K-pop girl band, Blackpink has finally signed renewed contracts with YG Entertainment.
According to a Variety report, The news was announced in a regulatory filing by the company on Wednesday and caused its KOSDAQ-listed shares to leap by 26% to KRW60,700 by midday.
The news comes after months of speculation that the four-piece act – Jisoo (real name Kim Ji-soo), Lisa (Lalisa Manobal), Jennie (Kim Jennie), and Rose (Roseanne Park) – would take their acts to another shop. Blackpink’s previous contracts with YG expired in August.
“The board has completed a resolution about renewing the contracts with Blackpink’s four members,” YG said in the filing.
In a press statement, the company said that Blackpink plans a new album and a world tour. “We are pleased to continue our relationship with Blackpink,” YG founder Yang Hyun Suk said in the statement. “Blackpink will continue to do its best to shine even brighter in the global music market as an artist representing not only our company but also K-pop. […] And we send our unwavering support and faith to [fans].”
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