The January 18 broadcast of MBC‘s “Happy Time” examined the details of why first-generation girl group S.E.S broke up at the peak of its popularity in December 2002.
On the show, “Happy Time” screened a part of an interview given by former S.E.S member Eugene for MBC’s “Golden Fishery” in April 2013.
Eugene explained, “At the time, I wanted to continue with our contracts as they were, but the agency [SM Entertainment] wanted us to make new contracts on an individual basis. Even though we had a lot of negotiations on the matter, we could not come to a mutual agreement, so we eventually decided to go our own separate ways.”
Eugen also noted, “When we broke up, we did so at the height of our popularity. We wanted to break up in a calm and cool way.”
After the group broke up, Eugene began a successful career as an actress. S.E.S fans recently enjoyed watching a performance by former members Shoo and Bada on the “Infinity Challenge” special “Saturday Saturday Is a Singer.”