K-pop group 2NE1 has officially disbanded
We've all heard of popular girl group 2NE1, who have been an iconic part of the K-pop scene for almost seven years. However, as of November 25, the group will no longer be together with the official confirmation of their disbandment.
In May of this year, 2NE1's exclusive contract with their label YG Entertainment expired and with the unfortunate departure of former member Minzy, the group was left in an odd predicament. After much discussion between the members and the label, it was decided that was too difficult to continue as a group. Instead, they felt that it would be better to break up and focus on solo activities rather than make fans wait for 2NE1's next comeback.
After the expiration of their contracts, members CL and Dara both resigned with the label as solo artists. Park Bom, on the other hand, has decided not to resign with the label and will continue her work with another company.
Understanding that their fans must be feeling sad about these recent events, both Park Bom and Dara have reached out to express their gratefulness towards them. Park Bom has been consistently keeping Blackjacks updated through social media like Twitter and Instagram while Dara wrote a simple hand-written letter expressing her heartfelt sincerity towards the fans who have stuck by them.
Although this is unfortunate news for K-pop fans everywhere, we, along with 2NE1 fans, can understand their reasons for disbanding and wish them nothing but the best in their individual careers ahead.
Are you disappointed about 2NE1's disbandment or excited for their solo careers? Have any fond memories of the group that you want to share? Any messages of support you'd like to send to the group? Let us know in the comments below!