Cube Entertainment officially announced today the disbandment of the South Korean girl group CLC and the termination of their fan club forum CLC U Cube.
The company’s official statement reads: “Hello, this is Cube Entertainment. First, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all of you for always loving and supporting CLC over the last seven years. As CLC’s official activities have ended, we would like to inform you that the operation of CLC U CUBE will be terminated as of June 6, 2022. We are planning to allow you to read the posts for a certain period of time so that you can cherish the precious memories made with the CLC members.”
“We would like to express our sincere appreciation to you for your love and support for CLC. We will genuinely cheer for each of the seven members as they make a new start on their own paths. Thank you.”
CLC was a five-member group made up of Seunghee, Yujin, Seungyeon, Sorn and Yeeun, and debuted in 2015 with the mini-album “First Love” and title track “PePe.” They added two more members, Elkie and Eunbin, in 2016 with the release of their third EP “Refresh” and the title track “High Heels.” Their last comeback was in September of 2020 with the track “Helicopter.”
CUBE’s official disbandment comes months after leader Seungyeon and Yeeun left the group last March deciding not to renew their contracts. Seungyeon often posted dance covers to the CLC YouTube channel while Yeeun competed in the rap reality show “Good Girl” in 2020. Members Seungyeon, Yeeun and Seunghee all have roles in an upcoming series of 10 short films called “Taste of Horror.”
Member Yujin was in CLC while they were still technically active, but tearfully revealed on an episode of the Mnet reality singing competition show “Girls Planet 999” that she and the remaining members were “dismissed.”
She has since gone on to be win “Girls Planet 999,” becoming the leader of the girl group Kep1er, which formed from the show. Kep1er debuted in January with their mini-album “First Impact” and title track “Wa Da Da.”
Kep1er is currently competing on Season 2 of Mnet reality singing show “Queendom.” They recently covered Girls’ Generation’s hit song “The Boys,” which received compliments from the show host and Girls’ Generation leader Kim Taeyeon, who herself is slated to have an anniversary comeback with her girl group members.
Member Eunbin has had several acting roles and was in the webtoon-adapted K-drama “At a Distance, Spring is Green.” She is slated to appear in another webtoon-adapted drama, a sci-fi thriller called “Duty After School” set to premiere in mid-2022.
Thai member Sorn terminated her contract in November 2021 and has since gone on to be a solo artist under WILD Entertainment. She released the song “Scorpio” last month and posts content on her YouTube channel.
Hong Kong member Elkie was the first to leave the group, requesting termination in December 2020 and finally departing in February 2021. Elkie keeps up a vlog on her YouTube channel and released a collaboration song with JiLi, a member of the Chinese boy group T.U.B.S., last year.