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

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

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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. 

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