News / Headlines / Breaking News

KARA Set to Split in Early 2014, Nicole Leaving DSP Media

By Staff Writer | October 04, 2013 05:23 AM EDT


In the midst of promoting their latest comeback single, 'Damaged Lady', DSP Media finally reveals the impending damage that KARA will be doing soon. In previous weeks, there were hints that negotiations were being done around their upcoming contract renewals.

Like Us on Facebook

The girls have decided and only Park Gyuri, Goo Hara, and Han Seungyeon are staying with DSP for two more years. Nicole has clarified that she is no longer signing on with DSP, and thus her contract will expire in January as scheduled. The group's maknae Jiyoung has her contract up for renewal in April. Since she is still a minor at this time, and will be turning 20 by the time her contract is up, she will take the time to think and make her decision.

It appears that the resolution of the issue in 2011 was only temporary and lasted only as far as their current contracts. In the original dispute, Nicole was also most aggrieved and was most resolute about leaving. It appears her dissatisfaction with the current management continued and has led to her finally leaving the group.

DSP Media insists that KARA will continue with just the members remaining, which means they will either end up as a 3 or 4-member group.   The biggest question now is, 'What will Jiyoung decide?'  

KARA is one of K-pop's most successful girl groups, having a huge base in Japan, as well as having gone on international promotions.  They were formed in 2007.  Next year would have been their 7th year together.  

Recently, they also have gone onto short but meaningful acting projects.

Let's take a look at their best music videos through the years:

Tagged :  KARA, Park Gyuri, Han Seungyeon, jiyoung, Nicole Jung


Issues 10.06.15 | 12:02PM EDT

2NE1 Comeback On Hold As Park Bom Continues 'Time Off For Reflection'

YG founder Yang Hyun Suk says there are no plans yet for 2NE1's next song as member Park Bom needs more personal time.

Breaking News 10.06.15 | 11:33AM EDT

C-CLOWN Announce Dismbandment In Farewell Message On Facebook

After three years together, boy group C-Clown has officially announced their disbandment.

Buzz 10.06.15 | 10:44AM EDT

Minzy Opens Dance Academy During 2NE1 Promotional Hiatus

The youngest 2NE1 member is channeling her energy by helping aspiring performers with her new dance academy.

Concert / Event 10.06.15 | 09:26AM EDT

iKON Reportedly Cause 30 Fans To Faint At Recent Performance

iKON's successful debut knows no bounds as several fans reportedly fainted while waiting for the group to perform.

KpopStarz Is Looking For Enthusiastic Entertainment Contributors Reach Millions On The Web.
Real Time Analytics