With the 2.5 year contract, how is the final girl group from “Produce48” gioing to work?
On July 16th, according to OSEN, members of the group will have to exclusively promote together for a year, and in the year after they can work in both the “Produce48”’s group and their original group.
Before entering the program, all the trainees had to sign a contract with Mnet, which stated that counting from the day of their first album’s release, the final group members will work together for 2.5 years. After the period, there will be a consultation between both sides about the trainees’ future.
It is reported that in one year and a half, the members will have activities in Korea, Japan as well as other countries as a united “artist group”. This means no members can have any concurrent activities. But after 18 months, the scale of the group’s activities will be changed. The members who already have a group of their own will be able to promote in both groups.
“Produce 101” Season 1 and 2 did not only created two super groups I.O.I and Wanna One but also helped other groups and artists such as Pristin, Weki Meki, Gugudan, Nu’est W, JBJ, Jung Se Woon gian more popularity. This time, will it be enough to satisfy the trainees and their company when “Produce48” decided to combine the concurrent rule of I.O.I and the exclusive rule of Wanna One? We’ll have to wait and see.