Ever since 2015, rumors about a new boy band from Cube United caused up a stir among the netizens. The wait was over, because Cube has finally debuted their new idol group on October 10, 2016 with their debut album “PENTAGON” and title track “Gorilla”. PENTAGON is Cube’s 3rd boy group, after BEAST and BTOB. The group consists of 10 members, with some members being well known for having been trainees at other popular entertainment companies, such as YG and SM. After a tough reality show competition, the final 10 members of PENTAGON were declared.
Ever since the sensational phenomenon called Produce 101 finished, there were rumors and talks about a boys version of the reality survival show. Mnet has finally revealed their upcoming hit reality show, Boys 24. Much like the previous girl version, 24 male trainees will compete in a variety of challenges in order to debut as a group.
We first met HongSuk through YG’s reality survival audition program, MIX & MATCH, where 9 trainees competed for a spot in IKON. Unfortunately, HongSuk failed to secure a spot, and ultimately left YG for Cube Entertainment. When rumors hit that Cube will be debuting a new boy band, picture evidences surfaced of HongSuk being a part of the group. But HongSuk fans’ celebration was cut short just a few moments ago when Cube and Mnet had announced that PENTAGON will debut through a reality survival audition program.
Mnet and Cube had announced that they will be launching a reality show titled “Pentagon Maker”, where the current 10 trainees will compete in a series of challenges to win the hearts of their fans. The members will have to compete as individuals, as well as units, through 5 categories: Performance (Singing and Rap), Dance, Teamwork, Talent (Wit and Variety-skills), and Mind (Impression and Attitude). Their videos will be available online where fans can come vote for their favorite member. At the end of the program, the online votes will decide who will become the final members of PENTAGON. The final members will then hold an official debut concert on July 16 at a large stadium.
“Pentagon Maker” will premier online on May 2nd through M2, Mnet’s digital contents brand. The program will air online every Mondays and Tuesdays at 10pm on Naver TVCast’s “M2-Pentagon Maker” channel. The program will continue for 12 weeks, with the show launching its TV airing starting on May 17th.
PENTAGON will be Cube’s latest boy band since BtoB’s debut 4 years ago. It seems Cube Entertainment is taking extensively thought out measures to make sure that their next boy group is on a whole another level (starting from their debut)! Although Yang HongSuk’s debut isn’t 100% certain, but at least we will be able to see him on screen starting next month! Make sure to cheer for HongSuk and the other boys of PENTAGON!
S.M. Entertainment said Monday it will debut its new boy band NCT U under a new idol management system this weekend. Two units of NCT U will make their debuts separately on April 9 and 10.
4/11 BLOCKB & History
Famous hip hop boy band BLOCK B are finally preparing to make a comeback. The 7-member boy band are working towards their comeback. Another boy band, History has also announced that they will soon be making a comeback.
VIXX has release their release schedule for the upcoming comeback. After revealing the comeback schedule, they released a “Conception Art Film” that gives a sneak peek into the concept for the group’s upcoming comeback.
DSP’s rookie girl group April is preparing to undergo their other activities as a group without their leader SoMin. They secretly shot their comeback music video in Paju already.
According to the rep from JYP Entertainment, girl group TWICE will be returning with a new album on April 25 Their first teaser is finally published with the girls making a cute transformation as cheerleaders.
One of the sexiest girl groups, Rania is preparing for a comeback in April. Along with past members Di, T-ae, and Xia, they’ve added two Korean members HyeMe and SeulJi and to everyone’s surprise, an African American member named Alex.
Five-member K-Pop girl group Spica is set to make a comeback with a new mini album. A representative of Spica spoke with Newsen and said, “They will make a comeback in April with all five members and new songs.”
Woolim’s rookie girl band Lovelyz join April comeback rush, too. On April 4th, the officials revealed that they are preparing for Lovelyz’s comeback. The plan is to have their new mini album out by the end of April.
Jung EunJi (Apink)
Popular Apink idol and TV personality EunJi is returning to the stage ― only this time, she’ll be performing solo. Officials at CUBE Entertainment revealed that Jung EunJi will be debuting as a solo artist, dropping her first solo EP this April.
So while the April is passing by day by day, every CARAT in the world was at their desk waiting for some news about the comeback. For many, Pledis Entertainment revealed the good news of the group’s comeback to be made in April along with a release of a new album.
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TOP Media’s rookie boy band UP10TION will be making their official comeback this spring after releasing their second mini album “Catch Me” last November.
Also on the 21, ballad duo Vibe will return with a digital single. It will be interesting to see these popular male duos go head to head.
Explosive K-Pop boy group BTS will be making their highly anticipated comeback. Following their comeback promotions, they will hold a concert titled “The Most Beautiful Moment in Life on Stage” at the Olympic Park Gymnastics Arena in Seoul on May 7 to 8.
In an exclusive interview with OSEN, Yang HyunSuk talks about Akdong Musician’s (AKMU) comeback plans and ChanHyuk’s plans to enlist in the military. The duo’s second album has been completed and will be released early in May.
It looks like the large-scale girl band, IOI, will be debuting with a mini album. The title song for the debut album isn’t determined yet, but they’ve already received a bunch of songs from famous producers.
Nam WooHyun (Infinite)
Infinite’s WooHyun will be a second member to go solo. After more than six years of leading Infinite to a mania-level of popularity, WooHyun is set to make her official solo debut following that in May.
Other notable rumors of idol comebacks consist of; Jessica Jung, 2NE1, Park BoRam, No Brain, ZEA (BEG), Tim and Yoo SungEun.