On July 12, a consultant from the Okay-pop company advised Ilgan Sports activities that every one members of the woman group had renewed their contracts with JYP earlier than they expired later this 12 months. “Forward of the expiration of their unique contracts this fall, all members of TWICE accomplished renewing their contracts,” stated the consultant, per Soompi.
“TWICE, who performed an important position in establishing JYP’s standing, and JYP, which grew to become a dependable supply of help for TWICE rising to turn into a consultant Okay-pop woman group, agreed based mostly on this belief to resume the contracts with confidence in a fair higher future,” they added.
Simply final week, TWICE’s eldest member Nayeon grew to become the first-ever Okay-pop soloist to enter the Prime 10 of the Billboard 200 together with her debut mini-album ‘IM NAYEON’. The seven-track report was launched on June 24 and led by the only ‘POP!’.
In a four-star overview of the album, NME’s Rhian Daly wrote that ‘IM NAYEON’ is “filled with pop brilliance that units the star up as not solely a charismatic performer however a proficient songwriter too”.
TWICE renewing their contracts with JYP comes simply months after the company introduced a “full-scale” enlargement into the US market with a brand new North American subsidiary. Named JYP USA, JYP’s North American enlargement was meant to determine an “worldwide bastion of Okay-pop,” stated Republic Data’ founder and CEO Monte Lipman on the time, per Billboard.
Lipman additionally shared his perception that the company’s roster – which additionally includes teams like ITZY, NMIXX and Stray Children, amongst others – would be capable to achieve a “larger foothold” within the US market via the brand new initiative.