Nine-member K-pop girl group Fromis 9 will now be managed by Pledis Entertainment, the Korean agency that previously managed the defunct girl group Pristin, and currently supervises Seventeen and NU’EST.
In an announcement released on Aug. 16, Pledis Entertainment said the transfer of Fromis 9 was due to the reorganization of Off The Record Entertainment.
“We would like to announce that as of Monday, August 16, PLEDIS Entertainment will serve as the management company for the group fromis_9 (members Lee Saerom, Song Hayoung, Jang Gyuri, Park Jiwon, Roh Jisun, Lee Seoyeon, Lee Chaeyoung, Lee Nagyung and Baek Jiheon),” Pledis Entertainment said.
It added, “As part of the label reorganization of OFF THE RECORD ENTERTAINMENT, which had previously managed fromis_9, the company, artists and Pledis Entertainment engaged in a thorough discussion of the group’s future path and potential for further growth, and the decision was made to transfer the management of fromis_9 to Pledis Entertainment.”
“Fromis_9 will thus continue their activities as part of our company, which has been behind the production of the group’s music from their debut album to their latest creations. We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of fromis_9. We will spare no effort to ensure that fromis_9 can continue to thrive in all their diverse activities and achieve their next level of growth as artists,” said the agency.
Pledis asked the public to “continue to keep your eyes on fromis_9 and show them your support as they begin the next stage of their adventure with Pledis Entertainment.”
Members of Fromis 9 were chosen through the survival audition TV show “Idol School” in 2017. Fromis 9 debuted in January 2018 under Stone Music Entertainment and they were later managed by Off The Record Entertainment.