|Roy Kim. (CJ E&M)|
Singer-songwriter and “Superstar K4” winner Roy Kim has signed with CJ E&M and will release his sophomore studio album this fall, according to the company.
Roy Kim, currently a student at Georgetown University in the United States, is in the process of preparing his upcoming album while pursuing his studies. Kim is slated to return to the Korean music scene later this year equipped with a new album and concert schedule, said CJ E&M.
“We understand and respect Kim’s situation. We will support him to the best of our abilities so that he can focus on both studies and music,” said the music company.
Known for his folk-pop style, Roy Kim, a.k.a. Kim Sang-woo, won the music audition program “Superstar K4” in 2012 and released his successful first studio album “Love Love Love” in the following year.
Last year, Kim was plagued by rumors that he had plagiarized a song by another musician, “Love is Canon” by indie artist Acoustic Rain, while writing his debut single “Spring Spring Spring.”
“I will put my best effort and care into creating better music,” said Roy Kim. “I am grateful to all those who have waited for and supported me.”
By Sohn Ji-young (firstname.lastname@example.org)