Park Hyun Jin, who won the grand prize along with Kim Jong Seop in the Korean survival and singing competition TV program "K-pop Star 6: The Last Chance," has signed an exclusive contract with Starship Entertainment after ditching YG Entertainment in June.
"We have finished discussions with SBS' 'K-Pop Star 6's Park Hyun Jin on his exclusive contract, and he will be joining Starship," said Starship, according to AllKpop. "He is someone who has amazing talent and infinite potential. We are very happy to be with him. We will not be stingy in supporting him. We have not yet determined his debut time. We are going to talk about the best road."
Park Hyun Jin and Kim Jong Seop, both 11 years old, teamed up under the duo Boyfriend and won first place on "Kpop Star 6" in April. One of the judges in the program was Yang Hyun Suk, founder of YG Entertainment.
Following this, the two boys signed exclusive contracts with YG Entertainment in May.
"We have signed exclusive trainee contracts with Boyfriend, and we will support them so that they develop into great artists in the future," YG said at the time, Soompi reported.
Park Hyun Jin even posted a photo of himself with the hashtag "YG contract."
However, the partnership did not last long as YG Entertainment announced last month that it had terminated its contract with the singer. The reason cited was difference in music style.
"Although Park Hyun Jin is still very young, we have decided to respect his decision. Even though we will not be working together, we will continue to show our support for Park Hyun Jin's future," the agency stated.
Starship Entertainment is home to artists including K.Will, Monsta X, Cosmic Girls, Boyfriend, Mad Clown, SISTAR members, UNIQ and Junggigo.