2PM recontracts with JYP; 2AM’s fate as group unclear

The two male groups announced their respective decisions on their contract renewals


Photo: JYP Entertainment

The Korean entertainment industry was taken by surprise this morning when ballad group 2AM announced that only Jo Kwon has continued his contract with label JYP out of the four members in the group.

Eight years after their debut, Seulong and Jinwoon confirmed that they will be signing with their respective new agencies, sparking concerns over disbandment issues.

A representative from JYP then clarified that 2AM has not broken up and that there is still a possibility for them to promote as a group despite them being under different agencies.

In related news, all six members of their label mates 2PM confirmed that they have extended their contracts with JYP until January 2018.

The two bands formed JYP’s then-eleven membered male group One Day, with 2AM known for their soothing ballads whereas 2PM is better known for their slick dance moves and upbeat tracks.

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