Taecyeon Signs With New Agency, JYP Reassures 2PM Will Continue Promoting As 6
E. Kang July 24, 2018
2PM’s Taecyeon has decided to sign with a new agency.
On July 25, 51K officially announced that the idol has joined the agency. He is the only 2PM member to not renew his contract with JYP Entertainment, as the other five members did so earlier in January 2018.
51K expressed they were extremely pleased and lucky to be able to work with Taecyeon, who has made a name for himself as both an artist and an actor. The agency, which houses So Ji Sub, has slowly been transforming from a one-man acting agency into a multi-faceted company for publishing, music, and broadcasting.
The agency stated, “We will wholeheartedly give our full support for his activities as a singer as well as an actor so that Ok Taecyeon may showcase his talents to their fullest potential through a variety of works. As many fans have shown him love for a long time through 2PM’s group activities, we will also do our absolute best so that he may continue pursuing 2PM’s activities with JYP Entertainment.”
51K also shared, “With the experience he has built over the years, Taecyeon, who is currently carrying out his military service, is happy about his new start with 51K. He vowed to return to the industry more matured so that he may repay all the fans for their love. We will do our best together so that Taecyeon, who will be active not only in Korea but around the world, and his many talents may shine even more.”
A source from JYP Entertainment clarified to news outlet Maeil Business that 2PM will continue as a six-member group. They stated, “Despite his move to a new agency, Taecyeon will continue promoting with 2PM. JYP Entertainment will be in charge of managing 2PM’s [group] promotions.”