K-Pop girl group Nine Muses is about to lose a member.Reports on June 24 (KST) reveal that Sera"s contract has reached its end and the singer will graduate from the group.
According to a statement by the group"s agency Star Empire Entertainment on June 24, "Nine Muses" Sera"s contract has reached its expiration date so she has decided to graduate from Nine Muses."
The company also added that while Sera"s future plans are still undecided, they are supportive of her decision to pursue her individual career outside of the group."Her future activities have not been discussed in detail, and we will cheer on and respect Sera"s new start," read the statement.
However, fans of Nine Muses needn"t worry about the future of the group, Star Empire intends to add a new member.
"Nine Muses plan to recruit a new member and with a reorganized team, they plan to make a comeback in early August," the company also revealed in the statement.
Star Empire added, "We also ask that you show your support and love for the future activities of Sera as well as Nine Muses."
Of course, Sera"s departure is not the first time this year Nine Muses has lost members.In late January, Star Empire announced that two other original members of the group"s lineup would leave to pursue other activities.On January 29 they said, "Ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, Lee Sem and Eunji have decided to leave Nine Muses which they"ve been a part of for four years.Out of respect for their wishes to focus on their individual activities in various aspects, we decided to let them go."
While the departure of Lee Sem and Eunji from Nine Muses was a personal choice (both still hold contracts and are represented by the Star Empire agency), Sera will leave the company for good with the expiration of her contract.
Nine Muses, who debuted back in 2010 with the song "No Playboy," now consists of six members - Hyuna, Erin, Sungah, Kyungri, Hyemi, and Minha.Including Sera, a total of six singers have left the group since debut.
Stay tuned for more information about Nine Muses"s new member and August comeback, as well as updates about Sera"s future plans.