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April's Hyunjoo permanently leaves the group + April to bring in a new member

By jennywill   Saturday, October 29, 2016   75,564   6,109   62



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April's Hyunjoo has permanently left the group.

Hyunjoo had taken a hiatus due to health issues in May. However, on the 29th, DSP Media released a statement confirming that she would no longer be part of the group. The statement read,

Hello, this is DSP Media.
Our label artist Lee Hyunjoo will be trying out a new road not as April but as an actress. Accordingly, she has left the group and will be promoting individually.
She had taken a break due to health issues. From the support and love she got from many fans, she has recovered her health. 
During her hiatus, Hyunjoo thought a long time about her career path, and she relayed her intention clearly to the label and we conferred about her career path. The label decided to honor her intention, and decided she would be an actress.
With this, we are planning to add new member(s) to the original April members, and they are preparing to release a new album early next year. 
We ask for warm love to Hyunjoo, who will be an actress in our label, and April, who will be having a reorganization.
Thank you.

There's no saying who the new member(s) will be, but it seems likely that 'Produce 101's Yoon Chae Kyung will be joining, as she has been with the girls filling in for Hyunjoo in her absence. If DSP Media decides to add more than one member, Cho Si Yoon from 'Produce 101' is also a likely candidate.

What do you think? 

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KitkatKpopGurl Friday, November 11, 2016

Noooooooooo I loved her!! She was so cute!

violet935 Saturday, November 5, 2016

I had a dream about this happening and that the group became a 12 member group I was dying just thinking about it..

steadystrike Wednesday, November 2, 2016

T_T she was my bias

Waaaee Monday, October 31, 2016

What could've been... why DSP why.

Waaaee Monday, October 31, 2016

Hindsight 20/20 but as everyone is saying, Baby Kara's Chaewon, Somin, Chaekyung and Shiyoon (tho I think Shiyoon is quite weak but that's another story) really should have debuted together, wouldn't mind them adding Jinsol as the golden maknae.  Then Youngji could join them and wouldn't be left hanging after Kara disbanded. Somin, Chaewon, Chaekyung, Jinsol, Shiyoon, Youngji. Seems like a nice blend of vocals, visuals, pop rappers and adequate dancers.

krell Waaaee Monday, October 31, 2016

DSP AGENCY clearly made the decision to launch APRIL Group as their hopefully New Female Group PROFIT ($$$$$) generator. So far, APRIL Group seems to NOT be delivering on that (PROFITS) too much. And DSP Agency decided to 'play out the string' with RAINBOW Group, as that is a LOW COST decision too. To launch a New Female Group with BABY KARA PROJECT members, is MORE EXPENSIVE for DSP Agency. I guess in the next year, we will see IF that might happen with DSP Agency.

Waaaee krell Monday, October 31, 2016

krell I reall like your posts but the wy you capitalise words in the middle of sentences makes them very hard and uncomfortable to read lol. Yes I agree, DSP is in a tricky situation, revamping April seems a little pointless ,but launching a new girl group also takes a lot of work. We'll see :)

ychofficial Sunday, October 30, 2016

krell ychofficial Sunday, October 30, 2016

Are you suggesting that DSP Agency plans something related to a 4 member Female Group on Nov. 15, 2016 ??? ... If so, do you have a URL for that information that you could post it here ???

ychofficial krell Sunday, October 30, 2016

nah, its just a good way to troll people :p

krell ychofficial Sunday, October 30, 2016

@krell <-- GOT TROLLED !!! ... ;-)

krell Sunday, October 30, 2016

I honestly do *not* care too much for the idea of CHAEKYUNG to be added to APRIL Group. To me, the AGE of CHAEKYUNG, and also SOMIN, SHIYOON, and YOUNGJI (ex-KARA) makes them too OLD of Age to be doing the APRIL Group 'Wholesome Concept' situation. On the other hand, IF the only 'alternative' is that you are GONE from DSP Agency, *then* if I was CHAEKYUNG, I would just 'go with' the APRIL Group membership if offered to her. Ideally, I would rather see a New Female Group with a 'Sensual Concept' (ala KARA4), including (ex-PURETTY) SOMIN, CHAEKYUNG, SHIYOON, with YOUNGJI (ex-KARA), and *maybe* ONE of the ex-RAINBOW members too. But that costs MONEY to promote a New Female Group. Which, DSP Agency may NOT have the money to 'spare' for 'rolling the dice' on a New Female Group at this time.

krell Sunday, October 30, 2016

As added observation about DSP Agency ; it seems ODD that a LONG TIME RUNNING K-pop Agency like DSP, does NOT seem to currently have a MALE GROUP to promote actively. Pretty much, FANGIRLS in K-pop are the BIG DEAL, in terms of REVENUE GENERATION. 2PM GROUP (JYPe Agency) is a *much* bigger REVENUE generator than MISS A or TWICE Groups. Although TWICE has had some 'eye popping' success. Anyway, for DSP Agency to NOT have a decent MALE GROUP to promote, is STRANGE as I see it.

chingchongUrbae Sunday, October 30, 2016

dsp better debut chaekyung, shiyoon, somin and youngji in one group. adding chaekyung in april makes it worse i mean like ye she popular and shit but she's jus gonna go all somin or els dsp needs to "disband" there company

besulli Sunday, October 30, 2016

with the popularity of chaekyung, she will probably the next member to replace hyunjoo, youngji and shiyoon might be add in it too but probably chaekyung is the biggest posibility right now.....she is one of the most famous in baby kara, produce101, a member of civa and IBI, like comment it's too obvious

Funky_Angel Sunday, October 30, 2016

Maybe Heo Youngji and Yoon Chaekyung can join now

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