New Jonghyun album, music video debut after K-pop star's death

The singer died at age 27 in December.

By Annie Martin

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Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The final album from South Korean singer Jonghyun debuted posthumously Tuesday.

The K-pop star's agency, SM Entertainment, released Jonghyun's second solo album, Poet | Artist, and a music video for the title track, "Shinin."


"JONGHYUN Is Releasing His New Album 'Poet | Artist' and Music Video for Lead Song 'Shinin' Today," the company tweeted.

The Korea Herald reported Poet | Artist was completed in 2017. The album features 10 tracks in addition to "Shinin," including the song "Only One You Need." All proceeds will go to Jonghyun's mother and a foundation for the underprivileged.

Jonghyun, born Kim Jong-hyun, died Dec. 18 at age 27 of an apparent suicide. The singer, who came to fame with the boy band SHINee, discussed his struggle with depression in a final note he gave to a friend.

"I am broken from inside," he wrote. "The depression that had been slowly eating me up finally devoured me and I couldn't defeat it."

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