[BREAKING] Yoojin to Leave Brave Girls, Hyeran to Take a Leave
Hyo Kyung Kim, Jan. 13, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
K pop girl group Brave Girls will be having some major changes due to some braking news. Hyeran will be taking a break from Brave Girls promotions, while Yoojin will officially be departing from the group. Brave Girls is a South Korean girl group formed by producer, Brave Brothers of Brave Entertainment in 2011. The band debuted as a five piece with the single album The Difference. The songs Do You Know and So Sexy were their promotional singles for the album.
On 29 July, they made their comeback with reggae song Easily from their mini album Back to da Future. The group promoted a remix version of Easily on 13 August and released it on 26 August. They made an appearance in the movie Mr. Idol. Following a two and half year hiatus beginning in early 2014 the group returned in mid 2016 and with seven members, two being from the original line up. The new members that made their debut mid 2016 were Minyoung, Yujeong, Eunji, Yuna, and Hayun.
Brave Entertainment officially announced that Brave Girls will be promoting as a group of 5 without Hyeran and Yoojin. The official announcement is as follows:
"Hello. Brave Entertainment is making an official announcement regarding Brave Girls's Yoojin and Hyeran.
First of all, we apologize for delivering unfortunate news to the fans who've been waiting for a long time. We're officially announcing that Yoojin and Hyeran who've been members of Brave Girls for the past 5 years, will be ending Brave Girls promotions as of today the 13th.
After a long time of concern between her promotions and her education, Yoojin decided to focus on academics and is preparing to study abroad, and we are going to respect her decision.
As for Hyeran, her health suddenly worsened, making it impossible for her to continue promotions. After a long discussion with Hyeran, we decided that her health is first and foremost. Therefore, she'll be taking a temporary break.
We ask that you continue to give your attention and love toward Yoojin and Hyeran, who've worked their hardest for Brave Girls.
Brave Girls will not be adding new members. It will promote as a group of 5 with Minyoung, Eunji, Yuna, Yoojeong, and Hayun starting with their new album scheduled for February-March.
Please support and encourage the Brave Girls members, Yoojin, and Hyeran, who are all standing in front of a new start.
We and the Brave Girls members will do our best for the lovings fans who support and love for Brave Girls. We promise to greet fans with more good music and performances from now on.