Jackie Chan has formed a boy band, according to reports, and the five-member K-pop group JJCC will apparently be announcing its debut album March 24. Eh, why not.
The group is comprised of four Koreans and one Chinese-Australian, according to The Hollywood Reporter, all of whom are in their early twenties.
The band’s name — aka. Double JC — is said to be a homage to Chan and the 59-year-old action star’s efforts “to bring together Asian cultures.” [aside from representing Chan’s monogram, it’s meant to be a doubled acronym of the phrase “joining cultures”]
Chan personally took part in auditioning the band members and will also oversee their activities, according to Sha-Sha Lee, CEO of Jackie Chan Group South Korea. The members are known to be capable in singing, rapping, and dancing as well as acting.
Xinhua reported that Chan has been a long-time fan of the genre, saying “Jackie Chan has always been overflowing with good words about K-Pop-after he saw K-Pop’s unlimited potential and possibility for development, he spent several years grooming JJCC”.
“As formed and trained under the ambitious theme, ‘The world can be conquered when Asia unites,’ JJCC will amaze the world with their different music and a charm that has never existed before,” Lee told journalists in Korea.
We suppose Chan’s got some proper experience behind his belt. He studied at the Peking Opera School and began releasing Canto-pop and Mando-pop songs in 1984. He’s released more than 25 albums since, including his own soundtracks. He’s also, uh, 50 percent Korean.
Anyway, here’s the band’s first music video teaser that was released earlier this week: