Korean Wave star Kim Jeong-hoon is set to release a solo debut album in Japan today, according to his agency Mersenne on Wednesday.
The singer's new album "All I Can See Is You" is a Japanese version of his solo album "In Your Eyes", which was released in Korea on September 1 and sold over 20,000 copies.
"This solo debut album did very well although it was released after Kim entered the military," an official at Mersenne was quoted as saying. "The Japanese fans kept requesting that we release it in Japan, so we produced the Japanese version."
Kim rose to fame in 2000 as a member of K-pop duo UN. When the group disbanded in 2005, he started acting in several movies and TV dramas, most notably in MBC's hit TV series "Goong".
He has continued his music career in Japan, releasing his seventh single "Blue Moon" which debuted at No. 7 on Oricon's singles daily chart in July. Last year, in a poll by the Korean Wave magazine "Wanna Know More Korean TV Drama (Vol.32)", Kim was voted the most popular Hallyu star, beating out actor Bae Yong-joon.
The 29-year-old singer and actor entered the army in April to fulfill South Korea's mandatory military services.