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K-pop girl group Apink renews contract and prepares to celebrate 10th anniversary

Five out of six members have renewed their contracts.

Khalisa Zulkiflee
Khalisa Zulkiflee

Creative writer and comedian on the side.


Published: 30 April 2021, 1:52 PM

Play M Entertainment has announced that five of six members from K-pop girl group, Apink, have renewed their contract with the company following its expiry on Apr 19. 

In a statement released on Apr 29, members Park Chorong, Yoon Bomi, Jung Eun-Ji, Kim Namjoo and Oh Hayoung were said to have renewed their contracts with Play M Entertainment – their long-time agency for the past 10 years.

However, Son Naeun had decided not to continue with the agency in order to “pursue her new dream” which Play M had expressed their support for her decision. She is reportedly in talks to join YG Entertainment to pursue her acting career. 

 

Since their debut, Apink has won multiple awards at shows including the Golden Disc Awards, Seoul Music Awards and Mnet Asian Music Awards. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/APINK에이핑크

 

Following the contract renewal, Play M had further stated that all six members including Naeun will continue promoting their upcoming 10th year debut anniversary together, despite her departure.

This will be Apink’s first group release since their last comeback in April 2020.

The K-pop girl group first debuted in 2011. They have since produced six Korean and Japanese albums, and went on multiple concerts across Asia and North America. 

The girl group is popularly known for their hit songs like Luv, Mr Chu and MyMy.

Earlier this month, Apink launched a special track, Thank You, on Apr 19 which was specially dedicated to their fans as part of their anniversary celebrations. 


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