This is awesome news for all K-Pop fans. Minzy, true-blue Korean pop music star and former member of the now-defunct all-girl group 2NE1 is launching a solo career in the Philippines soon.
A multi-platinum South Korean artist and a global K-pop sensation, Minzy has an astounding track record. Her fame began with the phenomenal group 2NE1 which had a strong following here in the Philippines. Her eventual solo career that started with “Uno” in 2017 netted her a Billboard World Albums chart nod and peaked at the number 2 spot.
Minzy is considered as one of the best in K-Pop and rightly deserves the title “Queen Of Dance.” Fans of Minzy have also dubbed her a ‘dancing machine’ for her exceptional skills and fiery stage presence. Completing the package, Minzy is also a vocal powerhouse. She took the spotlight at 2NE1’s main singer and rapper. After breaking away from 2NE1 in 2016, Minzy had her single “Ninano” from her debut EP which placed at the US Billboard World Charts and there was no looking back after that.
Minzy is finally bringing her brand of pop here in Manila, starting with the upcoming local version release of “Lovely” – a song that she released early this year and features her softer and natural side. The song carries with it a much more relaxed sound than her previous all-out pop pieces.
And just to make her Philippine debut more special, “Lovely” will see Minzy singing additional choruses in Tagalog to truly give this legit K-pop track a Pinoy feel.
Handling Minzy’s career in the Philippines are Viva Artist Agency, Open Door Artist management and SoKor’s MZ entertainment. Executives from Viva, Open Door and MZ Entertainment have mentioned that Minzy’s high-profile background make her an excellent brand ambassador. Given that Viva Artist Agency is a multi-media company, the possibility of Minzy appearing in local movies is also a possibility. Viva’s music-producing component, Viva Records, has already made headway in bringing Minzy to the Pinoy audience with the local version of her Korean song.
While the world is still in the midst of a raging pandemic, Minzy’s plan of visiting Manila is put on hold. In the meantime, a virtual press conference with Manila’s entertainment press next week will reveal her plans of a local showbiz career and more.
“Lovely” the Tagalog version will be officially be released on digital streaming platforms on November 20.
Here’s the Korean version of Lovely: