Is twice disbanded now?
The recent announcement sets the girl group free from the "seven-year curse" of the K-pop industry, as many acts see members leave or even disband completely after their seven-year contracts terminate. Oct. 20, 2022 marks Twice's seventh anniversary and the end of its first contract.
“Of course, [the process of renewing our contracts] was difficult, and making the decision was even harder, but in the end we decided to stay together,” Jihyo added. Elsewhere in the interview, TWICE discussed their creative evolution and growing involvement in the writing of their music.
All nine members of K-pop girl group TWICE have renewed their contracts with longtime agency JYP Entertainment.
NU'EST (Disbanded March 14, 2022)
After a long (and rocky) ten-year run, NU'EST officially announced its disbandment. Though they didn't officially use the word "disbandment," their contract with PLEDIS officially ended on this day.
BTS shocked fans with an announcement on Tuesday (June 14) that sounded they would be taking an indefinite hiatus as its seven members make time to work on solo projects.
Blackpink first ruled the Top Album Sales chart in October 2020 with their debut full-length, The Album, which easily opened in first place. Twice earned their first No. 1 on the sales ranking in 2021 with Taste of Love and they increased that sum earlier this month with Between 1 & 2.
Member Jeongyeon will be taking a break, said the group's agency JYP Entertainment. "Jeongyeon is currently experiencing anxiety issues over her schedule," JYP said in a statement on Saturday (Oct 17).
Every year, the K-pop world sees countless new debuts and more fans, but some unfortunate disbandments too. Most idols have a seven-year contract with their company, which has led to what fans call the “seven year curse” – where bands tend to disband or see certain members leaving the group after seven years.
No K-pop idol group stands exceptional to the concerns of the “seven-year jinx,” when they decide whether they will continue as a group. The phrase was coined as groups often disband or lose a member after seven years, the maximum period in which artists and agencies can sign a contract.
For idols, '7 Year Curse' means a 'crisis' they face in the 7th year of their debut. This is because they are at a crossroads in choosing when the exclusive contract will expire and whether the group will continue or not.
How long is Twice contract for?
The standard length of exclusive agreements between agencies and artistes is seven years, which means that many K-pop groups which debuted in 2015 have to renew their contracts with their agencies in 2022.
Just last year they had two albums debut #6 and 3 on the bb 200, their Spotify streams grew immensely and they finally passed 10 million monthly listeners, highest for a Kpop act outside of BTS, BP, and their members.
BLACKPINK's contract is set to expire in 2023, and while everyone hopes they will choose to renew it and continue as a four-member group, some BLINKs are rumored to believe they will disband.
The disbandment may be because of various factors - starting a family, going solo, hard work not equal to the result, and more. Multiple artists, before BTS, have been active for more than 14 years, and many will continue to do so after it.
Mostly, the contract of the K-pop band groups ends around 7 years. The same is seen in the case of Itzy, the Kpop group managed by JYP Entertainment and debuted in 2019 is expected to have Itzy contract end date in 2026 which is around7 years.
RM of BTS said he is an atheist
He ended by stating he doesn't believe in God and identifies as an atheist. However, RM has also worn a crucifix pendant around his neck, a common symbol in Christianity. Since that interview, he hasn't publicly confirmed his religious views.
The Korean boy band, BTS has rocked fans all over the world with their groovy, sensual songs. The seven members of the band have a charismatic personality of their own that makes their fans swoon with love, admiration and love.
BTS break-up reason: The surprise announcement of the K-pop superband about BTS taking a break so its members could focus on solo projects stunned fans around the world. It raised many questions about the future of the K-pop boy band.
|Artist||Country of origin||Claimed sales|
|Girls' Generation||South Korea||34.4 million|
|Fifth Harmony||United States||33 million|
|The Nolans||United Kingdom||30 million|
|SWV||United States||over 25 million|
BLACKPINK. This girl group quartet—comprised of Rose, Jennie, Lisa and Jisoo—has become the female equivalent of BTS on the global scene.
Are TWICE and BLACKPINK friends?
TWICE Nayeon is quite well known among BLACKPINK members. BLACKPINK's Jisoo and TWICE's Nayeon were also friends before their debut and spent a lot of time together. They remain in touch as friends.
What is this? Park Joon-hyung is the oldest K-pop idol… though at 52 years old, the K-pop star is still cool and as relevant as can be! The South-Korean born American singer, actor, and entertainer is best-known for being the lead vocalist of the K-pop group, g.o.d., which exploded at the cusp of 2000.
Released on June 26, 2021, “Foolish Love” spent 157 hours (6.54 days) at the PAK status!
1. SoBangCha. What is this? Although there probably aren't too many people around today who know about SoBangCha, let alone remember the group, SoBangCha debuted in 1987 making them the oldest (and first) K-pop group ever in history.
Long story short, Jinx turned out this way because of a tragedy due to misunderstandings and miscommunications. It's up to yourself to decide whether that makes her evil or not. Fans on social media are divided as well, some calling her evil, some not.