Kim Hyun Joong made first official greeting, 12 years after controversy over his private life
Singer-actor Kim Hyun Joong boasted a smile at an official event for the first time in 12 years, having overcome private life controversy.
On February 27th, a showcase commemorating the release of Kim Hyun Joong‘s 3rd regular album “My Sun” was held at Ilchi Art Hall in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul.
This is the first time in 12 years that Kim Hyun Joong has appeared at an official event for the media. After debuting as a member of boy group SS501 in 2005, he has been active as a singer and actor. In addition, he gained immense popularity with the success of the 2009 K-drama “Boys Over Flowers” and debuted as a solo singer in 2011, earning the nickname “Prince of Asia”. However, after making headlines with incidents and parent-child lawsuits, Kim Hyun Joong ceased his official activities.
After 6 years of civil and criminal legal battles, which concluded with a victory, Kim Hyun Joong released a solo album and resumed his activities. Furthermore, the singer-actor also married his first love, whom he met at the age of 14, and celebrated the birth of a son last year.
Prior to the full-scale showcase, Kim Hyun Joong, who came to the stage for a photo time, made his first greeting with a flushed expression. He said, “I think it’s been a long time since I stood in front of the media. The temperature is 12 degrees, but I am grateful that many people came to visit me even though it was very cold. Thank you for your interest in my 3rd regular album ‘My Sun’.”
“My Sun” is an album based on the life of Michael Collins, an astronaut in the crew that first landed on the surface of the moon. The story of Michael’s precious feelings after returning to Earth was interpreted through Kim Hyun Joong’s unique perspective, and it is known that Kim Hyun Joong participated in both the composition and production of the album.
The title of “My Sun” boasts a grand song-oriented concept with a length of over 6 minutes, and expresses the theme of the song, which is the realization that the most important things in one’s life are family, friends, and fans. In this new song, Kim Hyun Joong puts meaning to and organizes the tracks he has been treading on and announces a new beginning.
Kim Hyun Joong, who has returned with a new album, will hold a concert commemorating the release of “My Sun” at YES24 Live Hall in Gwangjin-gu, Seoul on March 4th and meet both domestic and foreign fans.