Former 2NE1 member Lee Chae-rin, otherwise known as CL left her agency, YG Entertainment Inc., the same agency that has managed Korean groups and idols such as BLACKPINK, Big Bang, iKON and a lot more. A statement from YG Entertainment was released in line with CL’s intention, “Respecting each other’s opinions, we came to an agreement with CL to end her exclusive contract. We express deep gratitude to her fans who have shown for CL, who shined with her activities as an artist for YG.”
CL ended her contract with YG on November 8, 2019.
CL is known as the lead singer of the all-girl group 2NE1 along with members Park Bom, Minzy, and Sandara Park..
The South Korean girl group started in 2009 under YG Entertainment. They later disbanded in 2016. After the disbandment, the girls continued their music career individually and CL became the first solo artist to set a record in the Billboard 100 with her single “Lifted.”
After she ended her contract with YG Entertainment, CL finally expressed her feelings about her decision. Via an Instagram post, she started it with reminiscing how her life has changed in the past 13 years as CL.
“I started running even before I learned to walk, so without knowing how to walk or how to rest, I achieved a lot of things, realized a lot of things, and learned a lot of things in the past 13 years. I was happy to be able to live as CL, who could share myself with all of you, and I was also able to heal myself with the love that you all gave me.”
She also opened up about moving forward and expressed her excitement on her next journey.
“Like the 13-year-old Chaelin, just like my grandmother always told me, bravely and confidently. Without waiting for someone else to choose me, I will return to being CL and move forward on my own, one step at a time. At the thought of being able to share my experiences, memories, and feelings together, my heart is excited and aflutter for the first time in a long while.”
She ended her lengthy post by addressing the people who shared the same experience with her, For all the CLs of this world. In the name of love, CL”
Fans of the Korean artist showed their support by giving encouraging words, saying they would support her in any of her decisions. They also look forward for the launching of her newest album “In The Name Of Love” on December 4.