Jin-young and Baro Departure
On June 30, 2018, Jin-young and Baro decided not to extend their exclusive contract with the WM Entertainment while the other members, CNU, Sandeul, and Gongchan renew their exclusive contract. The agency wrote a notice about Jin-young and Baro departure on their official website. The agency also said that B1A4 will continue with 3 members and planning the future direction of the members activities.
Check out the official statement from WM Entertainment here:
“Hello. This is WM Entertainment.
This is the official position regarding B1A4’s renewal.
Jinyoung (Jeong Jin-young) and Baro (Cha Sun-woo) of B1A4, who have been together since 2011, are announcing the end of their exclusive contract with us on June 30, 2018.
After a long discussion with the members of the artist B1A4 ahead of the expiration of their exclusive contract, WM Entertainment decided to respect Jinyoung and Baro’s choice to take their own path to fulfill their dreams. We would also like to extend our sincere support to the new start of the members in our respective positions.
Among the members of B1A4, CNU (Shin Dong-woo), Sandeul (Lee Jung-hwan), and Gongchan (Kong Chan-sik) have renewed their contracts with our company based on trust and affection.
As a result, we will focus on reorganizing B1A4, and we will carefully discuss the future direction of our activities with our members. From now on, we will do our best to support the growth of CNU, Sandeul, and Gongchan. Also, I will do my best for the fans who love B1A4 and support us generously.
I sincerely apologize for causing your concern. Please bless the members of B1A4 at the new starting line and give them warm love and attention.
After the departure from WM Entertainment, Jinyoung signed a contract with LINK8 Entertainment and Baro is now signed under HODU&U Entertainment. They’re both were about to start solo careers, whether it was as a solo singer or by starting acting activities.
B1A4 Activity as Trio
Even though Jinyoung and Baro left the group, B1A4’s activities remained the same, with the only difference being the number of members. The group would still continue its career with CNU, Sandeul, and Gongchan.
On January 5, 2019, B1A4 held the first fan meeting with 3 members. This was an official fan meeting of the 5th BaNa (fanclub), which was recruited until December, and because CNU’s military enlistment was announced shortly, many BaNa couldn’t send him well. B1A4 sang “Only One”, a track from B1A4’s debut album, as an ending song. This song is famous for singing at B1A4’s first concert. In fact, on the V app, Gongchan selected this song as his favorite song. Ten months later, only three people were on stage on the Only One stage, with CNU singing the part rap right away. The got so emotional singing “Only One”.
Even after the renewal of the contract fails, the members seem to be communicating with each other. According to Baro’s interview, the relationship is the same as in the past, and after seeing too long, he does not contact him often, but when he enters an activity, he sends and receives calls to be careful of colds.
Discography of B1A4
|Who Am I||
|In the Wind||
|2011||Only Learned Bad Things||Let’s Fly|
|2011||Beautiful Target||It B1A4|
|2011||My Love||It B1A4|
|2012||The Time is Over||Ignition|
|2012||Baby I’m Sorry||Ignition|
|2012||Baby Good Night||Ignition: Special Edition|
|2012||Tried to Walk||In The Wind|
|2013||What’s Happening?||What’s Going On?|
|2014||Lonely||Who Am I|
|2014||Solo Day||Solo Day|
|2015||Sweet Girl||Sweet Girl|
|2015||It’s Christmas||It’s Christmast|
|2016||A Lie||Good Timing|
|2019||A Day of Love||Non-album single|
|2012||Oyasumi Good Night||1|
|2013||What’s Happening? What – Why?||2|
|2014||Solo Day||Miracle Radio-2.5 kHz|
|2015||White Miracle||Miracle Radio-2.5 kHz|
|2017||You and I||4|
|2018||Do You Remember||5|