OG King of K-pop Rain, 38, has been the centre of attention lately no thanks to the “One Gang A Day” meme, which exploded across social media because of its popularity among Korean teens.
The meme stemmed from the Rain's 2017 song ‘Gang’ (which means 'audacity' in Korean) and it first came into prominence earlier this year when a Korean student uploaded a hilarious dance cover of it on YouTube.
The ‘Gang’ parody clip has since gone so viral that Rain, together with rapper Jay Park and other artists, dropped a remix. Within hours of its release, the song hit number one on Korean music charts.
The newfound popularity of ‘Gang’ arrived just in time for Rain's current career, um, Rain-naissance.
'Summer Sea Again', the debut track of Rain's new group SSAK3 (his bandmates includes singer Lee Hyori and host Yoo Jaesuk) is now sweeping the charts while his collab with rapper Zico (the guy behind TikTok smash hit ‘Any Song’) on the single ‘Summer Hate’ is going viral for all the right reasons.
In the ‘Summer Hate’ music video, Rain, who is married to Kim Tae Hee, can be seen dancing with an unbuttoned shirt (‘cos he hates to wear a shirt during summer?). While the vid is seriously hot stuff, it's the behind-the-scenes clip, which features the father-of-two in all his shirtless glory, that's really making fans thirsty.
Fans couldn’t help but leave thirsty comments about the vid.
“I can't speak Korean so the only thing I could focus on was Rain's abs,” wrote a fan, while another commented: “When Zico said 'It's so freaking hot' with Rain by his side, I felt that."
Rain will also be going shirtless in SSAK3’s ‘Summer Sea Again’ music video, which hasn’t been released yet but judging from Rain’s TikTok and Instagram accounts and this teaser vid, his washboard abs and impeccable pecs will definitely be making an appearance.