It’s a sad day for the Kpop community! After seven years of immense success and huge impact on the Kpop industry, YG Entertainment has announced that 2NE1 is officially disbanding.
Although some fans were hopeful for a 2NE1 reunion, the group’s contract ran out in May of 2016. Shortly afterwards, member Minzy signed a contract under a new label, but fans were still hoping the group would at least continue with three members.
On November 25th however, YG announced that the girl group is officially disbanding and only CL and Sandara Park have renewed contracts with the company.
Below is the full statement from YG, complete with English translation courtesy of Soompi:
“2NE1’s exclusive contract expired in May 2016, and with Minzy leaving 2NE1, we have come to the decision to officially disband after extensive discussion with the remaining members.
As 2NE1 was YG’s official girl group for seven years, we cannot begin to express how we feel, but we determined that it was too difficult to continue. Rather than waiting an unknown amount of time for 2NE1’s next promotions, we have decided to focus on the members’ solo activities.
We sincerely thank all the fans both in Korea and abroad that have loved the group and their music for all this time.
We would like to officially announce that after last May, we re-signed with CL and Sandara Park. However, unfortunately, there is no new contract with Park Bom.”
Although there has been no word from the other members, Park Bom shared a video on her SNS accounts the same day as the announcement, telling people she was busy practicing and would post another video soon. Check out her post below.
We wish the best to all of the 2NE1 members as they go their separate ways!
여러분 들려주려고 노래 영상을 찍으려고 노래 연습을 하는듕..!!!. 처음 부르는 노래라 그런지….계속 몇번을했는지… 아놔… ㅠㅠ ㅋㅋㅋ:.｡..｡.:*･'(*ﾟ▽ﾟ*)’･*:.｡. .｡.:*･゜ﾟ･*❤️🐘 pic.twitter.com/H9dsBnC6OV
— Bom Park (@haroobomkum) November 25, 2016
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