Soprano Sumi Jo, pop star Rain to collaborate on theme song for 'Universe' app

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Soprano Sumi Jo, pop star Rain to collaborate on theme song for 'Universe' app

Soprano Sumi Jo [JOONGANG ILBO]

Soprano Sumi Jo [JOONGANG ILBO]

 
Soprano Sumi Jo and pop star Rain will collaborate on the theme song for “Universe,” a mobile K-pop fan activity platform launched last month by the Korean online game giant NCSoft.  
 
According to KLAP, an entertainment subsidiary of NCSoft, on Tuesday, the track will be released on Feb. 9. The title of the song is yet to be announced.
 
“Universe” is a mobile app on which K-pop fans can enjoy activities and exclusive content from their favorite artists.  
 
Pop singer Rain [ILGAN SPORTS]

Pop singer Rain [ILGAN SPORTS]

 
Popular K-pop artists including Kang Daniel, Monsta X, The Boyz and (G)I-DLE have joined to provide exclusive videos and songs for the platform. The app also offers a “Private Call” service using speech synthesis to emulate having a phone call with an artist.
 
“Universe” launched on Jan. 28 in 134 countries. Eighty-percent of its users are from outside of Korea.  
 
BY HALEY YANG   [yang.hyunjoo@joongang.co.kr]  
 
 
 
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