Park Jin Young Shares Story From Being Roommates With Bang Si Hyuk, JYP’s Future Global Success, And More


On the August 12 episode of MBC’s “Radio Star,” Park Jin Young, Sunmi, and Kim Hyung Suk appeared as visitors.

Through the present, Park Jin Young and Sunmi talked about their new duet, “When We Disco,” and the time that Park Jin Young and the Surprise Women went to advertise in the US. 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 infrequently labored collectively on music. When Park Jin Young based the label JYP Leisure, Bang Si Hyuk joined as a producer. Bang Si Hyuk left JYP in 2005 to discovered Huge Hit Leisure.

On “Radio Star,” Park Jin Young stated, “We have been in the US on the time, and we didn’t have any cash, so we shared a room in the home of somebody I knew. For a complete 12 months, we weren’t capable of promote a single tune. Each of us have been on edge dwelling in another person’s home, so we received into fights in regards to the smallest issues. He’s a 12 months youthful than me and he was accountable 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 sooner or later and exploded. This was round 2003-2004.”

Though their previous U.S. promotions bumped into difficulties, JYP Leisure now has a brand new firm constructing with its personal natural restaurant. Park Jin Young stated, “I didn’t suppose that JYP would turn into this massive. To be sincere, it’s unbelievable that an leisure company may have a 10-story constructing. In fact, Huge Hit is larger, and Yang Hyun Suk’s [YG Entertainment] is larger too.”

It was talked about that JYP Leisure not too long ago overtook SM and YG Leisure in mixture market worth. Park Jin Young stated, “Artists and staff will disintegrate the second they suppose, ‘I’m No. 1.’ To be sincere, No. 2 is the very best spot. To try to maintain your No. 1 spot, you need to put together a lot extra and also you get anxious.”

He additionally touched on JYP’s Nizi Challenge, which contributed to JYP Leisure’s elevated market worth. Nizi Challenge was a survival present that JYP launched in Japan to type an all-Japanese lady 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 bunch of all non-Korean members. They’re international 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’re our artists.”

He continued, “Korean companies deal with teams with all Korean members, or not less than 50 % Korean members. There’s a restrict to how a lot that may develop. The market worth of the ‘Huge Three’ companies mixed can’t measure as much as a tenth of a serious U.S. document label. To make a worldwide label, you need to launch in Japan, Mexico, and the US. You may 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 pictures and recordings of Park Jin Young at a non secular 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 selected denomination, and that the conferences have been from an everyday Bible research group that he began along with his good friend.

Park Jin Young stated, “I first developed religion whereas learning the Bible. However 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 selected faith, however that’s not true. It’s 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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