The Straits Times
Published on Dec 03, 2012

Want to be a K-pop star? Mind your manners, says Korean label head JYP


Vocal technique is not the most important thing that Korean label head Park Jin Young, better known as JYP, looks out for in potential singers.

What he really wants to see are good manners.

He explains: "Before all the fabulous skills one may carry, he or she first has to be a person who is genuine in his or her actions and be well-mannered in a suitable way. Then comes the skills to make that person a talent."

Park, 40, is a judge for talent show Survival Audition K-pop Star, better known as K-pop Star. Season two premieres here tonight. The other two judges are Yang Hyun Suk, founder of YG Entertainment, and singer BoA from S.M. Entertainment.