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Kang Seung-yoon finally debuts

June 21,2013
Kang Seung-yoon, a former contestant from the second season of singing-survival program “Superstar K”, will finally debut as a professional singer after training for three years with YG Entertainment.

His upcoming EP will contain six songs, including “Wild and Young,” to be released on July 15.

“Compared to Lee Hi, who debuted right after her competition ended, Kang spent three tough years in training,” Yang Hyun-suk, chief producer at YG Entertainment, said yesterday.

“His songs were popular during the show, and he even was able to act in a TV sitcom. Many of his fans have waited for his debut, so I’m delivering the good news.”

“Wild and Young” was produced by the agency’s in-house producer Teddy, former member of hip-hop group 1TYM, but also includes some rock music elements.

“Kang’s husky but powerful voice creates a nice harmony in the song for the hot summer season,” said Yang.

However, Kang won’t be making any television appearances in the near future.

“Unfortunately, we don’t plan on [having him] go on TV,” said Yang. “We are currently debating the date for the entire album release, and that will be decided later depending on news I’m going to explain tomorrow,” Yang added yesterday.

Today, he is expected to reveal whether a new boy group is in the agency’s near future, since it announced plans for a new girl group on Wednesday.

By Lee Sun-min



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