Newcomer singer Dia is more known to many as ‘teenage Park Bom’ or ‘Korea’s Beyonce’.
She debuted last year with the single ‘0carat’ and recently in January she released her 2nd single ‘0.5carat’ which was well received by music fans, and she was given the nickname of ’scary newcomer’ with her powerful vocals. But amidst that, Dia reveals that the nickname has brought her much tears and hurt. This new singer said there has been some misunderstanding about her, which had attracted mean comments from netizens.
Dia is just 18 years old this year, but through her recent interviews, she has shown a very dignified self unlike most new singers.
“After my first performance, I was shocked at the responses. The MCs for one of the music shows introduced me as the singer who is trying to sing like Park Bom unnie, and after the performance it became hot issue on portal sites. Of course it is good to be more known all of the sudden. But because of all the mean comments like my style is similar Park Bom unnie’s style or I’m trying to imitate Park Bom, I was very hurt.”
“Actually after the failure from the previous single, I lost all the anticipation. I wanted so much to sing and perform on stage, but I can’t, and everyday it gets tougher. I was so depressed.”
But Dia said that she did not just stop there. She worked harder and aimed for success. With the strong belief in the saying ‘*인간만사 새옹지마’ she stood up strong again.
“I thought (Park Bom unnie) I should be more thankful. I want to thank Park Bom unnie if I get the chance to meet her. And also through this, I wanted to do my best to show my own styles and capabilities. My wish for the year is to be known as my name Dia instead of ‘the 2nd who-who’. (smile)”
*인간만사 새옹지마: Along the lines of “in life, both the good and bad will have to happen”
cr: K Bites