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On November 1st, Woollim Entertainment has announced that their first Kpop girl group Lovelyz will disband this month, and the members dedicate handwritten letters to their fans.
Lovelyz Disband after 7 Years Together and Dedicate Handwritten Letters to Fans
Lovelyz is the first Kpop girl group of Woollim Entertainment. The group debuted in November 2014 with their debut song, “Candy Jelly Love.”
Lovelyz consists of eight members: Baby Soul, Jisoo, Mijoo, Jiae, Yein, Kei, Jin, and Sujeong. According to the agency, seven of eight members of Lovelyz are not renewing their contracts and will leave the agency after the exclusive contract end on November 16th, 2021. The members who will leave the agency are Jisoo, Jiae, Mijoo, Kei, Jin, Sujeong, and Yein. Meanwhile, Baby Soul has renewed her contract.
Official Statement of Lovelyz Disbandment
Here is the official announcement from Woollim Entertainment concerning Lovelyz’s disbandment.
Hello, this is Woollim Entertainment.
This is our official statement regarding the expiration of Lovelyz’s exclusive contracts.
The exclusive contract between our company and the group Lovelyz members will expire on November 16th, 2021.
After a long discussion and consideration, seven members of Lovelyz (Yoo Jiae, Seo Ji Soo, Lee Mi Joo, Kei, Jin, Ryu Su Jeong, Jung Ye In) have decided to prepare for another start in a new place; and we decided to respect and support the will of the members.
One of the Lovelyz members, Baby Soul, renewed her contract with us based on the long-standing trust she built with us. As supporters of Baby Soul, who has been with us for a long time, we plan to provide full support for her new leap forward and active promotions.
As artists of Woollim Entertainment over the past seven years, we would like to thank the eight members of Lovelyz who have brightened up the company and given their best, and we sincerely support their new start.
In addition, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the fans who supported, cared for, and loved Lovelyz.
We ask you to continue sending lots of encouragement and support to the Lovelyz members at a new starting line. And we sincerely appreciate your warm love and interest in Lovelyz over the past seven years.Woollim Entertainment
Handwritten Letters by Lovelyz Members
Linus, it’s Jisoo.
I only wanted to share the happy news with Linus, and it worries me to think that you might be very surprised.
After long consideration, I have decided to end my contract with Woollim Entertainment, where I have been part of Lovelyz for seven years and nearly nine years, including my years as a trainee. However, I want to tell you that Lovelyz will remain together.
So… I hope you won’t be too sad.Jisoo
I’ll say more in a different message soon.
Thank you very much, and I love you.
This is Lovelyz’s Kei.
It’s been a long time since I’ve greeted Lovelinus through a handwritten letter like this.
My heart is heavy, and I don’t know what I should say first, but I’ll write each letter one by one with a nervous heart.
First, I would like to take a new start while treasuring the memories I made with all of you.
After making my debut in November 2014, as I had dreamed, I made so many memories with you, and they were moments I will never forget. I have learned a lot and grown like this, thanks to the love and support of Lovelinus.
When all I thought about was moving forward and working hard since I felt like I was still having many of lacks, you’ve made me realize that “I’m someone who can be loved like this,” and became a warm source of consolation and comfort.
I was very happy on stage, and I sincerely thank our Lovelinus, who made me shine brighter on stage. I will do my best to repay the love through beautiful songs and performances.
Finally, I thank Woollim for making me who I am today. I want to thank our members who have been together, cried, laughed, and experienced many things during that time for a long time.
Once again, I miss you, our Lovelinus, and I love you.Kei
This is Baby Soul, Lee Soojung.
I sincerely thank everyone for all the love I’ve received while promoted as Lovelyz for seven years since 2014.
After much deliberation and conversation with other members and the company about Lovelyz’s future, I have decided to continue with Woollim Entertainment, which has trusted in me and protected me for the past 10 years.
I sincerely hope that you will warmly support not only the decision that I made, but also our members who will each embark on a new start in different places.
I will also work hard to show a better side of me as Baby Soul, a new Lee Soojung, so please look over me and show lots of support.
Our fans, always be healthy, and although I could not share the good news with you, I wish that the lives of everyone reading this will be full of happiness. At all times, as I always have, I sincerely thank you.Baby Soul, Lee Soojung.
Hello, this is Ryu Sujeong.
I still remember it clearly the first time I stood on stage and the day the name Lovelinus was decided for the first time. I hardly believe that it’s already been seven years since we’ve been promoted as Lovelyz.
In my heart, I still feel like I’m in my third year since my debut. Yet it’s already time to tell you that my contract has expired. My heart feels heavy as I say goodbye to Woollim Entertainment. My first company and the one I’ve been part of for nine years, from my trainee days to my days as Lovelyz.
I really want to thank the Woollim family. I learned a lot at Woollim, met the members I love, and shared emotions that I can’t express in words!
And Lovelinus, thank you so much for being with Lovelyz and building warm memories with us for seven years. I really wanted to tell you that I could persevere thanks to Lovelinus. Our feelings, our time together, I’ll never be able to forget them, and I won’t forget them. I love you forever.
To me, Lovelyz is a dream in itself, and I hope it will stay not only in my heart but also in the hearts of Lovelinus today, tomorrow, and forever like a dream that visits you every night. And I hope we can greet you again as Lovelyz when the time is right.
No matter how many times I arranged my letter, it made me sad cause I couldn’t convey all my emotions. So if there’s anything I haven’t been able to say (now), I’ll come to you again in the future. Once again, I thank everyone who supported Lovelyz.Sujeong
This is Lovelyz’s Jiae.
At this time of the year, I always greeted you in a good mood, and it hurts me now because I have to share a piece of bad news this time.
It seems like just yesterday that I debuted, but seven years have passed, and it truly doesn’t feel real that I’m sharing the news of my departure from Woollim, which I’ve been part of for almost 12 years.
Once again, I thank our Lovelinus for showing such beautiful love to the eight of us at a beautiful age. I was grateful to the times you patted my back and consoled me whenever I had a hard time that I could make it this far. And to our Lovelyz and Woollim family, who are like another family and home to me, I sincerely thank you.
I think I’ve always worked hard to become an artist that is respectable to Lovelinus! However, because I want to show you the better sides that I have, I will take a new challenge.
I have a heavy heart thinking of our Lovelinus, who will be very upset, but please support the new path that I, Yoo Jiae, will take from now on.
Finally, I hope that the days we spent together always gave you strength and made you happy!
We will show you what we can do in each of our own positions to return the immense amount of love that we could not repay yet. So please look forward and stay with our Lovelyz and me, Yoo Jiae.
This has been Lovelyz! I love you!Jiae
Dear, precious Lovelinus
Hello! It’s Yein!
I’m reminded of the day I first introduced myself to our fans.
The many precious moments I wouldn’t have been able to experience if it weren’t for Lovelyz suddenly flashing before my eyes.
The time that I thought would last forever has passed by, and I have approached the time to say goodbye to my current company. I have had several conversations with the members and the company. However, I have also spoken a lot with my inner self that lies deep within me, which I have not been able to take care of until now.
After much deliberation, I have decided to leave Woollim Entertainment, which I have stayed with for seven years. It was a place that warmed my heart when I thought of it.
To my 17-year-old self, who knew nothing and lacked in many things, the company was a family, a home, and a reliable fence. Thinking of leaving that place and becoming independent makes me both concerned and afraid.
But because I have my reliable Lovelinus and Lovelyz members, I could make that decision, and I would like to muster up my courage to take one step at a time towards new challenges slowly. I would like to begin that challenge with Lovelinus.
Every moment was enjoyable, precious, and one that I’m thankful for, so much so that I could not respond if someone asked me, “Which moment is most memorable to you?”
Thank you, CEO Lee Joong Yeop, for letting me experience those moments. And Lovelinus, who made those precious seven years even more worthwhile. I’m so thankful that the phrase “thank you” feels too small.
Lovelyz will continue to be with Lovelinus from our respective places. As Lovelyz’s maknae and as Jung Yein, I will diligently walk forward. Thank you for taking my hand and joining me despite my flaws, Lovelinus.Yein
This is Lovelyz’s Mijoo.
Our Lovelinus, who cared for, loved, and cheered for Lovelyz for seven years, I’m genuinely so thankful.
It was because Lovelinus was there that we Lovelyz were able to gain energy and promote happily.
Whenever we were happy, sad, or tired, you were always next to us, rejoicing, being sad, and asking us, “Are you okay?” and cheering us on. Thank you so much.
To me, Lovelyz and Lovelinus are a tremendous gift and fortune that I’ll never find in my life again.
Writing this letter hurts my heart to think of the many Lovelinus feeling upset and worried while reading this.
We Lovelyz will each go our own ways, but I think that we will always be one.
Our Lovelinus.. thank you for giving us so many shining, amazing memories. Please continue to support and love Lovelyz in the future. I’m so sorry and thankful, and I love you.
It must have been hard until now, but our Lovelyz, who endured it well, I love you so much. We’re one forever!!
I really thank you and love you.
Lee Soojung, Yoo Jiae, Seo Jisoo, Lee Mijoo, Kim Jiyeon, Park Myungeun, Ryu Sujeong, Jung Yein!!Mijoo
Dear my love Lovelinus,
Hello, this is Lovelyz’s Jin.
I’m writing this letter because there’s something I would like to genuinely say to our Lovelinus, who have cherished and loved me more than anyone.
It makes my heart heavy to think of the fans who will be sad to hear this news, but I really wanted to tell this to you through my letter first before any article, so I’m mustering up my courage and sharing what I have to say.
On November 12th, 2014, I debuted as Lovelyz and received lots of love from many people.
I was given a gift in the form of memories that I would not give up on anything.
The fans who thanked us instead and said that our music was a source of strength to them, the fans who sent us unconditional love and support and said they were always on our side, I think it was thanks to those people that I was able to keep singing until now.
I would like to take this chance to thank once again everyone who cheered for Lovelyz and me.
Now, I have turned 26 after starting my life as a trainee at 16. After contemplating and contemplating again after a long time, I have decided to leave Woollim Entertainment, where I’ve stayed for 10 years, wrap up my activities as Lovelyz’s Jin, and head on a new path.
I will cherish and never forget the warm hearts you’ve shown me.
If there comes a day when I stand in front of Lovelinus again, I will try to appear as a more mature and advanced version of myself so that I can repay the love I received even just a little.
To CEO Lee Joong Yeop, who took me in when I was a young girl with lacks, who knew nothing but to sing in her life, gave me a chance to meet the group Lovelyz. To the company employees who worked day and night behind the scenes to make me who I am now, and to other staff members, thank you very much.
Last, my seven best friends, family members, and colleagues, Lovelyz, who cried, laughed, and protected each other’s ways for the past few years! Thank you, I’m sorry, and I love you. For the new lives of each one of you that will unfold from now on, I will cheer for you with the loudest voice.
The weather has gotten so cold that we must wear several layers of clothing. Lovelinus, take care of your health and be careful not to catch a cold! I really, really love you.Lovelyz Jin
Kpop fans, although we all never like to hear the word “disband,” but we can always cherish and support the members’ new endeavors. Thank you for the seven years, and stay LOVELYZ, Jiae, Jisoo, Mijoo, Kei, Jin, Sujeong, Yein, and Soojung !
Now, let’s have a throwback, and this is “For You” from Lovelyz!
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