All 13 members of South Korean boyband SEVENTEEN have renewed their contracts with their agency, Pledis Entertainment.
On July 19, the company announced that the boyband had resigned with the agency in a statement, which was released via fan community platform Weavers. According to Pledis, the group has decided to re-sign with him before the end of his seven-year contract in 2022.
“While their previous contracts had not yet been concluded, seventeen and all thirteen members of our company engaged in intensive discussions on the future vision of the group, leading to a clear agreement, allowing both parties to renegotiate their contracts prematurely. Signing helped.” Pledis said.
In the same statement, SEVENTEEN also explained its decision to resign with the company, citing the group’s “trust” and “strong teamwork” among other reasons. “As ‘One Team’, Seventeen will continue to strive to bring great music and great performances to fans around the world,” the boyband said.
[NOTICE] All 13 members of the SEVENTEEN group renew the contract
— seventeen (@pledis_17) July 19, 2021
The boyband first debuted in May 2015 with the mini-album ’17 Carats’ and its lead single ‘Adore You’. In a career spanning years, the group has released a number of hit songs, including “Very Nice”, “Don’t Wanna Cry” and “Home”.
Seventeen recently returned with their eighth mini-album, ‘Your Choice’, with the title track ‘Ready to Love’. In a dazzling four-star review, of Pua Ziwei said that ” [boyband’s] experimenting with their musicality [on the record]… prove that the group has not lost its touch or creative streak”.
During a recent interview zach song show, Member Seungkwan acknowledged that there is “pressure” to reach new heights and to challenge themselves creatively and musically with each release. The group then elaborated on the comment, stating that they “think deeply” about the creative processes behind each release “a lot”.