It has been reported on July 18th that B1A4’s Jinyoung has signed a contract with Link 8 Entertainment.
As Jinyoung is the first artist that Link 8 Entertainment will manage, the company has revealed its intention to give their full support in Jinyoung’s activities in music and acting.
“Despite the numerous love calls from large entertainment companies, Jinyoung has identified with our company’s vision and values, and chosen us despite the fact that it is a new company. We thank Jinyoung for trusting our company and will become a company that continues to grow with our artists’ dreams and meet the expectations of fans and the public.” ㅡ Link 8 Entertainment
Jinyoung has previously produced a number of songs including B1A4’s “What’s Happening?”, “Lonely”, “Solo Day” and many more, showing his potential as a singer-songwriter.
He has also won the KBS Best Rookie Award in 2016 for his appearance on the drama Love in the Moonlight and is currently awaiting the release of his new movie.
Despite his potential and capabilities as an individual, Jinyoung has expressed his desire to continue as a member of B1A4 in an Instagram post to his fans, so fans can continue to hope for an everlasting B1A4!
“Hello, this is B1A4’s Jinyoung. I thank our BANA so much for all of your concerns. I have spent the last 7 days in contemplation, reading each and every one of your comments and emails. How could I possibly express my appreciation for our BANA who have been with B1A4 for the past 7 years?
I believe that B1A4 does not belong to anyone. B1A4 only belongs to BANA, who have supported us for the past 7 years. Because of you, B1A4 was able to exist and sing.
Therefore, I wanted to make sure to deliver this message. If our BANA continues to love us and not forget B1A4, whether it may be a few months later or a few years later, B1A4 will return with greater songs as wiser people. After reading BANA’s comments asking for at least false hope, I was very hurt. I, Jinyoung, will do my very best to make that <false hope> become just <hope> for a brighter tomorrow. I will be with BANA through greater music and as a greater person wherever it may be. I will never forget BANA’s love. I love you and thank you.”
Meanwhile, it has also been revealed that Baro has signed with HODU&U Entertainment, an agency that specializes in managing actors.