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Baek Ji-young to make official debut in Japan

By Korea Herald

Published : March 6, 2013 - 20:26

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Ballad singer Baek Ji-young will soon make her official singing debut in Japan.

Baek will sing the Japanese version of her famous track “That Woman,” from the original soundtrack of SBS drama series “Secret Garden,” on May 1, according to a Japanese media report.

Released in 2010, “Secret Garden” starred hallyu stars Hyun-bin and Ha Ji-won. Immensely popular in Korea, the last episode of the series recorded a 37.9 percent viewer rating. The series also aired in Japan, on the NHK BS Premium channel, last year.
Baek Ji-young
Baek Ji-young

The report dubbed Baek Ji-young “Korea’s Queen of Ballads,” explaining how she had been in the K-pop scene for 14 years.

The news report also mentioned Baek’s latest track, “Hate,” released on Jan. 3. The ballad about heartbreak was a huge success, winning her the top spot on several music charts including Naver Music, Sori Bada and Mnet.

Baek announced that she was flattered to be given the opportunity to meet her fans in Japan. She also asked Japanese fans to look out for her.

Her new album will also include her major hits including “Don’t Forget,” from the soundtrack of hit television drama series “Iris,” also in Japanese.

With her official debut, the singer will hold a premium live concert at Tokyo Akasaka Blitz.

By Bae Soo-min, Intern reporter
(soomin623@heraldcorp.com)