South Korean boy band Big Star have disbanded after entertaining listeners for seven years. Formed in the year 2012, the group had five members — Feeldog, Baram, Raehwan, Sunghak and Jude. The band was signed to the agency Brave Entertainment, which released an official confirmation on July 1.
"The exclusive contracts of Big Star members FeelDog, Sunghak, and Jude will expire in July. Prior to contract expiration, the members continuously discussed the direction of their future activities, and after careful consideration, it was decided to officially conclude Big Star's activities after seven years together," they announced.
Members Baram and Raehwan are still in discussion about the direction of future activities as they have some time left on their contracts and are currently in the middle of their military service, the agency added. Bidding goodbye to the members, the agency said, "We would like to express our gratitude to FeelDog, Sunghak, and Jude, who will be leaving our company. We will be sincerely cheering them on [as they take] new directions. We would like to sincerely thank all of the fans both in and out of Korea who cheered supported Big Star and gave them love over the past seven years."
Their debut song 'Bigstart' first released in 2012. Soon after, the band rose to fame in South Korea and Japan. Just a couple of years down the line, the band became the first idol group to hold 100 concerts in Japan.
What's more, Big Star also made an appearance on the KBS Survival show 'The Unit: Idol Rebooting Project' in October 2017. Feeldog secured the fourth position on The Unit on February 10, 2018, after which he became an official member and leader of the show's group UNB.