Jessica to release solo album by June
FORMER Girls' Generation member Jessica will be returning to the K-pop scene after her abrupt departure from the girl group in 2014.
She joined talent agency Coridel Entertainment on Monday and, according to her company, her album is set to be released by June this year.
An industry insider said Jessica has been working on her solo album since last fall and has recorded several tracks.
Several members of Girls' Generation - Tiffany, Taeyeon and Yuri, who are under SM Entertainment - have also recently announced that they will be going solo.
Tiffany's solo debut is slated for this month. Taeyeon and Yuri will then follow suit with their solo comeback and debut respectively.
There appears to be some speculation of rivalry going on between the former group members.
Jessica will be the host of cable channel KBS World's new beauty talk show, Beauty Bible.
Meanwhile, Girls' Generation's Hyoyeon has been recently cast as a co-host in On Style channel's famous make-up show, Get It Beauty.
THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK