This summer, the girl group’s comeback war, which will wake the music market that had been stagnant in the spring, will begin. TWICE and BLACKPINK and the first unit group of Red Velvet, which represent the three major agencies in Korea, will showcase their new music.
TWICE, who have captured Asia, confirmed their comeback on June 1. The title of the new song is “MORE & MORE,” which is the group’s first comeback in nine months since the eighth mini-album Feel Special. For TWICE, who have been working nonstop since their debut in 2015, this marks their comeback after their first long hiatus. Also, Mina, who had been on a break due to health problems, will rejoin the team, heralding their activities as a nine-member group as a whole. Then they will continue their activities in Japan right away. They will release their sixth Japanese single Fanfare on July 8. With their promotional activities in both countries, the group will once again solidify the status of the one-top girl group in South Korea and Japan.
BLACKPINK, who has not been active as a group since April last year, announced that they are returning to the K-POP scene in June. This is their comeback in a year and two months. As soon as they announced their comeback, Forbes predicted that they would produce the best results of the year 2020. Along with the new song, they are also getting ready to release “Sour Candy,” in which they collaborated with Lady Gaga, drawing the attention and expectations from music fans around the world. Previously, G-Dragon and producer Teddy showed up on Jennie’s live streaming that took place in a recording studio, raising hopes for her comeback.
Red Velvet will make a comeback in June as a unit. Previously, SM Entertainment announced that “Irene and Seulgi are getting ready to released their unit album.” Since Red Velvet’s debut in 2014, this is the first time that the group will perform in the unit. Irene is the lead dancer in the team, and Seulgi is the main dancer. As both members have bright vocal tones, as well as impressive dance skills, fans are looking forward to the birth of the unit. The fact that SM Entertainment had led a number of unit groups into success is a favorable factor as well. Girls’ Generation has achieved good results with a unit called TTS, the unit group where Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun have come together.