Rain will sings Beijing 2008 Olympics Official Song
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In an article on Daum today, it is reported that World Star Rain (real name Jung Ji-hoon) has been chosen to perform the Beijing 2008 Olympic Song. The song is about "hope and courage".

What an honour for the Energizer Bunny.

Rain is currently in the States, busy working on a Hollywood movie. When contacted, Bi expressed great interest in this project.

Many will probably ask if it is apt for a Korean star to be given the honour to sing the Olympic theme song. Why not choose a Chinese singer? How about Lee Hom or Jay Chou? How come a Korean artist was chosen?

Well, i guess Rain's World Star status and charisma has won the hearts of the organizers and he has been selected. They also state that, Rain has many Chinese fans and has made a name for himself in China. Rain has been on quite a few advertisements in the Chinese market namely, Pepsi Cola, Pantech (mobile phone), DHC cosmetics and Fuma (a Chinese mainland brand). Thus organizers claim that Bi is very popular and has a huge fan base in China.

The Olympics is the most prestigious sports event which brings the entire world population in unity. Thus it will be a huge opportunity for Rain to put a stamp on his "World Star" status.

Organizers are also banking on Rain's debut into the USA market this year with his Hollywood movie "Speed Racer". The movie is scheduled for release in Malaysia on 8 May 2008.

Only five days into the new year and already 2008 is beginning to look like a promising year for hallyu star Rain.

In other recent news:

* Rain won The Best Male Singer in the 2007 Mobile Entertainment Awards.

* Rain will perform at the Lotte Concert in Busan, South Korea, 16 Feb 2008

aja! aja! fighting! Rain oppa!!! hehe...
any comment guys.... :phew:
Im happy for him!! hehe...
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hye guys!! just wana share some additional news!!

Korean pop star and actor Rain signed a one-year contract with Samsung Electronics, the official sponsor for wireless communications at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Yonhap News quoted Rain's management agency J Tune Entertainment as saying Rain will be the model for Samsung Anycall's advertising campaign for the Beijing Olympics. He will also sing Samsung Anycall's Olympic commercial theme song, as well as appear in billboards and posters.

Rain is one of the most popular Korean stars in China, because of his roles in TV dramas such as “Full House”. He has appeared in advertisements for Pepsi, DHC cosmetics and Chinese confectionary brand Fuma. He also appears in the highly anticipated Hollywood film “Speed Racer” this year.

Rain was earlier rumored to have been asked to perform official song for the Olympics ― but this turned out to be false. He has clarified that a Chinese agency asked him to record a “candidate song” that will be submitted for consideration by the Olympic committee.

Samsung Anycall is known for hiring top Korean stars for its high-profile advertising campaigns. Last year, Samsung Anycall's campaign “Talk, Play, Love” featured Korean pop singer BoA, Epik High rapper Tablo, TVXQ member Xiah and jazz pianist Jin Bora.

By Cathy Rose A. Garcia
Staff Reporter

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Source: Korea Times

Posted 1/16/08 , edited 1/16/08
yey aja aja fighting Rain XDD
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thx for the news aathakim im realy thankful XDD u are awesome
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I’m happy that rain oppa will do new thing in 2008
I wish he will do a new album 2008

Posted 1/17/08 , edited 1/17/08
yes i'm too i'm too i can't wait to listen to new songs
of him i love his voice and the way he dance
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