The REAL reason why GOT7's Jay B left H1GHR Music to sign with new label CDNZA Records
GOT7 members' solo debut era will be iconic in the history of K-pop as the members went from being under the same label for seven years to finally departing from JYP Entertainment to finally sign on with different labels for their solo activities but continuing on as a boy group for GOT7's activities. As soon as the members departed from JYPE, fans joined in on Jay Park's ongoing joke, stating he was joining the boy group to make it "GOT8" as Jay B and Yugyeom signed under Park's labels H1GHR Music and AOMG Entertainment.
Jay Park has since made an exit from the labels following which, GOT7 Jay B as well as H1GHR Music's other artist Sik-K (Kwon Min-sik) have announced their exit from the label. On July 25, H1GHR Music made a post on Twitter stating that Jay B, as well as Sik-K, have both moved on to newer labels to better their careers. The news of Jay B leaving the label did not come as a shock to many fans as the singer had just joined H1GHR Music as of March of 2021. Sik-K however has been under the label since 2015 which is why the rapper's exit from the label has made fans question the sudden changes going on in the label.
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Why did Jay B leave H1GHR Music?
The post from H1GHR Music was captioned, "Hello. This is H1GHR MUSIC. Our contracts with Sik-K and JAY B have expired and we have agreed that it is best to continue their careers on a different path. We will always support them as family forever," as they announced that the two artists were moving on to new labels. Soon after that, it was announced that Jay B had signed on as the first artist under a brand new label - CDNZA Records.
Hello. This is H1GHR MUSIC.— H1GHR MUSIC (@H1GHRMUSIC) July 25, 2022
Our contracts with Sik-K and JAY B have expired and we have agreed that it is best to continue their careers on a different path. We will always support them as family forever.
ㅤ#SikK @younghotyellow #JAYB @jaybnow_hr#H1GHRMUSIC #하이어뮤직 pic.twitter.com/QXRLtGLQvJ
With so much changing so fast, fans were left confused as to why Jay B would leave the label he recently joined so soon after signing on with it. Reports also suggested that Jay B's exclusive contract with H1GHR Music ended as of March of 2022 but the singer continued to work with the label over the last few months and only exited the label now. This means that the label and Jay B did not end their contracts on bad terms which has his fans wondering what exactly was the reason behind Jay B's departure from H1GHR Music.
I recall reading something about CJENM doing a reshuffling of labels last year. Will try to find it later)— TMIKpop (@tmikpop) July 25, 2022
There’s a reshuffling going on at CJENM that’s why all this shit is taking longer that it was supposed to be.— Only for IZ*ONE || 💔🔫 (@gnia2011) December 20, 2019
While the real reason for Jay B's sudden exit from the label and signing into a newly launched label is unknown, it had been reported that H1GHR Music was undergoing a reshuffling of its artists after being acquired by CJENM. It is possible that artists from H1GHR Music have signed on under the new label CDNZA Records and Jay B is only their first artist to be revealed with more artists to be revealed in the days to come.
'I'm so sad JayB decided to leave H1GHR'
Fans are trying to understand what exactly is happening under H1GHR Music as it undergoes so many changes in a short while. One fan said, "Omg guys pH-1, sik-k, jayb, everyone leave h1ghr one by one so BIGNA NEXTTTTTT." One more fan said, "Why did jayb leave h1ghr?" Another fan said, "I’m so confused rn.. did jayb leave h1ghr?" A fan said, "Ngl im so sad sik-k and jayb decided to leave h1ghr im sure they had their reasons but hdffdggdhdjdj."
One fan said, "I am sorry for JayB leaving don't get me wrong but MINSIK LEAVING H1GHR??? I WOULD HABE NEVER EXPECT IT EVEN IN A MILLION YEARS." A fan responded, "And Minksik leaving isn’t surprising, the dynamic at H1GHR has been off for a minute now. But all I know is wherever he go Haon better follow. Cuz if not we won’t be seeing him, he even went mia when SikK went to the military." The fan replied, "Yes, I think too that JayB founded his own label. Haon has always been mia he'd be lime active for a few months then disappear, it's not actually related to Minsik in my opinion. They will all leave H1GHR eventually I think, too many things changed."
omg guys pH-1, sik-k, jayb, everyone leave h1ghr one by one so BIGNA NEXTTTTTT— 👾 (@jaeters) July 25, 2022
why did jayb leave h1ghr ?— s0uljagirl (@s0uljagirl_) July 25, 2022
I’m so confused rn.. did jayb leave h1ghr— k-dot (@sevenshoe_) July 25, 2022
ngl im so sad sik-k and jayb decided to leave h1ghr im sure they had their reasons but hdffdggdhdjdj— 🍒 (@dongsiho) July 25, 2022
I am sorry for JayB leaving don't get me wrong but MINSIK LEAVING H1GHR??? I WOULD HABE NEVER EXPECT IT EVEN IN A MILLION YEAR— m a r a - EXID COMEBACK (@Hula0ps) July 25, 2022
Yes, I think too that JayB founded his own label.— m a r a - EXID COMEBACK (@Hula0ps) July 26, 2022
Haon has always been mia😂 he'd be lime active for a few months then disappear, it's not actually related to Minsik in my opinion. They will all leave H1GHR eventually I think, too many things changed :/