Shinhwa turning 10
Pop group Shinhwa has had an amazingly successful career — eight full-length albums (a ninth on the way), four compilation albums and one best-of, one Japanese album, numerous CFs, a large and devoted fanbase, and successful spinoff projects for its members.
Each member has a busy career on his own, whether in acting, music, or producing:
Shin Hye Sung has two solo albums, in addition to a project group with singer friends Kangta and Lee Ji Hoon, Group S; Lee Minwoo has three solo albums and has branched out into songwriting and producing, as well as acting; Jun Jin acts and released a single; Andy just released his first solo album; Kim Dong Wan released a solo album last year and has a burgeoning acting career; and Eric, perhaps the most successful on his own, has released no solo music work but gets the most CF engagements and acting jobs, having starred in five television dramas (if you count Wolf, which was canceled after an on-set accident), the most recent of which was last year’s excellent Que Sera Sera.
So it’s pretty remarkable that throughout all that, the group remains strong, even if they’re taking more time to engage in individual pursuits.
In anticipation of the group’s upcoming tenth anniversary (March 24), Shinhwa will be opening ticket sales on February 18 for their 10th Anniversary Live In Seoul concert to be held on March 29 and 30. It marks their first concert in Korea in two years; they’ve opened up a new website, www.Shinhwa10th.com, commemorating the event. And, their ninth full-length album meets its release next month.
SONG OF THE DAY
Shinhwa – “열병” (Crazy), from their seventh album. [ zShare download ]