Kangta & Vanness
|Kangta & Vanness|
|Labels||SM Entertainment (South Korea)
Sony BMG (Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan)
|Website||Kangta & Vanness|
|Members||Kangta, Vanness Wu|
Kangta & Vanness (Korean: 강타와 바네스), (Chinese:七炫和建豪) is a pop duo composed of Korean singer Kangta from group H.O.T and Taiwanese singer Vanness Wu from F4. They formed in 2006 and have released one album, Scandal.
Formation and promotion
The collaboration was speculated since the Golden Melody Awards on 2004 May 8 in Taiwan, and was officially announced on 2006 April 27, with the stated purpose of "sweeping the Asian music market." The duo made its official debut performing at the MTV Asia Awards on 2006 May 6, followed by "Kangta & Vanness: The First Showcase 'Scandal'" at Yonsei University in Seoul on 2006 May 10, at which the duo performed its songs "Scandal" and "127 Days."
Kangta & Vanness' first single album, Scandal, was released on 2006 May 19 in South Korea, with localized versions following in Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. A repackaged featuring Mandarin versions of the single album's songs was released, as well. Music videos for "Scandal" and "127 Days" were filmed and released in both the Mandarin and Korean languages.
Kangta & Vanness held autograph sessions for fans in Daegu and Busan in South Korea, and later traveled to Hong Kong for an autograph session at the APM Mall and a performance at the Hong Kong Trade and Exhibition Center in Kowloon Bay on 2006 July 27 and July 28, respectively. They also performed in Beijing, China, on 2006 September 22 and September 23 at the Great Hall of the People. The performers' "high recognition in China" was cited as the reason for allowing their performance on "the capital's grand stage". Kangta & Vanness performed at SM Entertainment's "SM Town Summer Concert" at the Olympic Park in Seoul on 2007 June 30 and July 1.
- Scandal, 2006
- (Korean) (Chinese) Kangta & Vanness official website
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