4Minute may disband in mid-June
K-POP girl group 4Minute may not stay together when the members' contracts with agency Cube Entertainment end around mid-June, local media reported yesterday, quoting industry insiders.
Only Kim Hyun A, better known by her stage name
HyunA, has renewed her contract, as the other bandmates are still discussing whether to renew or leave the agency.
"Each member has a different career goal in mind and it was considered difficult to remain a team," said the industry insider.
News of the group's possible disbandment comes as a surprise as the group released their seventh EP album Act.7 in February.
The group of five members - Nam Ji Hyun, Heo Ga Yoon, Jeon Ji Yoon, Kim and Kwon So Hyun - debuted with their first single Hot Issue in June 2009.
They were the first group formed by the agency.
They have had numerous hit songs, including Heart To Heart, Crazy and What's Your Name?
Meanwhile, HyunA, who has also been pursuing a solo career since 2010, is currently working on a new solo album.
THE KOREA HERALD/
ASIA NEWS NETWORK