News / Headlines / Breaking News

DSP Media Announces Disbandment Of KARA, Heo Youngji To Pursue Solo Career

By Staff Writer | January 15, 2016 01:09 AM EST


Kara, the South Korean girl group known for hits like "Lupin" and "Mister," officially disbanded on Friday.

After weeks of speculation regarding the future of the group, DSP Media announced that its girl group Kara has officially disbanded. It was previously revealed that three members- Goo Hara, Han Seungyeon, and Park Gyuri- were looking to join new agencies ahead of their contracts with DSP Media coming to an end.

DSP Media announced the group's disbandment on Friday, the same day that the contracts of the three Kara members expired.

Korean outlet Sports Dongah reported the news. 

All three former Kara members look to move onto new ventures. DSP Media is said to support Goo, Han, and Park as they pursue different paths.

Heo Youngji remains the final member of Kara under DSP Media. After joining the group in 2014, following the departures of Nicole Jung and Kang Ji Young.

DSP Media has stated that Youngji will promote as a solo artist under the company.

Kara debuted in 2007 with four members and have seen multiple line-up changes over the years. The group's final release was their 2015 Japanese EP, "Girl's Story." Their final Korean album was 2015's "Full Bloom."

During the peak of their popularity, Kara was one of South Korea's most successful acts in Asia. 


Tagged :  KARA, DSP Media


K-POP 08.14.19 | 11:59AM EDT

Fans Worry About IU's Health Condition After Seeing Photos On Instagram

Recently, the songstress uploaded a picture of her standing next to a tarp of herself, which is beside a food truck that was sent to her filming set. Uaena, IU's official fan club name, remarked that her collarbone is somewhat more pronounced than before and her face looked smaller. Also, in the latest photo of her together with Sulli that the latter uploaded through her official Instagram account, the fans noticed that she looked much skinnier than usual and so they expressed their concern over her condition.

08.14.19 | 10:47AM EDT

X1, ‘Produce X 101’ Project Group, Hits Billboard’s Social 50 and Emerging Artist Charts

Even before their official debut arrives, 11-member K-pop group X1 is already making ripples in the scene! According to Billboard’s weekly charts dated August 13, the project boy band -- with members coming from the Mnet survival show-cum-talent search Produce X 101 -- has taken the No. 6 spot on the music magazine’s Social 50 chart.

See Now: BTS: 41 Fun Facts You Must Know About The Most Successful Kpop Boy Band (Bangtan Sonyeondan)

Real Time Analytics