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TWICE Forever: Nayeon shares reason for group’s contract renewal

by Joyce Remo

DISBANDMENT? Of course not!

Nayeon from KPop superstar girl group TWICE shared why members decided to renew their contract with South Korean entertainment label JYP even before it ended.

What’s driving the news

Many fans speculated that the group would disband before the end of the year as the group only signed a seven-year contract with the entertainment label.

TWICE dispelled the rumors with an early contract renewal last July.

Why continue as a band?

In a Cosmopolitan interview, TWICE’s oldest member and lead vocalist Im Nayeon revealed that all members wanted to be with each other and remain as a group. 

“I think everyone still wants to be with one another. ‘I still want to be TWICE’ is on everyone’s mind,” Nayeon said.

In a statement released via South Korean media outlets, JYP said TWICE was staying with the company with whom it has a good working relationship. 

Interview by Cosmopolitan Korea with Im Nayeon

“All members of TWICE have renewed their contracts with us ahead of the exclusive contract expiration date in the fall. TWICE, who have played a major role in establishing the status and prestige of K-Pop Entertainment company JYP and the company, who have been a source of support for TWICE’s growth and development as a representative girl group, agreed to renew contracts with each other based on this mutual trust,” said a JYP representative, according to a report by Soompi.

Who is TWICE

In case you are out of the loop, TWICE is a nine-member girl band from South Korea.

Photo courtesy: TWICE Japan’s official Twitter account

They have been recognized internationally for their hit singles Fancy,Feel Special, What Is Love, TT, Likey, and Cheer Up.

Recently, the group released a comeback album called “BETWEEN 1&2” and completed its US tour in May this year.

The nine members of the group are Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu.

They held two concerts in Manila, the first in 2019 and then recently, last June.

The group debuted on October 20, 2015 after the survival show Sixteen, where all members appeared as contestants.

TWICE signed a seven-year contract with JYP Entertainment and the contract was supposed to end in October this year.

TWICE’s new project in 2023

The group is set for a new project called “Our Youth” for the first quarter next year.

TWICE will drop their comeback with a pre-release English single in January and their 12th mini album in March.

Banner courtesy: TWICE Japan Official’s Twitter account



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