[News] Bobby Kim to release first Japanese album

Korean R&B singer Bobby Kim will release his first album in Japan in November, according to his agency Oscar Entertainment on Thursday.

Oscar announced through a press release that Kim's first Japanese album will go on sale in the country on November 11 and be produced in two discs, which includes ten tracks as well as a music video.

Oscar went onto explain that the singer will promote his new record by holding a live concert at the Blitz Hall located in Tokyo two days after the album goes on sale.

They have also opened the official Bobby Kim Japanese website that features four songs and other tracks from his record.

Earlier this year, the soul singer was in the country for his solo concert held at the famed Billboard Live club in Osaka.

"The local fans in Japan have had a strong interest in Bobby Kim's music. They appreciate his soul music and the sensitivity of his songs," the CEO of Oscar Entertainment explained.

"I want to become a musician that can plant myself in the Japanese music market," Kim was quoted as saying.

Born Kim Do-kyun, Kim made his debut in 1999 as the rapper in the hip-hop group Buga Kingz. He branched his career to singing, releasing two solo albums featuring his hit songs "A Whale's Dream," "Blue Bird" and "Like A Man."

Kim has been promoting his third full-length album "Heart & Soul" on his Korea tour since March 12. He has visited 17 cities and will be in the southern island of Jeju on September 11 and in Gangwon Province's Wonju on September 26. 
Reporter : Lucia Hong  (luciahong)@Asiae
Editor : Jessica Kim (jesskim)@Asiae