T-ara to Comeback as 6-Member Group in September, Former Member Ahreum Officially Terminates Contract

T-ara to Comeback as 6-Member Group in September, Former Member Ahreum Officially Terminates Contract

It has been confirmed that girl group T-ara will be making a comeback this September!

At the beginning of next month, members Hyomin, Boram, Eunjung, Soyeon, Jiyeon, and Qri will be releasing a brand new album, marking their return to the music industry as a six-member group. The girl group is currently in the middle of preparations for the upcoming comeback, as they have already received songs from renowned songwriters.

Most recently, two members of T-ara have debuted as solo artists during the group’s resting period. Jiyeon and Hyomin have both successfully wrapped up their solo promotions with “Never Ever” and “Nice Body,” respectively.

It has also been reported that former T-ara member, Ahreum, is now officially withdrawn from the group, as she has terminated her contract with Core Contents Media.

Meanwhile, the group plans to continue activities with the original six members. It has been about nine months following T-aras last promotion cycle as a whole group, since December of last year with “Do You Know Me?

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Former T-ara Member Ahreum's Agency Tells People To Stop Speculations

Former T-ara Member Ahreum's Agency Tells People To Stop Speculations

Former T-ara Member Ahreums Agency Tells People To Stop SpeculationsThe agency of former T-ara member, Areum, has requested the public to stop over-speculating about the singer’s health conditions, after the singer’s series of encrypted SNS posts.

On November 9, Areum posted on her Instagram, “My Birthday! One minute has already passed ahh TT TT TT People of Korea! Please Wait! Please!!! Korea! The thing I want to kill the most is the hurt of the heart in every individual!!! Everyone is having a hard time because of that right!? Day by Day!! Please wait a little bit. I, Lee Ahreum, do things that she says she will do. I have lived by working hard through the best confirmation! The wish that I wished for this time was, ‘World Happiness.’ Keep smiling because it will happen in due time. Certainly!! I will promise you. Give me your promise. Smile for now.”

Former T-ara Member Ahreums Agency Tells People To Stop Speculations

The encrypted message continued to confuse the public as fans pointed out the singer’s birthday was in fact on April 19, and not in the month of November. Thus, the series of posts have caused many to speculate the meanings of the messages as the observations of recent uploaded images of Ahreum smiling a strange smile or giving a certain stare have created public worry over the singer’s health.

In what seemed like a response towards the speculations, the singer posted on November 10 a short video on Instagram saying, “I, too, have feelings so I cry as much as I want to. I’m warning you. I like people who love me, but I don’t need things like fans. If you’re not going to treat me like human, don’t write any comments. When I’m speaking nicely.”

The additional encrypted message by Ahreum has created more speculation in regards to her condition, as well as the previous rumors of the singer’s spirit possession that caused her to leave the group. Although the former member posted a second video on her Instagram explaining the previous video as acting, the public continued to speculate the status of Ahreum’s mental health.

However, in response to public speculations, her agency Core Entertainment clarified on November 10, “We ask that people would stop speculating untrue claims about Ahreum. She is only 20 years old, and is a young child, which is why we ask that you all will cherish her. And for the sake of one young person’s life, we ask that you stop the speculations.”

Ahreum left T-ara back in July. During that time, her agency explained, “Ahreum, who was more in to hip hop, expressed that she wanted to go solo to show her music style in a different way and the other members respected her decision.” Thus, currently, T-ara is promoting as a six member group, as she prepares for her solo activities. 

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Former T-ara Member Ahreum Agency Tells People To Stop Speculations

Former T-ara Member Ahreum Agency Tells People To Stop Speculations

Former T-ara Member Ahreum Agency Tells People To Stop SpeculationsThe agency of former T-ara member, Areum, has requested the public to stop over-speculating about the singer’s health conditions, after the singer’s series of encrypted SNS posts.

On November 9, Areum posted on her Instagram, “My Birthday! One minute has already passed ahh TT TT TT People of Korea! Please Wait! Please!!! Korea! The thing I want to kill the most is the hurt of the heart in every individual!!! Everyone is having a hard time because of that right!? Day by Day!! Please wait a little bit. I, Lee Ahreum, do things that she says she will do. I have lived by working hard through the best confirmation! The wish that I wished for this time was, ‘World Happiness.’ Keep smiling because it will happen in due time. Certainly!! I will promise you. Give me your promise. Smile for now.”

Former T-ara Member Ahreum Agency Tells People To Stop Speculations

The encrypted message continued to confuse the public as fans pointed out the singer’s birthday was in fact on April 19, and not in the month of November. Thus, the series of posts have caused many to speculate the meanings of the messages as the observations of recent uploaded images of Ahreum smiling a strange smile or giving a certain stare have created public worry over the singer’s health.

In what seemed like a response towards the speculations, the singer posted on November 10 a short video on Instagram saying, “I, too, have feelings so I cry as much as I want to. I’m warning you. I like people who love me, but I don’t need things like fans. If you’re not going to treat me like human, don’t write any comments. When I’m speaking nicely.”

The additional encrypted message by Ahreum has created more speculation in regards to her condition, as well as the previous rumors of the singer’s spirit possession that caused her to leave the group. Although the former member posted a second video on her Instagram explaining the previous video as acting, the public continued to speculate the status of Ahreum’s mental health.

However, in response to public speculations, her agency Core Entertainment clarified on November 10, “We ask that people would stop speculating untrue claims about Ahreum. She is only 20 years old, and is a young child, which is why we ask that you all will cherish her. And for the sake of one young person’s life, we ask that you stop the speculations.”

Ahreum left T-ara back in July. During that time, her agency explained, “Ahreum, who was more in to hip hop, expressed that she wanted to go solo to show her music style in a different way and the other members respected her decision.” Thus, currently, T-ara is promoting as a six member group, as she prepares for her solo activities. 

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T-ARA's Past Member Ahreum Updates Her Fans

T-ARA's Past Member Ahreum Updates Her Fans

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T-ARA's Past Member Ahreum Updates Her Fans t-ara ahreum updates her fans T-ara's past member Ahreum updated her fans.

Yesterday, Ahreum posted on her Instagram, "I used to want to be a trouble maker and be a little rebellious when I was little. This night of my sigh at the sight of her back turned to me" along with a picture.

In the picture, Ahreum is wearing glasses and is posing for the camera. Even though she's not wearing any makeup, she's revealing perfect skin, catching much attention.

Internet users who saw this commented, "Are you coming back?," "Can I expect to see you on stage again?," and "The glasses look good on her."

Ahreum left T-ara in July after 1 year of joining.

Photo Credit: Ahreum Instagram

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T-ARA Agency States, 'We are Worried about Ahreum'

T-ARA Agency States, 'We are Worried about Ahreum'

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T-ARA Agency States, 'We are Worried about Ahreum' T-ARA Agency States, We are Worried about AhreumT-ARA's agency opened up about Ahreum's withdrawal from the group.

On July 15, a statement about Ahreum's withdrawal was revealed through MBC "Good Day."

Ahreum left the group on July 10 and decide to go solo. However, many rumors about why she left the group began to pop up online.

Her agency stated, "We don't know what to say. This is a private matter and we never confirmed any of these rumors. We are worried that she will get hurt by this."

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T-ara That Ahreum Left... Concert Tickets Are Only 1,000 Yen ($10)

T-ara That Ahreum Left... Concert Tickets Are Only 1,000 Yen ($10)

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T-ara That Ahreum Left... Concert Tickets Are Only 1,000 Yen ($10)? t-ara concert ticket prices being loweredAs Ahreum left the group, the ticket fees of T-ara's Budokan concert are also catching attention.

Yesterday, one online community forum captured a Japanese auctin website that has been selling T-ara's Budokan 1st anniversary concert tickets since July 1. According to the website, the concert tickets are originally 8,400 yen, which is about 84 dollars.

But with the concert only few days away, the concert tickets started selling at an unbelievably low price. This seemed to happen because they weren't selling at regular price.

The starting price of the ticket was 1,000 yen to 5,000 yen. So the price that the tickets are being sold as of now are anywhere around 2,000 yen to 5,000 yen, but not more. Even the seats that are the closest to the stage are being sold at the same price.

This is a very rare occasion in Japanese auctions. For CNBLUE's upcoming concert in August, the starting price of the tickets are at least 11,500 yen.

Internet users who saw this commented, "The Budokan concert hall is big so it was probably hard to fill up all the seats to begin with," "T-ara must be so sad," "I knew this would happen," and "It would have been hundreds of dollars for the premium seats usually."

Photo Credit: Online Community

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Ahreum's Out, T-ara To Change, And Other Disappointing News From CCM

Ahreum's Out, T-ara To Change, And Other Disappointing News From CCM

Ahreums Out, T-ara To Change, And Other Disappointing News From CCM Ahreums Out, T-ara To Change, And Other Disappointing News From CCM Ahreums Out, T-ara To Change, And Other Disappointing News From CCM Earlier this week, Core Contents Media, also known as CCM and home to Hallyu flower girls T-ara, announced that the groups newest member Ahreum will in fact be leaving the group to pursue a solo career. This premature departure comes as shocking news to many due to the fact that Ahreum was not officially apart of T-ara until June 2012 and still only recently appeared in Korean T-ara activities with Day by Day and Sexy Love promotions last year and the sub-unit T-ara N4 this past April.

The news is strange and unwarranted. And more so given the past year in T-ara related news and scandal.

As the dust settled around Hwayoungs contract termination, CCM continued to egg followers on with the promise of two new additions to T-ara, Ahreum and Dani. Much uproar continued as it was revealed that Dani was in fact fourteen years old at the time of the news release, as well as demands to CCM for further and more concrete explanation for Hwayoungs sudden departure. The issue blew up and only ended badly for everyone; T-ara was forced to take a break (a break for T-ara, wow) from the spotlight and CCM was forced to stay out of the tabloids, all for the sake of saving face. Meanwhile, whereas Hwayoung was pulled from the stage and Dani was given her fifteen seconds of fame here and there, Ahreum had yet to appear with the official T-ara stamp.

It wasnt until it was announced that she would appear in be the latest addition to the T-ara N4 sub-unit alongside the three most popular T-ara members, Jiyeon, Eunjung, and Hyomin, that Ahreum finally popped up the official radar.

But her glory as a member of T-ara was short-lived, even though, according to TV Report, CCM had plans to take T-ara N4s Jeonwon Diary stateside with five different versions, with by raps Chris Brown, Ray J, Wiz Khalifa, and Snoop Dogg that were supposed to release in June. Whether or not the decision was made on the CCM chopping block or of Ahreums own will is still a bit up in the air, but Ahreum herself seems content and optimistic about a foray into solo-dom. In this post-Ahreum phase, T-ara will promote with their six original members, Eunjung, Jiyeon, Hyomin, Soyeon, Q-ri, and Boram, for the time being. Until of course baby Dani hits puberty or something.

Many have been quick to blame the T-ara members as bullies, a name they supposedly earned themselves last year when the members were accused of bullying former member Hwayoung. Others, however, have managed to spread the rumors that Ahreum has been suffering form spiritual possessions and other paranormal disorders and that this is why she is being forced to leave T-ara. Both ideas Im sure are untrue. Ahreum herself came out and posted on her Instagram,

Come on~ Dont stick yourself into another persons life when you dont even know the full story. You didnt even see it with your own eyes and you didnt hear it from me personally. Is that okay to do? This isnt right. Ill treat you to a meal, so please contact me directly to tell me who started this talk. I dont want it to end badly. I wont explain. Im okay as long as I know its not true. I wont say this twice. Youll think what you want anyway since its not your life. But as Ahreum, who cant live without her dreams, Im posting this bravely. From today forward, dont bother my boss or agency members/family.

The whole T-ara debacle, spanning from all the way to last year until now, has truly been disheartening given that it seemed that T-ara had really begun to take off on the grand stage of K-pop and Hallyu. Its even worse being a T-ara fan and having to suffer with the constant mismanagement that comes out CCM as well as their pathetic official statements which more of  than not explain absolutely nothing about what everyone is confused about.

Like I said, I dont think the other members bullied Ahreum out of T-arain fact, with the ways things are turning up, it seems like Ahreum had few qualms about leaving T-ara at all, and neither of those things surprise me. She, alongside Dani, has been one of those empty promises dangling above the name T-ara that has come off as haphazard since the day it was officially announced. Fortunately for her, it seems as though she saw her career with T-ara as being neglible (and lets be honest, her contributions since her addition have been pretty much that) and chose to go for something worth her time and effort. And Im not sad in the least to see Ahreum go; I can honestly say Im glad shes jumping ship.

Ahreums Out, T-ara To Change, And Other Disappointing News From CCM

In the past year CCM has managed to blow a huge hole in the T-ara ship, and the groups relevance and good name are sinking fast.  To make matters worse, CCM has also stated that T-ara will continue to undergo member changes and that Ahreums position in T-ara N4 will be replaced by Dani. Eventually, I think, or something. I dont know, her current status is still training soAlso, if you didnt think things at CCM couldnt get any more cray, theyve also announced that not only T-ara but The SEEYA, 5Dolls, and SPEED face structural changes as well. Thats pretty much more than half the current CCM roster scheduled for new member developments. Its not to my knowledge that any other group besides T-ara is raking in the big numbers for CCM, but these drastic changes seem to me a major indication of mismanagement and project misguidance that span company-wide. Still, I dont know if that makes me feel any better as a T-ara fan. In fact, I just feel worse. So much, worse, I cant talk about this anymore. Just bring me back the Absolute days and lets call it even?

Not a good year for CCM, Id say.

(CCM, TV Report, Nate [1][2], coremidas)

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T-ARA Ahreum Speaks Up, 'This is not right..You Don't Even Know'

T-ARA Ahreum Speaks Up, 'This is not right..You Don't Even Know'

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T-ARA Ahreum Speaks Up, 'This is not right..You Don't Even Know' T-ARA Ahreum Speaks Up, This is not right..You Dont Even KnowT-ARA member Ahreum, who will now be going solo, stated her opinion on all the rumors going around about her reason for leaving the group.

She wrote on her instagram, "This is not right. You don't even know what is going on. Let's not make rumors when you don't even know the truth."

She also stated that she hopes that people will not bother her agency with these rumors.

She also stated during an interview, "I am perfectly happy and I don't understand why these strange rumors are going around."

On July 10, Ahreum stated that she would be going solo and release more of a different style of music.

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T-ARA Ahreum Leaves Group Due to Illness 'Normal Activities Not in the Cards for Now'

T-ARA Ahreum Leaves Group Due to Illness 'Normal Activities Not in the Cards for Now'

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T-ARA Ahreum Leaves Group Due to Illness? 'Normal Activities Not in the Cards for Now' T-ARA Ahreum Leaves Group Due to Illness? Normal Activities Not in the Cards for NowThere have been many predictions as to why T-ARA Ahreum has left the group.

One local media stated, "She is leaving the group due to personal issues. It has been heard that she is having some sort of mental illness that will make it hard for her to do any normal promotions any time soon."

The article continued by stating that during their U.S. performance, she suddenly experienced a strong aura that made it impossible for her to hold a normal conversation. After experiencing this mental illness, she even disappeared for about 2 weeks.

They continued by saying that her family had taken many different measures such as exorcisms and such in order to chase away the bad vibes, but there was no effect. They decided that she would have to give up group activities and go into a solo artist or actor for the future. As of now their agency has not revealed an official statement about this yet.

For now, T-ARA will continue as a group with 6 members.

Internet users are very curious as to her reason for leaving the group.

Earlier on June 29, she left a strange message on her twitter that gained attention. She wrote, "I have nothing to lose. I'm not scared of dying either. My first teaser."

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T-ara Ahreum, Leaving the Nest As a Solo Singer 'Don't Forget Me'

T-ara Ahreum, Leaving the Nest As a Solo Singer 'Don't Forget Me'

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T-ara Ahreum, Leaving the Nest As a Solo Singer 'Don't Forget Me' t-ara ahreum soloT-ara's member Ahreum told her fans to remember her even if she becomes a solo singer.

Today, Ahreum made an official announcement that she had decided to go on her own path as a solo singer.

Ahreum said, "There is news to deliver. I will be meeting you as a solo singer from now on. Please don't forget Ahreum as a T-ara member. Thank you for all your love until now."

She continued, "I felt so much love as a T-ara member through all fan meetings. Please don't forget all the stages I went on and all the song I sang as a T-ara member. T-ara will continue to work as a great group so please keep up your support."

Agency Core Contents Media decided to respect Ahreum's personal taste for hip hop music.

Photo Credit: Star Today

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