After successfully debuting with "Dream Candy" two months ago, DSP Media's newest girl group, April, faces a line-up change as the group's leader and vocalist, Somin, suddenly quit.
"April has been reconfigured into a five member group," DSP Media said in a shocking statement on Monday. "Starting today, Somin will be leaving the group for a new start. Somin has been thinking deeply about her future lately. She talked about this with us, and we talked for a while. After much consideration, Somin will be leaving the group, but DSP Media will be continuously supporting Somin as our label artist."
Given that the contracts of some KARA members are about to expire, fans are speculating that Somin left April to join KARA, which is DSP's most popular group.
Prior to April's debut, Somin tried out to be KARA's newest member on the reality TV show, "KARA project." The show was finished after the 8-year-old girl group lost its members, Nicole and Jiyoung.
During the airing of the show, fans mentioned that Somin looks like KARA's visual, Goo Hara.
Losing to fellow DSP trainee, Youngji, who is now a KARA member, Somin stayed as a trainee at DSP Media. She later debuted as a member of April.
Somin is also a part of Puretty, a pre-debut group that was intended for promotion in Japan. However, the plans did not materialize.
Meanwhile, here is April's latest, "MV."