Who’s debuting and making a comeback under the ‘Big 3′ this year?
2012 is shaping up to be quite the formidable year, as several comebacks and debuts are already being lined up. Labels spent much of last year taking the K-Pop wave to new heights, so what do the ‘Big 3′ have in store for 2012?
For the past several years, SM Entertainment focused on bringing their brand concert, ‘SMTOWN‘, to countries all over the world. While they moved as a family in 2011, the agency plans to take individual groups for concerts overseas.
Super Junior is currently on their ‘Super Show 4‘ world tour, which will continue through the States, Europe, and South America. TVXQ will be kicking off their Japanese arena tour starting January 18th, while SHINee prepares to tour seven Japanese cities starting April 25th.
f(x) is also planning for their Japanese advancement in the first half of the year.
The most anticipated release from SM is their global boy group, EXO. Set to simultaneously debut in both Korea and China, the boys will be promoting all throughout the year to aptly show everything each member has to offer.
YG Entertainment, meanwhile, has two new groups scheduled for debut this year.
Representatives revealed, “Just like the debut of Big Bang and 2NE1, the new groups will take on a color different from their peers.”
Their girl group is scheduled to debut in the first half of the year and is comprised of a few known names like ‘Superstar K2‘ contestant Kim Eunbi.
Details on their boy group have yet to be announced, but many are already predicting that they’ll have a music and fashion style that will shake up the industry.
The label is also holding a YG Family concert in Japan on January 7th, 8th, 21st, and 22nd. Big Bang will have their official Korean comeback in late January or February, right before their ‘Big Show‘ concert in March.
Se7en will be simultaneously releasing a Korean and Japanese album mid-January.
JYP Entertainment plans to focus on the development of their artists globally, as opposed to debuting any new talents.
2PM, the Wonder Girls, and miss A will focus on their overseas promotions to solidify a position for themselves in the States, Japan, and China.
The Wonder Girls will begin their American promotions with the release of their movie, ‘Wonder Girls at the Apollo‘, while 2PM focuses on their Japanese promotions. The label has already set up JYP Japan to fully aid their advancement, and the boys will be performing at the Nippon Budokan over the summer. miss A will also be focusing on their Chinese promotions.
Like their other ‘Big 3′ counterparts, JYP Entertainment is also in the process of debuting a new boy group. The members are currently still being discussed, as is the debut date.
Source + Photos: Herald M via Naver
by VITALSIGN @ allkpop