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Sumi Jo, Rain to release music for NCSOFT's K-pop community platform

Entertainment 16:45 February 02, 2021

SEOUL, Feb. 2 (Yonhap) -- Famed South Korean soprano Sumi Jo and male K-pop soloist Rain have come together to sing a theme song for a new K-pop fan community platform by NCSOFT Corp., the company said Tuesday.

The yet-untitled song for the platform, named Universe, will be released next Tuesday, according to KLAP, an NCSOFT affiliate that is leading the project.

Universe, which launched Thursday in 134 countries around the world, is a platform where global K-pop fans can create fan communities and enjoy original content, such as entertainment shows and exclusive songs of member artists.

A number of popular boy and girl groups, including Monsta X and IZ*ONE, recently joined the platform.

This image, provided by South Korean online game maker NCSOFT Corp. on Jan. 21, 2020, shows its new K-pop fan platform Universe. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

According to KLAP, the message of the music by Jo and Rain is themed around their support for the next-generation of K-pop artists and the platform's fictional universe, which will become the basis of upcoming original content.

Jo, a globally renowned soprano, and Rain, one of the biggest and most successful K-pop idols during the 2000s, have played significant roles in laying the foundation of South Korea's music industry today.

This photo, provided by SMI Entertainment, shows South Korea soprano Sumi Jo. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)
This file photo, provided by Rain Company, shows singer Rain. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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