All good things must come to an end.
Brave Girls, Brave Entertainment’s girl group that debuted April 7, 2011, officially disbanded February 16, 2023 following the expiration of their exclusive contracts. All four members, Minyoung, Yujeong, Eunji, and Yuna, opted not to renew.
Brave Entertainment released the following statement confirming the news.
The exclusive contracts of artists Minyoung, Yujeong, Eunji, and Yuna will come to an end as of today.
After a long and thorough discussion, Brave Entertainment and Brave Girls agreed to a beautiful farewell. The members intend on cheering one another on deep in their hearts and will repay fans for their love soon in their respective places.
Brave Entertainment would like to thank Minyoung, Yujeong, Eunji, and Yuna for their passion and enthusiasm, enduring the ups and downs of entertainment for the past 7 years. We sincerely thank them and send them unending applause. We will always cheer on the members in their future activities, no matter where they go.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank their fans, Fearless, once again for being by the girls’ side without any fears.
Please continue to send your love and affection toward Minyoung, Yujeong, Eunji and Yuna.
When Brave Girls debuted in 2011, they were a five-member group made up of Eunyoung, Seoah, Yejin, Yujin, and Hyeran. Eunyoung, Yejin, and Seoah left the group in 2013. In 2016, Minyoung, Yujeong, Eunji, Hayun, and Yuna joined Yujin and Hyerin Brave Girls’ lineup to make the group seven members. Hayun left in 2018 due to worsening health. Yujin left in 2017, while Hyeran went on indefinite hiatus, leaving Brave Girls a quartet.
In 2017, Brave Girls were on the brink of disbandment until “Rollin’” came out. The song’s sudden viral success in 2021, thanks to a performance in front of Korean soldiers, gave Brave Girls new life as well as music show wins, award nominations, and endorsement deals. “Rollin’” also earned a “Perfect All-Kill” on the music charts when it exploded in popularity! Their first music show win on Inkigayo came 3,628 days since their debut.
Brave Girls appeared on the second season of Queendom in 2022. Along with their appearance on Queendom, the group released their sixth mini-album Thank You and embarked on their first United States tour.
Brave Girls had a string of catchy tracks throughout their 12-year run including “Deepened,” “We Ride,” “Chi Mat Ba Ram,” and their debut track “Do You Know.” It’s sad to see them disband after having so much potential and a re-emergence in popularity. As of this writing, it’s unclear if they will all sign under a new agency and still perform together or if they will go their separate ways to start anew.