Idols’ Comeback – June/July, the return of Korean Idol Groups

The five most anticipating idol groups are back again.  

Wonder Girls was the first to release their mini-album “Wonder Party” on June 3. Their leading track “Like This” had its Music Video premier on the same day and we could soon see their popularity shine through when it topped several real time charts such as Daum and Soribada. The group began their comeback promotion for “Like This” on KBS Music bank on June 8, and they ended their promotion at the end of June due to preparation for their first solo concert in Korea in 3 years. Wonder Girls seem to have a thing for short promotions, but I can say this won’t be the last time we see these girls.

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1st Comeback Stage

The NU.A.B.O girls, F(x) was the next group that shocked the Halluy Wave with their second EP “Electric Shock” on June 10. Their title track “Electric Shock” is an energetic and rhythmical electronic-dance song that brought them up on Korean charts. Their comeback promotions started on June 14 and we can still see their performances on various music shows (Music Bank, Music Core and Inkigayo).

Music Video

1st Comeback Stage

With Heechul gone to the army and Kangin rejoining the group, Super Junior (the most famous Korean idol group) is back with their sixth album “Sexy, Free & Single. The album released online on July 1 and in store July 4. They had a press conference with their 10 active members on July 3 and began their official comeback on Mnet’s M! Countdown on July 5. The most anticipating part must be seeing Kangin back after 3 years. Did he keep it up with the rest of the members?

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1st Comeback Stage

T-ara marked their comeback with their fourth EP “Day by Day” on July 3. They began their promotion for “Day by Day” on MBC’s Music Core on July 7 with an additional of 18 year-old Ahreum. T-ara is now introduced as an eight member group, but that won’t stay long, because a nine member is said to be joining in pretty soon. Even though this should be a hot topic, due to Super Junior’s comeback with Kangin rejoing this comeback failed to make a headline.

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1st Comeback Stage

Our last comeback is the one I anticipate the most.

2NE1 made their long awaiting Korean comeback with “I Love You” on July 5, which within hours achieved an all-kill on many real time music charts. They made their first live performance with “I Love You” on SBS’s Inkigayo on July 8.

YG Entertainment revealed the plans for 2NE1’s first world tour “New Evolution”, starting in Seoul on July 28. They will continue the tour throughout Asia, America as well as Europe. Jeremy Scott will be in charge of the costumes for this concert, that alone is already a WOW factor.

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1st Comeback Stage

Which of these idol groups is your “big” winner? Who got the HIT song and the best comeback performance?

Source (Wikipedia for dates, Google for pictures, Youtube (wondergirls,CapsuleHD22, withsosiz9dot5, meteorgarden100, SMTown, hk8019, OfficialTwilightBD, 2NE1, anybodyriw)

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