On February 1, Changmin's former label Big Hit Entertainment told news outlets, "Our contract with Lee Changmin has come to an end as of January 31. After a long discussion about our future paths, we have decided to bring our relationship with Changmin to an end. Changmin will now be establishing a one-man agency to promote solo while maintaining business relations with [Big Hit]. We are sincerely thankful toward Changmin, who has trusted us and been with us until now. All employees of Big Hit Entertainment will continue to cheer for Changmin's days ahead."
Previously, Changmin signed on as an artist under Big Hit Entertainment in 2015. He is active not only as a member of 2AM, but also as a solo act and in duo Homme.