SISTAR is a girl-group that was famous for its very sexy, yet elegant concept. The group has also been dubbed the Summer Queen becauseSISTAR would make a comeback every summer and release an album that had a summer theme. SISTAR debuted in 2010, with the release of the single Push-Push, and was formed by STARSHIP Entertainment. SISTAR was also the first girl group STARSHIP Entertainment ever put together, and is one of the groups that has the most awards from music show events.
However, in 2017, after seven years together, SISTAR decided to release their last song, Lonely, before deciding for to disband. Hyolyn, Bora, Soyou, and Dasom decided to focus on their respective careers. A source made a statement that SISTAR’s leader, Hyolyn, was the one who wanted to leave, explaining that she wanted to focus more on growing her solo career. Bora and Soyou would continue their careers as singers, while Dasom would be concentrating on developing her acting career. Previously, all the SISTAR members wrote farewell messages and thanks for everyone, especially STAR1 (SISTAR’s Fandom), who had supported SISTAR for the seven years the group was active.
Bora wrote, “STAR1, hello. It’s SISTAR’s Bora. Every year, I tell our fans to be happy, and I wonder if the past seven years have been happy and fun for you. The times I’ve spent with the other members of SISTAR and STAR1 have been so precious and happy. I feel like my hard work never fully expressed how I feel about our fans, and the feeling of regret I have for not doing better during our time as SISTAR continues to grow. When you told me that seeing me bright and happy gave you strength, I worked even harder to be more energetic. I will continue to do so in the future. So many memories are flashing through my head as I write this. We’ve decided to support each other on our individual paths. However, this won’t be the last time you see us, and I will work hard to be the best that I can be as Yoon Bora. To our Star1, who have loved SISTAR and have loved Bora, thank you for always being by our side. I was happy. Let’s keep being happy. I love you.”
Hyorin wrote, “To STAR1, who have always loved and support us. Hello, this is SISTAR’s leader, Hyorin. It’s already been seven years since SISTAR debuted. The time I have spent with my fellow members and STAR1 as SISTAR’s Hyorin have been like a dream, so precious that I wouldn’t change them for the world. We will now be going our separate ways to start a new chapter in our lives. I want to sincerely thank STAR1 for teaching us how much of a joy and blessing it is to sing for someone, to perform on stage for someone, to be loved by someone, and to love that person back. Putting our regrets behind us, we hope to support each other’s dreams and do our best to grow and be better as individuals. I love my fellow members and Star1 and you will forever be in my heart. You’ve given me more love than I deserve and given me strength, even though I am lacking in may ways. I want to thank you with all my heart. I love you.”
Soyou opened up with, “It’s already been seven years. The happy moments and difficult times have been more happy and less difficult because I always had my fellow members and Star1 by my side. Looking back on our time with our fans, I feel bad and regretful because I feel like I never did enough. No matter what I do in the future, I will never forget how I feel about my fellow members and fans. I love you. I’m sorry and I’m grateful. I’ll be back with good music. Till the very end, let’s all remember to be happy.”
Dasom said, “There are so many things I want to say to you guys, but I feel agonized and cautious about what I should say first. It’s been seven years since we debuted under the name SISTAR. I want to thank you for always supporting and loving us. I believe that we’ve been able to end this seven-year journey, which would have been a little rough otherwise, on a happy note thanks to our connection with you. We have made the tough decision to end our activities as SISTAR with this upcoming album and walk our individual paths. We hope to continue to repay our fans for the overflowing love you have given us as SISTAR through our individual activities. We will work hard to connect with you more. Please support us. Thank you.”
Miss A is a girl-group that debuted in 2010, formed by JYP Entertainment. Jia and Min left the group in May, 2016, and November, 2017, respectively, before the group officially disbanded on December 27, 2017. Originally, the group of five trainees was put together by JYP Entertainment in 2010. They first appeared in Chinese variety shows, performing dance routines and songs such as “Chinese Wonder Girls” with Woo Hyerim as a member, who ended up being placed in Wonder Girls soon before Miss A’s debut, in order to replace Sunmi.
Fei renewed her contract with JYP in May, 2016, while Suzy renewed her contract in August of this year. Jia and Min, both left the company after the expiration of their contracts, in May, 2016, and April, 2017, respectively. JYP Entertainment officially announced their disbandment by simply stating, “Hello. This is JYP Entertainment (aka JYP). The JYP has been in discussion about Miss A’s Min renewing her contract, but we have decided not to renew. And her contract naturally expired. There is nothing confirmed about miss’s future promotions. Thank you.”