I.O.I’s Fanclub to Close
Hyo Jin Lee, Jan. 24, 2017, 10:07 a.m.
K pop girl group I.O.I’s fan club will be closing. On January 23, YMC Entertainment stated through IOI's official fan cafe, "Upon much discussion and agreement, we have come to the conclusion to end the official fan club." The agency went on, "Beginning January 31, all services related to IOI's official fan club will expire, we ask for your cooperation at this time. Considering the privacy of both I.O.I and fan club members, we decided to terminate the fan cafe." They added, "Thank you for being a member of the fan club and for your continuous support for I.O.I. We hope that you would kindly understand our decision."
I.O.I was a South Korean girl group formed by CJ E&M through the 2016 reality show Produce 101 on Mnet. The group is composed of eleven members chosen from a pool of 101 trainees from various entertainment companies: Lim Na-young, Kim Chung-ha, Kim Se-jeong, Jung Chae-yeon, Zhou Jieqiong, Kim So-hye, Yu Yeon-jung, Choi Yoo-jung, Kang Mi-na, Kim Do-yeon and Jeon So-mi. They debuted on May 4, 2016 with the mini-album Chrysalis and actively promoted as a whole and as a sub-unit for less than a year before returning to their respective agencies after January 2017.