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Incheon Asian Games official album released

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Jun 23, 2014 - 20:26
  • Updated : Jun 23, 2014 - 20:26
“17th Asian Games Incheon 2014 Official Album” (Universal Music)
The official album for the upcoming 2014 Incheon Asian Games was released by Universal Music on Friday.

The “17th Asian Games Incheon 2014 Official Album” is the first of its kind to commemorate the international sports event, said Universal Music Korea.

In line with the global event’s official slogan of “Diversity Shines Here,” the album features popular hits by diverse international artists filled with messages of support, passion and peace.

The album comes in two volumes with a DVD. The first volume contains songs by world-class Western musicians, including Maroon 5, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Avicii and MIKA. Legendary English rock band Queen sang the album’s title track “We Are The Champion.”

The second volume contains music by popular Asian musicians, including South Korean idol group JYJ, who sang “Only One,” China’s Sa Dingding, Japanese girl group Perfume as well as Taiwanese indie band Sodagreen. The theme song of the global event “OCA Hymn” is also included on the second CD.

In addition to the two volumes, the album also comes with a DVD with the official promotional clip for the Incheon Asian Games as well as the music video and behind-the-scenes clips of JYJ’s “Only One.”

The 17th Asian Games will kick off on Sept. 19 and run through Oct. 4 in Incheon.

By Sohn Ji-young (jiyoung.sohn@heraldcorp.com)