Has Lovelyz disbanded? Members leave Woollim as fans hope for ‘new start’

After Lovelyz was put on a forced hiatus for a year, seven out of eight members leave their label Woollim


                            Has Lovelyz disbanded? Members leave Woollim as fans hope for ‘new start’
Lovelyz's contract expires (@official_lvlz8_/Instagram)
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Back in October, fans wondered if Lovelyz would be leaving their label Woollim Entertainment. The third-gen girl group’s activities had significantly reduced as the label was focusing on their other groups. Along with fans, even the members had been vocal about wanting more comebacks. The K-pop group had released their last album a year ago. And with just one month left for Lovelyz’s contract with Woollim to expire, netizens wondered if they would be disbanding.

Well, on November 1, Woollim has released a statement that more or less confirms this news. They explained that their contract with Lovelyz will be expiring on November 16. The members had had a lengthy discussion with the label and their future with the group is uncertain. Seven out of eight members are set to leave Woollim. It seems that only Baby Soul, who is also the leader of the group will be renewing her contract with Woollim. Jiae, Jisoo, Mijoo, Kei, Jin, Sujeong, Yein will not be re-signing their contracts with the label.

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Lovelyz members leave agency

Woollim shared, “The 7 members of Lovelyz will start anew in a new place.” Regarding the member who stayed back, they added, “As a supporter of Baby Soul, who has been with us for a long time, we will not spare out full support for Baby Soul’s new leap forward and future activities.” It should be noted that even their popular boy group Infinite faced a similar situation when their contract expired in March. After a forced hiatus, most of the members left the label but the group is still together. Fans hope that the same can be done for Lovelyz and that they won’t have to disband despite the members being under different agencies.

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‘They really deserve so much more’

Fans trended Lovelyz and Woollim as they had mixed reactions to the news. One fan said, “No but Lovelyz deserved one last album. Screw Woollim for not giving it to them.” Another tweeted, “Woollim should disband not lovelyz.” One hoped that Lovelyz would ‘pull an Infinite’, “Wait 7 of 8 of lovelyz left woollim but babysoul staying??? is she pulling sungjong woohyun card so they can stay as lovelyz.” Another shared, “Lovelyz is disbanding soon our girls is so near to the new start called FREEDOM.”

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One fan added, “When lovelyz always rank high in brand reputation rankings without any comeback, it just shows how popular they are domestically but woollim decided to messed up it really sucks and i’m crying but i hope the best for all of them, they will always be my favorite girl group.” “But hey at least they are finally free from woollim they really deserve so much more,” posted a Lovelyz fan.

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