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Kang Sung-hoon

Kang Sung-hoon, a former member of the six-member ’90s idol group Sechs Kies, will resume his singing career and release a new album, according to local media.

His remake of the group’s megahit “Couple” (1998) is set to hit online music stores today. Music producer Nassun, who created Lee Hyo-ri’s 2008 single “U-go-girl,” also worked on Kang’s remake.

“We hope that the new song will evoke nostalgia from classic K-pop fans,” one of Kang’s associates told the local press.

It was also reported that rapper Bumkey had rearranged the song into a bossa nova.

The news of Kang’s return has circulated across the K-pop industry. In 2009, he was charged with fraud, and in February 2013 he was found guilty of borrowing 900 million won ($866,000) from three people and failing to pay them back. He was ordered to serve two and a half years in prison, but that was reduced to two years’ probation upon appeal.

By Kim Hee-eun, contributing writer
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