South Korean female group fromis_9’s member Jang Gyuri will no longer perform with the band as stated by the new agency that will look over the activities of the former nine-member group.
Jang Gyuri leaves K-pop group fromis_9 as contract expires with former agency; group will promote with 8-members under Pledis Entertainment
According to Soompi, on July 28, the group’s agency PLEDIS Entertainment announced that Jang Gyuri will be leaving fromis_9 since her original contract with her former agency has expired, and she has not signed a new contract with PLEDIS Entertainment.
Hence, fromis_9 will be now be promoting as an eight-member group. The agency issued an official statement regarding Jang Gyuri’s exit. “Hello. This is PLEDIS Entertainment,” the statement began. “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 eight-member group starting from this coming August and will meet fans for their upcoming activities in Japan as well as other various activities scheduled for the second half of this year,” the statement read. “fromis_9’s fifth EP “from our Memento Box” will be the last promotional activity of Jang Gyuri 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 statement continued, “The eight members of fromis_9 (Lee Saerom, Song Hayoung, Park Jiwon, Roh Jisun, Lee Seoyeon, Lee Chaeyoung, Lee Nagyung, and Baek Jiheon) signed new exclusive contracts with us when they transferred to PLEDIS Entertainment in August 2021. Jang Gyuri 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 agency further mentioned that Jang Gyuri 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 Gyuri, 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.,” the statement concluded. fromis 9 was formed in 2017 through Mnet’s survival audition program Idol School.
Before leaving fromis_9 and PLEDIS Entertainment, Jang Gyuri participated in the group’s comeback in June with their fifth mini-album from our Memento Box. She is currently gearing up to star in a new SBS drama.
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