Ahreum has been confirmed to be leaving T-ara to pursue a solo career.
After joining T-ara as the 8th member last July, she debuted with “Day by Day” and was also active with T-ara N4 for their “Countryside Life” promotions, but it seems her run with T-ara has come to a quick end.
In a video posted to T-ara’s official fan cafe, Ahreum said, “There’s a new update. It looks like I’ll be seeing you all as a solo artist. Don’t forget T-ara’s Ahreum. Thank you for giving me so much love. I felt so much love at the fan meeting and while promoting with T-ara. In the future, I’ll be meeting you all with an image that’s a few thousand times better than the Ahreum you saw in ‘Countryside Life’. The time I had with the unnis will be a fond memory, but Ahreum will most likely be returning solo. Still, the unnis will continue to be active, so don’t forget them and don’t forget Ahreum either. Ahreum fighting and T-ara fighting. Thank you so much for loving Ahreum until now. Please don’t ever forget the songs or performance I had with T-ara. I miss you. I love you.”
The agency stated that the reasons Ahreum is becoming a solo artist are so she could focus on hip hop, which she’s always been interested in, as well as to give her the chance to pursue other activities like acting.
T-ara will now be promoting with the six original members – Q-ri, Boram, Soyeon, Eunjung, Hyomin, and Jiyeon. Core Contents Media is also currently deciding whether to replace Ahreum with Dani, who fans were also introduced to last year as an upcoming member, in T-ara N4.