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B.A.P’s leader leaves group

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Yongguk, the leader of K-pop boy band B.A.P, has bid the group adieu after seven years.

B.A.P’s Yongguk at a press conference in Manila in July 2017 (Photo by Jonathan Hicap) /mb.com.ph

B.A.P’s Yongguk at a press conference in Manila in July 2017 (Photo by Jonathan Hicap)

B.A.P’s agency, TS Entertainment, released a statement on Aug. 23 to say that Yongguk decided not to renew his contract with the company.

It said that the exclusive contract of Yongguk, who had been with the agency since Aug. 12, 2011, expired just a few days ago.

The 28-year-old singer did not sign a new contract with the agency and other B.A.P members respect his decision.

Without him, TS Entertainment said B.A.P will continue to be a five-member group composed of Himchan, Jongup, Zelo, Daehyun and Youngjae.

Before B.A.P debuted in January 2012, Yongguk featured in Song Ji-eun’s song “Going Crazy” that was released in 2011. B.A.P’s songs include “Carnival,” “Wake Me Up,” “No Mercy,” “That’s My Jam” and “One Shot.”

The boy band visited Manila twice last year to perform in two concerts.

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