Singaporean singer-songwriter JJ Lin has been booked and busy these days.
From releasing new music to launching his own lifestyle concept store and even managing esports teams, the 40-year-old Mandopop giant is an unstoppable force. As Lin steps into 2021, he has continued to embark on new projects and ventures, and fans can always look forward to something new from the singer. Here's a rundown of four recent updates that you might have missed.
NEW HOME: UNITED TALENT AGENCY
Lin recently made headlines for signing to United Talent Agency (UTA), one of the biggest talent management companies in Hollywood. He joins a star-studded roster, including Dolly Parton, the Jonas Brothers, Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, and more. According to The Straits Times, UTA will represent him in the United States and Europe, while his own company JFJ Productions will continue to represent him in other countries.
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Last month, Lin linked up with British singer Anne-Marie for the single ‘Bedroom’ from his newly released English-languge EP Like You Do. The eight-track project was part of a double EP release that also comprised 2020’s Drifter.
Additionally, he also teamed up with GOT7’s Jackson Wang last December for the single ‘過 (Should've Let Go)’, guest starring in the music video as well.
While currently based in Taiwan, the Mandopop sensation also dropped a collaboration close to home with fellow Singaporean musician Stefanie Sun. Titled ‘Stay With You,’ the track was released last August in conjunction with Singapore’s 55th National Day celebrations.
RESCHEDULED: ONLINE CONCERT「SANCTUARY FINALE」
Lin is also preparing for a virtual concert titled「SANCTUARY FINALE」. Originally streaming on 6 June, the event has been rescheduled till further notice as of 19 May due to the worsening COVID-19 situation.
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A new concert date will be announced at a later date. For those who have already purchased e-tickets, their rights will remain unchanged and tickets will still be valid for the postponed date. No further action is required. Fans who are unable to make it for the new concert date will be entitled to a full refund. Information on refund processes will be updated on Isotope Productions' official Instagram page. Stay tuned to further announcements here.
「SANCTUARY FINALE」 is presented by livestreaming platform Isotope Productions, which is a joint venture between Lin’s JFJ Productions and Singaporean entertainment company UnUsUaL Limited. The event will serve as the grand finale to his widely successful Sanctuary World Tour, which began in 2018 and has since arrived in 43 cities. Previously, the singer also performed a livestream concert in October 2020 to promote Drifter / Like You Do.
Sales will begin from 12 May onwards at 12pm (SGT), and you can purchase tickets here. They will be priced at S$38, S$48, S$68, and S$188, excluding booking fees. Ticketing details for Mainland China will be announced separately at a later date.
Fans can watch the concert via the official Sanctuary app, which you can download for iOS or Android. iOS users can search for "Sanctuary App" in the App Store, and Android users can search for "Sanctuary 聖所" on Google Play Store.
After downloading the app, proceed to register for an account and follow the in-app instructions for viewing. The Sanctuary app is currently only available in Mandarin. More details and updates can be found at Isotope Productions' Instagram page here or the SISTIC event page here.
JJ'S BLOOMS N' TUNES
Other than new music and performances, the Mandopop prince had also launched an online series on his YouTube channel titled ‘JJ’s Bloom n’ Tunes’ in February. Featuring six episodes, the show combines Lin’s love for coffee and music as he sings “personalised tunes” and chats with fans in an intimate livestream setting. The singer sat down for a special episode titled ‘The Sanctuary Chapter’ on Wednesday night (05/05) to promote his upcoming concert. You can watch it here:
These ventures and projects highlight the Singaporean singer’s continued streak of success despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, Lin was among the top streamed artists for Spotify Wrapped Taiwan. He also won three awards—Best Male Singer (Hong Kong and Taiwan), Best Producer, and Ten Best Songs of the Year—at the 2020 Tencent Music Entertainment Awards.
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