FLAME AWARDS 2014
Tomorrow's category: Cutest Celeb Baby
To call 2014 a roller-coaster year for the K-pop industry would be an understatement. Artists faced off against agencies in several lawsuits, while separate accidents killed two members of Ladies' Code, and claimed the lives of 16 people at a K-pop music festival. We shortlist the catastrophes that kept anxious fans on the edge of their seats.
JESSICA GETS BOOTED OUT
Devastated fans of nine-member girl group Girls' Generation cried foul when popular member Jessica Jung, 25, hinted on her social media account that she had been kicked out of the A-list band in late September
Soon after, Jessica's agency SM Entertainment announced that she would be leaving due to a conflict of interest between her fashion business and Girls' Generation activities.
Singapore fan Lin Jiansheng, 25, who is self-employed, said: "Girls' Generation have always seemed quite stable as a group even though they have been around for seven years. So this, to me, is the biggest K-pop crisis compared to the rest, as I wanted them to remain as nine members until their contract ends."