South Korean girl group GFRIEND announced on Tuesday, May 18, that it will be leaving their agency, Source Music, after six years.
Source Music is a label under HYBE Corp., formerly Big Hit Entertainment.
“The exclusive artist contract with GFRIEND and Source Music will conclude 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,” the agency said as translated by Soompi.
It continued: “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 groups 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,” it said.
Source Music added, “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.”
GFRIEND, composed of Sowon, SinB, Yerin, Eunha, Yuju, and Umji, debuted with the EP Season of Glass in January 2015. Despite coming from a small company, the group won several female rookie awards and has garnered momentum since its debut. Source Music was acquired by HYBE in July 2019.
They released their third studio album, Walpurgis Night, last November 9, containing the title track “Mago.”
Watch Mago MV below.
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