Popular K-pop girl group, SISTAR, is disbanding after seven years of making music together.
The news has been confirmed by their music label, Starship Entertainment on Tuesday via Twitter.
“First, we want to thank all the fans who have cherished and loved SISTAR for the 7 years since they debuted,” read the tweet as translated by All Kpop.
“SISTAR will officially end their 7-year promotions as a group with their last album on May 31st. After our label and SISTAR talked for a long time, we have agreed to bring SISTAR to an end.”
“SISTAR’s disbandment is a very disappointing and a painful thing, but we believe that it is the best to support the road that each member wants. We will be doing our best to support the members’ futures.”
“SISTAR and the label thanks everyone once again for the large support we have received. Please show warm support and interest to the SISTAR members, who are standing at a new start in life,” read the post.
SISTAR which consists of Hyolyn, Bora, Soyou, and Dasom debuted in 2010 with the single “Push Push” which raised them to stardom instantly.
The group continued to release hit songs like “So Cool,” “Loving U” and “Give It to Me,” winning a total of 43 music awards throughout their career.
The four members also posted handwritten letters to their fan club homepage to confirm their disbandment and express their gratitude to their fans.
“Now, the SISTAR members will be going our own ways for our 2nd life. I want to sincerely thank our fans that let us know how happy and lucky we were to sing, to go on stage, to be loved, and to love others,” Hyorin wrote in her letter.
“I told fans every year that we should be happy, and I hope that you were all happy for the seven years you spent with us. The time that I spent with STAR1 and SISTAR members was happy and precious,” Bora wrote and said that they will definitely meet again.
“When I look back, I’m sad and sorry that I couldn’t spend that much time with our fans. No matter what stage I stand on from now on, I won’t ever forget this feeling I have for the members and our fans. I love you, I’m sorry, and thank you,” said Soyu in her letter.
“It’s very sad, but SISTAR has decided to go our separate ways after this album is finished. We received so much love as SISTAR, and we want to give it back bit by bit by ourselves from now on,” Dasom said, adding that she will continue to communicate with the fans.
Check out their farewell video below.