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Qri Replaces Soyeon as Leader of T-ara, Comeback Imminent

July 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm EDT

T-ara's new leader Qri struts through Incheon International Airport on April 24 Credit: Jo Seong j Jin/Dispatch Images

T-ara's new leader Qri struts through Incheon International Airport on April 24
Credit: Jo Seong Jin/Dispatch Images

With a comeback on the horizon, girl group T-ara have chosen Qri to replace Soyeon as their group leader.

Their agency, Core Contents Media, announced Sunday, July 14: "After member Ahreum left to go solo, T-ara is expected to operate as a six-member group. To signify the upcoming comeback and a fresh, new start, Qri will replace Soyeon as the leader."

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T-ara have repeatedly, periodically re-nominated it’s leader at each new album release. Having gone from Eunjung, to Boram, to Hyomin, to Soyeon, and now Qri, this makes the 26-year-old singer the fifth leader of the group.

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Former member Ahreum announced her departure from the group and solo career plans on July 10, leaving the remaining members of group to perform as a six-piece act for Treasure Box show at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan arena on Saturday, July 13.

A rep for the group tells IdolWow!: "As well as their Japanese activities, the group are currently busy recording music for their next Korean album."

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