FNC Entertainment announced recently that AOA member Yuna would be leaving the company due to the expiration of her contract.
“Hello, this is FNC Entertainment. We are informing you that our exclusive contract with our artist Seo Yuna has ended. We came to this decision together after amicable mutual discussions. We would like to express our gratitude to Seo Yuna, who promoted actively as both a singer and an actress under our agency for the past eight years. We ask that you give Seo Yuna your warm support and encouragement as she makes a new start. Thank you.”
Yuna confirmed the news by posting a handwritten letter on Instagram.
She debuted with AOA back in 2012 and the group recently saw a revival thanks to their showing on Queendom, but that momentum obviously ran into major issues after Mina went public with Jimin’s bullying of her, and now the group is all but done.
It’s certainly been a rollercoaster for Yuna of late, as in addition to the Queendom revival, late in 2019 it was revealed she was doing songwriting and composing as E.NA. Obviously the Jimin bullying scandal and questions about the roles the rest of the AOA members played saw Yuna take a hit as well, though it never seemed like she was the focal point of things. Regardless, right now there doesn’t appear to be an obvious path for her to pursue moving forward, but at least we know she has behind-the-scenes options as well.