2AM’s Jo Kwon will be temporarily leaving the K-pop scene as he is set to enlist in the military next month.

Jo is set to enter boot camp on Aug. 6 to begin his 21-month mandatory military service as a regular soldier.

Jo debuted in 2008 as a member of 2AM under JYP Entertainment. He has signed a new contract with Cube Entertainment last year. Despite the transfer of management, the four-member group remains intact.

Jo released his first single with the new management agency in January titled “Lonely.”