Time describes his win as "The South Korean pop star turned actor Rain, 28, took the top spot in the TIME 100 reader poll for the third year, trouncing competitors from Barack Obama to Lady Gaga.
That's pretty impressive online power for a guy whose main claim to Western fame is a role in the 2009 film Ninja Assassin." After signing with Cube DC, it was announced Rain would be going on his first tour since his discharge.
In April 2006, Rain was mentioned by Time magazine which listed him as one of the "100 Most Influential People Who Shape Our World." Colbert jokingly retaliated by producing a parody of Rain's music video for "Ways to Avoid the Sun" called "He's Singin' In Korean", and challenged Rain to a dance-off or a "cuddle-off", or a "spoon-off".
Rain lost his mother as she struggled with diabetes and died in December 2000.
Within that same year, Rain was recruited as a trainee for JYP Entertainment, led by recording artist and producer Park Jin-young.
In 2007, Rain left the management of JYP Entertainment to start his own company, J.
Tune Entertainment, but still retains collaborative relationship with Park Jin-young.
He held his first Japanese solo concert, Rainy Day Japan.