Tuesday, August 25, 2015

LTA KPOP EP 82: Oh NO! Former SM Artists

For this Oh No! series post, we are talking about SM Entertainment former artists. In this post, there are artists who left the group after contract ends but majority of then terminated their contracts. Let go ahead and get started. 

First off, let start with someone who I truly love and adore and will miss. It's Jessica, former member of Girl's Generation. Honestly, this was a huge shock, that I didn't want to accept at all. Although she left the group in 2014, she officially departed from SM in August of 2015. I will always miss her and SNSD would also be OT9.

SHINHWA debuted under SM in 1998 and stay until their contract ended in 2003. They were offer another contract but the group reject it and signed under Good Entertainment. They started their activities under Good in 2004 focusing on solo activities majority of the time until the members left for military services. In 2011, the group established their own company. The group is still going strong and have made comebacks return since 2011. Although they left SM, it great to still see them together. 

Hangeng debuted with Super Junior in 2005 and became the leader of the subunit group Super Junior M in 2008. He filed a lawsuit against SM to terminated his contract because 13 year contract is unlawful and unfair plus overly restrictive. He is now pursuing a solo career in China. In 2011, both Hangeng and SM came to a mutual agreement and he officially left SM. 

Kibum debuted with Super Junior in 2005 and went on a hiatus in 2009 after Sorry, Sorry to pursued his acting career. He officially left SM in August of 2015 after his contract has ended and officially departed from the group. This actually is no surprise to me that he would depart from Super Junior since he haven't been active in so many years. 

JYJ (Picture left to right: Junsu, Jaejoong, and Yoochun) debuted with TVXQ in 2003 but filed a lawsuit against SM in 2009. They are still active as a trio group, but are on hiatus due to two of the member in military services. 

Kris debuted with EXO in 2012 and in 2014, he filed against SM. He is now active in China under his real name Wu Yifan. 

Luhan debuted with EXO in 2012 and in the same year as Kris, 2014, he filed against SM. He is now active in China.

Tao debuted with EXO in 2012. In 2015, his father post a letter expressing his sentiments about his son withdrawing from the group and health issues. It was deny that Tao would withdraw from the group at first and they were negotiating between Tao and his father. It was confirm that he would not participate in the promotion of  Love Me Right. And then in August 2015, it was confirmed that Tao had left SM but there is no official statements about Tao leaving EXO or a lawsuit. He have not set up an agency to manage his own solo activities and to release his first mini album. 

Honestly, Kris and Luhan leaving EXO was a big surprise but then Tao leaving too, I feel like it was to much. But EXO is still EXO without Kris, Tao, and Luhan. 

Okay let end off here but one more person. NOT FROM SM though. She actually from JYP, but since I post that blog first, I don't want to edit it and so I decide to post it here on this blog. 

Wonder Girls leader and main vocalist have official release news about leaving Wonder Girls. Since Wonder Girls have made a comeback, both Sunye and Sohee have release statements about leaving Wonder Girls officially. Although it sad to see both of them leave Wonder Girls, it wonderful and great to see that both of them are doing great and her beautiful daughter is so pretty. 

There you have it. I'll see you next time. Thanks. 

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