T-ara’s Areum Leaves Team And Will Be Going Solo

T-ara’s Areum Leaves Team And Will Be Going Solo

Sports Joseon is reporting tonight that T-ara’s youngest recruit Lee Areum will be leaving the team and will most likely reappear at a later date as a solo artist. T-ara will therefore be going back to their original six-member composition comprising of Hyomin, Boram, Eun Jung, Ji Yeon, Qri, and So Yeon.

Areum had officially joined the team last July and was one of the members for T-ara’s sub unit experiment, T-ara N4. According to Core Contents Media (CCM), Areum expressed an interest to leave the team to pursue a solo career, and the reason for the split was due to the fact that “Areum had always wanted to pursue hip hop music and had made it clear that she would like to show off a new side of herself by going solo. The other members have respected her decision” and that “In the future, Areum will be involved in a variety of activities ranging from singing to acting.”

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The reports also claim that CCM is currently planning on introducing their long term trainee Dani into T-ara N4 for their U.S. activities and the rest of their domestic activities. It seems like a natural addition given that Dani grew up in the U.S .and speaks fluent English, but so far, none of the reports seem to suggest that she will also be joining the main T-ara group. 

Here is a video from CCM’s official Youtube channel showing Areum announcing her departure and solo plans. Unfortunately, there are no official English subtitles available.  

This won’t be the only member changes amongst Core Contents Media artists with 5dolls having two of their members replaced for similar reasons to Areum and boy group Speed getting two new experimental members. 

With Core Contents Media continuing to struggle against the negativity instilled during the T-ara incident, it will be interesting to see if these new changes will be taken lightly by fans. The first of these restructures will be seen in July with 5doll’s comeback. We’ll continue to update all our readers as further details are revealed about Core Contents Media’s artist restructuring. 

102 comments
Tofu_Cloud
Tofu_Cloud

Hey CCM management, JUST KEEP IT TO THE ORIGINAL GIRLS! U already brought the drama, they were perfectly fine with 6!!! Now u screwed them all up and tarnish their name by bringing in others!! jesus


i love ahreum and dana,

i didnt like that rapper trouble maker girl. 


But anyways seriously pissed me  off adding members. When the original ones worked there butt off.

Tofu_Cloud
Tofu_Cloud

Hey CCM management, JUST KEEP IT TO THE ORIGINAL GIRLS! U already brought the drama, they were perfectly fine with 6!!! Now u screwed them all up and tarnish their name by bringing in others!! jesus



Pearlsilver
Pearlsilver

T-ara is back to 6!!! I'm happy, so so happy. It's great. They shouldn't have added new members in the first place.

hey1
hey1

"Sports Joseon" reports things that are not really related to sports?

No matter what happens, hope that T-ara and Areum stay strong, support each other, and keep working hard to be and stay successful.

Zizaku Ayra
Zizaku Ayra

i hope she is success without T-ara... God bless you Areum

sw38740
sw38740

already? i wonder if the reason isn't as explained there actually. well well well, well done 

hey1
hey1

Guess this is another situation where not many people know the "whole situation behind the scenes."

But with Areum leaving the group (whatever the reason was and/or what made her leave), this put T-ara in a difficult and challenging situation as this changes the group's dynamic and chemistry. They will have to change their songs' arrangement and choreography (like who will sing and dance to what parts as most of their songs have been performed with seven people instead of six), thus, some of the songs may have a different feel to them. Also, I think this incident happened during their preparation for their upcoming tour so now the members may have to change their preparation for the concert into something else (especially since I heard Areum was promoted as one of the members to be "featured alongside T-ara.")

T-ara's reputation may go down because some people may say she left because of bullying or being in that group is not a good place?

I hope both T-ara and Areum will find great success very soon and stay strong.

bakane18
bakane18

It's Chris Brown's fault.


*slaps Chris Brown*


XD


Holy heck, WTF is going on with T-ARA! *smh*


Anyways, I really liked her. I wish her the best at whatever she does.


Damn.... CCM is Effin' up BIG TIME. WOW.

Alexa Rodriguez
Alexa Rodriguez

ah ok, pues creeo que su comeback sera este año tambien asi que entrara pronto, y pues eso es algo que dudo que suceda :

Blue Artist
Blue Artist

Quedan 6 y se supone que Dani si va a entrar, pero hasta el proximo comeback coreano ._. Si regresaran a Hwayoung todo estaria mejor u.u

Alexa Rodriguez
Alexa Rodriguez

hahah omg enserio? suenan algo creeidas :p pues ahora cuantas quedan 6? y que no iba a entrar una nueva o ya no? la dani siempre no entro verdad?, a cada rato estan entrando y saliendo mejor que lo dejen asi ya.

Anna Sitchon
Anna Sitchon

i hope she leaves the universe for good too lol

Blue Artist
Blue Artist

Creo que lei en un articulo una vez que ella solo iba a estar un año en T-ara por que era un castigo para Hyomin, Eunjung y Jiyeon (Osea un castigo por que se ponen berrinchudas cada vez que agragan a un miembro nuevo) e.e

Alexa Rodriguez
Alexa Rodriguez

si lo acaboo de ver me sorprendi , y solo hace unos dias hablabamos de ellas :o pero porque?? esta raro...

Johnny Jaiz
Johnny Jaiz

Damn T-ara is getting smaller and smaller

Tofu_Cloud
Tofu_Cloud

i think it's good an artist knows what they want and what kind of music is "their style" rather then sing along with whatever they give them. There has been way too many of those. I LOVE LOVE LOVE T-ara's music, but if Hiphop and rap is something she wants too do, then i'll support her cuz she is a GREAT RAPPER!

Not only that, i get the jist Ahreum feels a lil burden cuz she got a huge fan base yet she feels the money is as big as she can get it since she gotta divide it, and there is tons of anti's towards t-ara so it's dragging her down. I get her decision to be on her own. I think T-ara would be sad though since so many ppl loved her.

Sohee May Lee
Sohee May Lee

huwah...nooo!!!!!Areum and Jiyeon are my biased!>.

Ng Ka Wai
Ng Ka Wai

Is not T-ara who make the member leave the group is the CEO of CCM

ALexander Wutang
ALexander Wutang

solo yea right lol they always say that when a member ditches.

Cindy Yang
Cindy Yang

Can t-ara just stop with all this bull already. So unnecessarily dramatic and no one even really cares

Rhixie Rhix
Rhixie Rhix

Attitude problem of t-ara original members :/ tsk . Tsk .. The new members always leave :\

야스믾
야스믾

time to run away, everyone~ leave CCM !!!

Mutiara Lazuardita
Mutiara Lazuardita

it's better to you ahreum. go out from that managment n do your best for your solo carier. you'll be more sucessfull without fvckin girls group like tiara. kkkk go ahreum!!!

javiernoel
javiernoel

CCM screwing up again and again... The groups should find a new family...

Ty DeNee
Ty DeNee

That just mean t-ara obviously did something wrong n she want to go solo..so its not hwayoung

geomart
geomart

Can't Believe all what CCM does, probably was kick out. we can't afford u. 

Gee Nguyen
Gee Nguyen

Why join just to leave? - n- , she debuted in day by day which was only last summer. Isn't it bad enough with what they were going through? Sigh , At least original members are back. 6 girls not to much , i'm fine with that. Hopefully they fix the screen time issue with 6 members.