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Big Three Korean Entertainment Companies Going Up Against Each Other In November

By Staff Writer | October 30, 2014 07:55 AM EDT

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Korea's top three record labels, YG, SM, and JYP will turn up the pressure this November with high profile comebacks and debuts.

With a comeback from 2AM from JYP, a new comeback teaser from YG Entertainment, and SM Entertainment releasing a new solo artist, November is set to be a competitive month for the top three entertainment companies in South Korea.

Entering the second to last month of 2014, K-Pop will be seeing some heavy competition. JYP Entertainment's recent 2AM comeback, SM Entertainment debuting Super Junior-M's Zhoumi as a solo artist, and YG Entertainment's as-of-yet unknown comeback or debut on November 11 means that all three companies will be promoting major artists in November. The three companies are the largest entertainment companies in South Korea, and regularly release music at the same time.

2AM returned to JYP Entertainment in April, after three members signed with the agency once their contracts with subsidiary Big Hit Entertainment expired, while fourth member Changmin renewed his contract with Big Hit due to individual activities. The group released pre-promotional song and music video "Days Like Today," on October 27, followed by the music video for "Over The Destiny" on October 30. The album, "Let's Talk" was also released on October 30.

On October 28, SM Entertainment announced that Super Junior-M's Zhoumi will be debuting as a solo artist with "Rewind." The company recently released two solo teaser videos for the song, one in Chinese and one in Korean. EXO rappers Tao and Chanyeol will feature on each version of the song, and f(x)'s Amber will be promoting with Zhoumi for his first performances on Korean music shows.

SM Entertainment also released highlight medley's of both the Korean and Chinese version of Zhoumi's debut mini album.

YG Entertainment released a teaser image that read "Who's Next? 11.11 1+1" on October 27. The image has no other information, but it is likely that November 11 will see a comeback from either Psy, Lee Hi, or Big Bang, all YG Entertainment acts that have not released new music in 2014.

It may also be a new act; YG Entertainment is also getting ready to debut a new girl group, Pink Punk, and rumored to do so before the end of 2014. Bobby of upcoming YG Entertainment group iKON was also granted an album released after winning the show Show Me The Money, and there is some speculation that the November release will belong to him.

Tagged :  JYP, Big Bang, SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment, 2AM, Zhoumi, zhoumi rewind

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