Younha regrets dropping out of school to become a singer

6 February 2014 / 2 years 8 months ago

Younha appeared on the Feb 4 installment of KBS 2TV's '1 Vs. 100' where she revealed her reasons for dropping out of high school.

She said: "I did not want to lose the chance to debut as a singer so I dropped out of high school," reported allkpop.

MC Han Suk Joon said, "You dropped out of high school and promoted as a singer in Japan. How were you able to make such a daring decision at such a young age?"

Younha said: "At the time, a Korean drama was produced based on a Japanese one. I took part in the project to create an OST in Korean.

"I thought I might not be able to become a singer without this chance I had. I regret it."

She also talked about her experiences in Japan, saying, "When I was promoting in Japan, I had no notion of money.

"My mother gave me an allowance of 5,000 yen (~ $50 USD) and I would squander 3,000 yen (~ $30 USD) at a rotating sushi bar."

On the show, Younha also revealed that some of the lyrics in her songs were inspired by personal experiences.

In response to a question about her love life, she said: "I haven't dated a lot, but I've dated an appropriate amount for my age.

"When I date, I get really emotional, and there were a lot of lyrics that I could express."

She added, "I composed 'Waiting' when I had a one-sided crush, and it's the same for 'That Road', which Suzy sang and made headlines with.

"It's the song I wrote after breaking up with my first boyfriend."

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