Lovelyz's Kei signs with PalmTree Island, Yein joins Sublime Artist Agency
As popular girl group Lovelyz disbanded in 2021 after seven long years since their debut in 2014, seven out of eight members of the group have decided to move on with new agencies. In November 2021, Lovelyz’s agency Woollim Entertainment had announced that members Yoo Jiae, Seo Jisoo, Lee Mijoo, Kei, Jin, Ryu Sujeong, and Jung Yein had all decided to move on to other agencies, while Baby Soul was the only former member of the group to have chosen to re-sign with them. Now, members Kei and Yein have announced the new labels that will further their solo careers.
Soon after the news of Lovelyz's disbandment was out, most of the former members of the group started signing with new labels. K-pop music label Antenna Music had announced that Mijoo, who was formerly promoted with Lovelyz under Woollim Entertainment, would now make new music with them as a solo artist. Not only Mijoo but former Lovelyz member Jiae also signed an exclusive contract with YG Kplus. Jisoo from Lovelyz signed with the label Mystic Story as an actress. Now, two more former members of Lovelyz have announced their new labels.
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Yein joins Sublime Artists Agency
On January 11, it was announced that former Lovelyz member Yein had signed an exclusive contract with a new agency. Sublime Artists Agency revealed that Jeong Ye-in (Yein) had signed an exclusive contract with them. Sublime Artists Agency, also known as SAA, is currently home to artists like Song Kang-ho, Rain, GOT7’s Jackson and Youngjae, and many more.
While discussing her signing with SAA, the agency stated, “we will fully support Jeong Yein so that she can show off her talents in various fields such as music, acting, and entertainment.” Sublime Artists Agency also announced their plans to debut Yein as a solo artist. “Yein is currently in the final stages of preparing for the release of her first solo single album,” the label stated, raising the expectations of fans for her solo debut.
Kei becomes a music actress under PalmTree Island
Kei announced that she had signed with a new acting label. It was announced that Kei would join Palm Tree Island (stylized as PalmTree Island) as a musical actress. The acting label made an official announcement stating that they had signed a contract with Lovelyz’s Kei who has been loved by fans for her solid skills and charisma.
It was revealed that after much discussion and deliberation, Kei was going to start her new journey of being a musical actor under the label. Kei has made a name for herself after she has had many hit OST singles over the years. Kei was part of the OSTs for K-dramas like KBS2’s ‘Oh My Venus’, MBC’s ‘Lucky Romance’, ‘Ruler - Master of the Mask’, SBS ‘Empress's Dignity’, and more recently, JTBC’s ‘Run On’.
Kei also showed her amazing musical acting skills when she debuted on the musical stage as Ok-hee in 2017 for the musical production titled, ‘Around 30’ and then again in 2021 as Seo Ha-na in the musical ‘Song of the Sun’.