The “7-year curse” is the obsession of K-pop fans. TWICE is a group whose contract with JYP is about to expire and fans are curious about their future.
The contract of K-pop idols with the management company usually lasts 7 years. The groups consider whether to renew the contract with the company or terminate the contract to give each other their own paths. TWICE is one of the groups whose contracts will expire this year. Fans are curious what the future of TWICE will be, will all 9 members choose to stay in?
Is one of the people with the longest internship period and has a strong passion for music. Jihyo was named first when the online community was sure that she would continue to be a singer. The leader of TWICE is considered to have a good live ability and stable voice, which is the savior for the encore performances that TWICE is often criticized for their weak vocals.
When news broke out that TWICE’s contract is about to expire, Jihyo’s confidant was also dug up. She once shared that any artist of JYP Entertainment is given priority to work with the group rather than the debut as an individual. JYP doesn’t want any group to disband under their management, so they use pressure to force the members to renew their contracts together or leave the company at the same time.
Through Jihyo’s share, many viewers also realized that she seems to have wanted to make a solo debut for a long time. However, due to JYP’s “underground law”, the leader of TWICE had to put aside her dream of having independent activities. If the members of TWICE do not renew their contracts, Jihyo will have the opportunity to shine with a solo career.
Nayeon is also a case that is said to have a high ability to pursue her singing career. Possessing a sweet voice and a beautiful appearance, Nayeon is quite promising to continue her career as a singer, but she needs to cultivate more if she wants to succeed. Nayeon will still be a mainstay member of TWICE if the group continues to be active.
Recently, fans are buzzing about how JYP is forcing TWICE to work too hard. Typically, Jeongyeon‘s health condition is always unstable. The hectic schedule makes the members constantly injured, sick or tired. Jeongyeon was absent from I Can’t Stop Me promotions due to health problems. Before that, she also had to have surgery because of a herniated disc in her neck.
Although Jeongyeon has returned to promote with the group in the comeback Alcohol-Free, many people discovered that the female idol showed pain and discomfort when performing a new song at a recent stage. Thereby, they criticized JYP for not caring about the artist’s health. Fans are not sure that Jeongyeon will renew her contract with JYP if she continues to be exhausted like that.
Mina, Sana and Momo
TWICE’s 3 Japanese members are Mina, Sana and Momo. Netizens said that, if they don’t re-sign with JYP, the three girls are likely to return to Japan. The reason is partly that the Korean online community is not inherently interested in foreign idols when they are doing solo activities.
In particular, netizens are also interested in Heechul and Momo’s relationship. Heechul announced that he will get married before the age of 40. Thus, many fans question whether she will become a bride after her contract with the group ends?
Besides, Sana and Mina both possess professional stage charisma and a beautiful appearance. But most viewers think that is not enough to develop a personal career. It’s hard for two female idols to stay in Korea. Some think that, if the three girls cooperate to form a small group in their hometown, they are likely to be more successful and well-received.
Tzuyu also attracted attention when the audience raised the case if she will not renew the contract with the current management company. Although Tzuyu always impresses fans with her perfect appearance when appearing, her singing skills are considered quite weak.
Many netizens think that Tzuyu will return to Taiwan and find a new path. The female idol is more suitable to become an actress in the China market.
Possessing monolid eyes, cute mochi cheeks, and adorable expressions, Dahyun became one of TWICE’s most popular members. She takes the position of lead rapper, sub vocalist of the group. In addition, Dahyun is also praised for her close and cheerful personality. Fans think that Dahyun is suitable for variety shows if she has her own path.
Meanwhile, Chaeyoung‘s rapping and singing skills are not outstanding. Many fans speculate that Chaeyoung will be the first member to get married if TWICE doesn’t renew her contract.
At the end of 2011, Chaeyoung was rumored to be dating a tattooist, who is 9 years older than her. When TWICE joined Radio Star, the group was asked, “Who do you think will be the first to get married in the group?”. All eyes then turned to Chaeyoung. The female idol also confessed, “The members all chose me”.
Nayeon further confirmed, “(Chaeyoung) may omit all the procedures and send you invitations directly.”
It can be seen that the future of TWICE is a hot topic that fans are paying attention to. Some people think that the girls will terminate the contract because JYP is exhausting TWICE with a busy schedule. Others confirmed that with the current success and many cherished projects, TWICE will re-sign the contract and return to the Kpop race as soon as possible.