- Legendary K-pop girl group Girls Generation (SNSD) made their return earlier today after a five-year hiatus with their 7th album “Forever 1,” led by the title track of the same name.
- The album features 10 songs in total with longtime SM producer Kenzie assisting with the lead track and members Sooyoung and Tiffany penning the song “Villain.”
- SNSD’s last full-group comeback was in 2017 with the album “Holiday Night.”
- Most of the group’s members have kept busy with their own careers as soloists and actors.
Legendary K-pop girl group Girls Generation (SNSD) are back to celebrate their 15th anniversary with their new comeback album “Forever 1.”
SNSD’s seventh studio album is packed with nine songs aside from its title track. The song “Villain” was co-written by members Sooyoung and Tiffany, the latter of which also helped with the composition. Veteran SM Entertainment producer Kenzie, who previously worked on their debut track “Into The New World,” helped with the lyrics and composition of the group’s new title track.
- K-pop soloist Nicole, a former member of the girl group Kara, released her new single “You.F.O” today.
- Aside from her YouTube channel “Cole Time” and a guest appearance on K-pop artist Eric Nam’s Dive Studios podcast last year, Nicole has mostly stayed away from the K-pop limelight.
- Her first EP “First Romance” was released in 2014, and in 2016, she released a Japanese album titled “Bliss.”
- A Kara reunion is reportedly in the works to celebrate the group’s 15th anniversary.
Korean American singer Nicole, a former member of the girl group Kara, returned Wednesday after eight years away from the K-pop limelight with her newest single “You.F.O.”
After leaving Kara in 2011, Nicole started a solo career in South Korea and Japan, releasing her first EP “First Romance” in 2014 and a Japanese album titled “Bliss” in 2016. She has mostly kept away from the public eye aside from regular uploads to her YouTube channel “Cole Time.” She was also a guest on K-pop artist Eric Nam’s Dive Studios podcast last year.
- K-pop girl group Purple Kiss dropped their fourth EP “Geekyland” on Monday, led by the title track music video “Nerdy.”
- The album contains five other songs, with tracks “FireFlower” and “Love is Dead” being written by member Yuki and track “Summer Rain” being co- composed and co-written by labelmate Ravn of the K-pop boy group Oneus.
- Purple Kiss’ third EP “MemeM” and its title track of the same name were released just four months ago.
- The RBW Entertainment sibling group to Mamamoo officially debuted in March 2021 with the mini-album “Into Violet” and title track “Ponzona.”
On Monday, RBW Entertainment’s septet girl group Purple Kiss released their fourth EP “Geeklyland,” led by the aptly named title track music video “Nerdy.”
“Geekyland” comes packed with five other songs: “Intro: Bye Bye Bully,” which the group performed in a preview last week, “FireFlower,” “Can’t Stop Dreamin,” “Love Is Dead” and “Summer Rain.” Yuki, the group’s rapper, wrote the tracks “FireFlower” and “Love is Dead,” while “Summer Rain” was co-composed and co-written by labelmate Ravn of the K-pop boy group Oneus.
FNC Entertainment boy group P1Harmony released their fourth EP “Harmony: Zero In” and its title track music video “Doom Du Doom” yesterday.
The EP is composed of five other tracks: “Black Hole,” “Yes Man,” “Swagger,” “Mirror Mirror” and “Different Song For Me.” Members Jongseob and Intak helped write the lyrics for “Doom Du Doom,” with other members helping to produce the overall album.
- K-pop girl group StayC dropped their newest single “We Need Love” today, led by the title track “Beautiful Monster.”
- The single features three other songs: “I Like It,” “Love” and a remix of their title track “Run2U” from their EP from earlier this year, “Young-luv.com.”
- StayC is one of the headlining acts for KCON LA 2022 next month and will also embark on a six-city U.S. tour with other KCON acts as part of the “KCON 2022 Rookies” ensemble.
- The six members — Isa, Sumin, Sieun, Seeun, J and Yoon — debuted under High Up Entertainment in November 2020.
“StayC girls, it’s going down” again as the girl group released their newest single “We Need Love” today alongside the music video for the title track “Beautiful Monster.”
The single album comes complete with three other songs: “I Like It,” “Love” and a remix of their previously released title track “Run2U” from their February EP “Young-Luv.Com.” Every track on the album was composed and written by StayC’s High Up Entertainment executives Black Eyed Pilseung. Producers Rado and Flyt and veteran StayC collaborator Jeon Goon also assisted with song creation.
- South Korean singer-songwriter, DJ and producer Shaun announced his new EP “Omnibus pt.1: Kaleidoscope” yesterday via Instagram.
- The EP comes out on Thursday, July 28, and will include the track “Road,” which he performed at South Korea’s Waterbomb Festival this month.
- Shaun’s previous releases were the single “So Right” in collaboration with Malaysian singer Yuna earlier this year and “#0055b7” in 2021.
- The Warner Music Korea artist is the hitmaker behind the viral song “Way Back Home,” which has totaled over 3 billion streams and made him the top streamed solo K-pop male artist in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
South Korean singer-songwriter Shaun, born Kim Yun-ho, announced his new EP “Omnibus pt.1: Kaleidoscope” on Instagram Monday.
- YG Entertainment announced yesterday via press release that Blackpink has an album comeback slated for August as well as a world tour before the end of 2022.
- According to the statement, the album will kick off “a continuous large-scale project which will extend through the second half of the year” and the tour will be the “largest world tour in the history of a K-pop girl group.”
- Blackpink’s last comeback was almost two years ago, with the release of their first full album, “The Album,” in October 2020.
- During the gap, members Rosé and Lisa released their own solo albums, Jisoo debuted in a lead role in a K-drama and all the members have engaged in an assortment of fashion events and brand deals in addition to becoming U.N. goodwill ambassadors for climate change and making history as the first Asian girl group to make the cover of Rolling Stone.
K-pop superstars Blackpink returned yesterday, announcing new music dropping in August and the launch of a world tour this year.
As reported by Billboard via a press release from YG Entertainment, Blackpink are in the “final stages of recording a new album” that will start “a continuous large-scale project which will extend through the second half of the year.”
- The wait is finally over for co-ed group Kard’s new mini album “Re:” and title track music video “Ring The Alarm.”
- The mini album includes six tracks, two of which are instrumentals.
- Their last comeback was in 2020 with the album “Way With Words” and title track “Gunshot.”
- Kard consists of four members, BM, J.Seph, Somin and Jiwoo, with J.Seph having completed his mandatory two-year military service in April this year.
Co-ed group Kard made their return yesterday with the release of their fifth mini album “Re:” featuring title track “Ring the Alarm.”
The mini album includes six tracks: four new songs and two instrumental songs, one for “Ring The Alarm” and another for “Break Down,” which all four members had a hand in writing.
- SM Entertainment's Aespa dropped a new surprise song “Illusion” alongside news of their mini-album “Girls” slated for July 8.
- The mini-album will feature nine tracks total: three previously released tracks “Black Mamba,” “Forever” and “Dreams Come True,” as well as six new songs, “Lingo,” “ICU,” “Illusion," title track “Girls" and two versions of "Life's Too Short."
- Aespa performed the English version of “Life’s Too Short” at Coachella earlier this year and will release a digital version of the song on June 24.
- The quartet, consisting of members Winter, Karina, Ningning and Giselle, recently made the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list last month.
- SM Entertainment also announced today that the group has signed a partnership deal with Warner Records.
K-pop girl group Aespa dropped a surprise new song “Illusion” as part of a comeback announcement for their upcoming mini-album “Girls.”
Set for release on July 8, “Girls” will feature nine tracks in total, six of which are new. Aside from “Illusion” and the title track “Girls,” the new songs include the tracks “Lingo,” “ICU” and both a Korean- and English-language version of “Life’s Too Short.” The group performed the English version of “Life’s Too Short” during their set at Coachella’s main stage earlier this year and will drop it as a single on June 24.