(Photo : ) On May 21, Hook Entertainment announced the June 4 release of new music from solo vocalist and actor, Lee Seung Gi. In a report published by Star News, a representative from Hook Entertainment provided a statement for the upcoming release.
"Lee Seung Gi will release a new album on June 4," said the representative. "It will be his first album since "Forest," in 2012."
In a statement published by eNews, the representative provided clarification about the upcoming release. "This isn"t the 10-year anniversary album," said a representative from Hook Entertainment.
The report when on to detail Lee"s dedication to his sixth album. June 4 marks 11 years since Lee delivered his debut performance of "Because You"re My Girl." The consummate actor, singer, variety show performer and emcee debuted when he was 17-years-old. In 2004, he was the recipient of the Best New Male Artist award at the Mnet KM Music Festival, a ceremony which is currently known as the Mnet Asian Music Awards. His debut was also applauded with accolades from including the SBS and Seoul Music Awards.
He maintained a successful variety show run, appearing as an on-going member on KBS" "2 Days, 1 Night" from 2007 through 2012, before serving as the emcee of "Strong Heart."
Korean drama fans have grown accustomed to his unique performance style. In 2009, he delivered an award-winning performance in the weekend series, "Brilliant Legacy," opposite Moon Chae Won and Han Hyo Joo. He followed the success of "Brilliant Legacy" with his starring role in the 2010 drama "My Girlfriend Is A Nine Tailed Fox." Lee continued his successful K-Drama run with MBC"s "The King 2 Hearts," followed by "Gu Family Book." In 2014, he returned to television with his starring role in the police drama "You"re All Surrounded."
Lee appeared at KCON 2014 but served as an emcee and did not deliver a K-pop performance. According to the report published by Star News, his highly anticipated return to music will reflect his trademark musical style.
About the writer: Adrienne Stanley is a contributing writer for Kpopstarz, KDramastars, MTV Iggyand CJ Entertainment"s KCON blog. Her passions include a love of K-pop and Asian drama. When she is not writing she is hanging out on Twitter (@retrogirladdy).