Ex-Super Junior member Han Geng 韩庚, who made headlines with his abrupt departure from the hugely popular Korean boy band, will release his new album titled "Geng's Heart 庚心" next month on July 27th. The new album symbolizes the start of a new music path for Han Geng. Production costs for the new album hovered at around $20 million, which included the costs for recording the upcoming album's music in Taiwan, mainland China, and the United States, as well as filming for an MV on location in New Zealand.
The distribution for Han Geng's upcoming album will be handled by music label Gold Typhoon, which is also home to big-name Taiwanese music artists such as David Tao, Elva Hsiao, and Cyndi Wang. Furthermore, Han Geng became a pupil to fellow Gold Typhoon music labelmate and good friend Show Luo.
Promotions in Taiwan on August
Han Geng was recently selected as the ambassador for a Great Wall of China conservation advocate group, where he also held a press conference at the Great Wall regarding his honorable role. At the location of the press conference, five thousand balloons inscribed with the Chinese character 'Geng 庚' were released into the sky to commemorate the event.
It was also announced that next month on July 17-18, Han Geng will be in Beijing to hold two solo concerts, and it is predicated that he will arrive in Taiwan in August the following month to meet with his Taiwanese fan base.
Non-attendance in Golden Melody Awards
In addition to being part of Super Junior, Han Geng was also part of Chinese Mandarin language sub-group Super Junior-M as the group's leader. The sub-group was nominated for the Best Performing Group category at Taiwan's prestigious Golden Melody Awards (GMA) this year, but eventually lost out to Taiwanese hip-hop trio Da Xi Men 大囍門 for the award.
Prior to the recent GMA ceremonies, Super Junior-M's management expressed that the sub-group would not be attending the award ceremonies due to promotions for the larger group's latest album. Han Geng's current management also expressed that the former Super Junior-M leader would not be in attendance due to a busy schedule.
Blossoming Friendship with Show Luo
Post-Super Junior Han Geng befriended popular entertainer Show Luo after the both of them filmed a soft drink ad together. In addition to Show Luo welcoming Han Geng to the Gold Typhoon family, the senior and junior entertainer often chat with each other. It was revealed that of all the things Han Geng and Show chat about, the most frequent topic is about naughty Korean words
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