′Hallyu King′ Kim Jong Kook has signed an exclusive contract with Maroo Entertainment, the agency that took group Supernova to the top in Japan.
Kim Jong Kook announced on October 21 that he had signed with Maroo Entertainment, saying "I′ve always been close to Maroo Entertainment CEO Lee Jae Hyuk and decided to join him with the shared intention to develop Maroo Entertainment into the best entertainment company in the future. As an agency that supports artists, from singers to actors, in various fields, I′m looking forward to being more active."
When Kim Jong Kook became a free agency recently, there were many rumors pertaining to his future course of action. Kim Jong Kook received many offers from agencies since gaining popularity in Asia through SBS′ Running Man
Maroo Entertainment stated, "We signed an exclusive contract with Kim Jong Kook. We will support him in his music and variety activities in Korea as well as his activities in China," before adding "We will work hard to broaden Kim Jong Kook′s activities as a star in Asia."
The agency added, "We′re happy to have Kim Jong Kook, who recently established himself as a hallyu star through his diverse activities, as an addition to the family. We will give our wholehearted support to enable him to be more active. We ask for your love and support for Kim Jong Kook, who will be even more active in the future."
Meanwhile, Kim Jong Kook is currently appearing on SBS′ Running Man
, MBC Music′s Super Idol
and KBS 2TV′s Escape Crisis No. 1
. From PR events and promotions for the Chinese version of Running Man
, Kim Jong Kook plans to continue his diverse activities in China.
Maroo Entertainment currently houses Supernova, Ha Seok Jin, Kim Yeon Ji, myB and Han Young. Photo credit: Maroo Entertainment
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