Wheesung signs with Universal for American Debut
Korean singer/producer, Wheesung has recently inked a contract with Universal Music to release an album and is primed to make his American debut. Grammy Award-winning songwriter and record producer, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, who helped produced Se7en's American album, will also be producing Wheesung's American album. Jerkins have previously produced albums for Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, etc. This collaboration was made possible through songwriter, Kim Jeong Suk. He had heard that Rodney Jerkins had been looking to collaborate with an Asian singer, and Jeong Suk who is on good terms with Wheesung, recommended the latter to Jerkins. Jeong Suk said, "When Jerkins heard Wheesung's songs, he decided immediately that he was the one. Regardless of Korea or overseas, many have hopes of working with Wheesung. This collaboration is particularly meaningful since it's the first time, an Asian singer is releasing an album in America with a company like Universal." Wheesung's management said, "We have currently finished recording for 2 songs and are now pushing for collaborations with top American singers for performances in the near future. It's a pretty difficult task to break into the American music industry and we are approaching this cautiously with maximum preparation." There's more good news for his Korean fans as Wheesung plans to release his 6th studio album in early October.
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