BEAST and Jang Hyunseung Face Contract Renewal and Military Enlistment
Amidst the news of Jang Hyunseung officially leaving BEAST, two more imminent issues exist for the remaining members.
On April 20, a representative states that the contracts that BEAST, as well as Jang Hyunseung, have with CUBE Entertainment will all be up for renewal at the end of October. This issue is currently under discussion, and is the most urgent and significant matter for BEAST, at the moment.
The second most important matter for the members is their impending military enlistment. For some of the members as well as Jang Hyunseung, the age they must go to the army quickly approaches, causing a situation where the team’s image and potential promotions will have no choice but to change.
The representative says, “We think that for now everything needs to be open, and thought about,” expressing that they are looking for the most rational choice that will be benefit BEAST, Jang Hyunseung, and the agency itself.
For now, BEAST plans on releasing a new album sometime this year, and Jang Hyunseung is preparing as a solo artist under Cube Entertainment. He previously released a solo album, preluding his career as a solo artist. Member Yong Junhyung is also planning to release a solo track.
Meanwhile, BEAST has promoted for the last eight years with the same members since their debut in 2009. With Jang Hyunseung’s leave, the group will promote with the remaining five members moving forward.