J.Y.Park – Who’s Your Mama ft. Jessi

Korean music video for Who’s Your Mama by pop singer and music mogul J.Y.Park, aka Park Jin-young, founder of JYP Entertainment. The song is the main track for his latest album, 24/34… it’s all about the booty.

The song features Jessi as the rapper. The main dancer is Jang Ju-hee, who has featured in a number of K-pop music videos for various artists.

Baeksang Arts Awards 2011 red carpet

The 47th Korean Baeksang Arts Awards were presented on May 26 at Kyunghee University in Seoul. Actors Lee Byung-hun and Hyun Bin won the Daesang (grand prize) in movie and drama categories respectively.

Check out the red carpet photos by Newsen [Kr], including Ryu Shi-won, Kim Ah-jong, Taecyeon, Suzy, JYP, Hong Soo-ah, Park Shin-hye, Park Ha-sun, Park Yoo-chun, Yoo In-na, Park Min-young, Ko Hyun-jung, Lee Byung-hun, Hwang Jung-eum, Han Hyo-joo, Seo Young-hee, Jung Yong-hwa, Lee Si-young and Tang Wei.

Ryu Shi-won & Kim Ah-joong (emcees)
Ryu Shi-won Kim Ah-joong Baeksang Awards 2011

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Rain & JYP & Taewoo

A candid photo featuring Korean pop stars Rain, JYP and Kim Tae-woo. Both Rain and Kim Tae-woo made their debut under JYP’s label, the later as a member of now disbanded popular boyband g.o.d. Image via 6to5

Rain, JYP and Kim Tae-woo

JYP is still a music mogul, producing the likes of Wonder Girls, 2AM and 2PM etc.; Rain is one of the most internationally recognisable K-pop artists; while Kim is doing well with his solo career after discharging from the military service in 2009.

Dream High (2011) drama teaser pictures

Teaser photos for Korean drama Dream High, co-produced by showbiz mogul Bae Yong-joon and Park Jin-young; and starring popular idols Kim Soo-hyun, 2PM’s Taecyeon & Wooyoung, Miss A’s Suzy, T-ara’s Eunjung and singer IU.

The drama is about a group of art school students who overcome personal obstacles to achieve their dream of becoming singers and dancers. Its first episode aired earlier this month; the rating is average but it’s picking up momentum among young viewers.

Korean drama series Dream High

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Rain is back with JYP

Korean pop star Rain is reuniting with his mentor Park Jin-young, better known as JYP, after leaving the company for three and a half years.

Korean pop stars Rain and JYP
Rain and JYP at a special performance on MBC network in 2008

Rain formed J.Tune Entertainment after his contract expired with JYPE in 2007. But JYPE has became the largest shareholder of J.Tune earlier this month, and J.Tune will be made a subsidiary under JYPE label subsequently.

It’s reported that Rain actually initiated the merger, probably to get someone he could trust to look after his company when he is enlisted into the military to fulfil his two year mandatory service.

The arrangement makes sense for both parties. JYPE has grown into a bigger company since Rain left, with the emergence of Wonder Girls and 2PM etc.; while Rain is still one of the most influential Korean artists globally. It’s win-win.