Earlier this year, fans were shocked after GFRIEND announced their sudden disbandment, where has each member gone now?
On May 18, GFRIEND parted ways with their agency Source Music after all of the members decided not to renew their contracts. Later, the members personally shared handwritten letters confirming that the group had disbanded.
Since then, one by one, each GFRIEND member managed to sign with a new agency and each member will be pursuing a different path. Today, we’re here to take a look at what agency each member has joined since their disbandment as well as touch on some of their future plans.
On June 17, Sublime Artist Agency (SAA) announced that Yerin has signed with their agency. In their statement, they promised to actively support her upcoming activities so that she can meet her fans in many various places.
Sublime Artist Agency houses many artists and actors including Rain, EXID‘s Hani, GOT7‘s Youngjae, Lim Nayoung, and more.
Since then, Yerin stated she’s taking on acting. In August of this year, it was confirmed that she’s leading the upcoming web drama “Witch Shop Reopen” (literal title) as Lee Hae Na alongside CIX’s Yonghee and more.
The drama is slated to premiere in 2022.
The former leader of GFRIEND joined IOK company. Along with the announcement that was made in August of 2021, she announced she’s changing her stage name to Kim So Jung and plans on taking a new Leap forward with the company.
The agency stated she’s planning on promoting as an actress from now on.
IOK company is currently home to many famous actors such as Go Hyun Jung, Jo In Sung, and Kim Ha Neul.
On September 1, KONNECT Entertainment confirmed the news via an official statement. Yuju signed a new exclusive contract with the agency.
KONNECT Entertainment was established by Kang Daniel and has been expanding lately, they recently signed CL for management of domestic activities and also house singer-songwriter Chancellor.
It is unclear what type of path Yuju plans on taking but fans speculate she will be pursuing a singing career.
Eunha, Sinb, And Umji
And to wrap it up, we get a mini GFRIEND reunion.
When Yuju, Sowoon and Yerin signed with new agencies, fans were left wondering what happens to Eunha, Sinb, and Umji and the girls truly surprised fans with their future plans.
On October 6, a new agency called Big Planet Made [BPM] revealed they have signed with Eunha, Sinb, and Umji. They will be starting fresh as a 3-member group.
The happy news was welcomed by fans who have been waiting to see what their plans were. Each member has written a small letter to fans to thank them for their support and to ask them to look forward to their new beginning. The group will be called VIVIZ.
Fans can’t wait to hear new music from VIVIZ.
So this is what happened to each GFRIEND member since the shocking disbandment announcement earlier this year.