GOT7 is moving in a new direction.
All seven members of the South Korean boy band are parting ways with their longtime agency JYP Entertainment, Korean news outlet Dispatch reported Sunday (January 10).
“The GOT7 members are very close. They agreed on staying together, but they disagreed on the choice of their agency. After multiple discussions with the company, they decided to part ways,” a source from the report says, via Soompi.
The 35th Golden Disc Awards will reportedly be GOT7’s last activity as a group.
Member Jinyoung had finished his final discussions to sign with the actor agency BH Entertainment, while Yugyeom had meetings at AOMG. Sublime Artist Agency confirmed they are in talks with Youngjae about a possible contract. JB is reportedly receiving offers from a famous hip hop label to become a solo artist, while Jackson will reportedly continue activities under his own label, Team Wang. BamBam will reportedly balance his activities in Thailand and Korea, and is in talks to sign with MakeUs Entertainment.
According to the report, Mark will return to his hometown of Los Angeles to be with family and start a YouTube channel.
“The members care a lot about GOT7. Though they will each promote separately, they agreed to make time when GOT7 reunites,” a source shared in the report.
“We can not confirm which [agencies] each member is in contact with. We will inform you once our position regarding GOT7’s contract renewal is ready,” JYP said in a statement.
The group all shared the same selfie together on social media as well.
“The past 7 years have been the best years of my life. Nothing is coming to an end, just the beginning. The seven of us are going to continue to bring you guys the best version of us till the end. #GOT7FOREVER,” Mark wrote.
The past 7 years have been the best years of my life. Nothing is coming to an end, just the beginning. The seven of us are going to continue to bring you guys the best version of us till the end. #GOT7FOREVER pic.twitter.com/WnRK852Txd
— Mark Tuan (@marktuan) January 10, 2021