During the present, Park Jin Young and Sunmi talked about their new duet, “When We Disco,” and the time that Park Jin Young and the Wonder Girls went to promote within the United States. Sunmi shared what it had been wish to share a tour bus with Park Jin Young on the time.
Park Jin Young additionally talked about being roommates with Bang Si Hyuk. Bang Si Hyuk and Park Jin Young met within the 1990s and sometimes labored collectively on music. When Park Jin Young based the label JYP Entertainment, Bang Si Hyuk joined as a producer. Bang Si Hyuk left JYP in 2005 to discovered Big Hit Entertainment.
On “Radio Star,” Park Jin Young stated, “We have been within the United States on the time, and we didn’t have any cash, so we shared a room in the home of somebody I knew. For an entire 12 months, we weren’t capable of promote a single music. Both of us have been on edge residing in another person’s home, so we acquired into fights concerning the smallest issues. He’s a 12 months youthful than me and he was answerable for doing the laundry. He advised me to not go away the socks inside out. I saved forgetting and ultimately we have been each drained someday and exploded. This was round 2003-2004.”
Although their previous U.S. promotions bumped into difficulties, JYP Entertainment now has a brand new firm constructing with its personal natural restaurant. Park Jin Young stated, “I didn’t assume that JYP would grow to be this massive. To be sincere, it’s unbelievable that an leisure company might have a 10-story constructing. Of course, Big Hit is larger, and Yang Hyun Suk’s [YG Entertainment] is larger too.”
It was talked about that JYP Entertainment just lately overtook SM and YG Entertainment in combination market worth. Park Jin Young stated, “Artists and staff will disintegrate the second they assume, ‘I’m No. 1.’ To be sincere, No. 2 is the most effective spot. To attempt to hold your No. 1 spot, it’s important to put together a lot extra and also you get anxious.”
He additionally touched on JYP’s Nizi Project, which contributed to JYP Entertainment’s elevated market worth. Nizi Project was a survival present that JYP launched in Japan to kind an all-Japanese girl group referred to as NiziU. He stated, “We deliberate this 10 years in the past. To launch teams with all Korean members, to launch teams with a mixture of Korean and non-Korean members, and to launch a gaggle of all non-Korean members. They are overseas artists, however all 9 members of NiziU are contracted with our label. It’s not that we’re giving them recommendation and making a revenue. They are our artists.”
He continued, “Korean companies concentrate on teams with all Korean members, or no less than 50 p.c Korean members. There is a restrict to how a lot that may develop. The market worth of the ‘Big Three’ companies mixed can’t measure as much as a tenth of a serious U.S. file label. To make a world label, it’s important to launch in Japan, Mexico, and the United States. You can have a singer who will get good outcomes worldwide, however they’re a tiny slice of the worldwide market.”
Park Jin Young additionally addressed the controversy over his faith. In 2018, Dispatch printed photographs and recordings of Park Jin Young at a spiritual assembly and accused him of being a member of the Salvation Sect. Park Jin Young clarified that he’s not a part of this sect, that he doesn’t belong to a specific denomination, and that the conferences have been from a daily Bible research group that he began along with his pal.
Park Jin Young stated, “I first developed religion whereas finding out the Bible. But then there have been articles that stated I used to be a part of a pseudo-religion. It stated that I used to be affiliated with a specific faith, however that’s not true. It is a research group that meets with out affiliation with any group. The media outlet printed these articles, and it wasn’t true, however they didn’t publish something about the truth that it was proved false.”
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