January 16, 2014

K-pop group’s future in doubt as Kang Ji-young decides to leave also 

Kang Ji-young

Kang Ji-young

Following Nicole’s departure from KARA, youngest member Kang Ji-young has given notice that she too will quit the group.

According to DSP Media, Wednesday, the 20-year-old singer gave the agency written notice that she does not want to renew her contract once the present one ends in April. As a result, the popular K-pop girl group now has just three members — Park Gyu-ri, Han Seung–yeon and Goo Ha-ra — who renewed their contracts.

The agency said it will consider whether KARA should continue as a three-member-girl group or if new members should be added. DSP Media said that Kang had indicated her wish to study abroad.

On Monday, DSP Media announced the official contract expiration of Nicole.