B.I.G: Benji leaves the group

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It’s a surprising news that B.I.G fans received on Chuseok’s day.


BENJI member of B.I.G (for Boys in Groove) published on October 1st a message on his Instagram announcing his departure from B.I.G and from his agency GH Entertainment. He thanks the other members of the group, J-HOON, GUNMIN, MINPYO, HEEDO and JINSEOK; his agency and his fans in a long message:

Hello Biginning~

How is everyone doing 🙂 It’s been a really long 2020 for real. Everyone’s wearing masks and being safe right? Seems like something negative happens often but all we can do is hope for the best. Positivity! … and pizza.

I’m writing this message to give you an update on my current situation. After 7 years of memories and life experiences my contract with GH Entertainment has ended, and as a result l’ve decided to start blazing a path of my own into the world, not as a member of a group, but as a solo artist.


Boys in Groove (B.I.G) was a group name that us and the company came up with (B.I.G actually was originally something else but, that’s a story for another time lol) and I still remember where I was when me and my members discussed what would be good and what rolled off the tongue. I till remember our first concert in Seoul, our very first performance on a stage at Lotte World, and of course every single moment when we were lucky enough to meet our fans abroad. I finally surpassed my dad in “most countries traveled” thanks to Boys In Groove and of course all the fans that supported us and gave us opportunities to perform internationally. You guys are amazing <3


To my bros:

J-Hoon Welcome back sir. The timing’s kinda wack :/ but its great to finally see you back with us.

Gunmin – Holy Moley! From being on my radio as guest we got so many memories mann. CONGRATS on being first and I’ll be ur #1 fan.

Minpyo Your art is gonna be on my back for the rest of my life. ‘Nuff said

Heedo – Keep doin what you do bro! Be safe be healthy, and let’s get some food soon!

Jinseok Young boy! You got a set of pipes on you! … I think you should do a musical 😀


Thanks to GH Entertainment for all the years and support. I’ll be supporting all the other amazing artists & everyone in the company!! Sorry if it feels like this came out of the blue but hopefully it’ll be not the end of a period but that start of a new brighter era. 🙂 Thank you so much to all the Biginnings and everyone who has supported me so far. Love you guys and keep the positivity spreading!


BENJI will therefore continue his solo career, which he started in 2019 with the release of his soloTelephone“. You can already follow him on his instagram account as well as on his brand new twitch channel.

Source: B.I.G SNS
Journalist: Julie
Translator: Julie

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