Pity or not, life goes on and being a K-pop idol is a profession like any other. And professions do change, career paths take turns. HISTORY are the first K-pop group that I discovered and loved so I am still keeping an eye on them. In this article you will see all the information I have gathered over time about their lives now. Hopefully I can help some STORIA that might have lost their traces.
Here is what the members of HISTORY are up to now:
Among the reasons for HISTORY`s disbandment is most likely also the absence of the leader of the group Song Kuyng-il. At December 8th 2016 he entered the military to serve his duty. There he is working as a policeman and his stay in the army will probably last around 21 months, which means he should be discharged around September 2018.
While in the army Kyung-il participated in several concerts organized by his department. In the videos from one of those events below you can enjoy seeing him sing and dance once again.
Kyung-il is the only member of the group who still has the same Instagram name, so you can follow him at @_ilstagram. Even while in the military he still often posts pictures.
There is another member of HISTORY that is currently in the military - Dokyun. His military service began in February 2018 and on the day of his entry he was accompanied my another member of the disbanded group - Sihyoung. Before entering Dokyun posted several photos of himself performing at different events, but it is not clear if he is doing to continue pursuing a career in music. While on a vacation from the military he announced a new project of his - the premium tiramisu desserts label BROWN MELO.
Dokyun changed his Instagram name several times, but now you can follow him at @na_dokyun.
While HISTORY still excised but was inactive and a long time after that, member Sihyoung constantly posted paintings and sketches of his on Instagram. That got me thinking that maybe he is occupied in the field of arts now, but I did not find any information in confirmation of this. Also he later deleted all of those post and now they can be found only in some fan pages. Below you will find some of his art.
A few months ago he started appearing regularly on AfreecaTV. You can follow Sihyoung at @k_s2_h0.
Months before the disbandment Jaeho deleted all of his Instagram posts and after a long absence from the social medias he came back with a new pseudonym - NANO. In mid 2017 he released his first solo mixtape in Soundcoud. With 3 tracks in it, [!] showed Jaeho not only as a singer, but also a producer with a wide range of influences.
In February 2018 he also made his solo debut with the song Forever You and I. We also found out where NANO comes from - the sentence 나는 노래하는 사람입니다 or „I am a person who sings”. From it the took 나 („NA” - meaning I) and 노 („NO”- the first syllable from the word 노래, meaning song).
We also didn`t wait long for a second comeback - with the song Pusnishment, and a third one - with two songs combined in the album &. In & we meet some familiar names - the song Maladjustment is a collaboration with the rapper Yezi from the former girl group Fiestar and is produced by J.Pearl. The track Walkin` is produced by HSND, who also created the other solo songs of Jaeho.
Besides a solo career in singing, Jaeho is also making his way with being a producer. Together with Yiejeong he created the song Anck Su Namum of Yezi and among his other projects are the songs Time of Sorrow by Viction and Ain`t No Time from the first solo album of Kim Dong Han from JBJ.
Follow him on Instagram at @nnano92, so that you can get all the news directly from him. He also often does live streams in which he sometimes sings for the fans...
If you are a K-pop fan then undoubtedly after HISTORY`s disbandment you have continued to hear works of the member Yiejeong, but you might have not realized it. The maknae of the group was also the one behind their most successful songs - Might Just Die and Queen, among many other songs of theirs. He not only participated in the writing of the lyrics, but also composed and arranged those songs.
After HISTORY disbanded Yiejeong joined the team of producers and composers Devine Channel. In their impressive works there are hits like Baby Do not Cry by EXO, Fantasy by VIXX, Fire by BTS and many others. Since joining them Yiejeong participated in the making of The.The.The by Longguo и Sihyun, Jelly by Hotshot, Do Not Wanna Know by JJ Project, I Need U by Lay, I Don`t Like Your Girlfriend by Weki Meki, Honestly by Eric Nam and many, really many other songs.
His biggest success till now is probably the track DDAENG by RM, Suga and J-Hope from BTS. With the release of the song Yiejeong also announced his new artistic pseudonym: J.pearl. We are certainly about to hear more and more from J.pearl so go follow him at @jpearl.masterpiexe. Here are some of his latest posts for extra motivation.