In October 2017, Tiffany, Sooyoung and Seohyun left SM Entertainment on the condition that the group not disband. While the group went on an extended hiatus, all members mainly focused on their solo careers.
Reportedly all eight remaining members of the K-pop act group will be making a comeback with a new album in August to celebrate their 15th anniversary. Additionally, Girls’ Generation will also appear on TV shows and reality programs to promote the upcoming release.
The remaining eight members of Girls’ Generation remained equally popular with their fans and became known as the OT8, or “One True 8”, a term famous among K-pop bands. However, in 2018, three other members, Seohyun, Sooyoung and Tiffany also left the group to pursue acting and make solo music.
In early 2014 she founded a fashion brand, Blanc & explain Later that year, she was fired from Girls’ Generation due to conflicts between the group’s schedule and her own business activities.
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The Girls’ Generation is one of South Korea’s prominent personalities and most popular K-pop groups worldwide, having received numerous awards and the honorable nickname “The Nation’s Girl Group” in their home country.
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In October 2017, Sooyoung left SM Entertainment but remains a member of Girls’ Generation. She joined the Echo Global Group and released her first solo single “Winter Breath” in 2018 before joining Saram Entertainment in 2019.