BLACKPINK – the four-piece K-pop act consisting of Jisoo, Lisa, Jenny and Rose – will no longer be working with YG Entertainment for their solo ventures, the company announced in a press release on Friday.
The group will be signed to YG Entertainment, but all four girls will continue their solo careers outside of the agency. „We will do our best to support Blackpink's activities and cheer on the members' individual activities with warm hearts,” read YG's statement, translated from Korean to English ( via ). Soompi)
In a previous press release regarding the group's renewed contract, the company stated that BLACKPINK is planning a new album and a world tour, and will „continue to do its best to shine even brighter in the global music market as an artist who represents not only our company, but also K-pop.” […] We send our unwavering support and trust [fans].”
BLACKPINK formed under YG in 2016, but as the quartet gained newfound recognition and popularity worldwide, speculation arose that their contract would be significantly renegotiated in favor of artists. Blackpink's latest world tour covered 66 shows in 34 cities and was watched by 2.1 million viewers, according to YG.
Individually, all members of Blackpink have expanded their presence in the global entertainment industry with solo music projects. The most recent is Jisoo's first solo album „Me,” while Jenny, who released her solo project in 2018, has just launched a new label and company called Odd Atelier (OA) and, earlier this year, made her acting debut. HBO's „The Idol.”
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