Lovelyz disbands – Woollim said, “Contract expires on Nov 16th, new start for each member”
The sad truth has finally come, Lovelyz will soon disband.
On November 1st, Woollim Entertainment announced an official statement, saying, “The exclusive contract between our company and Lovelyz members is expected to expire on the 16th of this month. After long and in-depth considerations and discussions, all 7 members of Lovelyz (Yoo Ji-ae, Seo Ji-soo, Lee Mi-joo, Kei, Jin, Ryu Su-jeong, and Jung Ye-in) decided to prepare for new starts in new positions. Therefore, we also respect and support the members’ wishes.
Woollim Entertainment continued, “Among Lovelyz members, BabySoul has signed a new contract with us based on the trust we have built up together over a long time. As a supporter, we will give our full support for her new leap and future activities. We would like to thank the eight members of Lovelyz for making the company shine and doing their best as an artist for the past 7 years, and we sincerely support the members’ new start.”
The agency also shared, “We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the fans who have supported, cared for and loved Lovelyz. We ask for your continued encouragement and support to Lovelyz members on their new starting line, and we sincerely thank you for your hot love and warm interest over the past 7 years.”
Upon hearing the news, many netizens commented, “This is not so shocking to me. They haven’t had any mega hits since their debut,” “This is so sad!ㅠㅠ You have work hard, Lovelyz,” “Their debut song was my favoriteㅠㅠ,” “Their company should have promoted more after Queendom.”
Many also gave Lovelyz their best wishes, rooting them, “It’s time, now the members can chase their own dream,” “Lovelyz fighting!”.
● Below is Woollim Entertainment’s official announcement
Hello, we’re Woollim Entertainment.
Below is our official position on the expiration of Lovelyz’s exclusive contract.
The exclusive contract between the agency and Lovelyz members will expire on November 16th, 2021.
After long in-depth discussions and considerations, seven Lovelyz members (Yoo Ji-ae, Seo Ji-soo, Lee Mi-joo, Kei, Jin, Ryu Soo-jung, and Jung Ye-in) have decided to prepare for a new start in a new position, and we respect and support the members’ will.
Among Lovelyz members, Babysoul has renewed her contract based on the trust she has accumulated with us for a long time. As a helper for Babysoul who has been with us for so long, we will provide full support for Babysoul’s new leap forward and future activities.
We would like to thank all eight members of Lovelyz for shining up the company and doing their best as artists under Woollim Entertainment over the past seven years, and we sincerely support the members’ new start.
Also, we would like to express my sincere gratitude to all the fans who have supported, cared for, and loved Lovelyz.
We ask for your continued encouragement and support to Lovelyz members on their new starting line, and we sincerely thank you for your hot love and warm interest over the past seven years.Woolim Entertainment
And here are the members’ letters: