T-ara finishes last concert as 6-member group in Taiwan
Mia Lee, May 15, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
T-ara wrapped up its last concert as a six-member group in Taiwan on Saturday. Upon finishing its Saturday concert in Taiwan, the group’s activities as a six-member team came to an end with two bandmates Soyeon and Boram leaving the group. Their contracts with agency MBK Entertainment expired Monday.
T-ara recently postponed the release of a new album to June as its agency failed to persuade Soyeon and Boram to extend their contracts. The agency had announced the remaining four members will be re-recording the upcoming album, which was initially scheduled for late May.
Hyomin, one of the remaining four, took to Instagram on Sunday to share her feelings about the departure of the two bandmates and wrote, “I realized that I have been taking love for granted. But I decided to have a new beginning knowing the fact that I won’t be loved as before.”
“I am truly happy to have spent nine years together during which I learned so much. Now I feel more grateful for the love from you, our fans,” She added.
The four members will continue group activities in Macau and Japan on May 20 and May 24, respectively, and work on the new album.
Since its debut in 2009 with the EP “Lies,” T-ara rose to fame with hits including “Bo Peep Bo Peep,” “Roly Ploy,” both in 2011 and “Lovey-Dovey” in 2012.
The group started going downhill in July 2012 when former member Hwayoung left the group amid rumors that she was bullied by the other members.