GOT7 Breaks Up with JYP Entertainment and Other Juicy K-Pop News Headlines You Need to Know

GOT7 will not renew their contracts with JYP Entertainment as they announced this week.

Photo: Courtesy of GOT7 | Instagram

The members of GOT7 have decided to part ways with JYP Entertainment, this is after seven years under contract. The news about the group potentially leaving from their entertainment company started circulating back in December when Jinyoung was reported to be in talks to sign with Big Hit Entertainment, according to the source. Earlier this month, it was also revealed on January 6th that Yugyeom had signed with rapper Jay Park’s label AOMG.

On January 11th, JYP Entertainment confirmed the news stating that “both sides have agreed not to renew the contract” and they “will sincerely cheer on the new future that the GOT7 members will advance into.”

Photo: Courtesy of GOT7 | Instagram

Another GOT7 member, Youngjae, is also reportedly in talks to sign with Sublime Artist Agency. While the rest of the members have yet to finalize their plans before making any official announcements. Mark, on the other hand, has recently opened a YouTube channel that has already attracted over 892,000 subscribers since the channel’s inception on 4th January.

Photo: Courtesy of  GOT7 | Instagram

Mark shared a very touching post as he shared it on Twitter and Instagram, where he celebrated GOT7’s achievements and he looks forward to the future. Mark wrote, “The past 7 years have been the best years of my life.” “Nothing is coming to an end, just the beginning. The seven of us are going to continue to bring you guys the best version of us till the end.” He also included an image of the group together with a hashtag #GOT7Forever, which has been shared since by the rest of the GOT7 members online.

Meanwhile, Bambam posted images of GOT7’s discography with the caption: “I’m proud.”

(G)I-DLE returns with the fiery “HWAA” ready to make 2021 their year

Photo: Courtesy of (G)I-DLE | Instagram

(G)I-DLE is making a comeback with the release of their fourth mini-album, I Burn, on January 11th.

Their fourth album features six tracks that were written, composed, and arranged by members Soyeon, Yugi, and Minnie. All the tracks depicted the repercussion and final acceptance of a painful breakup. The lead single, “HWAA,” is a moombahton track which compares a breakup to a bitter winter that leaves someone’s heart covered in white snow. Instead of dwelling on the pain of the past, the group sets fire to their memories so that they can bloom again or fall in love in spring time.

Soyeon revealed that winter, fire, and flower are the album’s key concepts, during the group’s press conference,  which help complete its unique storyline of pain, beauty, and personal growth. “Rather than delivering a message, we wanted to share the sentiments of separation,” Soyeon explained. “Winter represents how someone’s emotions become frozen cold because of a breakup, while ‘Fire’ is the will to melt a frozen heart. ‘Flower’ is the new love that comes once we have fully confronted of a breakup.”

SEVENTEEN performed one of their latest hits on the Kelly Clarkson Show!

Photo: Courtesy of SEVENTEEN | Instagram

Fresh from their recent performance of their hit song “Home:Run” on The Late Late Show with James Corden last week. The boys were back and performed “Left & Right” on the Kelly Clarkson Show, this January 13th.

The members dressed in luxury suits where the performance was set in an office, as they once again prove why they’re considered one of the most synchronized groups in K-Pop world with their flawless choreography.

IZ*ONE is in talks to extend their contracts as a group.

Photo: Courtesy of  IZ*ONE | Instagram

IZ*ONE was formed after the survival reality program Produce 48. The original plan was only to promote the group for two and a half years.  CJ ENM – their current company, however, has been in talks to extend the group’s contracts before it ends on April this year.

Photo: Courtesy of IZ*ONE | Instagram

CJ ENM has not yet spoken to all the members’ agencies, but some of the members have reportedly finalize their decisions to stay in the group, according to the source. Another source from IZ*ONE agency told Herald POP that they are presently collecting the opinions of the artists and their agencies regarding IZ*ONE’s future activities and that they will let fans know if there are any changes. So, let’s keep our hopes up and wait for the good news.


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