The 7 12 months curse? Okay-pop idols at the moment are slowly overcoming their seventh 12 months collectively.
The ‘7-year jinx’ within the Korean idol business is steadily disappearing. Prior to now, Okay-pop idols confronted the opportunity of disbanding if they’d been energetic for 7 years based mostly on the expiration of their unique contract with their company. Nevertheless, today, we’re on the lookout for numerous methods to proceed the group. It isn’t unusual for a bunch to proceed utilizing the group title with out disbanding, and there are additionally instances the place all members collect below a brand new company to take care of the group. Okay-pop idols at the moment are selecting coexistence with out dissolution relatively than sticking to the outdated idea of the ‘7 12 months jinx’.
Group GOT7, which made a comeback as a full group in Might of final 12 months, is an instance. GOT7 members went their separate methods after their unique contract with JYP Leisure expired in January 2021. Nevertheless, after 1 12 months and three months, they launched a daily album and maintained the group. It was very significant in that the members who had been engaged in each particular person and abroad actions had come collectively once more. GOT7 was anticipated to go away JYP and disband, however in the long run, they determined to take care of the group by gathering all of the members below a brand new company.
Above all, the comeback was significant as they have been in a position to keep it up the title ‘GOT7’ even after leaving JYP. Specifically, JB took over the trademark rights from JYP and ready for the group’s comeback. It was reported that JYP was prepared to switch the trademark proper to the members.
One other group in the same scenario is Infinite, who introduced their comeback this 12 months. Infinite, which debuted in June 2010, went on a break as their unique contract with the company Woollim Leisure expired one after one other. In 2017, member Hoya left the group with out renewing the contract and was reorganized right into a 6-member group. Nevertheless, it was not simple to work as a full group as a result of members’ navy service and contract expiration.
Specifically, when Sungjong left Woollim Leisure final 12 months, it seemed like it will disband. Nevertheless, Infinite was reorganized. On the sixth, they formally introduced the institution of Infinite Firm and introduced their comeback as a 6-member group. Chief Sunggyu turned the CEO of Infinite Firm, and obtained trademark rights from Woollim to maintain the group title. Like GOT7, regardless that the members are from completely different businesses, they selected to take care of the group as an alternative of disbanding.
Courageous Ladies, who led the reverse run with ‘Rollin’, additionally selected to proceed as a group. When the unique contract with Courageous Leisure expired in February, the members went their separate methods. Though it didn’t obtain a lot consideration for a very long time after its debut, it gained recognition with the reappearance of ‘Rollin’ in 2021. I used to be very disillusioned on the thought that it is likely to be disbanded with out passing the 7-year hurdle. Nevertheless, all 4 members determined to switch to Warner Music Korea and proceed their group actions. Nevertheless, Courageous Leisure owned the trademark, so the group title was modified to Courageous Ladies. They’re presently making their second debut as the identical members below a brand new company.
Along with this, there are senior artists comparable to Shinhwa, god, and Ladies’ Era who proceed their group actions even when they’re below completely different businesses. The idea of a ‘7-year jinx’ for Okay-pop idols is not legitimate.