2AM is in jeopardy of falling apart as reports have surfaced that Changmin is the next member to depart from the group and JYP Entertainment, leaving Jokwon the only group member to stay with the talent agency.
This report came a few months after Jinwoon and Seulong announced their decisions to leave the Korean entertainment powerhouse.
2AM is a South Korean 4-member idol group that made their debut on 11th July 2008 under JYP Entertainment. The group consists of members Jokwon, Changmin, Jinwoon, and Seulong. It is one of the 2 subgroups branched out from the 11-member (before Jay Park’s departure) boy band “One Day”, the other being 2PM. While the other group is known for their synchronised choreographies, 2AM is best known for their powerful vocals.
Seulong even collaborated with Avicii for the Korean version of “Levels” last year.
However, on 5th August (Wednesday), Korean media outlet Star News exclusively reported that music insiders have mentioned that Changmin will leave the group as he has decided not to renew his contract with JYP Entertainment. Word has it that he may sign with Big Hit Entertainment, who has been in charge of managing the group 2AM.
Regarding his departure, a music insider said:
The contract between Changmin and JYP Entertainment, where he was housed under for the past 7 years, expired on the 10th of last month. The two parties decided not to renew their contract after talking it over with each other. He’s currently looking for a new agency
Former members Jinwoon and Seulong have already signed with other agencies. Seulong has signed with SidusHQ to focus on his acting career while Jinwoon is with Mystic Entertainment. They will be promoting as singers and actors at the same time. Jokwon will continue to focus his activities in music and musicals.