JYP Entertainment announces GOT7’s departure
After days of speculation, rumours and discussion, JYP Entertainment has now confirmed that all members of GOT7 will not be renewing their contracts with the agency.
JYP Entertainment released an official statement to announce the group’s departure.
The full statement is below.
“Hello. This is JYP Entertainment.
JYP has held thorough discussions with the GOT7 members ahead of the expiration of their exclusive contract on January 19.
As a result, both sides have agreed not to renew the contract while hoping for a fresh future.
GOT7 has performed exceptionally as a global idol group that represents K-pop since their debut on January 16, 2014.
We genuinely thank GOT7 for being part of the growth of K-pop and JYP, as well as I GOT7 and all fans who have been a source of motivation to GOT7’s activities with their endless support since their debut.
Our official relationship ends here, but JYP will sincerely cheer on the new future that the GOT7 members will advance into.”
Although yet to be confirmed, it has previously been reported in other media outlets that all members are in discussions for their next career moves.
It has been speculated that:
- Jinyoung is in discussions to sign with BH Entertainment
- Yugyeom will reportedly be signing with AOMG.
- Youngjae is reportedly in discussions with Sublime Artist Agency
- JB is rumoured to have received offers from a global music label as well as a hip hop label.
- Jackson will continue working through his own label Team Wang.
- Bam Bam is reportedly in discussions with MakeUs Entertainment.
- Mark is rumoured to be returning to his hometown in the US to spend time with family and decide which direction he wants to go in next.
Whatever the future holds for them, we wish them success and happiness. Like many others, we will continue to support them individually and as a group.
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Written and edited by Narelle