2016 has been quite a rocky year for many K-Pop idol groups.
Many iconic idol singers left their respective groups this year such as 2NE1’s Minzy, BEAST’s Hyun Seung, AJAX’s Sungmin, and Dal Shabet’s Jiyul and Ga Eun. Now, it has been confirmed that Miss A’s (미쓰에이) Chinese member, Jia (지아), will not be renewing her contract with JYP Entertainment :(
On 20th May, JYP officially announced that Jia (born Meng Jia) will be leaving Miss A and the company.
In the statement, they said, “Our exclusive contract with Miss A member, Jia, has come to an end. JYP wishes the best for our longtime family member, Jia, and sincerely hope for her to flourish.”
Jia made her debut through Miss A, a Korean-Chinese female idol group, in 2010 with “Good Girl, Bad Girl” and the girls quickly became one of the most popular girl groups in the K-Pop industry thanks to their powerful dances and charismatic performances. Their most recent album, “Coloured”, was released in March 2015 which held their hit title track, “Only You” (다른 남자 말고 너).
On the other hand, the group’s other Chinese member, Fei, decided to renew her contract with the entertainment agency. “Fei has recently renewed her contract with JYP and we will continue to fully support Fei’s activities in both Korea and China,” her label stated.
As for Miss A’s future as a group, the company said that they will still remain together but the girls will be focusing on their individual activities and promotions for now.
Good Luck, Jia. We wish you all the best!
We’ll leave you now with Miss A’s “Only You” music video to ease your pain: