South Korean singer/actor Kim Jaejoong is releasing his first Japanese solo album Flawless Love today and it’s been a long awaited moment for his fans.
The album features tracks ranging from pop to rock. The first single Sweetest Love, which was released on March 10, is a catchy pop song with Jaejoong dancing in the music video (He hasn’t danced in years).
Two more singles followed, Kimi Dake Ni Naru Mae Ni (Before You Became The Only One, March 25) – which is also the theme song for TV Asahi’s drama, Divorced Couple – and a ballad, Impossible (April 8).
Along with the album, there is a concert tour, The Jaejoong Arena Tour 2019 – Flawless Love which runs from today till May 29.
The multi-talented and immensely popular star restarted his career in Japan last year after a nine-year hiatus in Japan due to a lawsuit. Although he won the lawsuit against his former management agency in South Korea, he’s still unable to appear on South Korean broadcast.
Jaejoong was one of the most well-known Korean stars in Japan during his time with his former group TVXQ. While it wasn’t easy restarting again, he has been doing well, racking up several achievements. He also has a loyal fanbase that has remained with him throughout his 16-year career.
His first Japanese solo single Sign/Your Love was released in June last year in which he received a Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).
It was followed by Defiance/Lavender, released in October, which breached the 100,000 mark within four days of its release, earning him a second Gold RIAJ. Defiance was also the opening song for Japanese anime series Zoids: Wild and hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Japan Hot Animation list.
Jaejoong also made frequent appearances on Japanese variety TV shows, magazines as well as holding several concert tours including headlining the Tokyo Girls Music Festival two years in a row which kept him in the limelight. He recently won the Asian Film Awards (AFA) 2019 Next Generation Award.
Given all that, it is no wonder that Flawless Love is a highly anticipated album. It will be interesting to see how well it does and how far Jaejoong will go in the future.