The competition in the K-pop scene for the last quarter of 2021 became more extreme as top-tier idols and rookie monster groups announced their respective releases! This coming October, aespa, TWICE, SEVENTEEN, Enhypen, CL, Super Junior, and more will have a fierce battle, drawing attention.
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K-pop's "October Music Festival" lineup is truly incredible! Next month, the music scene will be filled with global superstars and rising rookies – and fans' expectations are already intensifying.
TWICE to Release First Full English The Feels
On October 1, the "Nation's Girl Group" TWICE will open the stage with their first full English track The Feels.
Targeting the U.S. market, the nine-member group's song will have its debut stage through "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," followed by an appearance on "GMA3: What You Need to Know "
Following TWICE, the hottest rookie girl group aespa also gained interest as they prepare to release its first mini-album Savage on October 5.
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aespa Savage Coming in October
Savage is aespa's first physical album since its debut in November last year; Thus, attention is focused on the achievements the group will achieve following hit single Next Level.
WOODZ to Return After 7 Months with ONLY LOVERS LEFT
After joining "Produce X 101," the UNIQ and former X1 member continues his path as a solo artist.
In October, WOODZ will drop his third-mini album Only Lovers Left, an album that expresses the emotion of love with one's own sensibility and will show the stage from the beginning to the end of love.
f(x) Luna's Much-Awaited Solo Comeback After Almost 3 Years
Luna, a member of f(x), announced her solo comeback as well, her first release after two years and nine months.
K-pop fans are paying keen attention to what kind of music Luna, who can pull off a variety of genres from ballad to dance, will bring this time after leaving SM Entertainment.
ENHYPEN Exceeds 600,000 Pre-Order Sales, Boosting Comeback Anticipation
"Fourth generation representative idols" ENHYPEN will release their first full-length album DIMENSION: DILEMMA on October 12.
This is the first album that the group will release in about six months since ENHYPEN second mini-album BORDER: CARNIVAL, released in April and their first full-length album since its debut.
Currently, the pre-order volume of the album has exceeded 600,000 copies — proving continuous popularity around the world.
LIGHTSUM to Make a Speedy Comeback in October with Light a Wish
On October, the octet LIGHTSUM will have their follow-up single Light a Wish after their debut last June.
It is expected that with their new release, the girl group will solidify their name in the K-pop scene, after gaining about 20,000 sold copies and charting at No. 10 on iTunes single chart during the release of their debut track Vanilla.
SEVENTEEN to Join October Comeback Lineup with Attacca
SEVENTEEN, dubbed as the "global K-pop powerhouse," also announced their participation in the K-pop competition in October.
According to Pledis, the group will kick off with their ninth mini-album Attacca on October 22, and will continue their "Power of Love" project in 2021.
CL to Prove K-pop Presence with First Full-Length Solo Album in 13 Years
After the long waiting, CL will finally release her first full-length album ALPHA on October 22.
Attention is focused on CL first full-length album, which has shown a charismatic stage and has shown off its unrivaled presence as a solo artist.
Super Junior D&E to Return in the K-pop Scene After a Year with Studio Album
Super Junior D&E, a popular duo comprised of Eunhyuk and Donghae, will also aim to be the main character in October with their new release.
In particular, Super Junior D&E is scheduled to return with a full-length album and will make a comeback in more than a year after releasing its fourth mini-album Bad Blood in September last year.
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Written by Eunice Dawson