MOMOLAND announced its disbandment nearly seven years after its debut.
MLD Entertainment launched the originally seven-member girl group following the reality show, Finding Momoland in 2016. Nancy, JooE, Ahin, Nayun, Jane, Hyebin, and Yeonwoo marked their debut through the mini album, Welcome to Momoland.
The group became a nine-member group upon Daisy and Taeha's arrival in 2019. However, it lost Taeha, Yeonwoo, and Daisy a few years later.
This year, the remaining six members all decided not to renew their contracts with MLD Entertainment. A few weeks later, they announced heartbreaking news.
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MOMOLAND Confirms Disbandment
On Feb. 14, the remaining members of MOMOLAND penned letters in Korean and English to announce the group's split nearly seven years after their debut.
According to the members, they decided to support each other in their future individual work outside the girl group. They also emotionally said that, despite their disbandment, MOMOLAND would always be a team.
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Part of the statement continued: "We sincerely thank our beloved Merries for providing us with precious memories and being by our side for the last seven years. Our Merries have been everything to us and always will be. We are deeply sorry that we couldn't let you guys know sooner, but sincerely thank each and everyone that have patiently waited for us."
The members also asked fans to continue supporting the members' future projects.
The move came weeks after Newsen and multiple media outlets revealed that the six members did not renew their contracts with MLD Entertainment.
Before MOMOLAND officially split, the group released several albums and garnered several accolades.
The girl group, in total, released 27 music videos, 11 singles, six extended plays, four promotional singles, three single albums, one studio album, and one compilation album.
Among the albums included Freeze!, Fun to the World, Starry Night, Show Me, Thumbs Up, Ready or Not and Wonderful Love.
Meanwhile, the group also scored 23 awards throughout its active years: Asia Artist Awards' Best Choice Award (2021), Korean Entertainment Arts Awards' Group Singer Award (2020), Korean Arts and Culture Awards' Korean Wave Idol Award (2020), The Fact Music Awards (Artist of the Year (Bonsang)), and Bonsang Awards from Seoul Music Awards and Soribada Best K-Music Awards in 2019.
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