Jessica Jung

Reasons K-Pop Idols Left their Groups

Members leaving their groups is not uncommon in K-Pop. There are various reasons for that, some of them have health or mental issues, others have contract disputes with their company, or they simply don’t renew their (usually 7-year) contracts.

Other common reasons are switching (or focusing) on acting, and focusing on their studies (especially if they are young).

In the chart below you can see more than 100 idols that left their groups, and the reason for leaving.