Jackie Chan To Move Into The Korean Music Scene

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How do you tell when the K-pop music scene is really hitting off? When an A-list martial arts genius decides he wants to explore the K-pop world by releasing his own Korean boy band. That’s right people, the legendary Jackie Chan, who made his name as a well known martial arts actor and choreographer, has put his heart into creating, producing and promoting a new boy group aimed at the K-pop market. Called JJCC (aka: Double JC), they will make their debut this March. With the average age in their 20s and all around the 180cm (6ft) mark, it will comprise of four Korean members and one Chinese member.

What may shock some of you is that this is not the first time Jackie Chan has delved into the depths of the music industry. Jackie has been classically trained in vocals and has done many performances in both Canto-pop and Mando-pop. He has released a few songs of his own, and even featured in the soundtracks to his own movies. It is also not the first time that Jackie has shown an interest in the K-pop genre or in Korean Culture. He is known throughout the K-pop community as a large supporter of S.M.Entertainment, showing his love for Super Junior, SHINee and their newest boy group EXO. He has even gone as far as inviting them to his birthday parties, charity events and inviting them to hold concerts within China. He has also featured on Korean TV’s best variety show “Running Man“, showing his deep love for both the show and for the culture of South Korea.

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It has been said that Jackie Chan has had a full hands-on experience from the picking of the members, production of their album and even going as far as training them to prepare for their debut (it’s believed that the boys have been in training for just over eight years). Jackie even has his own Korean music label under “Jackie Chan Korea”. This has been one huge secret for Jackie to keep, but he has kept this very well hidden.

The album has been produced by old school ex-SMent artist Hyun Jin Young, who has a very good background within the K-pop industry. Young had previously dropped a little hint as to what we can expect from Jackie and his new boy group, saying, “They’re very unique. They have an inexplicable charm that’s hard to find in Korea. They’re going to release a Korean and Chinese song and target both Korea and China simultaneously.”

We all know how extravagant K-pop videos can be when dancing is involved and with the likes of 2PM, Speed, Infinite, GOT7, BTS and Bigstar, the push for more aggressive dancing is there. So will Jackie push his influence of martial arts into the performances of his new group and bring the level of skills to a new height? We can only wait and see. Be sure to check back as we will update as soon as more information is released.

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