S.M. Entertainment has announced plans to release Jonghyun’s album Poet | Artist, which was recorded before he passed away on December 18, 2017.
On SHINee’s official Twitter account, S.M. Entertainment posted an announcement detailing the plans for the release, as well as intentions to use the profits for good.
You can read the full translation below.
“Hello. This is S.M. Entertainment. We are announcing our plans to release the album to fans who love Jonghyun and Jonghyun’s music.
We’ve decided to share the album that we worked on with Jonghyun last year, which was expected to be released early in the new year.
Jonghyun’s album “Poet | Artist” will be released digitally on January 23rd at 12 PM, the physical album will be released on January 24th, and the music video we prepared with the album will be released at the same time as the digital release.
We hope that the heart of Jonghyun, who loved music more than anyone else, who worked hard to communicate through music, will be expressed to all of you well.
Also, we will give all the profits from the sale of this album to Jonghyun’s mother, and it will be the foundation to creating an organization dedicated to people living in difficult environments.
종현 앨범 발매 공지사항 입니다.
‘Poet | Artist’
음원/MV: 2018.01.23 12PM KST
음반: 2018.01.24 pic.twitter.com/D4C5xUuqIN
— SHINee (@SHINee) January 19, 2018
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