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S Korean singer to join music awards

Staff writer, with CNA

South Korean singer-songwriter Roy Kim is to join dozens of Taiwanese signers in performing at this year’s HITO Music Awards in Taipei later this month, the first foreign singer invited to attend the event.

In what will be his second visit to Taiwan, the 21-year-old Kim is to appear at the music awards on May 31 at the Taipei Arena, said radio station Hit FM, which is organizing the event.

One of Kim’s songs, the theme song of South Korean TV drama Pinocchio, topped Hit FM’s Asia chart earlier this year.

The drama, a hit in both South Korea and Taiwan, chronicles the life of young reporters at two competing TV news stations.

Kim has released two studio albums and several singles.

He first visited Taiwan in November last year, during which he sang at a meeting with fans in Taipei.

He will be the first foreign-language artist to perform at the music awards since they were established in 2003, Hit FM said.

Almost 30 singers and groups are scheduled to perform at the event, including Taiwanese singer Rainie Yang (楊丞琳), who will stage a special medley of classic songs by previous HITO Music Awards winners, the organizers said.

Other singers performing at the event include Della (丁噹), Jia Jia (家家), Wilber Pan (潘瑋柏), Elva Hsiao (蕭亞軒) and Jolin Tsai (蔡依林).

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