Dal Shabet’s leader Viki left the group on May 24 last year. Following her department Happy Face Entertainment released this statement, “Leader Viki, who started promoting as Dal Shabet since January 4, 2011, will be leaving the group to pursue her solo career. Viki will be resting for a short while, and then will go into preparations for her solo album.”
Viki announced her solo career shortly after leaving the group with a handwritten letter that read:
“Hello, this is Dal Shabet’s Viki. It’s my first time greeting you all in a while but I’m afraid I have some bad news for our Darlings.
There were so many happy moments experienced with our fans while promoting as the leader of Dal Shabet, but I will be concluding my activities as a member of the group with our Yeosu schedule as my final participation. You’re surprised, right? But I’ll be back soon so please look forward to Viki’s solo promotions.
Ah! And our pretty Shabet dongsengs are also making a comeback! As it is their first studio album, please give them lots of love. Although I won’t be able to greet you as a member of Dal Shabet in the future, I hope our Darlings won’t forget Viki in their hearts. Please continue to give Dal Shabet your unchanging love and anticipate Viki’s solo transformation.
To my sisters, charming Serri, big eyed Ahyoung, the perfect daughter in law Jiyul, athletic Gaeun, and giant baby Subin. This unni will always be supporting you. And our Darlings! You know how much I love you, right? Thank you so much for your support and love. I’ll come back soon.”
However now it appears that Viki will not be undertaking her solo career with Happy Face Entertainment. Her contract with the agency has come to an end and did not get renewed.
At the moment there is no information as to what agency she will sign onto to begin her solo career.
Viki was leader of Dal Shabet for 1 year 5 months since their debut in 2011. Woohee replaced Viki a day after her departure.