I always pity K-pop fans who only got into the genre in the past two years, because that means that they weren't around for the almighty reign of T-ara. (I assume that's how older K-pop fans feel about people who weren't around for Wonder Girls' "Tell Me" era, and so on and so forth.) Making it worse is that all the T-ara haters that popped up after the group's career-destroying scandal try to downplay just how huge Slay-ara were at their peak, conveniently forgetting the 28 music program wins or the fact that T-ara is one of the best-selling K-pop acts of ALL TIME.
T-ara contains a handful of versatile talents and stars --namely Eunjung, Jiyeon, and Hyomin-- but it would've been impossible during the group's heyday for any member to spin-off with a solo career. Pre-scandal T-ara was quite possibly the most heavily-worked girl group in K-pop, and when they weren't re-releasing their hit albums or promoting overseas, they were busy acting, modelling, and working the variety circuit 24/7. But a lot has changed since Hwayoung threw her crutches to the ground in a fit of rage, and these days T-ara's had to be a little more flexible in the way they promote themselves.