Details Of EXID’s Hyerin Leaving Her Agency
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Today, in this article, we will give you the information about one of the members of the South Korean female idol group, EXID’s Hyerin, who has left her previous agency. What happened? What does this mean for EXID’s current members?
Keep scrolling to find out what happened. Without any further ado, let us move on to the main topic.
EXID’s Hyerin Ended Her Contract With Banana Culture
According to some portal news sites, In January, EXID’s Hyerin ‘s exclusive contract with Banana Culture finished, making Hyerin a free-agent singer.
As previously reported, EXID’s Solji, LE, and Hyerin extended their contracts with the label in May of last year. But, now that extension is finished.
“Renewed for only 8 months? Odd. I think she just decided to go free agent and they came to some agreement to terminate the contract,” said one of the netizens in allkpop.com.
EXID’s Hani and Junghwa Joined The New Agency
According to SOOMPI, The EXID members’ contracts were set to expire at the end of the May in 2019, and in an official statement, Banana Culture revealed that Hani and Jeonghwa decided not to renew their contracts.
Here is the full statement from EXID’s agency:
“Hello, this is Banana Culture Entertainment. This is our official statement about EXID’s contracts.
Solji, LE, and Hyelin expressed their wishes to remain with the agency and re-signed with us. Hani and Jeonghwa have, after a long discussion with the agency, reached an agreement with us and decided to go their separate ways after their contracts expire at the end of May 2019.
The three EXID members who have renewed their contracts with us will be focusing on their individual promotions for the time being. Solji and LE are preparing to promote as solo artists, highlighting their singing, rapping, and producing talents, and Hyelin is planning on tackling a variety of broadcast and music activities with her various talents and appealing image.
EXID is an important group to Banana Culture as well as the fans, and as such, we are not thinking of this as the group disbanding. The members are also thinking of it more as a turning point from which they can take on new challenges. We are deliberating on ways in which EXID can promote together in the future.
[Banana Culture] will do our best so that Solji, LE, and Hyelin can carry out stable and active solo promotions.
We also express our deep gratitude to Hani and Jeonghwa. Though their contracts are officially expiring, we sincerely wish them the best in their future endeavors.
We ask for your encouragement and support for the five members of EXID, who have new roads ahead. Thank you.”
EXID’s Latest Comeback
In May 2019, EXID released their comeback titled “ME & YOU”.
On May 15, the girl group held a comeback showcase to celebrate the release of their latest mini album, “We.”
During the event, the members first talked about feeling nervous for the release of their album. They commented that they had worked hard in order to prepare for the release, and that they were looking forward to their upcoming promotional activities, according to SOOMPI.
“Rather than concerns, this moment was precious. That’s why I tried to work even harder. I thought [this time] would be extremely important, so we had good conversations and prepared while communicating frequently,” said Solji, when they were asked if they had any concerns regarding this transitional period.
What About EXID’s LE & Solji?
In 2019, EXID’s Solji, LE, and Hyerin wrote heartfelt letters on their fancafe addressing their hiatus.
LE’s letter reads:
It’s LE 🙂
After ending the short promotions for ME&YOU, I have been thinking about some things and resting while receiving treatment and rehabilitation for my ankle.
In truth, there are a lot of things I wanted to tell you guys, but couldn’t because I wanted to completely focus on promotions during the promotion period.
Because there were so many people in tears at the last fan sign event,
I felt so sorry and also thankful, and I wanted to do something more for the people who have sent us so much unconditional love… I was really sorry.
First of all, for the past year as we were facing contract termination, what the five of us talked about again and again was ‘We want to protect our team.’
Under the name EXID, the five of us who had each spent around 20 years living our own lives in different environments, came together and experienced many things together over the past 7-8 years. We cried and laughed, and learned how to love, accept, and understand each other, and we matured.
So the decision was made on these sensitive issues through conversations while trying not to hurt anyone and while trying to respect and understand each other.
We are us, but we are going to live our dreams both as EXID and as individuals while respecting each other’s opinions and cheering each other on 🙂
I am so so thankful to you guys for respecting our decisions and for your love.
Please don’t be too sad and don’t cry
I hope we will meet again in the future and reminisce about these days thinking “Oh we were like that back then, we were really happy.” Like we smiled while thinking about our difficult days in the past 🙂
I will repay you guys with good songs
Thank you, and I love you.”
Hyerin wrote this on her letter:
“Hello, this is Hyerin of EXID.
After wrapping up our recent promotions, I felt I needed to write a letter to the fans and the many people who support us, even though I might not be able to answer all your questions. Firstly, there are a lot of people who are saying “They are disbanding, this is their last promotion,” because some of us are going to different agencies. I think the people who have supported us until now might feel hurt and sad about this. I am really sorry for how everyone was notified, because even we needed a lot of time to talk to each other, to understand and respect and accept this decision. Realistically, it will probably take a long time… maybe a couple years… for the five of us to promote an album together again. But thankfully, because we know how big and precious the love the five of us have received over the past seven years is, we will definitely make time to meet again as a group of five, maybe with an album or a record.
Thank you so so much for loving the five of us, Solji LE Hani Hyerin Jeongwa, and EXID until now. We will come back even better than before, so please keep loving the five of us. Thank you until now LEGGO <3
2019. 5. 30
And Solji wrote the letter like this:
“Hi LEGGOs 🙂
We have concluded our ME&YOU promotions! Thanks to everyone for their hard work, we were able to make it through thanks to LEGGOs haha
I also want to thank you for the last seven years. It was because of LEGGOs that we were able to make it this far. There are no words to describe how thankful I am.
The five of us have talked a lot about our plans after our contract ends. Are we going to stick to team activities, or is it time for us to take on new challenges. I think it was a time when we couldn’t help but think about what we had to endure for each other through the past seven years.
So our team activities will be put on hold for now, but I think this will be a time for each of us to pursue the things that we weren’t able to before, the things that we wanted to do.
Even now I have many thoughts about whether this is the best decision for us, but I think this will be a decision to the benefit of each of us. This is very hard for me to write. I worry that LEGGOs will be hurt. TT TT
The five of us, we were able to exist because of LEGGOs. Thank you so much for being with us through happy times, sad times, hard times, and all the other times. Going forward through every moment of my life, you will be with me. Thank you so much to you guys for letting me know so much precious love.
Also! This is not the end for us, so please don’t be too sad. We will each work hard individually, and we will definitely come together again as a group of five, so please wait for us ^^
Sincerely I am only able to keep living because of you guys, thank you so much and I love you my LEGGOs.”
After that, no one really knew what would happen with EXID.
That was all about EXID’s Hyerin’s departure from her previous agency, and about EXID’s current condition. Hopefully things will turn the best for all of them. Keep supporting them, and thank you so much for staying with Channel-Korea. We will see you in the next article. Bye!