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Jang Gyu-ri to leave fromis_9… “fromis_9 will be reorganized as a group of 8 members”

Member Jang Gyu-ri will withdraw from fromis_9.

On July 28th, Pledis Entertainment announced, “Member Jang Gyu-ri will wrap up her activities with fromis_9 and end her contract with our company early on July 31st after completing the 5th mini-album promotion. fromis_9 will be reorganized as a group of 8 members starting from August.”

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According to the agency, 8 members of fromis_9, including Lee Sae-rom, Song Ha-young, Park Ji-won, Roh Ji-sun, Lee Seo-yeon, Lee Chae-young, Lee Na-kyung, and Baek Ji-heon, already signed new exclusive contracts when they were transferred to Pledis in August 2021. However, Jang Gyu-ri kept the original contract with their former agency. 

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The company added: “The artist and the company made the decision after careful consideration and discussions on what would be the best path for everyone. Please continue to send your love and support to  Jang Gyu Ri, who has always committed to do her best as a member of fromis_9 and to the eight members of fromis_9 who will start a new chapter of their careers.”

Below is the full statement from Pledis Entertainment:

“Hello

This is Pledis Entertainment

We would like to thank the fans who have always supported fromis9, and we would like to inform you about the future activities of fromis9.

From August 9, fromis_9 will organize a team as an 8-member system and plan to meet fans in the second half of the year with various activities including the planned Japan schedule. fromis_9’s fifth EP ‘from our Memento Box’ will be the last promotional activity of Jang Gyu Ri as she wraps up her time as a member of fromis_9. She will conclude her contract with us as of July 31 to embark on a new journey.

Eight members of fromis_9 (Lee Sae Rom, Song Ha Young, Park Ji Won, Roh Ji Sun, Lee Seo Yeon, Lee Chae Young, Lee Na Gyung, and Baek Ji Heon) signed a new exclusive contract with us when they transferred to PLEDIS Entertainment in August 2021. Jang Gyu Ri maintained the conditions of the original contract with her former agency and PLEDIS has been in charge of tasks including the management of her team and individual activities. The artist and the company made the decision after careful consideration and discussions on what would be the best path for everyone.”

The artist and the company made the decision after careful consideration and discussions on what would be the best path for everyone. Please continue to send your love and support to  Jang Gyu Ri, who has always committed to do her best as a member of fromis_9 and to the eight members of fromis_9 who will start a new chapter of their careers.

Our company will continue to support fromis_9 to help them grow as artists as they continue their activities in various fields.

Thank you.

Source: daum

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