Crystal Kay to collaborate with Far East Movement for world debut
On April 12th, it was revealed that R&B singer Crystal Kay will be making her world debut! She will be participating in Asian American hip hop quartet Far East Movement's upcoming album, "Dirty Bass", which is scheduled for release next month in May.
Crystal was born in Yokohama to an African American father and Korean mother. At the age of 13, she made her singing debut, and has been active in the Japanese music industry ever since. Last year, she transferred to Universal Music Japan's label Delicious Deli Records.
The members of Far East Movement are all American with Asian ancestry (and a few members are Korean). Their 2010 hit song, "Like a G6", held the number one spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 Charts for 3 consecutive weeks, making them the first artist of Asian descent to achieve this feat.
Far East Movement's upcoming album, "Dirty Bass" will also feature Justin Bieber, Korean singer Jang Geun Suk, and LMFAO. The song Crystal will be participating in is called "Where The Wild Things Are", and it was recorded in Los Angeles.
On her participation, the members of Far East Movement commented, "Her vocals are wonderful. There was no mistake in choosing her. She was able to blow in a wild wind full of energy."
As mentioned above, the album will be released worldwide sometime in May. It's been 13 years since a Japanese artist last participated in a worldwide release CD. The last was B'z with "Asian Sky" in Steve Vai's album, "The Ultra Zone".
Crystal expressed, "I was so happy that I started dancing. It's like a dream to have my name on a foreign artist's CD. Using this chance, I want to become a singer that can give appeal to the world."
Sources: Sanspo 1, 2
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