K-pop quartet Brave Girls are departing from their long-time label Brave Entertainment following the expiration of their contracts.
In the statement, Brave Entertainment thanked members Yuna, Minyoung, Yujeong and Eunji. The South Korean agency also thanked the group’s fanbase, Fearless, who have supported their idols throughout their years-long career.
“Brave Girls started as ‘yeokjoohaeng [referring to an older song’s resurgence on the charts] icons’ and they quickly grew as a girl group with unrivaled power on the digital music [charts],” Brave Entertainment wrote, as per Soompi. “We know very well that it is due to the members and fans that Brave Girls’ journey did not stop at a miracle and that they were able to write a legend. We will forever remember the icons of hope, Brave Girls.”
Brave Girls were formed by Brave Entertainment in 2011.
The group started out as a quintet and went through several lineup changes, leading to their last and most well-known lineup with members Yuna, Minyoung, Yujeong, and Eunji.
Brave Girls notably encountered an unexpected surge in popularity in 2021 for their 2017 song “Rollin’.”
Following this, they participated in several music show live stages, competed on Mnet’s “Queendom” Season 2 and went on their first U.S. tour last year in the summer.
On Thursday, Minyoung clarified on the group’s fan site that their departure from their longtime label is not a disbandment, according to Allkpop.
“We are not disbanding,” she wrote. “The four members are willing to be together. The contract with the label just expired and we are still the same.”