April/May on Fire!!!!!

In the wonderful world of K-pop is obvious everyone is over due for a comeback. April usually is sport season for golf and soccer fans.Just because sports maybe on some people minds doesn’t mean K-pop has to be silence.April/May is like 2009 October and November except the competition is way more fierce.Things are heating up as spring comes along already setting the tone for summer comebacks.So here is the line up of K-pop stars ready to dominate the next two months.

Already noted Lee Hyori  4th album H-Logic with “Swing” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” being the two leading singles. Rain mini (EP) Back To Basic with “Love Song” and “Hit Song” already made  rounds on the music channels.These two being the biggest comeback since both artists have been absent for at least 2 years.

More mini album news SM SHINee will release their 2nd album.Last year the boys dominated K-pop airwaves with Year of Us with”Ring Ding Dong” being its top single.Son Dambi will also release another album yet no word on the single.Her biggest hit last years was “Type B (Saturday Night)” produce by Brave Sound(Brave Brothers).While newbie female K-pop group Rainbow debut late last year with “Gossip Girl”  and Davichi who song “8282” back in 2009.

Single wise 2pm is to make a comeback but also to open for Wonder Girls.Schedule to release their  first mini U.S album on the 16th of April is also to headline a mini Wonder World Tour.With JYP support 2pm and 2am will open for the leading ladies.Thus giving 2pm the opportunity to drop a new single a settle follow up to 1:59 album.

Also sexy vixen actress/singer Uhm Jung Hwa will release a new single.She dazzle fans in 2008 under YG label with mini release of “D.I.S.C.O” produce by Kush (Stony Skunk).Also going against another raven beauty Baek Ji Young.

The old saying is that spring comes in like a lamb and leaves out like a lion.The best of K-pop groups are coming back to make sure May stays hot while April cools down.

Secret hast already made their comeback with ‘Magic” and a new funky sexy look.Along with the return of ss501 back in 2009 made their comeback solid with Rebirth with “Love Like This” as the top single.

Cube entertainment 4minute is also to make a comeback in South Korea but expand their horizons much further than their rivals.4minute was with the wave of female newbie groups back in 2009 but have establish a loyal following.The girls popularity has grown farther than any one suspect thanks to For Muzik with hits like “Hot issue”,”Muzik” and “What a Girl Wants.” HyunA who release “Change” being her first solo song and is schedule to release another solo single in April with producers E-Tribe.4minute is releasing a special Japanese version of their album For Muzik and with rumors of an Asian tour.Nations like Thailand,Philippines,Hong Kong,Singapore,Malaysia, and Indonesia  have develop a small promising following for the group.Also solo activity from Jiyoon and Gayoon but details on that are still vague.

The highest anticipation is YG top female group 2NE1 who made their debut back in march 2009.2NE1 was introduce thanks to he help of a clever dance track produce by Teddy(1tym) and attention grabbing mega boy band Big Bang.Although “Lollipop was a promotional CF song for LG Cyon this catapult 2NE1 success quicker.In July 2Ne1 release their first self title EP and swept the K-charts with “Fire” and “I Don’t Care” ending their promotion with ‘In the Club.” In September member Dara had success with “Kiss” that was used for Cass Beer CF and also as a personal solo.YG hinted a possibility of a new album from 2NE1 in November but back down.Instead release a series of solo hits Park Bom being the natural r&b songstress with “You and I” and leader CL duet with Minzy for “Please don’t Go.” All solo songs were successful and to keep fans on their toes release “Try To Follow Me (Try to Copy Me) earlier this year for a CF.May will be 2NE1 chance to emulate 2009 mind-blowing chart topping sales if not higher.

2NE1 isn’t the only YG artist due for a serious comeback.K-pop prince very own Se7en is returning from two years being state side.Since his departure from South Korea Se7en focus hard for a potential music career in U.S.In 2009 Se7en release the single “Girls” featuring Lil Kim it was up for votes on BET 106 & Park but didn’t make the cut.Disagreements and poor promotion also has some what sabotage but not weaken the young singers ambition.Se7en return back to Seoul for some needed rest and to prepare for the biggest comeback this year.Although Se7en perform as an opener last year at G-Dragon’s Shine a Light concert in December.YG hasn’t leak out too much info on his long-awaited return to K-pop.YG did confirm that June is Se7en comeback.

Big Bang and Tae Yang solo to release sometime around the summer.Still not much on TOP potential solo single and Daesung mini album.

The music trend in K-pop has gone quite funky.Dance tracks will have some minimum guarantee with the over use of auto tune.The comeback thus far are starting to stare aware since 80% of K-pop groups who debut or made comebacks last year over abuse the use of auto tune.I feel ballads will become more of the norm since at this point would be a breathe of fresh air into the scene.I think more groups will be visually interested in changing their looks up.The dark sexy concept is becoming increasingly popular for both male and female groups.Along with eccentric hip hop fashion styles from the 80’s.So more bright neon color,high top wearing, and enough fake bling to make you go blind.

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