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Posted by beansss AKP STAFF 23 days ago

24K announce leader Cory's departure as a member of the group

On January 25, 24K's label Choeun Entertainment issued the following notice, regarding members Cory and Sungoh

"How are you? This is Choeun Entertainment. 
First, we would like to say that 24U endured many struggles this past year.
Today, we would like to notify you regarding members Cory and Sungoh.
24K's original member Cory performed excellently as the group's leader and oldest hyung for a very long time, and the Choeun Entertainment staff and 24K members feel very grateful toward him.
However, as his contract expiration approached, we debated various directions with Cory, and ultimately decided that due to factors such as age, it would be best if Cory discontinued his promotions as a member of 24K, and switch gears into a full-time producer.
We wanted to respect Cory's intentions to pass down the role of group member to his younger hoobaes, and for Cory to focus on producing. We would be thankful if you all continued to show your unchanging support toward Cory, who will greet you with good music in the future.
This is a notice regarding original member Sungoh.
Sungoh recently returned to Choeun Entertainment after completing his mandatory military service. Currently, Sungoh is currently composing a song for 24K's next comeback album. As for Sungoh's future direction, we will notify you with an additional notice after more careful deliberation with him. 
Choeun Entertainment will work hard to invite 24K's original members Cory, Sungoh, Kisoo, and more to future 24K shows and performances so that they can have opportunities to meet their longtime fans in person. 
Currently, 24K are searching for new directions which will help their transformation into a more global group, while preparing for their next album. We promise to greet you with improved music and an improved image. Once again, we thank all 24U for your support, and wish you a happy new year."

Best of luck to 24K, Cory, and Sungoh in 2019!

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MeAnotherself 23 days ago 2
23 days ago

I'm just sad we couldn't do more for him when he was in 24K. He stuck it out until the end of his contract and never got to win on a music show. He deserved to so much

Love you Cory and appreciate all of your hard work! We'll miss you as a member of 24K, but we will always support you and the rest of 24K!


And thank you Choeun, for not waiting forever to announce this news or not announcing it at all.


(We could have seen this coming when Choeun opened trainee auditions with the promise of debuting straight away in 2019)

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viioolleett97 22 days ago 1
22 days ago

SO true. But look on the brighter side, he's a producer now!! and from I've seen idols turn producers, that I know are doing quite well. You have Christian Yu aka Rome from C-Clown who is now a producer for DPR and Yijeong aka J.Pearl who is now quite popular for co-producing BTS's Ddaeng with Suga. Just trying to think positive on this sad article.

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MeAnotherself 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

I'm glad he can produce what he wants to now and I'm glad he's free from the stress of idol life.

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rmiralexander 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

I love how thoughtful this was written. ❤️

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Pisum 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

I'm a bit sad but glad Cory can do what he loves, and I am sure he will keep making great songs. Let's hope 24K will have a fresh new start and get more recognition!

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thealigirl8 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

as long as he continues with music, i'm okay with it

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nnani 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

I expected this but I'm still sad.

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yuna_yah 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOT 24KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK I LOVE CORY AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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johwa 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

..so, does this mean that there is an age limit for this group? do the older members "graduate" out of the group?....doesn't lead to group stability...

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MunchieMinx 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

I feel bad for Cory he did so much, but honestly I feel a little bit like this is almost like Choeun is punishing him for age (when that is not even a factor for groups like Super Junior, TVXQ, and Big Bang). I mean if this was Cory's decision, I support--but I feel a little bit like it wasn't and the company are in a way punishing him because through all his hard work he kept his citizenship from another country and did not switch over as a foreign born Korean to full on Korean citizenship which of course would require him to do time in that "mandatory" consignment stuff right about now. Instead, they still get the benefit of his production skills without really letting him try as an idol anymore. Seriously, big props to these foreign born Koreans and non-Korean nationals for putting up with the way the Korean music scene treats them in country, cause it really sucks. Hope Cory gets a chance to do other things (I mean Eric Nam has branched out into TV, etc.).

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