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Kpopmap Charts: Most Highly Anticipated K-Pop Comebacks of May 2017

May 2017’s full of star studded comebacks just waiting to blow us away. But among them all, which comebacks are the most highly anticipated?

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It’s only been a few days since the start of May, and we’ve already seen some of the hottest comebacks. Cube’s 2nd co-ed unit, Triple H, opened up the month with a scandalous debut, followed by the long awaited solo comeback album of HIGHLIGHT’s Yong JunHyung! And that’s not mentioning the other hot acts of May. With so many other artists announcing, teasing or planning their comebacks, let’s take a look at the top 10 most highly anticipated comebacks of May 2017.

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10th – The East Light

One of the most underrated bands who debuted last year, The East Light is a rock band formed by genius-like members who were (at the time of debut) averaged at 15 years old. Their maknae, Lee WooJin, is currently gaining a lot of love on “Produce 101 Season 2”. The boys will unfortunately making another album on May 18th without their maknae, but we can’t wait to see what will follow “Holla”.

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Media Line

 

9th – Day6

Underrated no longer! GOT7’s brother band, Day6 finally saw their spotlight after performing on the reunion of “Kpop Star 6”. The band chose not to promote on broadcasts, but stayed on the DL with busking and radio shows. As promised, the boys are sending out new music every month on the 6th. The month of May will feature their new music, “Dance Dance” on May 8th!

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JYP Entertainment

 

8th – APRIL

The APRIL girls couldn’t make their comeback in April, but they’ve announced their plans to comeback in May. The girls are also a group with tremendous potential that don’t get enough credit. Each time, the girls put out very addictive and refreshing music. APRIL went under some lineup changes for their last album, and will be making another grand comeback with the same lineup.

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DSP Entertainment

 

7th – VIXX

VIXX is celebrating their 5th anniversary this May, and the boys have a grand celebration in the works. From art exhibitions to long awaited solo concerts, the VIXX boys want to repay back to their fans for all the 5 years of unconditional love. To top it all off, the boys are finishing up the preparations for a brand new album too!

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Jellyfish Entertainment

 

6th – Kim ChungHa

As one of the last members of I.O.I to officially debut, Kim ChungHa pre-released her song, ‘WEEK’, just last week. Now she’s gearing up her official debut album. Set to drop sometime in May, I.O.I fans are excited to see our dancing goddess sing just as well as she graces the stage.

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MNH Entertainment

 

5th – SEVENTEEN

The daesae boy group may just be greeting us once again this month! SEVENTEEN confirmed that they have been working on their next album, and hopes to drop it near the end of May. Whether it drops in time or not, we’re absolutely gripping our seats to see what they have in store.

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4th – Psy

World star, Psy is dropping his 8th album on May 10th! Following his world record breaking song, “Gangnam Style”, Psy’s had a long line of hit songs that topped charts all around the world. Will his new music break his own records? Considering that Psy’s been a household name since before “Gangnam Style”, we can’t wait for it to drop.

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3rd – Lee HyoRi

Will the sexy queen finally be making her comeback this month? We’ve been waiting for her return ever since the end of 2016. Although her album date has been pushed back for months, news have it that Lee HyoRi is finally getting ready to release her new music in years!

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2nd – iKON

YG Entertainment took YG stans by surprise by dropping two teasers on May 1st. One, they announced the comeback date for Psy. Two, they dropped a teaser for iKON’s new album! All the teaser says is “iKON”, “Coming Soon” and “Conspiracy” – but we can’t be ever more excited. Following their brothers WINNER’s success, will iKON also blow us away with their new album?

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YG Entertainment

 

1st – TWICE

This was a given! TWICE has been on a roll since their debut with hits after hits, making themselves the next Queens of K-Pop to take over the industry. After becoming a household name by Cheering Up the nation with their adorable TT dances, they will be making a comeback for their 5th consecutive chart killer. The girls will only be promoting their new album, “SIGNAL” for 2 weeks before they debut in Japan, we can’t wait to see the girls’ last K-Gift for their ONCE!

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Upcoming K-Pop Comeback & Debut Lineup for May 2017

We’re kicking off the transition into summer with the return of some of the most anticipated comebacks and debuts of 2017!

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It’s that time of the month again. Artists and rookies are lining up to make their grand entrance into May! As hot artists are making headlines for their upcoming comebacks and debut, check out when you’re going to be on high alert for your favorite groups.

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Who’re you most excited for this May 2017?

 

May 2017 COMEBACK & DEBUT LINEUP

(Stay tuned as this list will be continually updated as artists reveal information!)

 

Triple H (Cube Entertainment)

May 1st

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Cube Entertainment

 

Yong JunHyung (Around Us Entertainment)

May 2nd

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Around Us Entertainment

 

Lovelyz (WM Entertainment)

May 2nd

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WM Entertainment

 

Kwon JinAh (Antenna Music)

May 2nd

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Instiz

 

VAV (A Team Entertainment)

May 3rd

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VAV’s Facebook

 

Han DongGeun (Pledis Entertainment)

May 5th

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Top Star News

 

Psy (YG Entertainment)

May 10th

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TWICE (JYP Entertainment)

May 15th

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JYP Entertainment

 

VIXX (Jellyfish Entertainment)

May 16th

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The East Light (Media Line Entertainment)

May 18th

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Media Line Entertainment

 

Kim SoHee (Hunus Entertainment)

May 18th Solo Debut

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Instiz

 

SEVENTEEN (Pledis Entertainment)

May 22nd

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Pledis Entertainment

 

iKON (YG Entertainment)

May 22nd

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YG Entertainment

 

MAP6 (Dream T Entertainment)

May 23rd

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Dream T Entertainment

 

Kriesha Chu (Urban Works Entertainment)

May 24th

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Urban Works Entertainment

 

KNK (YNB Entertainment)

May 25th

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YNB Entertainment

 

ASTRO (Fantagio Entertainment)

May 29th

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Fantagio Entertainment

 

APRIL (DSP Media Entertainment)

May 29th

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DSP Media

 

SISTAR (Starship Entertainment)

May 31st

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Starship Entertainment

 

B.I.G (GH Entertainment)

Undecided

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GH Entertainment

 

M FECT (Midas Entertainment)

Undecided

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MFECT’s Facebook

 

Kim ChungHa (MNH Entertainment)

Undecided

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MNH Entertainment

 

Lee HyoRi (Kiwi Media Group)

Rumored

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G-Dragon (YG Entertainment)

Rumored

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K-Pop Idols Celebrating May Birthdays

Roses are Red. It’s time to play. You know what fandoms say… It’s gonna be May.

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We’re greeting the new month with the most special of days – K-Pop idols’ birthdays! Who was born on this beautiful month where romantic spring turns to vibrant summer? We’ve got the dates of some of the hottest stars’ hottest birthday celebrations. Mark your calendar boys and girls, because it’s going to be one busy month.

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Who’s birthdays will you be celebrating this month?

 

EXID’s Hani

May 1st

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EXIDear

 

Wonder Girls’ SunMi

May 2nd

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Grazia

 

BTOB’s Yook SungJae

May 2nd

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GOT7’s BamBam

May 2nd

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Sarang Bam

 

APRIL’s NaEun

May 5th

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Gogiga Joa

 

EXO’s BaekHyun

May 6th

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KexinBaek

 

SISTAR’s DaSom

April 6th

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Nate Pann

 

EXID’s JungHwa

May 8th

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Sao Star

 

Girl’s Day’s MinAh

May 13th

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Lovely SunShine

 

WJSN’s DaYoung

May 14th

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DaYoung HetSal

 

SNSD’s Sunny

April 15th

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Nate Pann

 

CN Blue’s JongHyun

May 15th

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A.C.E’s WOW

May 15th

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IU

May 16th

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BIGBANG’s TaeYang

May 18th

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Girl’s Day’s SoJin

May 21st

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Holb Sso

 

Lovelyz’s JiAe

May 21st

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Eomvely

 

EXO’s SuHo

May 22nd

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APRIL’s YeNa

May 22nd

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Always with Yena

 

PRISTIN’s SungYeon

May 25th

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Nate Pann

 

DalShabet’s AhYoung

May 26th

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HeS

 

APRIL’s EunChae

May 26th

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WJSN’s EunSeo

May 27th

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TWICE’s DaHyun

May 28th

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GFriend’s EunHa

May 30th

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Mayni

 

SNSD’s YoonA

May 30th

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Kpopmap Charts: Top Candidates for KyuHyun’s Replacement on “Radio Star”

It’s almost time of Super Junior’s KyuHyun to take his leave of absence from the globally popular Korean talk show, “Radio Star”. But who will keep his seat warm?

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Kpopmap’s “Chart 10 Wednesday” is back as “Kpopmap Charts”! This week, we take a look ahead at the inevitable fate of Super Junior’s KyuHyun and his long standing seat among the MCs at MBC’s “Radio Star”. The popular comedy talk show is almost reaching its 10th anniversary as one of the longest running shows in Korea. With their celebration, they’re also going to have to say a temporary goodbye as KyuHyun goes off to fulfill his mandatory military duties.

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With one of the hottest topics in K-TV being about who’ll replace the 5 year-long MC-idol, take a look at our top 10 candidate picks!

 

10th – BTOB’s ChangSeop EunKwang

Everyone knows that these two BTOB duos are one of the most hilarious K-Pop idols in the industry. With their dorky ways and undeniable chemistry, they’d make a refreshing addition to the MC lineup. But these two idols have never even been on an episode of the popular talk show. Will it be possible to get them to MC without any guest appearance experience?

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9th – BLACKPINK’s JiSoo

We know JiSoo is the next generation of variety-idols to come out of YG Entertainment. She was the focus of the show when she guest starred with band mate Rose. With her quirky personality and rising popularity, she’d be an anticipated fit. But will YG let one of their rookies MC while BLACKPINK’s career is busily on its way up?

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8th – MONSTA X’s JooHeon

JooHeon’s had his fair share of variety show experience, but he’s never been an MC for a talk show. Even so, the idol made it clear that he wanted to be considered for the position during his guest star appearance. With his adorable dimples and carefree personality, it’d be a curious fit!

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MBC

 

7th – WINNER’s Song Mino

Song Mino made his mark in the variety field with his appearance on “New Journey to the West 3”. His comic personality fit well with KyuHyun on the show, so it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise to see Mino fill in KyuHyun’s temporary vacancy.

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MBC

 

6th – BTOB’s Yook SungJae

It appears another BTOB member made the list! Yook SungJae has a unique humor to himself as he’s such a proper gentleman, but with a quirky personality. He filled in for KyuHyun for an episode once, and he surprisingly got good reviews. Will we be seeing SungJae fill in for KyuHyun once again?

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MBC

 

5th – BIGBANG’s SeungRi

The BIGBANG special of “Radio Star” made headlines all over the place last year, but most of the headlines involved one particular member – SeungRi. Ever the humorous character, SeungRi stole the spotlight with his naturally funny personality and his remarkable story telling skills. KyuHyun even expressed that he would love an idol who will be enlisting within 2 years to fill in his 2 year vacancy. SeungRi definitely fits the bill, but will his busy entrepreneurial and BIGBANG schedules fit?

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MBC

 

4th – DinDin

The rapper is more of a variety-personality these days. With his quirky humor and blunt personality, DinDin would fit perfectly as one of the Radio Star family – I mean, they’re best known for their blunt and direct questions and accusations. DinDin even offered to give KyuHyun half of his appearance fee while he fulfilled his military duties. That’s certainly an option for KyuHyun to think about!

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MBC

 

3rd – GOT7’s Jackson

Jackson is a character that can’t be found anywhere else. He’s very honest, very comedic and energetic to the maximum. He has a long standing variety-resume, and would be a great MC to create a relaxed and carefree environment for the show. He also doesn’t have to go to the army, so he can fill in for a longer period – if need be. However, will he be able to get along with the other MC hyungs? We’ll just have to see!

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2nd – Yang SeHyung

Ever the variety-star on the rise, Yang SeHyung is continually taking the variety field by storm with his comfortable and natural sense of humor. He’s also expressed his wishes to be considered for the position, and he’s one of the front runners in the eyes of the netizens. With his numerous guest appearance experience, we don’t doubt that Yang SeHyung would be a great fit!

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MBC

 

1st – Super Junior’s Kim HeeChul

We can name all kinds of names, but we all know Super Junior and “Radio Star” has a long-time relationship. ShinDong was one of the starting MCs, and KyuHyun has become one of the signature MC’s of the show. However, did you now Kim HeeChul was originally the Super Junior MC before KyuHyun took over? Before he went to the army, HeeChul ruled the seat for nearly a year. With his experience in the actual seat and his current rising reputation, HeeChul would be an obvious choice!

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