Singer/DJ/emcee Alex is poised to debut in Japan. The Japanese talent management agency IMX, which used to manage Korean Wave star Bae Yong-jun, announced on the Web site of its online community “Brokore” on April 22 that it had signed a contract with Alex’s agency Fluxus Japan.
Alex is to release the fourth album from Clazziquai in July concurrently in Korea and Japan. He will also release his solo album, which has already been released in Korea.
Alex’s fan base in Japan has expanded since the MBC TV show “We Got Married” showing Alex and actress Shin Ae as a couple was introduced in Japan. He launched his official Web site (http://www.alexhome.jp) for his Japanese fans on April 13, and will launch the official Web site of his Japanese fan club (http://www.alexroom.jp) in mid-May.
To mark the founding of his first official fan club in Japan, Alex will take a two-day spa trip with his fans on May 30.
Singer Alex, the vocalist of Clazziquai who released a solo album last June, held his first solo concert in Japan at the Cece Lemon Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo 7 p.m. this Tuesday.
He opened the show with his hit romantic number “If it is you” and sang various songs to the accompaniment of a 12-member band including trumpeters and saxophonists.
The repertoire included “She is,” the theme song of the hit Korean drama “My Name is Kim Sam-soon,” “Miss understand” from his solo album, “Feel like making sunshine,” the jazz ballad “Day Dreaming” and a waltz piece “Waltz lesson.”
He also sang a hit by the Safety Zone, “Bye grief,” in fluent Japanese and also sang “Daisy,” “Flower pot” and “Coming home” while playing the piano. He showcased a total 24 songs this night.
During the show, he took out his cell phone camera and took a shot of the audience.
In 2005, Alex helped produce the remix album “DOPE SPACE NINE” by leading Japanese hip hop artist M-FLO. He also toured Korea with Clazziquai members.
In 2007, he also took part in M-FLO’s 5th album “COSMICOLOR” with top Japanese artists such as Namie Amuro, Koda Kumi and Bonnie Pink. He was featured in the song “Love me after 12AM.”