Hey, Meteor Garden fans: F4 to reunite
MANILA, Philippines - Meteor Garden and F4 fans praying to see the Taiwanese boy band back on stage together are getting their prayers answered:
Eleven years since they shot to stardom with the television drama, Jerry Yan, Vic Zhou, Vanness Wu, and Ken Chu are performing together at the Jiangsu TV Spring Festival Gala to ring in Chinese New Year this February, according to xin.msn.com.
They were last seen together in 2008 at a concert in Japan. They then went on to pursue solo careers.
When asked to comment on the news of the reunion, Vic Zhou’s manager refused to comment. Ken Chu’s manager, meanwhile, said: “[F4] has always received such invitations from the television stations.”
xin.msn.com reported that the 4 are traveling to Beijing soon.
Perhaps the first ever Asian boy group to gain high success in Asia, the F4 members shot to stardom as lead actors in the Taiwanese drama series "Meteor Garden," an adaptation of the Japanese manga Hana Yori Dango.
They popularized the series theme "Meteor Rain," the mandarin version of "Can’t Help Falling In Love" for the animated movie "Lilo and Stitch," and the Pepsi theme "Ask for More."
Watch the music video of 'Ask for More' here:
Their popularity reportedly brought in TW$4.2-B in revenue for Taiwan.
Due to copyright reasons, the group changed its name to JVKV in 2007, each letter representing the first letter of each member's name. - Rappler.com