On 1st November (Monday), Lovelyz (러블리즈)’s home label Woollim Entertainment dropped a huge bombshell stating that the girl group will be disbanding this month following the end of the members’ contracts this coming 16th November. According to reports, seven out of eight members of Lovelyz have decided not to renew their contracts with Woollim.
As many fans have been speculating about the reason behind the girl group’s disbandment, former journalist Lee Jin Ho has decided to chime in with his thoughts on the recent news. For those uninitiated, he was the first reporter who exposed Kim Seon Ho when the “Actor K” controversy first broke out.
“The members were discussing with their agency about renewing their contracts for a long time. In the beginning, things were looking pretty good. A few members stated they will not renew the contract while some decided that they will renew. If the agency showed a more proactive attitude, then Lovelyz would have been able to stay together as a group,” Lee said.
The YouTuber later pointed out that the deciding factor for their disbandment was the “Last Album”. According to Lee, “The members who are leaving the company also wanted to release one last album and conclude their group activities in a beautiful manner. However, there were unexpected conflicts in opinions. Ultimately, the girls, and also the agency’s CEO weren’t able to work things out. Because of this, the members who were going to stay changed their mind and decided to leave the company.”
“The members of Lovelyz had so much affection for the group. Though, there were two issues that arose: The conflict with the CEO, and also the different views of the members about their future,” Lee explained in his video. “The girls have different personalities and characters, so even their future plans were very different.”
Lee later reported that the “Ah-Choo” singers have been actively meeting other entertainment companies for the past three months. He added by saying that a few of them already had solid plans in mind, but the other members have continued to meet with various agencies in an effort to adjust their contracts.
In commenting further about the girl group’s disbandment news, the reporter commented, “They were a unique girl group that had the concept of being innocent and sentimental, so it’s very unfortunate and sad.” He added, “It’s sadder because the group decided to split right when Mijoo was starting to become more popular with her appearance on variety shows.”
Lovelyz made their official K-pop debut on 17th November 2014 with their first studio album “Girls’ Invasion”, along with the title track “Candy Jelly Love”. We wish all the members the best in their future careers. #ThankYouLovelyz