No more summer: SISTAR disband after 7 years

Seems like the 7-year-curse has struck again and yet another 2nd generation K-Pop girl group has left us.

The¬†4 members of SISTAR, who were especially known for their summer hits, are going separate ways since 23 May. A final album, “Lonely”, will be released on 31 May.

Their agency has issued the following statement:

“Hello, this is Starship Entertainment.

First, we want to thank all the fans who have cherished and loved SISTAR for the 7 years since they debuted. SISTAR will officially end their 7-year promotions as a group with their last album on May 31st. After our label and SISTAR talked for a long time, we have agreed to bring SISTAR to an end. SISTAR’s disbandment is a very disappointing and a painful thing, but we believe that it is the best to support the road that each member wants. We will be doing our best to support the members’ futures. SISTAR and the label thanks everyone once again for the large support we have received. Please show warm support and interest to the SISTAR members, who are standing at a new start in life.

Thank you.”

 

 

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Hyorin (27 Korean age, second from the right) and Soyu (26, far left) have both had success with their musical solo releases whereas Dasom (25, far right) is probably going to venture further into acting. As for Bora (28, second from the left), her future projects are currently unknown.

 

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Let’s enjoy their greatest hits:

So cool (2011)

 

Alone (2012)

 

Loving U (2012)

 

Give it to me (2013)

 

Touch my Body (2014)

 

Shake it (2015)

 

I like that (2016)

 

 

4minute disbands after 7 years

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The 5 members of popular Korean girl group 4minute have decided to part ways, thus disbanding after 7 years. The news came out at the beginning of the week.

4 of the members (Jihyun, Gayoon, Sohyun and Jiyoon) decided to not renew their contracts with their agency Cube Entertainment which were coming to an end during the month. Only Hyuna (far right on the above image) has renewed her contract, thus continuing doing activities under the Cube label. Undeniably the most popular member, Hyuna is also known for her solo releases as well as her works with the sub-unit Trouble Maker, whereas the other members are rumored to carry on their activities in the fields of acting, producing, singing respectively MCing under different agencies.

Extracts from their discography (in this order):

  • Hot Issue
  • Muzik
  • Whatcha Doin’ Today
  • Crazy
  • Hate