On January 19, SM Entertainment formally announced that SHINee‘s Kim Jonghyun’s album, “Poet | Artist” will be released later this month. It is the first, and final, album release from the artist for 2018 since his passing on December 18, 2017.
A translation in English is provided below.
Hello. This is SM Entertainment.
For fans who love Jonghyun and Jonghyun’s music, we are here to talk about the release of our album.
I want to share with you an album I had planned to release last year. Jonghyun’s album is called “Poet | Artist,” and is released to the public at 12 p.m. (KST), on January 23. The music video that we prepared with the album will be released simultaneously.
I hope you (Jonghyun) will be able to express your love for music and the desire to communicate through music better than anyone else.
Also, the full amount of proceeds from this album will be delivered to Jonghun’s mother, and will form a foundation to help people in need.