K-pop group IZ*ONE to hold concert before expiration of exclusive contract

Published February 11, 2021, 1:28 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

IZ*ONE (Twitter) 

K-pop girl group IZ*ONE will be holding a concert in March ahead of the expiration of their exclusive contract.

IZ*ONE will hold the online concert “One, The Story” on March 13 and 14, according to an announcement by Stone Music Entertainment.

The concert’s poster is similar to the concept of the teaser video of IZ*ONE’s “La Vie en Rose,” the lead single of their debut album.

The 12 members of IZ*ONE were the winners of the survival audition TV show “Produce 48,” which ended in August 2018.

IZONE made their debut on Oct. 29, 2018 with the album “ColorIz.” Their contracts are for two years and six months and will expire in April.

Fans expressed concerns that the concert will be the last for IZ*ONE.

“I don’t think the world is ready for their disbandment. let em continue the contract,” one posted on Twitter while another wrote, “Hoping this is not the last.”

Another commented, “Hope CJ and each company’s won’t disappoint the fans who value this group to make it big and successful.”

Others said, “I feel like this is goodbye and I want to cry” and “My girls I’m going to miss them when they leave.”

There is no official announcement yet on whether IZ*ONE’s contract will be extended beyond April.

A rep from IZ*ONE told a Korean media outlet that the group will continue with their activities until April and will gather opinions on the future of the girl group.

By end of 2020, IZONE’s three albums sold 1.23 million copies. According to Hanteo Chart, “Oneiric Diary” garnered 439,994 copies in sales while “BLOOMIZ” had 415,827 copies and “ONE-REELER: Act 4” had 378,443.