There will be GFRIEND no longer. According to an exclusive report from Tenasia, GFRIEND is unable to agree on contract renewals with Source Music. Therefore, the girl group will disband soon after their contract expires on May 22, 2021. It feels like we still remember how GFRIEND debut back in 2015, and the news broke many fans’ hearts, resulting in a #gfriend trending topic on Twitter for several hours.
UPDATE: GFRIEND Members Heartfelt Handwritten Letters to BUDDY
gfriend disbanding when they just had their best year of releases since 2016… i’m actually gonna go crazy— 回 (@fingertipmp3) May 18, 2021
GFRIEND Disband After Six Years
A Statement Release from Source Music
Source Music released an official statement, confirming the disbandment of the K-Pop girl group.
“Hello. This is Source Music.
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.
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.
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.
May 18, 2021
What causes GFRIEND to disband?
Up until this article is written, there is no apparent reason as to the cause of the girl group’s disbandment. Source Music only stated the fact that GFRIEND members have not renewed their exclusive contract with the entertainment agency. That is why GFRIEND members will go their separate ways after the contract expires.
Read to know Buddy reactions to GFRIEND disbandment news
GFRIEND Debut and Career in Kpop
GFRIEND is a Kpop girl group debuting in 2015 under the Source Music entertainment agency. The girl group members consist of Yerin, Eunha, Yuju, Sowon, SinB, and Umji.
During their six years of career in the Kpop industry, the GFRIEND has released 10 mini albums and 3 studio-length albums. They have also secured various prominent awards, including The Golden Disc Awards, The Gaon Chart Music Awards, and The Asia Model Awards.
Even up until recently, most of GFRIEND members are still on top of their popularity that their names were still on the top 100 list of Kpop Girl Group Member Brand Reputation Rankings (May 2021).
Farewell, GFRIEND. You will always be in our hearts, and we will always be your “BUDDY”.
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