV, and TV Asahi, and media such as Sankei Sports and Nikkan Sports came to report SHINee’s first solo concert in Japan and their debut plan next year.

SHINee will have their first solo concert in Korea at the Gymnastics Stadium in the Olympic Park on Jan. 1-2.

[Joy News 24]

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Ichii, president of EMI Music Japan, a record company to release SHINee’s debut album next March, said they plan to support SHINee’s activities in Japan with full force.

At a meeting held after SHINee’s first solo concert “SHINee World” at the Yoyogi Stadium, President Ichii said that they will put into action a careful plan to help SHINee display their talents at their debut in 2011.

EMI Music Japan, a record label with Utada Hikaru, a national singer, as their representative artist, is a subsidiary of British music company EMI Group Ltd. and one of Japan’s leading record companies. It celebrated its 50th anniversary this year.

At the meeting, SHINee leader Onew said, “We’ll work hard to show wonderful performances.” Jonghyun added, “We were very nervous in the beginning because it was our first concert, but as time went by, we were able to enjoy it with fans. Now we are at the starting line, we’ll work harder.”

Key said in Japanese, “I enjoyed the concert. I was very nervous, but will work harder.” Taemin said he’d like to show good performances in Japan. Minho added, “I’m happy to perform at a big stage. It was an unforgettable experience.”

[from Yonhap News]

Trans by jujugal

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