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What do 2NE1, B2ST, and T-ara’s comebacks in late June-July mean for new artists?

The comebacks of idol groups 2NE1B2ST, and T-ara have new, hopeful artists a little weary.

There are reports that the comebacks of these powerhouse idol groups in late June and early July do not bode well for upcoming artists. All three groups have proven themselves to be worthy adversaries in the K-Pop world as they’ve won first place on music television programs in addition to achieving all-kills on music charts.

2NE1 is slated to return with an album in mid-June. The YG Entertainment group is known to have had all-kills on music charts with their tracks: “Don’t Cry“, “Lonely“, “I Am The Best“, “Hate You“, and “Ugly“.

Idol group B2ST is expected to be making their comeback towards the end of June. They’re said to be in the final stages of their album production, though no official announcement has been made yet. B2ST is known to stand out in terms of music and performance quality. The group enjoyed success with their track “On Rainy Days” last year when they won first place with the song on KBS‘s ‘Music Bank‘. In addition to this, B2ST’s ballad and dance tracks have done well on music charts.

Last but not least, T-ara is scheduled to make their comeback on July 7. T-ara, whose popularity skyrocketed after they reached number one on music programs for the very first time with hit track “Roly Poly“, have proven themselves as stiff competition. Fans are highly anticipating their upcoming single “Day by Day“, which will be choreographed by Jonte Moaning. The choreographer is famous for working on “Single Ladies” with Beyonce in the past. T-ara will be returning as an 8-member group with the addition of another member at a later time.

A music representative recently pointed out that June might be a bad month for new hopeful artists. “If they avoid Big Bang and Wonder Girls, who will comeback in early June, they [will be facing] 2NE1, B2ST, and T-ara on music charts. It’s extremely difficult to schedule a comeback for other artists.”


Source + Photos: Osen