After a two-year hiatus, former (G)I-DLE member Soojin will reportedly make her solo debut soon.
South Korea-based media outlet News1 exclusively broke the news on Monday (16 Oct).
Her new agency, BRD Communications revealed that she is on her way to start her new chapter this month. Her agency also shared the plans they have for her. “We plan to release her [solo debut] album within this year,” they said, per Soompi.
Soojin was previously part of K-pop girl group (G)I-DLE, who are now promoting actively as a quintet.
In 2021, she was involved in a controversy entangling school violence rumours where an actress and other classmates allegedly claimed they were bullied by the idol. They took to online forums to accuse her of being a bully during her schooling days, per NME.
Soojin then left the band in August 2021. Her contract with the previous company Cube Entertainment was also terminated in March 2022.
In September 2022, Soojin’s legal representative closed her lawsuit against the school bullying accusations via a statement. She has since been on a hiatus but continued to communicate with fans on her socials.
Her Instagram page has since amassed some 2.8 million followers since, following her first post on 30 Jun this year.
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Soojin’s return to the entertainment industry is a much anticipated one as she embarks on her new journey as a solo artist with her new agency.
Separately, (G)I-DLE also recently dropped their first English EP, titled Heat (2023), earlier this month.