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article imageAction Star Jackie Chan to manage KPop band

By Jessica Jones-Langley     Mar 13, 2014 in Music
Rush Hour actor Jackie Chan has formed a South Korean K-Pop boy-band who are set to release their debut album later this month.
The K-Pop boy-band called JJCC (pronounced "Double JC") is made up of four Korean members 'SimBa', 'E.co', 'EDDY', and 'San Cheong', and Chinese-Australian member 'Prince Mak.' Chan reportedly said that the group's “appearance is very handsome, and they’ve received individual training on their personality and stunts.”
The Guardian reported that Chan is a long-time fan of the K-Pop music genre: “Jackie Chan has always been overflowing with good words about K-Pop — after he saw K-Pop’s unlimited potential and possibility for development, he spent several years grooming JJCC.”
K-Pop, short for Korean pop, is popular in South Korea and has become popular internationally after Psy's hit song "Gangnam Style." The viral video was the first Youtube video to hit one billion views and helped anchor K-Pop in the international music scene.
The $235 million export industry could prove to be a money-maker for the action star. The Korea Times claims that the music industry is thriving, and "the money (K-Pop artists) are making from sales abroad is rising significantly too."
Chan, who in 2012 claimed he had finished with action movies. is no stranger to the music industry. Having studied at the Peking Opera School, he released more than 25 albums including his own soundtracks.
The debut album from JJCC is set to be released later this month.
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