Yes you read right. I.O.I “centre” Jeon Somi is planning to become a solo artist as recent reports confirm.
Somi will be working with JYP Entertainment to prepare for her solo debut after I.O.I end their activities, January 2017.
I.O.I consist of 11 members chosen from respected entertainment companies debuting 4th May 2016. I.O.I has always had a clear timeline, so the future has always been unclear for the members. Luckily for Somi, she will be rejoining with JYP, but instead of returning as a trainee, it will be an artist. It is still unclear what are activities will consist of, fans feel reassured that Somi won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.
Somi is not the only one with plans to comeback as a solo artist. Fellow member Kim Chungha has said that she would love to make a comeback as a solo artist, which has sparked a lot of attention.
For all the I.O.I fans don’t worry, they have their final concert “Time Slip – I.O.I” from 20th January to 22nd January. In addition to that they are planning to release a final single sometime in January.