K-Pop This Year A Repeat Of 2008
This year in K-Pop seems like a good harvest year. From idol groups to
singers who have been away from the local K-Pop scene and to singer
songwriter, we are expected to see them all back in action again.
To start off the year, we have the ‘war of the girlgroups’ between So
Nyeo Shi Dae, KARA and T-ara who are set to capture the hearts of the
males out there. We won’t be just seeing the war of the roses in spring
this year, ‘dancing queens’ Lee Hyori and Son DamBi will also be making
The big match between Lee Hyori vs Son DamBi
Lee Hyori will be having her 4th album comeback
this month, even though the title song has not yet been decided, the jacket
filming was completed in New York last December and the recording works
are also completed. According to officials, once the title song is
decided, the comeback will happen immediately.
Son DamBi will also be back on the K-pop stage the end of this
month. Making hits after hits with songs like “Crazy” and “Saturday
Night”, she will be back collaborating with the Brave Brothers again.
According to officials, the recording of the album is at its finishing
Much anticipation is for what concept, style and choreography they
will be back with, setting new trends in 2010 with their grand
The return of the Asia stars – Rain, BoA and Se7en
This year, one of the most anticipated events for
Kpop is the return of the Asia stars Rain, BoA and Se7en. Especially for
BoA and Se7en, it has been around 5 years since they last performed on
the Kpop stage, and much attention is focused on their comeback.
BoA will be celebrating her 10th debut anniversary this year and will
be releasing a new album on August 25. She debuted in 25th August in
2001 with the album “ID;Peace B”. After which, she gained much
popularity and success with promotions in Japan and in the States. It
will be her comeback after 5 years in Korea since her last album “Girls
On Top” released in 2005.
Se7en who had been away since 2006 for his advance in the American
market, will be back possibly earliest in the earlier half of the year.
He has been preparing for his Korean comeback since late last year, but aiming for a higher degree of perfection in this album, the comeback
would only happen this year.
Rain will also be back as a singer in April. His last album released
here was “Rainism” in 2008. The album will be released in the form of a
minialbum and he will be working with Kim Tae Wan who composed the album “Rainism” for this album again.
A music industry official said, “With the 3 singers coming, the Kpop
scene which has always been circulating around the idols will take whole
new change. Especially since they are big stars, much anticipation is
for their comeback.”
Kim Dong Ryul.Lee Jeok.Yoo Hee Yeol – the comeback of the
It is known that Kim Dong Ryul will be back with a
new album this year as a project group with Rollercoaster Lee Sang Soon.
Kim Dong Ryul had flown to the Netherlands last summer to meet up with
Lee Sang Soon who was studying aboard there and they are currently
working on the lyrics of the songs.
For Lee Jeok he also revealed that he is currently preparing for an
album last month on his blog twitter. He will be doing the recording
works for the album in May, and the album will be out in early Autumn.
Yoo HeeYeol will also be releasing a new album this year, currently
he is looking for the concept to the album.
◆ Comeback of Big Bang, and ‘discharged’ stars Kangta and
Other than that, the 79-er ballad singers KangTa and Sung SiKyung
will be back in the K-Pop scene. Idol group Big Bang will also be back in
the earlier half of the year.
It seems that this year will be like a replay of year 2008 where we
had the big match between the queens Lee Hyori and Um JungHwa, we also
had the “So Hot” and “Nobody” craze from the WonderGirls, there were
also the promotions by singers like Big Bang, Dong Bang Shin Ki and Rain
Many in the music industry call 2010 “Again, 2008.”
Schedule comeback for March
- BEAST ‘Shock of the New Era’ – March 1
- Outsider ‘The Outsider’ – March 2
- Dae Guk Nam Ah (D-NA) – March 4
- Epik High special album – March 9
Other scheduled comebacks
- Lee Hyori – March
- Son DamBi – End March TBA
- So Nyeo Shi Dae with ‘Black SoShi’ concept
- After School
- Yoo HeeYeol
- Sung SiKyung
- Big Bang