Wednesday, March 03, 2010

K-Pop This Year A Repeat Of 2008 ----- By: K Bites

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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 their comeback.
The big match between Lee Hyori vs Son DamBi

Lee Hyori will be having her 4th album comeback this month (YUHOO!), 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. (ANOTHER YUHOO!) Making hits after hits with songs like "Crazy" and "Saturday Night", she will be back collaborating with the Brave Brothers again. (That's nice! other than crazy, bad boy, 'amoled' and 'invisible' also extremely nice!) According to officials, the recording of the album is at its finishing stage.

Much anticipation is for what concept, style and choreography they will be back with, setting new trends in 2010 with their grand performances.

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.” (TRUE TRUE TRUE! THIS YEAR GONNA BE A GOOD YEAR FOR ME!!! WUUU!)

Kim Dong Ryul.Lee Jeok.Yoo Hee Yeol – the comeback of the singer songwriters

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 (TRIPLE YEAHNESS!), and ‘discharged’ stars Kangta and Sung SiKyung

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 etc.

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

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