In 2008, Rain made his Hollywood debut in the film Speed Racer and starred in Ninja Assassin (2009), the latter of which made him the first Korean to win an MTV award. During his early years of training, Rain was a backup dancer.
Two singles were released from the album - the eponymous title track "Bad Guy" and "Handshake".
Following the success of his debut, Rain released his second album, Rain 2 with the lead single "Ways to Avoid the Sun".
That's pretty impressive online power for a guy whose main claim to Western fame is a role in the 2009 film Ninja Assassin." On September 17, it was officially announced that Rain signed with Cube DC, a sub-label of Cube Entertainment After signing with Cube DC, it was announced Rain would be going on his first tour since his discharge.
The 2013 Zepp Tour: Story of Rain saw Rain perform 10 dates in four cities in Japan over a few dates in November.
Early in his career, most of Rain's material was handled by JYP for many years along with other songwriters and sometimes, Rain.
After departing JYP Entertainment, Rain began writing more of his material with other songwriters on J. Thematically, many of Rain's songs deal with the subjects of love and heartbreak in the case of "I Do" and "Love Story".The drama achieved good ratings and he won the Most Popular TV Actor award at the 2004 Baeksang Arts Awards.In 2004, Rain's popularity continued to climb when starred alongside Song Hye-kyo in the hit romantic comedy series Full House, which drew solid viewership ratings nationwide throughout its run with a peak viewer rating of 42.7 percent.The film premiered in select theaters in 2014, and was also released as video on demand.Rain made his small-screen comeback after four years in SBS's musical drama My Lovely Girl (2014), opposite Krystal of f(x).To promote the release, Rain then embarked on his first concert, Rainy Day 2005 Tour, which spanned a total of 14 concerts in 8 countries.