Tuesday, May 08, 2012

SMAP, KAT-TUN's management agency to debut new Chinese idol group

TOKYO: Johnny and Associates, the management agency behind popular J-pop boy bands like KAT-TUN, Arashi and SMAP, intends to form a new male idol group made up of Chinese members, reported Japanese media.

"I intend to create a Chinese idol group and also want to hold an audition in China," Johnny Kitagawa, founder and president of Johnny and Associates, told Japanese media on Thursday.

The 80-year-old music producer revealed that the new group's members will be in their teens, though he has not yet decided how many members the group will have.

Kitagawa said he plans to debut this new Chinese idol group, which will be a major part of his company's business strategy in Asia, sometime in November.

Founded in 1968, Johnny and Associates is one of the biggest entertainment companies in Japan, and has a reputation for creating highly successful boy bands by focusing on developing its artistes' as all-round entertainers instead of just musicians.



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