LOONA will release music as an 11-member group, the first new material since Chuu’s removal


LOONA will release their first music as an 11-member group, Blockberry Creative has confirmed.

South Korean media on December 7 OSEN The K-pop girl group has reportedly been preparing for a comeback scheduled for January 3, 2023, according to unnamed industry sources. Not long after, Blockberry Creative confirmed the news in a separate statement XSports news, but he clarified that “the time has not been decided”. “We will announce at a later date when the return schedule is confirmed,” the agency wrote in a brief statement.

The new release will be the band’s first music since Chuu was fired from LOONA last month, after Blockberry Creative said he was “kicked out” for “violent language and abuse of power” towards his staff. claims. After the announcement sparked outrage and suspicion from fans, the label later released a second statement clarifying that it did not make its initial statement “in order to expose Chuu’s abuse of power to the public and the media.”

News shortly after Chuu was removed from the group JTBC reported The nine members of LOONA – excluding Hyunjin and Vivi – were ordered to terminate their contracts with Blockberry Creative. The company later denied the reports, calling them “baseless” in a statement Sport Dongah.

Last week (November 29), Chuu broke her silence on her expulsion from LOONA via her Instagram stories, and in a short message to her followers, she said,[hasn’t] he did all the shameful things [her] fans.” “In the future, as my position is settled, I will share another statement. Thank you very much for your concern and trust in me,” Chuu said.

The singer first debuted as a founding member of LOONA in 2017 and released his solo album in December of that year. This record included a track called “Heart Attack”. She later became a member of the LOONA / yyxy division with former bandmates Yves, Go Won and Olivia Hye, releasing the 2018 EP beauty&thebeat with them.

LOONA’s upcoming music will be her first since her mini-album ‘Flip That’, which was released five months ago in June. One of the B-sides from the six-track project is “POSE,” a song they released for the reality competition series finale. Queen 2 In May.

Earlier this week, Chuu released her first post-LOONA single, a duet with KR&B singer George, “Dear My Winter.”

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