Idol singers moving into acting, whether in limited capacity or a full time career switch, isn’t newsworthy since it’s been going on for so long and continues unabated. The converse is rarer but appears to be happening more often as the line blurs and all fans want is more of their favorite stars in whatever medium. Two well known Hallyu actors are making a cross-border launch into singing next month – Lee Min Ho will be releasing a Japanese mini-album at the end of November, while in the same month Ji Chang Wook is dropping an album in China and going on a five city tour to promote it. Lee Min Ho has already released the teaser image above for his upcoming Japanese album, which I’m assuming will in Japanese. The news about Ji Chang Wook releasing an album in China is even more surprising, and no word on whether it will be in Mandarin or Korean.
Lee Min Ho has been singing for quite some time now, not well but passably decent and more importantly his fans love it so who am I to tell him to stick with his day job. Ji Chang Wook recently sang for the Healer OST, a track called “I Will Protect You”. Check it out if you haven’t heard him singing before, it’s not bad.