Friday, April 22, 2011

Time - Rain: South Korea's Pop Superstar

Pop Sensation
South Korean singer Rain performs on stage during the "Rain Rainy Day" concert at the Convention and Exhibition Centre on October 8, 2005 in Hong Kong, China. Born in 1982, Jung Ji-Hoon, the star adopted his stage name for the release of his first record, Bad Guy, 2002.

'Here Comes the Rain Again'
The pop star performs at his World Tour Premiere to promote his fourth Korean album, Rain's World in Seoul, October 13, 2006. The month before, the singer had released his first record in Japanese, Eternal Rain.

Fans with Fans
A crowd gathers outside MTV's Times Square Studios while the South Korean singer appears onstage during a taping of "MTV World Presents, Rain-Live in New York, February 3, 2006 in New York City.

A detail of Rain's wardrobe selection for his appearance at MTV Times Square Studios February 3, 2006 in New York City. The star launched Six to Five, his own fashion line, in late 2008.

Heart Throb
In his debut on the big screen, Rain stared in 2006's I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK, a romantic comedy set in a mental hospital. The film won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Fists of Fury
In his first English language lead role, Rain played a rogue warrior in 2009's Ninja Assassin.

Crowd Pleaser
South Korean pop star Rain practices a few hours before the beginning of the closing ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China on November 27, 2010.

Epic Cool
Rain performs on stage during his concert at the Beijing Wukesong Culture and Sports Center on March 26, 2011 in Beijing, China.Source:

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