The Return Of Solo Singers In 2010


We saw how the idols flooded and dominated the Korean music market
in 2009. A year where there were many girlgroups and boygroups. Coming 2010, the Korean music market will take a change.
With the comeback of ‘luxurious’ solo singers, it seems that the
atmosphere of the Korean music scene will be different.

We will see the comeback of female vocal powerhouses like Lee Hyori, Yoon Mi Rae, Yang Pa, JOO; and also male talents such as Shin Seung Hoon, Kim Dong Ryul, Yoo Hee Yeol and Sung Shi Kyung etc.

2010 is said to be the start of luxurious solo singers’ generation.

The return of the strong personality female singers

We see one of the most striking of all the comebacks are those of
the female solo singers. Because they are the ones with strong
personalities. From ‘trendsetter’ Lee Hyori to sensational vocals
YangPa and JOO, music fans will get to feast on various styles of music
from them.

Here are the rest of the female solo comebacks.

  • Lee Hyori – one of the most anticipated female comeback singers of
    the year. Known for having great dance and songs personalities, she is
    set to release her album early this year. Currently it is known that
    80% of her new album is completed.
  • Yoon Mi Rae – known for her rhythmical rapping and great ballads, it
    is announced that she will comeback mid-January. There are also music
    which she had personally composed for the album.
  • Yang Pa – she will comeback with a new minialbum coming February after 2 years away from the music scene.
  • JOO – Anticipated JYP ballad singer JOO will be back. Despite her
    tender age, she is known for her sensational vocals, and because of
    this specialty it seems that she will be back again with ballad music
    for her comeback this year.
The inflood of male musicians

It seems that the comeback of the male musicians will give a
different treat to the ears. And some of the representative singers in
this area are Shin Seung Hoon, Yoo Hee Yeol and Kim Dong Ryul etc.


Here are the male musician comebacks:

  • Shin Seung Hoon will release the last of his 3-parts mini album
    series. It will be his 20th year anniversary this year since his singer
  • Ballad singers Kim Dong Ryul and Sung Shi Kyung will also be back
    with some sensational music. It will be his comeback after 2 years for
    Kim Dong Ryul, his last album in 2008 was a success. And it will be Sung
    Shi Kyung’s 1st album release since he returned to the music scene after
    coming out of the army.
  • Yoo Hee Yeol will also back with some sad ballads.

Idol singers continue to reign?


Of course, there will be many idol singers’ comeback in 2010.
Already, we know about upcoming comebacks for 2AM, 2NE1, KARA, So Nyeo
Shi Dae etc. These idols will follow up with the great popularity they
received from their mini or full-length albums released in 2009.


But with the comeback of the ‘luxurious’ solo singers, it will be a
right-on face-off between the solo long-running and new idol singers.


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