IU is ready to take Japan by storm
IU will release a mini album in Japan on March 20, according to her agency, the first time she has done so there.
The star hopes to build on her success in the country after she released Japanese versions of two singles, “Good Day” and “You & I,” last year. Both songs ranked high on the Oricon singles chart.
She will also hold a fan meeting in Japan on March 27, the agency said.
“We will resume her activities in Japan in tandem with the release of a new album,” Loen Entertainment said.
The new album includes an arrangement of “The Age of Cathedrals” and a number from the musical “Notre-Dame de Paris.”
Two other songs on the album were produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, an American R&B producer duo who collaborated with such pop stars as Janet Jackson and Prince.
IU is also set to resume her local activities, beginning with television. By Moon Gwang-lip