waves_of_light (waves_of_light) wrote in omonatheydidnt,

Shoo to release a album in Japan


Shoo, a former member of 1990s K-pop girl band S.E.S., will release her first solo album in Japan on Nov 27, ending a year-long hiatus caused by a gambling scandal.

The singer, 37, will release "I Found Love" and do her bit in various promotional activities, media outlet SPOTVNEWS said Monday.

But it remains to be seen whether Shoo will promote her album in Korea, where the public still gives the cold shoulder to the scandal-hit singer.

In August last year, Shoo was charged with habitual gambling in foreign casinos in Macao, among others, from August 2016 to May 2018. Her gambling stakes reached 790 million won ($670,000).

Seoul Eastern District Court sentenced Shoo, whose real name is Yoo Soo-young, to six months in prison, suspended for two years.

The singer was cleared of fraud charges brought against her by two people, who claimed the singer did not repay 600 million won she borrowed for gambling. But she still faces a civil suit from one of these people.

As a member of female trio S.E.S., Shoo rose to stardom with the 1997 debut song "I'm Your Girl" and enjoyed popularity until the group's disbandment in 2002.

The singer married basketball player Im Hyo-sung in 2010 and they have three children.

source: The Korea Times
Tags: overseas activities, s.e.s., solo debut
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