SS501 become SS301 ?
Following confirmation about Kim Hyun Joong leaving DSP Entertainment for Keyeast, it’s been revealed that fellow SS501 member Park Jung Min will also leave DSP Entertainment to pursue his acting career with another management agency.
It is now looking like SS501 will now turn into SS301, a group consisting of Kim Hyung Joon, Kim Kyu Jong and Heo Young Saeng that promoted during 2008 with U R Man.
It’s known that while Park Jung Min is showing interest in pursuing his acting career, the rest of the three members are prefering to stay as a group rather than having solo careers although they are also looking for a new agency.
This will mean that all of the members of SS501 are no longer with DSP Entertainment, an agency they debuted through.
SS301’s Kim Hyung Joon, Kim Kyu Joong and Heo Young Saeng are now being looked upon by many agencies in the FA (free agent) market as they have left DSPE. The three have already received offers from different agencies, but the members are looking for a trustworthy agency.
A representative stated, “The contract itself is important, but the members are looking for an agency they can trust, an agency that is attractive.”
If the SS501 members indeed all go to separate agencies, it’s looking like it’ll take a while until we see SS501 promote again.
Albeit all the reports, the members are reportedly not in any arguments with each other, and they want to keep SS501 alive. Especially with the amount of success SS501 has in Korea as well as overseas, so there’s still a possibility that SS501 will not disband.
Furthermore, the “1+1+3″ separation of SS501 have started to resemble legendary group H.O.T which disbanded in 2001 with members Moon Hee Joon and Kangta pursuing solo careers while Jang Woo Hyuk, Tony Ahn and Lee Jae Won formed a three-member group jtL.
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Source: Donga Ilbo
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