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GOT7 to leave JYP Entertainment

GOT7 to leave JYP Entertainment

Photo from GOT7's Instagram page

The K-pop group won't be renewing their contract with JYP

K-pop boy group GOT7 is leaving their agency JYP Entertainment, 7 years after their debut.

According to Soompi, the 7 members of GOT – Jinyoung, Youngjae, Mark Tuan, Yugyeom, JB, BamBam, and Jackson – are no longer renewing their exclusive contracts with JYP Entertainment, which expire on January 19.

On Monday, January 11, JYP Entertainment released a statement on GOT7’s departure, saying that both sides have agreed to the decision after “thorough discussions,” while “hoping for a fresh future.”

“We genuinely thank GOT7 for being part of the growth of K-pop and JYP, as well as I GOT7 and all fans who have been a source of motivation to GOT7’s activities with their endless support since their debut,” they said.

“Our official relationship ends here, but JYP will sincerely cheer on the new future that the GOT7 members will advance into,” JYP Entertainment added.

On Twitter, GOT7 member Mark Tuan called the past 7 years as “the best years of [his] life.”

“Nothing is coming to an end, just the beginning. The seven of us are going to continue to bring you guys the best version of us till the end. #GOT7FOREVER,” he added.

GOT7 debuted in January 2014 with their first album Identify. The group’s latest single “Dye,” was released in April 2020. – Rappler.com