[MHN Jung Halim reporter] Singer Jeon Somi is to sign with Interscope Records, a record label owned by Universal Music, in order to get in the US market.
Agency 'The Black Label' revealed on July 21st that Jeon Somi signed with Interscope Records.
Sam Riback, head at Interscope, stated, "Somi stands-out with her unique and worldly approach to pop music. She is poised to be the next international breakout artist and is yet another great addition to the blossoming relationship we continue to build with Teddy Park, Black Label and the entire YG family.”
Founded on 1990, Interscope Records hosts a number of influential artists such as Dr. Dre, Eminem, Maroon 5, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Billie Eilish.
In 2018, Blackpink have also gotten into the US market by signing with Interscope Records.
Variety reported on July 20th that Jeon Somi and Blackpink have contacted each other recently, saying that they would welcome Somi with open arms.
Jeon Somi stated on an interview with Variety, "I’m very excited to join the Interscope and Universal Music family. They have a great roster of artists I love and a long history of breaking acts. I’m looking forward to the next steps in my career and can’t wait to share my music with the world!”
Jeon Somi debuted in JYP Entertainment through placing first in the 2016 Mnet program 'Produce 101', and performed in the group 'I.O.I'
As her contract with JYP ended on 2018, she signed in with YG Entertainment's The Black Label. On July 22nd, she will be releasing her new single 'What You Waiting For'.
Jeon Somi to sign with Interscope Records to venture into the US market
Releases new single 'What You Waiting For' on July 22nd