According to an announcement by Chinese entertainment company Bravo Music, Ji Chang Wook will be officially signing on with them to venture into the Chinese market. He will be attending a ceremony on 29 October to officiate the signing of their contract.
After signing the contract, some of his future activities will include releasing a Chinese EP (i.e. mini music album) and holding fan meetings in China. According to the words of Bravo Music, this will be “a China-Korea joint effort to shape an all-round acting and singing idol”.
Established in April 2015, Bravo Music is a new entity formed by the merger of Star TV (星空传媒), which is owned by 21st Century Fox, and Bravo Entertainment (当然娱乐), which produces albums and runs promotions for singers.
Star TV also owns Can Xing Productions (灿星制作), which has produced several reality talent TV shows in China such as “Voice of China”, and the Voice of Dream (梦响强音), a talent agency that manages singers from the “Voice of China” talent show. Bravo Music has at least 30 artistes under its management; all of them are finalists of the “Voice of China” talent show.
The contract signing will reportedly take place as follow:
Date and time: 29 October 2015, 1.30pm (Beijing time)
Venue: Level 4 Lotus Hall, Pangu 7 Star Hotel (盘古七星酒店), 27 Central North 4th Ring Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
A “message” from Ji Chang Wook in the announcement reads:
This step is extremely meaningful to Bravo Music and myself. I welcome you here to witness the moment of us joining hands. Looking forward to you coming!
Bravo Music is giving 20 lucky fans the chance to attend this event. To do so, you have to follow Bravo Music on Weibo, send them what you think is the warmest-looking picture of Ji Chang Wook, and they will given entry passes to 20 fans that will be selected from among the entries. This give-away event will end on 28 October, 3pm.
DISCLAIMER: At the time of writing, Glorious Entertainment has not given any official word as to whether this piece of news is true or false. However, we noticed that Glorious has been very inactive in addressing all the countless rumours about him these days. Therefore, although we generally try to refrain from reporting about rumours, we decided to just go ahead and write about this as we feel that international fans shouldn’t be kept in the dark about this when others are already in the know.