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Jin Akanishi to make US debut in spring 2011

21:21 JST December 9, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Johnny’s star Jin Akanishi (26) will make his US debut as JIN AKANISHI under Warner Music next spring, it was announced at a press conference in Tokyo today, reports Oricon, and Web The Television.

It has been reported that before a crowd of 200 or so press, Akanishi had made a statement in English saying he hopes people would look forward to watching his upcoming performances and songs as he, a Japanese singer, sets off to entertain a larger audience.

The singer had gotten a global contract with Warner Music Group, which starts today, who will be supporting Akanishi as he works between the United States and Asia.

“It’s today.  Today.  I’m feeling nervous being here.

“So many things were happening so fast (in the meetings leading up to the contract) that I didn’t have time to get excited every time.  It hasn’t sunken into me yet.

“I was told about the contract after my LA concert around the end of June.  I was really happy, but then I immediately thought, ‘I have to start writing songs!”,” he said.

It has been reported Akanishi said even though he had been signed to one of the world’s largest record labels, he still had the same aspirations as when he had embarked on his tour last month.

“I was just doing what I wanted to do and this is where I ended up.  I think I’ll go into it having fun like I always do,” he said.

Akanishi had also talked about last month’s 5-city US tour.

“It was greater than I had ever imagined.  And it was fun.

“During my tour I went to meet people at the Warner office and invited a number of them to my concert.  I thought it would be great if five of them came, but nearly everyone I had invited came to see me so I was really happy,” he said.

It has been reported Akanishi thanked his fans in Japan ahead of the Japan leg of his concert tour “Yellow Gold Tour 3010″.

“I get a lot of power from hearing the cheers from my fans in Japan.  I just really want to say thank you.  I wanted to tell all of you about this contract as soon as possible,” he said.

Akanishi’s US Tour has been reported to have attracted 15,000 fans, and is estimated to attract more than 100,000 fans in Japan during his Tokyo and Osaka concerts in January 2011.

Warner Music and Jin Akanishi's press conference (photo thanks to Oricon)

Warner Music Asia Pacific president Lachie Rutherford announces Akanishi's contract (photo thanks to Oricon)

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Source: http://news.thetv.jp/article/19092/

www.oricon.co.jp/news/entertainment/82858/full/

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  1. joan
    22:15 JST December 9, 2010 at 10:15 PM | #1

    oh O_o
    does that mean he’ll be leaving JE? D:

    • 22:54 JST December 9, 2010 at 10:54 PM | #2

      @joan:

      I don’t think so…….think.
      If he were, I think the press would’ve mentioned it by now. Or at least Johnny’s release a statement about it

      • joan
        23:11 JST December 9, 2010 at 11:11 PM | #3

        i hope he still stays with JE :(
        believe it or not, i’m crying :’(
        real life is not doing well at the moment plus i read this too :(

      • 23:39 JST December 9, 2010 at 11:39 PM | #4

        @joan:

        (>w<) AWWWWWWWW!!! (HUGS)

  2. kishi
    04:58 JST January 10, 2011 at 4:58 AM | #5

    Jin you’re the best!! Apart from Yamapi! who is #1 gomen ne
    Jinkun

  1. 03:47 JST December 10, 2010 at 3:47 AM | #1
  2. 23:07 JST September 9, 2011 at 11:07 PM | #2

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