Rising seven-member girl group A Pink will tempoarily have six as singer/dancer Yu Kyung (full name Hong Yu Kyung) has announced she will no longer be in the group.
The group’s entertainment agency, A Cube Entertainment (a subsidiary of Cube Entertainment) announced the news via a press release. The report said that 18-year-old Yu Kyung will focus on her studies and enter college this year. A Cube added that the decision was made by her and the agency while considering the future for her fellow A Pink members. Fans will remember Yu Kyung not only for her voice, but also for some of her cute and clear English delivery on songs such as “I Got You” and “Bubibu.”
Following the announcement, another report quickly came that announced a new member would soon replace Yu Kyung and will be revealed when A Pink returns with new music.
At just two years old, the adorable K-pop outfit (whose members’ ages range from 16 to 22) is considered by K-pop fans as an act poised to break out as a major force. They released their first full-length album last year, “Une Annee,” that included their most successful single yet with “Hush” (which peaked at No. 13 on the K-Pop Hot 100) and follow-up “Bubibu” (No. 18).
The group has yet to earn a major smash single. But member Eun Ji did land a three-week No. 1 with the duet “All For You” with Seo In Kook, with whom she starred in the popular Korean drama show “Reply 1997.” Eun Ji’s increased visibility, along with the new member, will likely lead to high interest when A Pink returns with new music.