2NE1 disbandment: Girl group to release farewell track for fans

2NE1 announced that they will release Good Bye on 21 January.

Members from South Korean K-pop group 2NE1
Members from South Korean K-pop group 2NE1 Reuters

South Korean girl group 2NE1 will have a final comeback with a farewell track. The band's label, YG Entertainment, announced that they will release Good Bye on 21 January.

The agency stated: "As 2NE1 were not able to say a final goodbye to fans due to their sudden disbandment, they plan to send a song."

Rumours about disbandment started in April after Minzy left the group, a month before her contract expired. In November, YG Entertainment announced that the group, which consists of members CL, Sandara Park and Park Bom, is splitting up after seven years.

The official statement read: "2NE1's exclusive contract expired in May 2016, and with Minzy leaving 2NE1, we have come to the decision to officially disband after extensive discussion with the remaining members."

"As 2NE1 was YG's official girl group for seven years, we cannot begin to express how we feel, but we determined that it was too difficult to continue. Rather than waiting an unknown amount of time for 2NE1's next promotions, we have decided to focus on the members' solo activities."

"We sincerely thank all the fans both in Korea and abroad that have loved the group and their music for all this time. We would like to officially announce that after last May, we resigned with CL and Sandara Park. However, unfortunately, there is no new contract with Park Bom," YG said.