IM is expanding their musicality by signing an exclusive contract with Sony Music Entertainment Korea as a solo artist!
MONSTA X’s IM signed a contract with Sony Music Entertainment months after announcing his departure from Starship Entertainment.
On November 16, Sony Music Entertainment Korea announced that they had signed IM to further accelerate his growing career as a solo artist. Through this connection, IM will work closely with the agency on new projects to chart his growth as a soloist following his successful debut solo EP. DUALITY in February 2021.
Consisting of five songs, the DUALITY The album had swept the international charts and had all tracks listed on Billboard’s Worldwide Digital Song Sales chart shortly after its release. The music video for the title track, “God Damn,” has even amassed over 7.8 million views on YouTube at the time of writing.
IM remains a member of MONSTA X
Moreover, IM shocked Monbebe (name of the MONSTA X fandom) when the news of his departure from Starship Entertainment was released. Although IM signed a contract with Sony Music Entertainment Korea, he will remain a member of MONSTA X and simultaneously sharpen his focus and growth as a solo artist.
Sony Music Entertainment Korea should equip the youngest freak with top-notch producers, songwriters, collaborators and studios to reach new and existing audiences and boost his solo career globally.
“I look forward to creating my personal sound with Sony Music Entertainment Korea, especially as I continue to develop my music career and mature as an artist. I look forward to showing my fans another side of me. and to connect with them through new music. I’m sincerely grateful for the experiences I’ve had over the past seven years and for the career I’ve built with my MONSTA X members. I look forward to the new challenges ahead and the opportunity to push the boundaries as an artist.
Sony Music Entertainment Korea also expressed their excitement about working with IM “We are delighted to welcome IM to the Sony Music Entertainment Korea family. IM has had a very successful career. Sony Music has been a launching pad for so many talented artists around the world, and we are thrilled to partner with IM on the next phase of their musical journey.“
Additionally, Shridhar Subramaniam, President of Sony Music Entertainment Korea, looks forward to working creatively with IM and believes in his skills as a musician. “Korea is one of the most exciting and creative music markets in the Asia-Pacific region. We look forward to creatively collaborating with IM and supporting them in establishing their unique sound and artistry.
IM began his career in the Kpop industry when he debuted as the lead rapper and youngest member of Starship Entertainment boy group MONSTA X in May 2015. The powerhouse group was formed as part of the Mnet survival program. WITHOUT MERCYand has since achieved huge international success, with a total of nine studio albums released to date, including two English-language albums.
Source PR: Sony Music Entertainment Korea