SM Entertainment Artists Most Likely To Stay Or Leave Agency + Reasons Kpop News

SM Entertainment Artists Most Likely To Stay Or Leave Agency + Reasons Kpop News

After Kakao’s acquisition of SM Entertainment, media and fans predicted that artists were likely to stay or leave the company.

On March 16, the Korean media outlet released an expected list of SM Entertainment artists who will most likely stay or leave the company. insight.

(Photo: SNSD, Red Velvet, Super Junior, EXO (Kpop Wiki))

The artists’ next move under the company is attracting particular attention after Kakao successfully acquired management rights to SM, while HYBE opted to partner with the two entertainment agencies.

With the start of the SM 3.0 era guaranteeing independence and autonomy, such a big change draws attention to the fact that SM artists will stay or go.

According to K-Pop fans, media and networks, Kangta, BoA and Girls’ Generation Sunny were among the idols to go to Lee Soo Man due to their loyalty.

Top 8 K-Pop Idols Who Are Also Directors Of Their Respective Entertainment Companies

(Photo: KangtaInstagram)

Excellent integration of SM visuals.

(Photo: Girls on Twitter)

In particular, Kangta and BoA, who were among the company’s oldest idols, formed a unique relationship with Lee Soo Man and even gained his trust to make them unregistered SM directors.

Sunny, Lee Soo Man’s nephew, is also expected to leave the agency.


(Photo: Girls’ Generation Twitter)

In addition to the high-level idols mentioned above, Kim Min Jong, one of the first to defend Lee Soo Man in internal battles, will surely also consider leaving along with Yoo Young Jin. These two are some of the mainstays of the business.

Idols likely to stay with SM Entertainment: TVXQ, SHINee, EXO, Red Velvet, etc.

On the other hand, artists with a high probability of staying with the company are TVXQ, Super Junior, SHINee, EXO, Red Velvet, NCT, aespa, Girls’ Generation YoonA, Yuri, Taeyeon and Hyoyeon.

TVXQ will release the next Japanese single
See also  The 15 best album sales by female kpop group in 2022

(Photo: Osen)

As of TVXQ, the second generation group is a team whose future is virtually impossible to predict. This is because both showed great faith in Lee Soo Man and SM. In this regard, U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin, who have a close relationship, are expected to stay or move in together to continue as a duo.

Will all Super Junior members renew their contract with SM?  Here's what they said

(Photo: Super Junior (Kpop Wiki))

Although the members of Super Junior are also close to Lee Soo Man, the group has long worked with current SM CEO Tak Young Joon and has developed a solid relationship. Also, the band is signed to Label SJ, a sub-label of SM, so they are expected to stay.


(Photo: Facebook: SHINee)

SHINee is also expected to stay with SM. Though Key has expressed concern about the management conflict, it’s widely believed the team will stick together.


(Photo: exo2020reborn)

Girl group with the best vocal combination?  People think THAT should be #1

(Photo: Red Velvet (News1))

EXO and Red Velvet won’t be leaving either, according to fans, as they have no reason to part ways with the agency now amid their respective comeback preparations as a full group.

#GG4EVA: Girls' Generation-Oh!GG teaser revealed for 'SMCU Express' and people are loving it

(Photo: Girls’ Generation Twitter)

In the meantime, the SNSD members, with the exception of Sunny, will likely remain in the SM as they can only actively track their group activities in the SM, excluding their respective individual careers.

aespa Giselle becomes a hot topic for enhanced visuals in THESE photos

(Photo: aespa (Chopard via KpopHerald))

NKT 2021

(Photo: Twitter || @NCTsmtown)

Finally, aespa and NCT, which are considered the idols of the third and fourth generation, are likely to stay with SM. They are believed to be at the heart of SM 3.0 along with the bands and artists who will debut soon in 2023.

See also  Photos of K-Pop Stars on the Red Carpet Soompi

For more K-Pop news and updates, keep your tabs open here on KpopStarz.

KpopStarz owns this item.

Written by Eunice Dawson.