Taeyeon, Yoona, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sunny reportedly re-sign with SM Entertainment, Sooyoung, Seohyun, Tiffany did not re-sign.
SM Entertainment confirms there are members who have ended their contracts with the company. SM: “The members do not think of disbandment at all. SNSD is a valuable and meaningful group for both SM and their fans. But since there are members who have ended their contracts, we will discuss with the remaining members about the future direction of SNSD and proceed with caution.”
SNSD will not return as a full group.
Taeyeon, Yoona, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sunny reportedly re-sign with SM Entertainment while Sooyoung, Seohyun, Tiffany did not re-sign after a long period of discussions.
Tiffany wants to study abroad and make her advancement overseas.
Seohyun and Sooyoung want to focus of acting in musicals, dramas, movies, etc. Because of their future goals, they decided not to re-sign
An industry insider said “There were a lot of worries going into their contract renewals. In the future, they want to try out more challenges and experiences, so they are looking for a new start. The members who did not re-sign with SM Entertainment will likely be seen as actors (actresses) in the future.”