Sandara Park of K-pop girl group 2NE1 has officially left her long-time label, YG Entertainment. The agency announced the singer-actress’ departure on May 14 in a press release to South Korean news site Newsen. According to the statement, Park first signed with YG Entertainment in 2004 and eventually debuted with 2NE1 – alongside members CL, Park Bom and Minzy – in 2009.
The girl group later disbanded in late-2016, followed by the release of their final single ‘Goodbye’ in early-2017. Park is also the last member to depart from YG Entertainment, following Minzy and Bom in 2016, and CL in 2019.
On May 14, YG released the following official statement regarding Sandara’s departure
“This is an announcement that YG Entertainment and Sandara Park’s exclusive contract has expired.
We express sincere gratitude to Sandara Park, who has been together with YG with special trust and affection.
YG will always cheer on the challenges that Sandara Park takes on, and we will continuously help her until she completes preparation for her new start. Sandara Park joined YG in 2004, and after debuting with 2NE1 in 2009, she has shown impressive performance not only in music but also in various areas such as acting, fashion, beauty, and as an MC.
We ask for much interest and support from fans so her positive energy can shine even further.
We once again sincerely thank the fans who have loved Sandara Park as an artist of YG until now.”
Last month, Park had reportedly recorded a new song with her fellow 2NE1 members, according to South Korean news media outlet, Sports Kyunghyang. However, that was later denied by representatives for CL and Park Bom, who stated that the reports arose from a “misunderstanding”.
Sandara Park about 2NE1’s comeback
Earlier this year, Minzy made a guest appearance on KBS Cool FM’s Park Myung Soo’s Radio Show where she opened up about the possibility of a 2NE1 reunion. “Nothing has been proceeded in detail yet. We’re just at the stage of talking about doing something,” she said.
Park started her showbiz career in the Philippines when she joined “Star Circle Quest” in 2004.
The artist left Philippine showbiz in 2007 and shortly signed with YG Entertainment, the group behind 2NE1. The supergroup debuted in 2009. Considered as one of the trailblazers for the K-pop genre, 2NE1 disbanded in 2016.
Apink’s Son Naeun Officially Signs With Sanadara Park and BLackpink’s YG Entertainment As Actress
Apink’s Son Naeun has signed with YG entertainment, home to Blackpink and 2ne1.
Play M Entertainment announced last week that Son Naeun had left the agency. The five other members of Apink; Chorong, Yoon Bomi, Jung Eun Ji, Namjoo, and Hayoung; renewed their contracts with Play M Entertainment. The agency reassured that Apink would continue to stay as a group of six members.
On May 3, YG Entertainment announced, “We are happy to be joined by the multi-talented Son Naeun. As Son Naeun is facing an important period in which she is making a new start as an actress, we will provide our full support so she can display her full capacity.”
Son Naeun debuted in 2011 as a member of the girl group Apink and has promoted in various fields including music, variety shows, dramas, and films. She appeared in the dramas “Childless Comfort,” “Second 20s,” “Cinderella and the Four Knights,” and “Dinner Mate.” This year, she will be acting in the upcoming drama “Disqualified as a Human“(literal title) alongside Jeon Do Yeon, Ryu Jun Yeol, and more.