Jin-young and Baro’s Departure
On June 30th, 2018, Jin-young and Baro decided not to extend their exclusive contract with WM Entertainment while the other members, CNU, Sandeul, and Gongchan renew their exclusive contracts. The agency wrote a notice about Jin-young and Baro’s departure on their official website. The agency also said that B1A4 will continue with three members and they plan the future direction of the members’ activities.
Check out the official statement from WM Entertainment here:
“Hello. This is WM Entertainment.
“This is the official position regarding B1A4’s renewal.
“Jinyoung (Jeong Jin-young) and Baro (Cha Sun-woo) of B1A4, who have been together since 2011, are announcing the end of their exclusive contract with us on June 30th, 2018.
“After a long discussion with the members of the artist B1A4 ahead of the expiration of their exclusive contract, WM Entertainment decided to respect Jinyoung and Baro’s choice to take their own path to fulfill their dreams. We would also like to extend our sincere support to the new start of the members in our respective positions.
“Among the members of B1A4, CNU (Shin Dong-woo), Sandeul (Lee Jung-hwan), and Gongchan (Kong Chan-sik) have renewed their contracts with our company based on trust and affection.
“As a result, we will focus on reorganizing B1A4, and we will carefully discuss the future direction of our activities with our members. From now on, we will do our best to support the growth of CNU, Sandeul, and Gongchan. Also, I will do my best for the fans who love B1A4 and support us generously.
“I sincerely apologize for causing your concern. Please bless the members of B1A4 at the new starting line and give them warm love and attention.
After the departure from WM Entertainment, Jinyoung signed a contract with LINK8 Entertainment, and Baro is now signed under HODU&U Entertainment. They’re both about to start solo careers, whether it be as a solo singer or by starting acting activities.