Park Bom, a former member of 2NE1, is taking steps to step back into the spotlight as a soloist.
Singer Park Bom is preparing to make a comeback as a solo artist with the intention to release another Korean album in the future. To do so, Park is working with a new agency and is working to establish her own YouTube channel.
It has been about five years since the singer was regularly active. As such, many are paying attention to see how she plans to re-establish herself in the ever-evolving entertainment world. In particular, for all intents and purposes, Park’s singing career stopped in 2013 with the song “All I Want for Christmas is You.”
Of course, Park has made a few memorable appearances and updated fans over the years. One of the most recent is when she 2NE1 reunited at the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong. The next year the group officially disbanded. Since leaving YG Entertainment, her entertainment activities have completely stopped.
According to past updates, Park plans to open her YouTube channel in November. Further, she expects to release an album this coming January. According to the singer, she also has other content in the process.
However, although Park is hard at work the public’s reaction has been chilly.
The singer had a problematic past drug smuggling scandal in 2010. At the time she allegedly smuggled 82 amphetamine tablets into Korea from the U.S. According to the singer, the pills were for depression are legal in the U.S., but not Korea. As such, she was unaware of their legal status in South Korea.
The issues were raised again in 2014 as many wondered why no charges were brought against the Park. In response, YG Entertainment reasoned that the pills were a legal prescription from a doctor in the U.S. Reportedly, the agency submitted the necessary medical documents, and the case was dismissed.
Moreover, in addition to her drug involvement are the consistent comments and speculation concerning her physical appearance. With seemingly drastic changes to her appearance, many believe that Park has undergone many cosmetic procedures. Moreover, although she has denied the allegations, the speculation continues.
Translated by O.C