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Yubin cancels release of new song amid plagiarism dispute

2018/06/07 17:17

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SEOUL, June 7 (Yonhap) -- Yubin, a member of the now-disbanded Korean girl group Wonder Girls, has canceled plans to release her first solo album amid a plagiarism dispute.

She planned to release the record containing two songs, including "City Love," on Tuesday.

After the song was teased online before the release date, listeners claimed part of it is similar to Japanese singer Mariya Takeuchi's 2011 song "Plastic Love."

   "In recognition of copyright controversies over 'City Love,' the release of Yubin's first solo album was postponed, and then the release of the concerned song was eventually canceled," her agency JYP Entertainment said on its website for fans.

The other song on the planned album was unveiled on Tuesday.

"We are very sorry to the fans who have been waiting," the company said.

This photo provided by JYP Entertainment shows the cover of Yubin's first solo album "City Woman," whose release was canceled. (Yonhap) This photo provided by JYP Entertainment shows the cover of Yubin's first solo album "City Woman," whose release was canceled. (Yonhap)

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