On April 26, Fantagio Music announced through an official statement that the members of Hello Venus will be going their separate ways to pursue their individual careers.
The statement reads as follows:
Hello. This is Fantagio Music.
First of all, we express sincere gratitude to the fans who have cherished and loved the group Hello Venus for a long time.
The exclusive contracts of some members of Hello Venus (Alice, Nara, Lime, Yooyoung, Seoyoung, Yeoreum) with Fantagio Music will expire on May 8, 2019. After much discussion with the members about Hello Venus’s future activities, we came to the agreement to show support for each other in each individual’s desired activities in various areas for the futures of the members. Although the Hello Venus members still have a special relationship, we would like to cheer them on for each other individual paths.
Seoyoung and Yeoreum, who joined as Hello Venus members in 2014, will continue activities under our agency, and we are positively discussing with Yooyoung and Lime about contract renewals. Lastly, Alice and Nara made final decisions to [leave] on a positive note to chase their new dreams, and we have decided to respect those decisions.
We express our gratitude to the six members of artist Hello Venus, who have always shown their best from their debut until now. In addition, we will cheer on and support the desired individual paths of each of the members, and we will do our best to help so that they can grow in the future.
We express our sincere gratitude to the many fans who have sent constant love and support to Hello Venus over the past seven years, and we ask for your warm interest and support for the members who are awaiting new beginnings.
Hello Venus debuted in 2012 under Tricell Media, a joint company by Fantagio and Pledis Entertainment. Along with the departure of Yoo Ara and Yoonjo, the group moved to Fantagio in 2014 and added members Seoyoung and Yeoreum. Their most recent comeback was with “Mysterious” in January 2017.
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