Actor and singer Kim Hyun-joong will sing at the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games in November.
According to a press release from Kim’s agency KEYEAST, Kim who is also the leader of five-member boy band SS501, will sing Guangzhou Asiad’s title song “Sunshine Again (日出東方) at its opening ceremony slated for November 12.
“We received an official request from the organizing committee of the Guangzhou Asian Games a month ago. He’ll be singing with four Chinese singers,” an official at KEYEAST was quoted as saying, adding Kim will depart for Guangzhou on November 11.
Some 10,000 people are expected to attend the opening ceremony which will also be broadcast live to over one billion people across Asia.
Athletes from 45 Asian nations will compete in the latest multi-sport event managed by the Olympic Council of Asia.
Kim’s gained wide recognition in Asia after starring in last year’s mega-hit TV series “Boys Over Flowers (KBS).”
His most recent drama “Naughty Kiss” (MBC) which finished its run last month had been sold to 12 countries before going on air and a total 11 countries in Asia including Japan, Thailand and Hong Kong.
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