Big Bang′s Seungri to Promote Upcoming Japanese Album as a Special Host for a Show
Seungri has been chosen as the special MC for a Fuji TV show just before the release of his solo album in the country.
The singer will host the August 8 broadcast of Fuji TV′s Sakigake! Ongaku Banzuke Eight. This is isn′t the first time he′ll be hosting the show, as he interviewed many local stars such as Shun Oguri, EXILE member Akira and Emi Takei previously as a host.
He will walk the streets of Kamakura with Japanese singer May J., and also participate in a Kumi Koda event to be held on Yuigahama Beach. It will be the first meeting between Avex labelmates Seungri and Kumi Koda.
May J. knows Seungri through her work in his Japanese solo album, and will boast their ties by singing a Japanese version of I Know, Seungri′s duet with IU released in 2011 in Korea.
The two singers will talk about what happened during recordings for Seungri′s album.
Seungri′s new album will be released on September 25, and he will start promoting actively not only as a singer, but also as a TV personality on variety. The album will contain the six songs to be released with his mini album in Korea coming up on August 16, as well as Japanese versions of his hits Strong Baby and VVIP.
Seungri composed, lyricized and produced for his mini album. The promotional single, I Have Something to Say, is in the house genre.
On September 25, Seungri will appear in the Mezamashi Live Island Tour 2013 in Fukuoka. As a member of Big Bang he will tour six domes across Japan from November to January 2014.
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