Fromis_9 member Jang Gyuri is leaving the group and Pledis Entertainment as her contract with the company expires.
Pledis Entertainment put out statements in Korean, English and Japanese announcing the news on 28 July. Read their full statement in English below!
[NOTICE] Notice on the future activities of fromis_9
This is PLEDIS Entertainment.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the fans who have shown unwavering support and love for fromis_9. We would like to provide some information regarding the future activities of fromis_9.
fromis_9 will become an 8-member group starting from this coming August and will meet their fans in their upcoming Japanese activities and other various activities scheduled for the second half of this year.
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 earlier with us as of July 31 to embark on a new journey.
The 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. 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.
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