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Posted by Susan-Han Friday, July 30, 2021

There are only 5 existing K-Pop groups who successfully renewed their contracts with all original members

AKP STAFF

It turns out, there are only 5 existing K-Pop groups in the industry who have managed to successfully renew their contracts with their debut labels, while retaining all of its original debut members!

Netizens couldn't help but express their amazement at these 5 K-Pop groups who not only overcame the "7-year curse", they overcame the curse together and are still together now, still running the K-Pop scene. 

Check out which teams they are, below!

1. SHINee

2. NU'EST

3. BTS

4. Seventeen

5. SF9

Netizens reacted with comments like,

"Of these groups, Seventeen has 4 foreign members... the fact that the foreign members renewed is huge."
"I definitely thought there would be more than 5."
"The only 2nd gen group here is SHINee..."
"In all honesty as a Fantasy, I didn't think SF9 would renew... there are pretty big popularity gaps between the members, but now I'm just so thankful that they renewed even before their contracts were due to expire."
"I'm thankful that my bias group is here."
"Pledis, look at these two pots of gold you have... and do your work right."
"Seventeen is pretty amazing tho, with that many members."
"Even if they aren't under their original label, Shinhwa and Brown Eyed Girls are still together."
"Red Velvet is about to join this list soon."
  1. BTS
  2. NU'EST
  3. Seventeen
  4. SF9
  5. SHINee
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Jarambo
Jarambo266 pts Friday, July 30, 2021 3
Friday, July 30, 2021

Many kpop fans don't seem to know that most groups do not renew. And it doesn't mean they hate each other. Having shorter contracts is beneficial to the artist. You can't be an idol forever, it's a hard job and some members definitely become idols to go into acting or promote solo. If your group activities have been declining, then why as an individual would you renew for a few more years? You don't, you leave and find a different agency. There's nothing wrong with that. Example - do people really think Yerin and Sowon signed with acting agencies recently out of the blue? No, they would have discussed and negotiated for at least a few months before their contracts expired, so support them.

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nehanehu
nehanehu1,007 pts Saturday, July 31, 2021 0
Saturday, July 31, 2021

SHINee is the only 2nd gen group in this list ❤️👑

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