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What is the Kpop 7 year curse?
The ‘seven year curse’ is known as the unfortunate year where many K-pop groups disband, or have a member leave. There are a huge number of groups who have disbanded on their seventh year including 2NE1, 4Minute, Rainbow and wonder girls just to name a few.
Did BTS survive the 7 year curse?
There are quite a lot of groups who have disbanded during their seventh year including 2NE1, Sistar and 4Minute. There are also groups that survive this curse and make a comeback like SHINHWA, BTS, F. T. Island and T-ARA.
Are all Kpop contracts 7 years?
The following year, in 2010, South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) created a rule that limited entertainment contracts to seven years. In 2017, the KFTC again put restrictions on entertainment contracts.
What happens when kpop idols get old?
As they get older, they tend to try and find how to execute their other passions they couldn’t explore during their time in the limelight of being an idol. Also, instead of music, some may start acting. They might become a composer, a music teacher, may change to actor which has longer age (whole life for some people).
Which K-pop group has the seven year curse?
1. Girls’ Generation (2007 – Present) Girls’ Generation recently made a comeback for their tenth anniversary. The group debuted in 2007. They still, unfortunately, got hit with the seven year curse when Jessica left the group in 2014. Since then the group has remained as one, continuing to top charts.
What is the seven-year curse in South Korea?
The seven-year curse is what fans of boy bands and girl bands in South Korea call the contract term that K-pop groups sign with their agencies. This is the period of time that an agency promises to take care of the artists and their bands in terms of music production, promotion, branding and other additional opportunities.
When did BTS get hit with the seven year curse?
The group debuted in 2007. They still, unfortunately, got hit with the seven year curse when Jessica left the group in 2014. Since then the group has remained as one, continuing to top charts.
How many new K-pop groups debuted in 2020?
More than 30 new K-Pop groups debuted in the year 2020. With so many artists fighting for the same audience’s attention, if the groups don’t make an impact, the seven-year contract drags with little to no activity and the group disappears with no trace.