Former Wonder Girls members Yubin and Hyerim have announced their departure from JYP Entertainment.
The two idols' contracts expired on January 25 and after discussions in recent months, they reached a mutual agreement with the agency to not renew their contracts.
Yubin and Hyerim debuted with Wonder Girls in 2007 and 2010 respectively. Yubin renewed her contract twice, in 2014 then 2017, while Hyerim renewed hers in 2017, with both being active with different solo projects from music to variety.
In a statement released by JYP Entertainment, the agency thanked the women for their work especially as part of Wonder Girls, noting that their song "Nobody" was the first K-pop single to chart on Billboard's Hottest 100 in 2009. They wrote: "Their [Wonder Girls] contribution towards developing the K-pop industry that was bareen and paving the path towards overseas advancement for many junior artists will be remembered forever. We have been honoured and thankful to work together with these great artists".
The agency asked fans to continue cheering for Yubin and Hyerim in their future ventures.
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