In the world of entertainment and music, nothing is ever permanent. But despite this known truth, it still is quite despairing when your favorite idol groups become irrelevant or worse, get disbanded. But disbandment is an all too common occurrence in the world of k-pop and try as you can, group disbandment is oftentimes unpreventable.
This 2016, the k-pop industry had its fair share of group disbandment. Here are 4 of the most popular female k-pop group that had bid their farewells courtesy of SBS Popasia.
Having first debuted back in 2007, DSP Media's girl group KARA popularized the hit songs "Honey," "Mister," "Lupin," "Step," and more. In the 9 years that the group was together, it had seen a number of lineup changes. Unfortunately, in early January of 2016, DSP Media announced that members Park Gyu-ri, Han Seung-yeon and Goo Ha did not renew their contracts after they had expired. While Gyu-ri said that the group hasn't disbanded, there seems to be no hope for the group to reunite soon.
Another girl group from DSP Media, Rainbow first debuted back in 2009 but after 7 years, members of the group decided not to renew their contracts. Their disbandment was confirmed on October 27, 2016.
When 4minute released the hit single "Hate" early this year, hopes were high that the group is gearing up for a comeback. You can only imagine the disappointment that their fans must have felt after it was announced that negotiations for contract renewal had failed with Cube Entertainment leaving the girl group disbanded.
The latest of the girl group disbands, 2NE1's disbandment was confirmed by YG Entertainment about a week ago, as reported by Soompi, and you can only imagine the outrage and pain that millions of k-pop fans around the world felt. 2NE1 was YG Entertainment's flagship girl group and one of the biggest and most influential k-pop groups of all time. The group first debuted back in 2009 and spawned the hits "Lonely," "I Don't Care," "Fire," "I am the Best," "Go Away," "Ugly," and "Come Back Home," among many others.
While it may be heartbreaking to know that these girl groups would not be making music anymore, fans can only cling to the legacy left behind by such amazing talents.