K-pop’s Girls’ Generation and 2NE1 lead comeback month



A host of K-pop acts is blazing the music scene with new albums this February.

THIS month has been filled with comeback releases including from B.A.P., Crayon Pop and Ga In, and more are on the way.

Girls' Generation

With two of South Korea’s most popular girl groups, Girls’ Generation (or SNSD) and 2NE1, announcing the release of their new albums, the remaining two weeks of February look to be a hot battle among those hoping to make a huge comeback.

CNBlue (FNC Entertainment)

Along with the K-pop powerhouses, popular boy band CNBlue as well as R&B vocal group Brown Eyed Soul and veteran singer-songwriter Lee Sang-eun are also returning with their latest releases this February.

As if Feb 24 isn’t already keeping K-pop fans abuzz with the highly anticipated comeback albums of 2NE1 and Girls’ Generation, the four members of CNBlue are hoping to make their mark that day with their brand new EP Can’t Stop. The boy band recently released a best-of album titled Present in Japan and secured a No. 2 spot on the Oricon Weekly Albums Chart. The boys are looking to repeat their success in their home country with the release of their fifth EP, coming a year after the hit EP Re:BLUE.

2NE1 (YG Entertainment)

The K-pop superstars of 2NE1 finally announced the official release of the group’s second studio album this month after their debut more than five years ago. The four ladies of 2NE1 will be going head to head with CNBlue and Girls’ Generation with their follow-up album Crush.

Although SNSD’s upcoming EP Mr.Mr. was originally slated to be released the same day as the albums by 2NE1 and CNBlue, officials from SM Entertainment announced on Friday that the release of SNSD’s new album may be postponed after a number of scenes for the title track’s video were reported to have been accidentally deleted. They are currently looking to see if restoration of these files is possible.

Lee Sang-eun (Breeze Music)

Outside the mainstream K-pop spectrum, veteran soft rock singer Lee, who also goes by the stage name Leetzsche, also announced her return to the music scene with her 15th studio album. Since her debut album Happy Birthday in 1989, Lee has produced more than 20 studio albums including 14 full-length ones. – The Korea Herald/Asia News Network