This was the general impression after reading excerpts from Park Jin Young’s interview in the recent issue of GQ Magazine in Korea.
Park Jin Young mentioned in his interview
1/3 of Wonder Girls albums and digital music income is already half of Rain’s albums and digital music income. Wonder Girls has low promotion costs but its album and digital music profits are relatively high. Rain has high promotion costs but he doesn’t have a hit song and is just relying on high profits from commercial endorsements.
And needless to say, his comments has ruffled the feathers of Rain’s fans, “What a terrible birthday gift”, where Rain was celebrating his 27th birthday yesterday. For Rain’s fans, it was “disappointing” to read such a statement from Park Jin Young, who handled Rain’s career while he was still in JYP Entertainment. Fans also added that for Park Jin Young to say that Rain has “no hit song” was a slap on his face because Park did most of Rain’s songs.
This has lead to speculation that their relations are indeed on “rocky waters” although a statement from JYP Entertainment denied the allegations.
Wonder Girls concept was geared towards all age groups with their hit songs like “Tell Me”. But for Rain, he was trying to set a trend which only appealed to specific age groups and so it didn’t have the “popular songs” phenomemon like what Park Jin Young said.
Generally, music sales volume for Rain is on the low-scale since he has other areas like CFs, movies to fall upon while for the Wonder Girls, they generally bring in the money through their album sales.
There you have it, both sides of the story.
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