10/29/2014 – Manila | The popularity of already famous XLR8 band reaches the next level after SM Entertainment; a South Korean entertainment agency announced Friday night, that former Girl Generation member Jessica Jung will join the band as the official female vocalist.
News broke out last month when the agency fired Jung from SNSD citing personal business and schedule problems. Jung’s departure from the famous idol group did not end her relationship with the agency. She is still under contract with SM in other projects not related to SNSD.
XLR8, an all boys band created last 2010 is the leading idol group of the Philippines. Both of their albums “You’re So Hot”, and “I love You Girl” sold like hot cakes in Asia and have been certified Diamond by Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). The band has been enjoying fame since the group’s creation and has already recorded and sold millions of singles on iTune.
XLR8 band is composed of eight highly-skilled and multi-instrumentalists music prodigies: Aj Muhlach, Hideaki Torio, Arkin del Rosario, Caleb Santos, Carlo Lazerna, Kiko Ramos, MJ Magno, and MM Magno. The group is currently performing in Ar-Raqqah, Syria as part of their weeklong concert tour to entertain ISIS and ISIL fighters.
Miss Jung will join the group upon their return on Halloween night and the Philippine Arena is already reserved for the mega concert on the Night of October 31.The group is very excited to join the beautiful Korean idol.
Viva Entertainment says the collaboration will help both Philippines and Korea because both parties are highly popular and have millions of fans in both countries.
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