It’s been revealed that 4minutes HyunA considered retiring from the entertainment industry after leaving the Wondergirls in June 2007. On August 23rd, Cube Entertainments CEO Hong Seung Sung published an essay book titled “If You Stop Now, the Spotlights Gone Forever.” He wrote, “When HyunA withdrew from the Wondergirls in 2007, she declared that she will no longer work as a singer.”  In the essay, he also revealed the stories behind her declaration and her comeback with 4minute.

Back in 2001, Hong Seung Sung partnered with Park Jin Young to establish JYP Entertainment  (JYPE) and played an integral part in nurturing some of today’s stars like Park Ji Yoon, the Wondergirls, 2PM, 2AM, and others. In 2008, Hong left JYPE to create his own label, Cube Entertainment.