BY Julie Jones | Sep 17, 2015 10:57 AM EDT
Rain has ended his two-year relationship with Cube Entertainment to and will be represented for now by his own one-man agency.
JYP Entertainment recruited Rain, whose real name is Jung Ji Hoon, in 2000. He was 18. Impressed by the drive and persistence that Rain demonstrated, Park Jin Young became his mentor.
In 2007, Rain left JYP Entertainment to start his own company J. Tune Entertainment, which still had a collaborative relationship with JYP CEO Park Jin Young. The singer-actor joined Cube Entertainment subsidiary Cube DC in 2013 after finishing his two-year mandatory military duty. The CEO Hong Seung Sung was formerly an executive at JYP Entertainment.
In March, Cube announced that the singer would be making a musical comeback but Rain has not released an album since 2014, when he released the album "Rain Effect. After releasing "Rain Effect" he focused on acting. He traveled to the U.S. to star in the film "The Prince," then starred in the k-drama "My Lovely Girl" with co-stars Krystal Jung of f(x), and Hoya and L of Infinite. Recently Rain starred in the Chinese drama "Diamond Lover" with actress Tiffany Tang. In that drama he played the CEO of a large diamond company. Due to his top star status in China he was paid over $5 million for the role.
His two-year contract with Cube ended this summer.
Rain recently posted a comment on Instagram to let fans to know that despite his break with Cube Entertainment his relationship with Hong Seung Sung was still a good one and that he is grateful for all that Hong has done for him.
"Hello, this is Jung Ji Hoon. I hope all the fans are doing well. Be careful of the cold that comes with the change of seasons. After much discussion, I have decided to part ways with CEO Hong Seung Sung, who is like a father to me. I want to thank him once again for always supporting and cheering me on. For my future plans, I will update you all as soon as possible."
JYP Entertainment is currently the largest shareholder in J. Tune Entertainment. The agency previously represented actor Yun Jung Hoon, but he left after three years. Another female trainee was represented by the company but dismissed for unspecified reasons.
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