Rain to release new album in December

Singer Rain has teamed up with Brand New Music to return with a new album in December, reports said Thursday.

Rain and Taewan, an R&B singer and producer with the music label Brand New Music, are currently working on the final stages of Rain's album, reports said.

Most of the tracks on the album have been co-written and co-produced by Rain and Taewan.

Taewan participated in producing Rain's 2008 album "Rainism" and his 2010 album "Back to the Basic." He has also worked as a producer for K-pop groups such as MBLAQ and 4Minute.

Korean stars Kim Tae-Hee and Rain wed in modest church ceremony

  • K-pop idol Rain and actress Kim Tae-hee held a private wedding ceremony yesterday at the Gahoe-dong Cathedral in Seoul.
  • Their wedding mass lasted about 90 minutes. He wore a black suit and she a white dress that ended above knee.
  • Only family members and a few close friends, including Park Jin Young, head of JYP Entertainment and Rain's former boss, attended the mass. In celebration of the new couple, Park sang Only You, a song he had written for his own wife.
  • Also there were actor Ahn Sung Ki, who is Rain's godfather; rapper Psy; Park Joon Hyung of pop group g.o.d.; and Kim's university classmate Lee Honey.
  • The couple announced their engagement only on Tuesday. Preparations for the wedding were carried out in secret, with guests told of the place and time only yesterday. The venue was guarded by private security guards hours, preventing a group of reporters from getting a glimpse of the couple.
  • Rain, 34, and Kim, 37, started dating in 2012, with news of their romance becoming public on Jan 1, 2013. They had reportedly been preparing to say "I do" since their families met last November.

The title track will be an intense hip-hop beat accompanied by a powerful dance performance.

In January, Rain, whose real name is Jung Ji-hoon, married actress Kim Tae-hee, who recently gave birth to a daughter.

Rain will appear in the upcoming KB audition programme "The Unit," which begins airing Saturday.