Jay Park prepares for his solo comeback in Korea
Former 2PM Leader to return to Korea with television broadcast
by Eugene Yip
Date Published: 03/10/2011
Jay Park. Photo courtesy of Jaypark.com
After leaving 2PM in late 2009 after the controversy that erupted over comments he made about Korea on his MySpace page in 2005, Jay Park (also known as Jaebeom) will return to the Korean entertainment scene as a solo artist this year. After the controversy, the Korean American singer was "exiled" back to the US. In the summer of 2010, Park began planning for his return, signing with the Korean management company Sidus HQ and filming the movie Happy Together, ironically about an idol group who is forced to replace their lead singer with an indie band member.
March 11 will mark the first in his series of comeback activities. He will be in Hongdae to film a "guerilla date" for KBS's Entertainment Relay. He will be discussing his upcoming solo album, scheduled to be released in April, as well as his experience shooting Happy Together. When the show airs, it will be his first appearance on a Korean broadcast program in one and a half years.
For more information, go to Jay Park's' official website.