K-pop group EXID sets its sights on China
K-pop girl group EXID will make a foray into the Chinese entertainment industry by joining hands with Chinese media company Project Banana.
Yedang Company, which represents the five-member girl group, said on Thursday that it will sign a memorandum of understanding with its Chinese counterpart on Monday.
“We’re signing the MOU to work in partnership to help the advance [of EXID] in China. But detailed plans are not decided yet. In addition, EXID will focus on promoting its music in Korea this year,” the company said.
Sinsadong Tiger, a producer and composer for EXID, also uploaded a post onto the official online fan community of EXID on Thursday that said, “This is going to be a new start for all of us.”
Some fans of EXID were concerned about the news, worrying that Yedang Company is selling EXID to China, but Yedang denied such speculations, saying that the Chinese company will just help the girl group in China.
Hani, one of the members of EXID, is reportedly fluent in Chinese because she studied in China before she made her singing debut.
BY SUNG SO-YOUNG