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Singer Park Jung Min declared his comeback after 2 years. With legal disputes from his former agency, and suffering from scandals emerged that molded him to be more mature internally and externally.
Park Jung Min a solo member of SS501 started his solo activities last January 2011 with the single 'Not Alone'. At that time, he signed an exclusive contract with CNR Media. Announced plans to expand his career with agressive promotion in Korea, Japan and China. After finishing his promotion in Korea he should start as soon as possible a drama in Taiwan. But It Was A Trap.
First, he was stuck in a hotel without a script at all. They didn't even gave him the key for his room, if not only for the fans waiting for him outside, it's impossible to get out. Living alone in the hotel that only room and food service was served. Jung Min became mentally exhausted.
By the time the script was out, the director and actress have been replaced with only a month and a half left. Was forced to shoot all over again from the beginning. Situations, script, and even flow charts were not translated properly causing the staffs to suffer.
But Park Jung Min said "The system is not right and we've struggled and had a hard time. But the staffs gave me wonderful memories. I still keep in touch with my fellow actors and directors. It was a good experience and it seems it left me a lot of good memories".
With the agency's settlement problems still remained. The singer and performer still continues to do his activities. In the end, he won the case against his former agency.
It was a series of hardship, but he didn't put an end on his activities. First, he debuted in Japan as 'Romeo'. SS501's popularity in Japan is great. But why did he abandoned the name 'Park Jung Min'?.
He said "Park Jung Min' is the image of healthy and strong idol. Music has its limits. Ever since SS501 debuted in Japan, it became one of their interests. Park Jung Min suddenly had this sense of incompatibility. And so I chose to challenge myself once I got free". The response was good. Having his concert in Tokyo, Japan last September, made it to Oricon's Top 10 and his popularity got recognized. PJM said "In terms of satisfaction, Park Jung Min's music and Romeo's music was completed. I started to raise a new album and it feels so good".
Park Jung Min produced his 2nd album 'Beautiful' last Nov 14th. Based on the title track, 'Beautiful' is a combination of ash pop and band style. Collaborating with Viva Soul's Zuwan and came up with songs like 'You See, It's Like...' and 'Beautiful' acoustic version. He said "Looks like that this album was a turning point for me. 'Not Alone' and SS501 is like my extension cords but, in this album I wanted to show my mature side that fits the mid 20's. I want you to hear my voice so the musical instruments were kinda minimized."
It's been a long time since his comeback, there are plans to expand his activities domestically and internationally. Considers to penetrate Music, Acting, MC and Radio DJ. In December he will start to his solo show in Japan. He is also expected to shoot movies and dramas in Japan on April 2013.
Park Jung Min also said "SS501 is still one in character and will continue as a group even though other members appears to want some more time (as a solo). We still have a long way to go, So I will work hard too. Park Jung Min wants to be recognized by other people, I will work hard on anything and I will sing from my heart. I want to be recognized as someone who communicates by his heart".
I really feel for Jung Min. He experienced a lot of hardship and I salute him for standing up for his name. He is still the Park Jung Min we know. The strong and full-of-heart Jung Min. He was so quiet about his hardships and we all thought it was all going okay and it really breaks my heart knowing that behind those sweet smiles, he is suffering more than we know. Thank God all of these are over. I hope he is happy now and I hope other SS501 members gave all the help he needed when we was down. PARK JUNG MIN FIGHTING! Triple S are here for you, 걱정마세요! 화이팅!!!!