Singer-actress Son Dam Bi recently saw the expiration of her exclusive contract with Pledis Entertainment. However, like most relationships, good things must come to an end since both parties have decided not to renew the contract and naturally part ways amicably.
Pledis said, "For the last ten years including her trainee days, we enjoyed working with Son Dam Bi and were so happy with her. We feel that it is quite a shame that our contract with Son Dam Bi, who's like a family to us, has expired. We both decided to bid each other goodbye as we move forward to meet our future goals. We deliberated on this matter for a long time.
"Pledis is what it is right now because of Son Dam Bi. Because of her, the agency and her junior artists were able to see growth and development. Wherever the road takes Son Dam Bi, we will do our best to support her."
With Son Dam Bi now a free agent, fans are wondering which agency she will choose to sign with next. Word has it that the singer-actress is looking at entering into an exclusive contract with acting agency Key East Entertainment.
Key East Entertainment is home to some of the biggest names in acting including Kim Soo Hyun, Bae Yong Joon, Kim Hyun Joong, Joo Ji Hoon, Park Soo Jin, and more. Reports say Son Dam Bi is viewing the agency favorably since she's planning to develop her acting career. The agency, however, is tight-lipped about their discussion with Son Dam Bi, saying, "While it is true that we have met with [Son Dam Bi], nothing final has been decided yet."
Son Dam Bi has spent eight years under the management of Pledis Entertainment starting from her 2007 debut with "Cry Eye".