SISTAR is officially disbanding.
After it became known that they were in the middle of negotiating their contract renewal, fans were hopeful that there would be no issues. However, on May 22nd KST, it was announced that SISTAR would be disbanding after seven years together as a group.
Although many Kpop fans were in shock and hoping the rumors weren’t true, SISTAR confirmed the news themselves by uploading handwritten letters to their fans via their SNS accounts.
SISTAR debuted in 2010 under Starship Entertainment and has been one of the most successful girl groups in modern Kpop. They continually cranked out one hit after another, such as “Touch My Body” and “Shake It.” With a comeback planned for the end of this month and the MV already filmed, people are stunned to hear the sudden news.
According to reports, Dasom will be leaving music to pursue a career in acting and Hyorin and Soyou will continue as a solo singer. There is no news yet about members Bora, but from her letter to fans, she will now be going under full name Yoon Bo Ra, leading fans to believe will also continue acting as well.
Check out the label’s statement below, courtesy of Allkpop:
Hello, this is Starship Entertainment.
First, we want to thank all the fans who have cherished and loved SISTAR for the 7 years since they debuted.
SISTAR will officially end their 7-year promotions as a group with their last album on May 31st. After our label and SISTAR talked for a long time, we have agreed to bring SISTAR to an end.
SISTAR’s disbandment is a very disappointing and painful thing, but we believe that it is the best to support the road that each members want. We will be doing our best to support the members’ futures.
SISTAR and the label thanks everyone once again for the large support we have received. Please show warm support and interest to the SISTAR members, who are standing at a new start in life.
Such sad news for Kpop fans! It truly is the end of an era. We wish the SISTAR members the best of luck as they go their separate ways for now.
Media: Starship Entertainment