GFRIEND Members will be going their seperate ways!
On May 18, one Korean news outlet reported that GFRIEND will disband as the group members have decided not to renew their contracts with Source Music after multiple discussions.
Shortly after the report was published, Source Music announced via Weverse that GFRIEND members (Sowon, Yerin, Eunha, Yuju, Sinbi and Umji) failed to reach an agreement with the label to renew their contracts.
In their official statement, they announce their contract with GFRIEND ends on May 22, after deep consideration, they’ve decided to follow separate paths to continued growth.
Their statement in English reads as follows:
“Hello. This is Source Music.
The exclusive artist contract with GFRIEND and Source Music will be concluded on May 22.
After careful consideration and extensive discussion, GFRIEND and Source Music have come to an agreement to follow separate paths to continued growth.
For the past six years, GFRIEND has won the boundless love of K-pop fans through a wide range of concepts, performances and songs that marked a new generation of girl group and music.
We would like to express our sincere and heartfelt gratitude to GFRIEND who has allowed Source Music to accompany them on their journey.
We would like to deeply thank all BUDDY and fans who have shown your love for GFRIEND, and we ask that you give your unchanging love and support to the members who will begin their adventures in new and diverse areas.
Source Music will always continue to cheer for the members as they take the first step towards new beginnings.
This came as a huge shock to fans all around the world who did not expect this news.
The group debuted in 2015 and has become one of the most successful girl groups in South Korea with their unique musical color.
There wasn’t a specific comment on whether this explicitly also means that GFRIEND has disbanded or not.
Stay tuned for updates!