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PRISTIN officially disbands, Pledis Entertainment confirms only Kyulkyung, Yehana, and Sungyeon will remain with agency

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Pristin, the girl group formed under Pledis Entertainment this generation of K-pop, has officially disbanded. Image Credit: Pledis Entertainment

Today is a sad day for K-pop fans as one of the most promising girl groups in the industry is no more. Pristin has officially disbanded with only former members Kyulkyung, Yehana, and Sungyeon staying with Pledis Entertainment.

Pledis Entertainment confirms the disbandment

According to Naver, Pristin — often stylized in all capital letters — officially disbanded on Thursday, May 24, 2019. According to the report, members of the 10-member girl group and Pledis Entertainment held discussions about the direction Pristin would be going in. Unfortunately, it was decided that Pristin would disband.

Eventually, Pledis Entertainment would confirm the news of Pristin’s disbandment. They also confirmed that seven of their members — Nayoung, Roa, Yuha, Eunwoo, Rena, Xiyeon, and Kyla — have terminated their contracts. Only Kyulkyung, Yehana, and Sungyeon will stay with Pledis Entertainment.

Shortly after Pledis Entertainment confirmed Pristin’s disbandment, they released an official statement, confirming the news and letting fans know which members would be staying with Pledis Entertainment.

Members Kyulkyung, Yehana, and Sungyeon expressed their intent to stay with the company. We will actively support Kyulkyung, Yehana, and Sungyeon so that they can have stable individual activities. We will wholeheartedly support them so that they can be more active and have more diverse activities.

As for the Pristin members who will be leaving our agency, we would like to express our deep thanks to them and sincerely support them and their new paths even though their official contracts have ended.

Since this is an important and sensitive matter that required a careful decision, we sincerely apologize to fans for delivering this news late and worrying fans through this news. Lastly, we ask that fans show unchanging support for the seven Pristin members, Kyulkyung, Yehana, and Sungyeon as they embark on new beginnings.

K-pop fans and media show support and shock

K-pop fans and media are showing both their support as well as shock at the news of Pristin’s disbandment. Starting with the former, many Pristin fans, especially those who were part of their fandom known as High, are following the independent social media accounts of former Pristin members.

This is especially true for Instagram in which Kyla, Eunwoo, Xiyeon, and Nayoung have made new independent accounts. It is expected the other members will open accounts too especially if they choose to continue their careers in Korean entertainment.

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