After waiting for four long years, fans of F4, one of the most successful Taiwanese pop groups from the 2000’s, will finally get to see them performing together once again. It is reported that the Jiangsu Satellite TV (JSTV) Lunar New Year’s show will net the quartet a hefty 6 million RMB for a pre-recorded performance, and fans will get to hear their classic song, Meteor Shower <流星雨> one more time.
Blazing Brightly, Light a Meteor…
F4 rose to fame after Taiwanese TV Series, Meteor Garden <流星花園>. The drama featured the four members, Jerry Yan (言承旭), Vanness Wu (吳建豪), Ken Chu (朱孝天), and Vic Chou (周渝民). The drama was a hit all over Asia, and the group was extremely popular in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines. In fact, F4 was so popular that they were recruited to help promote tourism for Taiwan and reportedly brought in an estimated 4.2 billion TWD in revenue for the country.
Gone, but Not Forgotten
However, after its record breaking concerts in Japan in 2008, F4 technically disbanded. The members of the band have since embarked on individual projects, and fans have been waiting for a chance to witness a reunion. There have been numerous rumors of a reunion concert, the latest one being CCTV’s New Year’s Gala, but all ended with the fan’s hopes being crushed.
Vic’s fans and Jerry’s fans even accused each other for shunting the reunion. Little do they realize the four have been extremely busy during the past year. Jerry is currently busy promoting his movie, Ripples of Desire <花漾>. Vic just finished movie Season of Love <愛的季節>, in which he costarred with popular actress Cecilia Liu (劉詩詩). Vanness acted in the drama Ti Amo Chocolate <愛上巧克力>, and the movie Baseball Love <球愛天空>. Ken has been focusing on the mainland Chinese market with three dramas and a movie.
The Stars are Aligned…
Finally, after 4 years, F4 fans will finally get their wish come true. Not only is JSTV’s offer too good to refuse, the current schedules of the 4 members seem to align, allowing time for a reunion. The four will be seen in Beijing next January, and will perform the song Meteor Rain.
Source: Apple Daily
This article is written by Lance for JayneStars.com.