Yamashita Tomohisa (YamapI) will be appearing on next week’s episode of Mnet’s M Countdown!
Currently the leader of boy band NEWS, the idol is scheduled to release his first official solo album, “SUPERGOOD, SUPERBAD“, on March 2nd, followed by a two day Korean concert on April 16th and 17th at the KBS 88 Gymnasium. In promotion of his solo album, he’ll be making an appearance on the February 24th episode of M Countdown.
Mnet Media, who currently handles his Korean licensing, as well as promotions, commented, “Many of the Japanese dramas he starred in have achieved considerable popularity in Korea. We’ve already received countless questions on his Korean activities for the past two months.”
On his previous visit to Korea in 2008, Yamapi was greeted by hundreds of fans at the Gimpo Airport, demonstrating his popularity outside of Japan.
source: OSEN via Nate
1. I didn't know he was the leader of NEWS - idk wiki said they didn't have a leader but you know it's wiki
2. It seems to me like NEWS popularity is driven by solo activities (yamapi) and duo releases (tegomass)
3. I'm really happy for Yamapi though... he has really acted in some pretty good dramas.. he has the best of both worlds - singing and acting
4. Yamapi is looking SUPERGOOD and SUPERHOT in this photo *_*