Earlier at this time (July 28), South Korean music label Pledis Leisure took to fromis_9’s official Twitter web page to announce Jang’s departure from the Ok-pop woman group on the finish of the month following the expiry of her unique contract with the group’s earlier company.
“fromis_9 will turn into an eight-member group ranging from this coming August and can meet their followers of their upcoming Japanese actions and different varied actions scheduled for the second half of this yr,” wrote Pledis.
“fromis_9’s fifth EP ‘from our Memento Field’ would be the final promotional exercise of Jang Gyu-ri as she wraps up her time as a member of fromis_9. She’s going to conclude her contract earlier with us as of July 31 to embark on a brand new journey.”
With Jang’s departure, fromis_9 will encompass Lee Sae-rom, Tune Ha-young, Park Ji-won, Roh Ji-sun, Lee Search engine optimisation-yeon, Lee Chae-young, Lee Na-gyung and Baek Ji-heon.
Pledis Leisure stated the remaining members of fromis_9 had opted to signal new unique contracts with the corporate after the group transferred to Pledis from WAKEONE in August 2021, and Jang was the one member who didn’t achieve this.
[공지] 프로미스나인 향후 활동 안내
— fromis_9 [프로미스나인] (@realfromis_9) July 28, 2022
“Jang Gyu-ri maintained the situations of the unique contract together with her former company and Pledis has been answerable for duties together with the administration of her group and particular person actions,” the label continued. “The artist and the corporate made the choice after cautious consideration and discussions on what can be the perfect path for everybody.”
“Please proceed to ship your love and help to Jang Gyu-ri, who has at all times dedicated to do her greatest as a member of fromis_9 and to the eight members of fromis_9 who will begin a brand new chapter of their careers,” Pledis concluded. “Our firm will proceed to help fromis_9 to assist them develop as artists as they proceed their actions in varied fields.”
fromis_9 launched their fifth mini-album ‘from our Memento Field’ late final month, led by title monitor ‘Keep This Approach’. On that new launch, fromis_9 had been rejoined by youngest member Baek Ji-heon, who had gone on hiatus in February attributable to well being issues.