Parallel Universe Project, the fan-led project started hoping to relaunch IZ*ONE, has released a statement revealing that numerous agencies have agreed to relaunch the girl group.
Keep on reading for all the details.
Multiple Agencies of IZ*ONE Members Agree to Redebut the Girl Group
In a video with Doyouram on YouTube, the head of the Parallel Universe Project revealed that they have been in contact with the agencies of the IZ*ONE members for some time and that a CEO had approached the initiative before the project was even launched.
Alongside an unnamed entertainment company CEO who has been helping deliver proposals on WIZ*ONE's behalf, the campaign stated that things were looking up for the project.
In an update for WADIZ, the people who backed the Parallel Universe Project, the team revealed that the entertainment management agency has been helping them negotiate with the agencies of the individual members for the past two months. Now, less than two months since the project was launched, it was announced that almost all of the agencies of the IZ*ONE members have expressed their interest in relaunching the group.
Only one South Korean agency and one Japanese office have yet to agree to relaunching the group, though the project team did not name names. However, the team did confirm that they are currently "looking into" these companies in the hopes of convincing them to join the project.
Currently, nothing is set in stone, and no contracts have been signed. However, the team states that negotiations are going well. If things continue to sail smoothly, IZ*ONE could possibly return to the music scene as 12-members once more!
IZ*ONE disbanded back in Apr. 29. A week prior to that, on Apr. 21, WIZ*ONEs from fifteen fanbases launched a campaign titled the Parallel Universe Project in the hopes of raising funds to show IZ*ONE still has a future together as a group. Within the first 10 minutes of the campaign's launch, the crowdfunding project amassed approximately $650,000.
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Within the first 24 hours, the funds surpassed $2 million USD. Currently, the project has garnered $2.80 million USD.
The Parallel Universe Project is currently negotiating with the members' agency. Jang Wonyoung and Ahn Yujin are under Starship Entertainment, Choi Yena is under Yuehua Entertainment, Kwon Eunbi and Kim Chaewon are under Woollim Entertainment, Jo Yuri is under Stone Music Entertainment, Lee Chaeyeon is under WM Entertainment, Kim Minju is under Urband Works, and Kang Hyewon is under 8D Creative.
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The Japanese members are housed under Japanese agencies. Miyawaki Sakura and Yabuki Nako are under Mercury, while Honda Hitomi is under DH.
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Written by Alexa Lewis