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Sandara Park leaves YG Entertainment

Rappler

SANDARA PARK. The K-pop star, seen here performing in Manila in 2017, has left her longtime agency YG Entertainment.

File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Sandara debuted as a member of the K-pop group 2NE1 in 2009

Sandara Park has left YG Entertainment, her agency for 17 years.

In a statement published by Korean entertainment site Soompi, the group said they were parting ways with Sandara after her contract expired.

“Sandara Park joined YG in 2004, and after debuting with 2NE1 in 2009, she has shown impressive performance not only in music but also in various areas such as acting, fashion, beauty, and as an MC,” they said.

“We ask for much interest and support from fans so her positive energy can shine even further,” they added.

Sandara first rose to fame in the Philippines, as a contestant on the TV talent search Star Circle Quest in 2004.

She then returned to South Korea where she became part of pioneering K-pop girl group 2NE1. The group disbanded in 2016 and Sandara pursued a career as a solo artist. She also went on to star in several films and host a number of TV shows. – Rappler.com