Fans are concerned over the future of Brave Girls ahead of their contract expiration.
Brave Girls’ contract with their agency expires this month. With less than a month left, no news of contract renewal has been heard. The management company kept silent due to difficulties in renewing the contract. Fans are expressing their frustration.
On February 14th, Brave Entertainment said, “We are talking a lot with the Brave Girls members (regarding the renewal of the contract). It is a situation where we cannot give a clear answer (about the contract renewal).”
Brave Girls is celebrating their 7th anniversary this year. Usually, idol groups sign a 7-year exclusive contract with their agency. Brave Girls and Brave Entertainment are having contract renewal issues this month. Fans want to keep the group. What’s happening within the group and the agency is not always positive.
Brave Girls debuted in 2016 as part of K-pop’s second generation. They did not receive attention until “Rollin’” climbed back up the charts. In fact, before the unexpected success of “Rollin’”, Brave Girls almost disbanded.
Brave Girls’ songs became popular and they did various activities. They released “Summer Queen” for summer and “Thank You” to express their gratitude to the fans.
Their broadcasting activities continued steadily. In particular, member Yoojung appeared in a number of entertainment programs and gained keen attention.
Brave Entertainment’s sales also skyrocketed. According to the Financial Supervisory Service, Brave Entertainment recorded sales of 17.841 billion won last year. This is an increase of 1975.4% compared to the previous year. Operating profit was 7.281 billion won. Considering that the previous year’s operating loss was 1.914 billion won, this figure is remarkable.
However, there is no news of renewal of Brave Girls’ contract. In addition to the contract renewal issue, fans have been criticizing the agency over their management of Brave Girls.
Recently, Brave Girls’ concert was canceled. This concert was supposed to be the first group activity in about a year and a half. Brave Girls stopped their music activities after Mnet’s “Queendom 2”. The concert in December of the same year was also not held in the aftermath of COVID-19.
The spread of COVID-19 has been on the decline, but the concert is not being rescheduled, angering the fans. Fans even held a protest against the agency. Despite fans’ complaints, the agency is keeping their mouths shut.
At a time when promotions are needed, there has been no music from Brave Girls for over a year. Also, with their contract expiring in February, there are now rumors of disbandment.