The seven years between “K-Pop Star” and now was a long period of time in which I went through middle school, high school, and became an adult. I have learned a lot and grown a lot at JYP during that time. This month, my contract with JYP expires.
There are regrets. Rather than trying to define the past seven years with a word like “success,” I think of this as a new start in my career. I do feel regretful thinking about the songs I wasn’t able to complete before leaving JYP and all the people at the agency who worked hard on my behalf. But more than any of that, I think that I have gained valuable things during my time at JYP.
Rather than having a brilliant but short career as a singer, I want to work hard with a humble mindset and do the music I want to do, so that I can mature into a good person who can help the people around her. I think that that is what truly defines “success.” If that is what I have taken away from my time at JYP, I can leave the agency without any regrets.
I am putting the final touches on my last album with JYP, which will be released in August. Thank you to JYP Nation Studio J and producing director (PD) Park Jin Young.
I will keep putting out good music after finding a good place to work. Please watch over me!
Park Jimin won on SBS’s inaugural “K-Pop Star” and signed with JYP Entertainment in 2012, eventually debuting in the duo 15& with Baek Yerin.
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