Press Release: Akanishi Jin US Release Details

From our friends at Warner Bros Records:

Top-selling Japanese vocalist, musician and actor, Jin Akanishi, is about to take the U.S. by storm with his highly anticipated all-English single, “Test Drive featuring Jason Derulo,” slated to release in the U.S. on Tuesday, November 8, 2011.  “I’ve been given this great opportunity to crossover to the U.S.,” said Akanishi, who signed a global deal with Warner Music Group in December 2010, “and I’m so excited to be able to share my music and style with more people.” 


“Test Drive featuring Jason Derulo” will be available for purchase through all digital retailers and streaming services starting Tuesday, November 8th at 7:00AM PST.  In concurrence with the release of “Test Drive featuring Jason Derulo,” Jin will also be answering questions from all his fans during a LIVE U-Stream session with details to be announced through his official Facebook fan page at

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