Due to the tragic Sewol ferry incident, all of the Korean entertainment industry was put on hold for a few weeks.
Now that music promotions are starting up again, let’s look at what have been announced so far. May is expected to be a busy month. Furthermore, many artists are avoiding releasing something in June due to the World Cup, which usually grabs the attention of the nation.
Before the stoppage, A Pink‘s cute and upbeat track “Mr. Chu” took over music charts and even won five music programs in a single week. Following that, Akdong Musicians‘ “200%” swept the charts. Despite music shows not airing, it was announced that they have won Inkigayo twice and M!Countdown three times. In addition “200%” has also been #1 on the Soompi chart for 2 weeks.
Block B officially cancelled their “Jackpot” comeback promotions. Rapper Outsider also cancelled promotions of his digital single “Hands.” While boy groups Infinite, 2PM, BEAST and VIXX were expected to have comeback sometime around May, a definite schedule has not been revealed for them.
May 7 –
May 12 –
Wheesung mini album “The Best Man.” His first comeback in two years.
May 19 –
May 20 –
Fly To The Sky album “Continuum.” Hwanhee and Brian Joo are back together after a five year hiatus.
Other May Releases –
G.NA “Pretty Lingerie” single
T-ara‘s Jiyeon solo debut
FIESTAR single “One More“
Lena Park album
Spica single. They also plan to release an album in the fall.
Girl Hood album. The “ahjumma” girl group will take a new musical direction.
Girl’s Day mini album. Will be an upbeat summer song.
g.o.d eighth album. First full group comeback in eight years. Single release in May.
2014 Second half –
Which comeback are you looking forward to the most?