Oh no! Word on the street is that Secret (시크릿)’s Sunhwa (한선화) is leaving the group.
According to All Kpop, the idol will most likely not renew her exclusive contract with TS Entertainment, which ends in October this year, to pursue her solo career as an actress.
However, the group’s label, TS Entertainment, has denied all reports.
“All 4 SECRET members’ (Jun Hyosung, Song Ji Eun, Han Sunhwa, Jung Hana) contracts will end in October. There’s nothing confirmed so far. We still need to talk more about it, and it’s too early to say anything for now,” the entertainment agency told Star News on Monday (15th August).
Though the news may be sudden and saddening, it’s not surprising if Sunhwa doesn’t want to renew her contract as SECRET’s most recent mini-album, “I’m In Love”, was released 2 years ago.
Sunhwa made her debut as a singer through SECRET in 2009 with the group’s debut single, “I Want You Back”, but it wasn’t until the release of “Shy Boy” in January 2011 that the girls won their very first music show award on “M! Countdown”.
Best known for her regular appearance in KBS2’s “Invicible Youth” (청춘불패), a variety show about surviving in the Korean rural outdoors, alongside other female K-Pop idol group members such as former 4Minute member Hyuna, Girl’s Generation’s Yuri, and Kara’s Hara.
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