Former April member Chaewon ends contract with DSP Media
Chaewon of now-disbanded girl group April ended her contract with DSP Media, according to the management firm on Monday.
“Our exclusive contract with Chaewon was terminated on Feb. 11,” said DSP Media in an official statement.
“Our company and Chaewon had discussions for a long time and came to this conclusion. We thank Chaewon, who has been active under our company for the past six years, and fans who have cherished Chaewon.”
April debuted in 2015 with the song “Dream Candy,” the lead track on its EP “Dreaming.” The girl group is best known for songs “Tinker Bell” (2016), “April Story” (2017), “Oh! My Mistake” (2018) and “Lalalilala” (2020).
The group had six members: Chaekyung, Chaewon, Naeun, Yena, Rachel and Jinsol. April became embroiled in a scandal in February 2021 after members were accused of bullying former member Lee Hyun-joo which led to her leaving the group in 2016, suffering from panic attacks and attempting suicide.
After an almost year-long hiatus following the scandal, DSP Media eventually announced April’s disbandment on Jan. 28.
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