CL has parted ways with the hit-making South Korean record label YG Entertainment, according to a YG statement issued to South Korean media on Friday (Nov. 8). She has been with YG for more than a decade as both a soloist and member of girl group 2NE1.
“Respecting each other’s opinions, we came to an agreement with CL to end her exclusive contract,” read the statement, as per Soompi’s translation. We express deep gratitude to the fans who have shown for CL, who shined with her activities as an artist of YG."
At YG, CL debuted with 2NE1 in 2009, and while promoting as a leader and rapper, she led trends in various areas including music and fashion. She also left a major mark in the history of K-pop when she became the first Korean solo female artist to chart in the Billboard Hot 100 on October 12, 2016.