ZE:A: Kim Dongjun leaves Star Empire, Heechul to enlist in the army
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Korean boy band ZE:A member Kim Dong-jun left his agency and signed up with another that is owned by his former manager. The 25-year-old singer and actor's exclusive contract with Star Empire Entertainment expired last January but made his decision to leave the company after finishing his drama "Still Loving You."

Kim Dong-jun is now under contract with Gold Moon Entertainment founded by his former manager Hwang Jung Moon.

On Instagram, he explained his departure. "I've started fresh with my dependable hyung and Gold Moon head Hwang Jung Moon, who watched over me from my trainee days until now and gave me warm advice and harsh criticism. I received a lot of love and experience I'll never forget as Dongjun of ZE:A. In the future, I'll try things I've never done before as Kim Dongjun in different fields. Please cheer on my new start with Gold Moon," he wrote, AllKPop reported.

He is the fourth member of ZE:A to leave Star Empire although the boy band has not disbanded. Kwanghee signed up with Bonboo Entertainment last February and enlisted in the army in March. Park Hyung-suk joined United Artists Agency while Im Siwan is now under Plum Entertainment.

With the departures, the future looks bleak for ZE:A, which debuted in the music scene in 2010.

Member Min-woo finished his military service and was discharged on June 14 while Tae-heon is still completing the mandatory duty.

Heechul will enlist in the army today (Thursday). He will be admitted to the Korea Army Training Center in Nonsan where he will undergo four weeks of basic military training. After this, he will serve as a social worker.

ZE:A made their debut in January 2010 with the single album "Nativity." Their other albums include "Leap for Detonation," "Exciting," Phoenix," "Lovability" and "Spectacular."