Singer Lin Yu-chun plans to launch album in Japan
CNATAIPEI -- Taiwan's surprise hit singer Lin Yu-chun is preparing to release his first album in Japan, set for a Nov. 20 launch. Called “Ballad Show,” the album will be Lin's third full-length release and the first one to include several songs in Japanese. he album is anchored by his version of Whitney Houston's “I Will Always Love You,” the song that shot him to fame in 2010.
September 26, 2013, 12:05 am TWN
The 27-year-old shocked viewers of Taiwan's talent show “One Million Star” that year with his powerful mezzo-soprano-like singing voice, a sharp contrast to his shy manner and portly build, which drew immediate comparisons to Scotland's Susan Boyle.
Lin has since signed on with Universal Music LLC, Japan, where he joins the ranks of renowned singers like Masaharu Fukuyama.
Other songs on his new album will include Lin's take on classics from late Taiwanese singer Teresa Teng and Japanese singer Hikaru Utada, among others, along with the theme song to the recently released Japanese animated movie “The Wind Rises.”