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T-ara to release its last album in entirety in May
SEOUL, March 16 (Yonhap) — K-pop girl group T-ara will drop its last album entirety in May before the members’ contracts with a management agency expires the same month, the group’s agency said Thursday.
The album will be out on May 17, MBK Entertainment said, without giving further details of the new album.
“We’re discussing ways to renew the contracts, but there are possibilities that it will no longer consist of the present six members. So we expect it as the group’s last album in entirety,” an official with the agency told Yonhap News Agency by phone.
Since its debut in 2009 with EP “Lies,” T-ara has hit the bull’s eye with 12 EPs, including the latest, “Memories.” Some of its greatest hits include “Bo Peep Bo Peep,” “Roly Poly” and “Lovey Dovey.”
The girl group went through its greatest crisis when its member, Hwayoung, left the group amid rumors that she was victimized by her teammate’s bullying. The incident caused T-ara members to drop out of television shows and other entertainment arrangements, and eventually to seek a broader market outside the country.
Since its China debut in 2014, T-ara has actively engaged in both China and here.
After releasing the forthcoming album, T-ara is scheduled to perform and engage in promotional activities at home and abroad until late June, according to the agency.