Yu Shirota makes singing debut under the name "U"
Actor Yu Shirota expands into music industry this May
by Lauren Pang
Date Published: 02/22/2011
Yu Shirota. Photo courtesy of Sanspo.com
Popular Japanese-Spanish actor and former D-BOYS member Yu Shirota, who has starred in many dramas (Hana Kimi and Rookies) and stage plays (Prince of Tennis and Sailor Moon), will be making his singing debut under the name U. His single, titled "U," will be hitting stores in May, under the Avex record label, and will contain three R&B songs, "Sisyphus," "Heart of Glass," and "U," all written and composed by the singer himself.
Though the CD itself will not be available until May, the songs are already available digitally in 19 European countries, and "Sisyphus" will be available as a ringtone download starting Wednesday, February 23 in Japan. Shirota is also schedules to hold a performance event on February 28 in Kawasaki.
Though Shirota has been in various musical stage productions and his singing has been featured on CDs tied to those productions, this will be his first CD that is released on his own.