[30/07] SS501, Solo yet Together!

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Don't you like this title better? 1+1+3 still make up 5. As long as we still believe in what wuri Hyun Joong have said that night at the TVN X-Concert, there will be a SS501. These boys still want to be together as much as TripleS wants them to be, so please keep on believing. Long as there's still TripleS, there will be a SS501.

Credits to gyummy@donga.com + SS601.com + (English Translation) xiaochu @ Quainte501.com

Kim HyunJoong and Park JungMin solo activities
Heo YoungSaeng, Kim KyuJong, Kim HyungJun, grouping 3-member group

With the expiration of contract with their previous company, there has been some curiosity on popular group SS501’s future direction when leader Kim HyunJoong signed to another contract by himself.

Firstly, in early June, Kim HyunJoong signed with Bae YongJoon’s management company Key East, and it was known that Park JungMin also signed with a new company on his own. There is a chance that Heo YoungSaeng, Kim KyuJong and Kim HyungJun wh0 had their activities as a unit nicknamed as ‘SS301’ in 2008, will group together to continue their activities as singers.

According to associates of SS501, Park JungMin who has been very interested in acting, is searching for a new entertainment management company who will manage over him. However, in order to have group activities instead of going solo, Heo YoungSaeng, Kim KyuJong and Kim HyungJun are looking for new management company.

Being called SS301, Heo YoungSaeng, Kim KyuJong and Kim HyungJun, is currently a target for top music management companies in the FA (Free Agent) industry to scout them in. Even though they have received proposals for contracts worth a large amount of money from some management companies, but instead they are looking for a reliable management company whom they can trust. One close friend of the member said “Even though money (for contract) is no doubt an important factor, the members are trying to select one with a high capacity and whom they are able to trust completely.”

If SS501’s members sign with different new management companies on their own, it would be difficult for them to have activities as SS501 for the time being. However, since there is no disharmony between the members and that all of them want SS501 to continue on, it would seem that the group will not be disband. Especially that SS501 is currently very popular in Taiwan, therefore there is possibility that they will come back together soon to do promotional activities in overseas.

Meanwhile, SS501’s future direction as ‘1+1+3’ is a similar model as idol group H.O.T’s path when they disbanded, has gathered attention. H.O.T disband in 2001, Moon HeeJun and Kangta became solo singers while Jang WooHyuk, Tony An and Lee JaeWon continued by forming a group called jtL.


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