When it was announced that GLAM‘s Dahee was sentenced to jail time, it seemed the group’s disbandment was imminent. On January 15th, unfortunately, it was announced that GLAM has really come to an end.
GLAM debuted in 2012 as a five-member girl group with the song “Party (XXO).” Since the beginning, they proved to not be like other girl groups, with a strong and hip-hop like concept. Five months later, member Trinity left the group, and GLAM continued with the remaining four members.
During their whole career, they’ve always been highlighted as a girl group that didn’t follow the usual concepts. In both “I Like That” and “In Front of The Mirror,” they’ve talked about deep, meaningful themes that we don’t usually see in K-Pop songs. Their last release was “Give It 2 U” in early 2014, but it wasn’t considered an official comeback since it was only a digital single.
Today, much to the sadness of fans, a music industry staff revealed “even though Glam’s agency shows up as Bighit Entertainment and Sauce Music, their contract with both of the companies expired since the end of last year. The members decided to follow their own paths themselves.”
Both companies later confirmed the news that the three remaining members had not renewed the contract and, as a result, GLAM had come to an end.
Now, many would be content to say that this is Dahee’s fault, because she was sentenced to one year in prision. It feels easy to blame her and to tell the girls’ company to simply replace her. But let’s face the facts: this was not the only reason.
Ever since BTS‘s debut, GLAM hasn’t had a single comeback apart from their digital single, while the boys had like three comebacks in a row. The situation at Bighit was so complicated that 2AM moved back to JYP Entertainment, so they could have some attention from their company as well.
Now think honestly: if you were a K-Pop idol who hadn’t had a comeback for more than a year because a rookie group gave more profit to the company than you, and then you found out that you would probably keep waiting for another whole year because one of the members was in jail, would you renew your contract?
Although Dahee’s situation might have been the determining factor for their disbandment, we can’t throw all the blame on her because the group’s situation was not one of the best.
Right now, we must hope ZINNI, Mi So, and Ji Yeon find another place where they can showcase their talents, and go back to the music scene as well. We also hope that once Dahee is free, she regains her spot and popularity, because her talents are too unique to be wasted because of a mistake she commited and that she’s already paid for.
Source: TV Daily
Edited by: Laura Dees
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