PRISTIN disband after two years together confirms Pledis Entertainment

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PRISTIN are no more (Picture: Instagram)

PRISTIN have officially disbanded after two years together.

Pledis Entertainment have confirmed that Nayoung, Roa, Yuha, Eunwoo, Rena, Xiyeon, and Kyla have terminated their contracts, while Kyulkyung, Yehana and Sungyeon will remain with the agency.

A statement from Pledis read: ‘First, we sincerely thank fans who care for and love PRISTIN.

‘We are delivering the official statement regarding the disbandment of PRISTIN and the termination of contracts for members.

‘The company and the members had in-depth discussions for a long time and deliberated before coming to a mutual agreement. It has been decided that with the exclusion of members Kyulkyung, Yehana, Sungyeon; seven members (Nayoung, Roa, Yuha, Eunwoo, Rena, Xiyeon, and Kyla) will have their exclusive contracts terminated as of May 24, 2019.

‘We would like to first apologise to fans, who have always been supportive, for delivering this unfortunate news.

‘Because this is a decision that must be made carefully, a lot of time was given in thinking about this matter. At the end of discussions, we decided to respect the wishes of the PRISTIN members and came to the conclusion of disbandment and contract termination.

‘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.’

They continued: ‘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 apologise 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 a new start.’

PRISTIN debuted in March 2017 after being formed as Pledis’s first girl group since After School.

Seven of the group’s members appeared on Mnet’s Produce 101.

PRISTIN won the Rookie Award at MAMA and Seoul Music Awards, and gained success with singles including Wee Woo, Black Widow and We Like.





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