Pengsoo, a sensational giant penguin mascot, will make its singing debut and target America’s Billboard chart.
The 10-year-old character will release its first digital single “This is PENGSOO” on April 21, according to its creator the Korea Educational Broadcasting System (EBS), Friday. The song is a part of the character’s “BILLBOARD PROJECT Vol. 1” that features high-profile hip-hop musicians including Tiger JK. “This is PENGSOO” is a blend of rap and yodel. Through the lyrics, Pengsoo delivers its hope to make it onto the Billboard chart. Revenue from the track will be donated to an environmental organization in celebration of World Penguin Day (April 25).
“Pengsoo will also venture into various musical genres other than hip-hop in the coming days,” EBS said. “We hope the upcoming release can be a gift for those who have been looking forward to Pengsoo’s song.” EBS 1TV will air an episode of Pengsoo’s collaboration at 7:45 p.m. (KST) Friday. The episode will also be uploaded to the character’s YouTube channel “Giant Peng TV,” which has racked up more than 2 million subscribers. Pengsoo, a genderless penguin from Antarctica, came to Korea to become a star, according to EBS. Debuting in 2019, the 210-centimeter-tall character rose to stardom here thanks to its humor and bluntness. It was even voted “Person of the Year” in Korea last year.
Source: The Korea Times