On July 19, the company announced that the boyband had resigned from the agency in a statement released through fan community platform Weverse. According to Pledis, the group decided to re-sign them before the 7-year contract expires in 2022.
“Although their previous contracts have yet to expire, all thirteen members of SEVENTEEN and our agency engaged in in-depth discussions about the group’s future vision that led to a consensus. clearly, allowing both parties to re-sign the contract ahead of time,” Pledis said.
In the same statement, SEVENTEEN also talked about their decision to resign from 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 boy group added.
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– (SEVENTEEN) (@commit_17) July 19, 2021
The boy band first debuted in May 2015 with the mini-album ’17 Carat’ and the lead single ‘Adore U’. During a multi-year career, the group released several hit songs, including ‘Very Nice’, ‘Don’t Wanna Cry’ and ‘Home’.
SEVENTEEN recently returned with their eighth mini-album, ‘Your Choice’, featuring the title track ‘Ready To Love’. In one glowing four star rating, NME’s Puah Ziwei said that “ [boyband’s] experiment with their music [on the record]… Prove that the team has not lost its mark or creative imprint”.
In a recent interview with The Zach Sang Show, member Seungkwan admitted that there is “pressure” to reach new heights and challenge yourself creatively and music with each release. The team then elaborated on this comment, revealing that they “think deeply” about the creative processes behind each release “a lot”.
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