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War is over! Loona is free!

Where are they now?
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It has been almost a year since the boycott of the K-pop group LOONA started and a lot has happened and changed. On December 3, 2022, Orbits (LOONA’s fandom name) started boycotting anything Loona to prevent giving money to their company BlockBerry Creative after finding out that they have not paid Loona since 2019.
The boycott has not ended even though all the girls won their lawsuit against BlockBerry Creative but fans are happy that they can now stream their favorite artists. So where are the members?
Sadly they have parted ways with their careers but the members still hang out regularly and go to each other’s concerts to support one another. Let’s see what the girls have accomplished with their new activity after leaving BlockBerry Creative.
ARTMS
ARTMS is a group under Modhaus Entertainment that includes members Heejin, HaSeul, Kim Lip, JinSoul, and Choerry. As a group, ARTMS has been releasing music separately with subunits and solo albums but soon will be releasing music as a whole group. Recently HeeJin released her solo album on October 31 2023 by the name with the main track being “Algorithm.”
The last member to be added to ARTMS was vocalist HaSeul. She also recently released a single by the name “Plastic Candy” on October 26, 2023. Currently, Fans are waiting for more news about HaSeul’s debut album.
After Heejin and HaSeul debuted their solo albums, they did a joint concert at the music studio 81.8Hz. They performed old LOONA songs like “Crystal Ballad (Blooming Moon)”, “So What” and “Love & Live” which was from LOONA’s old subunit LOOΠΔ ⅓ which Heejin and HaSeul were a part of.

ODD EYE CIRCLE
Currently, Modhaus owns the rights for the old subunit ODD EYE CIRCLE which was a part of LOONA’s pre-debut process that consisted of the members Kim Lip, JinSoul, and Choerry.
They were the first to release music as a part of ARTMS on July 12, 2023, with the album name and the main track being “Air Force.” Before the album was released they first announced their Europe tour that started on August 5 2023 in London, England. Fans were excited to see that ODD EYE CIRCLE was performing their old songs from Mix & Match and Max & Match.
Loossemble
The other half of LOONA debuted in the group Loossemble which consisted of Hyunjin, Vivi, Gowon, Hyeju (former stage name Olivia Hye), and Yeojin. The group debuted on September 15, 2023, with their album Loossemble. Before Loossemble officially debuted they had announced a debut ceremony tour around the US that started the day of debut on September 15th in New York where they posted on TikTok them at tourist spots like the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, and the globe at Universal Studios in California.
One of Loossemble’s biggest accomplishments was winning their first award at the Asia Model Awards where they performed on stage and many fans went to support them with their big win.
Chuu
Chuu, the Member who was the first to come out about BlockBerry Creative’s mistreatment, has finally debuted with her solo album Howl. She debuted on October 18 2023 then 6 days after she announced her USA tour where she will stop by 7 cities around the US that will start at the beginning of December.
Before the tour, Chuu hosted a debut ceremony showcase in Korea where she celebrated her re-debut and birthday with not just fans, but 9 of the old LOONA members showed up to show their support. Chuu was filled with joy and performed a special cover of “Strawberry soda” by Loossemble for the old members of LOONA.
Even though Chuu just debuted, she has been booming with her hilarious content alongside Billlie’s Tsuki and (G)I-DLE’s Yuqi on the show Star of Star Girls where they do challenges and scary activities like the zero gravity experience. She has also been emceeing the channel NPOP where she announced Loossemble on the stage.
Yves
The last member fans are waiting to debut is LOONA’s 9th member Yves. She hasn’t been active in the K-pop industry but has been very active on social media like Instagram. She posts photos and reels daily of her life, once and a while she will post her hanging out with some of the members going to places like photo booths.
Yves still tries to stay active in the music industry by posting song covers on YouTube like her cover of “Seven” by Jungkook. She also likes to write and compose music for groups like Loossemble’s “Strawberry soda.” Even though she hasn’t been active with a company, she recently revealed that she has been having meetings with agencies to debut as a solo artist.

Currently, All the girls except for Yves have been busy with fan signs, meet and greets, and preparing their season greetings which are like a welcome present to the new year. Moving forward they collectively will build their career and catalog to continue their rising success.

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Olivia Panelo, Clubs Editor
HII :D I’m Olivia. I am a sophomore and I am the clubs editor here on Hazen’s newspaper staff. I love trying to give a spotlight to newer clubs or clubs that are lesser known. Ever need help getting your club out there, message me on Instagram @liv._jpg, and trying to find the perfect club for you? Read my article Club quiz here. I hope you enjoy my articles on the new online paper. STAN TWICE
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