With a lot of artists in Asian entertainment, sometimes we cannot keep track of who is releasing what and when. Here’s a quick breakdown of the most anticipated releases in this week. The title of each release links you to YesAsia for more information or for preorder, because YesAsia is of course the best and most convenient place to order Asian entertainment online.
Hello Lara: December 13
Lara Veronin is finally releasing her first solo album, ‘Hello Lara,’ a re-introduction album of this talented musician.
Tohoshinki Live CD Collection: December 15
Avex will release four live CDs from Tohoshinki on the same day: their first live concert Heart, Mind and Soul at ZEPP TOKYO, second live concert Five in The Black at Nippon Budokan, third live concert T at Saitama Super Arena, and fourth live concert The Secret Code at Tokyo Dome.
LUNA SEA Live Concerts on DVD: December 15
Re-united rock band LUNA SEA will release two old performance lives from 1999 and 2000 via DVD: the First Asian Tour 1999 in Hong Kong, and the Brand New Chaos Act II in Taipei.
Lullaby: December 15
Japanese singer and dancer Miura Daichi will be releasing his first ballad song on his tenth single ‘Lullaby.’
‘Arigatou’ – Sekai no Doko ni Itemo -: December 15
Johnny’s Entertainment group Hey! Say! JUMP releases their new single ‘Arigatou – Sekai no Doko ni Itemo,’ an upbeat dance song.
Kim Dong Wan Japan Premium Best: December 15
Shinhwa vocalist Kim Dong Wan recently completed his military duty in Korea, and he’s now launching a solo music career in Japan with ‘Kim Dong Wan Japan Premium Best,’ a collection of the singer’s Korean-language hits.
Diamond: December 15
After two EPs in Korea and three single releases in Japan, Korean girl group 4minute is releasing their first full-length album ‘Diamond,’ featuring brand-new Korean-language songs and also their past Korean-language hits and the Japanese version of ‘Muzik’ and ‘I My Me Mine.’
Pledge: December 15
Visual kei band The GazettE is releasing their latest single ‘Pledge,’ a strong winter ballad written by vocalist Ruki.
Memories: December 15
VAMPS releases ‘Memories,’ a rock tune which was also featured in their ‘Beast’ album.
Gift: Part 2: December 15
Over a year after the release of ‘Gift: Part 1,’ the second half of Park Hyo Shin’s sixth album finally arrives, just in time for the holidays, and it also serves as a farewell gift to his fans, as he is enlisting for army service later this month.
Real: December 17
Popular singer IU releases her third mini-album ‘Real,’ showing off her powerful voice.
Rainy Days: December 17
Talented trio One Way will release their first full-length album ‘Rainy Days,’ which comes with 10 new songs and 4 bonus tracks.
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