Amber has left SM Entertainment (Picture: Getty Images)

K-pop singer Amber Liu has announced her departure from SM Entertainment.

The 26-year-old announced the news on Twitter on 1 September, revealing that she had decided to part ways with the company after her contract with them ended, while thanking everyone who believed in me.

She posted a handwritten note (written in both English and Korean), that read: Hey everyone. I would like to announce my contract with SM Entertainment has ended today and I have decided to part ways with the company.

From the bottom of my heart, Id like to thank everyone who believed in me and has been patient with me all these years.

She added: I cant wait to show you whats in store in this next chapter of my career. Again, always, THANK YOU!! as she signed off the post as Llama – her nickname.

In response, fans have been supporting their idol with her decision in a series of tweets.



Its upsetting for so many people that you left, but youre happy, no one can hold you back, one fan said.

You can show everyone all that youve got. With hard work comes great rewards.

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— Amber J. Liu 刘逸云 (@llama_ajol) September 1, 2019

Meus [Ambers fanbase name] will always love and support you.

Amber, my llama, thank you for always working hard for the fans, you are always doing great and I believe you can do greater in the future too! another fan added.

Please always be happy! Thank you so much, love you and good luck Amber!

Thank you for the past 10 years, another interjected.

It has been a great long journey between you, members and meus. Good luck for your new chapter.

Amber first shot to fame as a member of Korean girl group f(x), who released four studio albums and were originally active between 2009-2016.

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In August, the group reunited and performed at the SM Town series of concerts in Tokyo, without original members Sulli and Victoria. However, with Ambers departure from SM, fans will only wonder if the group will continue their comeback.

Amber also embarked on a solo career, releasing her debut EP, Beautiful, in 2015, as well as further solo singles.

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