Girls’ Generation renews contract with SM Entertainment: report

Girls’ Generation renews contract with SM Entertainment: report

KOREA - K-pop idol group Girls' Generation recently renewed the contract with its current label SM Entertainment, Korean news outlets reported Monday.

All of the group's nine members -- Taeyeon, Tiffany, Seohyun, Sunny, Jessica, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung and Yoona -- extended the management contract with SM before it expired in August.

With the renewed contract, Girls' Generation will stick together for at least three more years, K-pop insiders said.

The nontet first signed the seven-year contract with the entertainment powerhouse in 2007 to debut as Girls' Generation.

Seven years ago, the uncelebrated rookie girls may have had no power to negotiate terms and conditions of the contract. But this time, each member individually sat down with the agency and signed the contract on different conditions, according to the reports.

The members of Girls' Generation are now actively pursuing solo careers in films, dramas and TV shows.

Most recently, the band's spin-off trio TaeTiseo -- consisting of Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun -- unveiled their second EP, "Holler," on Tuesday, immediately topping four major music charts at home.

laeticia.ock@heraldcorp.com

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