Kep1er will continue their activities with 7 members following the announcement regarding their lineup changes.

WAKE One Entertainment Confirms Kep1er Will Continue with 7 Members

WAKE One and SWING Entertainment released an official statement regarding the group’s future.

“We are pleased to announce that the company and members of Mnet’s project group Kep1er—Yujin, Xiaoting, Chaehyun, Dayeon, Hikaru, Huening Bahiyyih, and Youngeun—have agreed to renew the contract to extend group promotions.

“Thus, Kep1er will continue promotions as a seven-member group after the project term has expired.

“As a result of extensive discussion and consensus, Mashiro and Yeseo will conclude their activities as Kep1er after the scheduled upcoming concert.”

The group, originally a nine-member ensemble, was formed through Mnet’s survival audition program “Girls Planet 999” and made their debut in January 2022. The show culminated in the formation of the group, who then signed an exclusive contract as a temporary unit with a promotional period of two and a half years.

As the contract nears its expiration, it was confirmed on May 30 that Kep1er will proceed with their activities with seven members, as Mashiro and Yeseo will not be extending their contracts. This marks a significant change for the group as they prepare to embark on the next chapter of their journey.

Since their debut, Kep1er has garnered a significant fanbase with their dynamic performances and catchy music. The decision for seven members to continue their activities ensures that the group remains active and continues to contribute to the K-pop scene. Fans of Kep1er can look forward to more music, performances, and interactions from the restructured group as they move forward.

Mashiro and Yeseo’s departure from the group is also a notable event, and fans are extending their well-wishes to both members as they embark on new paths in their careers. Whether they continue in the entertainment industry or explore other opportunities, their contributions to Kep1er during their time in the group have left a lasting impact.

Congratulations to Kep1er on this new phase of their journey, and best of luck to Mashiro and Yeseo on their future endeavors. The K-pop community is eager to see what the future holds for both the continuing members and those starting new adventures.