On February 7, Jackson shared a photo of himself with legendary American record producer Jimmy Lovine, the co-founder of the major U.S. label Interscope Records. During his storied career, Jimmy Lovine has worked with many famous artists, including John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Dr. Dre, Eminem, 50 Cent, and more.
Jackson wrote in the caption in English, “Brand new start.” He went on to echo the sentiment in Korean, writing, “This is a new start,” before repeating himself in Chinese. The GOT7 member added in the hashtags, “Blessed,” “Snake or the Rabbit Records,” and “Team Wang.”
Some fans have speculated that Jackson may be teasing an upcoming project with Jimmy Iovine or hinting at the possibility of an American debut.
Fans noticed that Rich Brian from the label 88 Rising also uploaded a photo with Jimmy Lovine around the same time:
What's more, Jackson attended Spotify's Best New Artist 2019 event on February 7, and has been spotted hanging out with Kevin Hart, GoldLink, August 08, Rich Brian and other artists who are under 88 Rising label:
Quick question. What should I ask @JacksonWang852 when I talk with him later this week? 🤔— Big Reid (@BigReidRadio) February 5, 2019
Jackson arrived in Los Angeles on February 3 and told fans about his plans of staying there for a month. During his VLive he revelaled he's going to release a new single in February, official Team Wang merchandise before April, and a full album before the end of the year.
What do you think he's preparing and are you ready for Jackson's world domination?
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