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?
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”.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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!
April 26, 2017
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?
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?
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?
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!
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.
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?
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?
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!
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!
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!
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!