Lovelyz Ryu Sujeong prepares to go solo as Mijoo lands Antenna’s Christmas album
There are also talks that Lovelyz's Jisoo will be signing a new label as an actress
It has been reported that Ryu Sujeong is the next Lovelyz member to go solo. Last month, fans were quite upset when it was reported that Lovelyz only had one month left for their contract to expire and they hadn’t had a comeback in over a year. Their label, Woollim Entertainment came under fire for excluding the girls. Finally, on November 1, it was announced that except for the leader of the group, Baby Soul, none of the other members had renewed their contract with Woollim. The next obvious step seemed that the girl group would be disbanding.
While fans were angry that the girl group had to disband for no fault of their own, they were happy that the members were finally getting to do what they want. We had members like JIN and Jisoo complaining that they had asked Woollim for a comeback and that they had forgotten that they were idols because they were on a hiatus for so long. With their contracts expiring on November 16, Lovelyz disbanded. But fans are celebrating as immediately the next day we had news about the members like Mijoo going solo.
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Lovelinus (Lovelyz’s fandom) were impressed that in just a day, the members were getting scouted by major entertainment agencies. A day after disbanding, on November 17, it was announced that Mijoo would be branching out as a soloist. While she is the main dancer of Lovelyz, she also has an affinity to host shows and events and is known as a TV personality and entertainer. Hence, fans were happy that she had joined the label Antenna Music which also houses the likes of singer Sam Kim and TV personality Yoo Jae-suk.
The label itself is founded by legendary singer You Hee-yeol. And on November 23, Mijoo got her first solo project. She is set to be featured in Antenna’s Christmas carol album ‘See You Here Again Next Winter’ which will be released on December 1 at 6 pm KST (4 am ET).
Ryu Sujeong in talks with Flex M
Along with Mijoo’s exciting news, we also have another Lovelyz member going solo. Ryu Sujeong, who was the lead vocalist of the group is in talks of going solo. It has been reported that she has entered into a discussion to sign with the record label Flex M. They are a music subsidiary label under the conglomerate Kakao Entertainment. They had worked on Soyou and Jukjae’s Christmas release ‘On The Road’ and have signed artists like Lim Hanbyul. Sujeong had earlier debuted as a solo artist with her album ‘Tiger Eyes’ in 2020.
Sujeong is the fourth Lovelyz member to start a solo career. Along with Mijoo, it had been reported on the same day that Baby Soul would be starting afresh as a soloist under Woollim. She would be going with her real name Lee Sujeong. A day later, on November 18, it was confirmed that Jiae had signed with YG Kplus and would be active as a singer and an actress. On top of that, on November 23, there are reports that Jisoo has met with Mystic Story and is interested in starting a career as an actress. Her upcoming K-drama, 'Urban Myths' is set to premiere in December.