3:16 pm - 02/14/2013

[Rumor] SM to debut a new boy group this year?

"SM's Korean activities are just as active. SHINee's third album is scheduled for release on February 19th while five member female group f(x) is planning a comeback in 1Q13 (first quarter). EXO will be continuing to promote in Korea and China for the first half of the year, and a new artist is preparing for debut in the second half of the year."


"I heard about a new rookie group coming out... It's a girl group, right?"

- I heard it's a boy group. A girl group is scheduled for next year.

- The girl group is next year~~!

"What about Jino?"

"What if it's someone they pick from K-Pop Star?"

"The new artist has to be Jino... I don't think they'd put out a new girl group this early."

"They better give EXO a comeback before they put out the new group."

"So the new group this year will be a boy group?"

"I think the debut will be delayed... Last year, an article said EXO would be making their comeback in the winter but look how delayed it's been."

"EXO hasn't even gained footing yet and they're already putting out a new group?"

Source: Netizenbuzz via Instiz
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thebluemonk 14th-Feb-2013 07:23 pm (UTC)
chanqsun 14th-Feb-2013 07:28 pm (UTC)
lmfao this. they havent even had a 2nd comeback like wtf you tawkin bout, NEW GROUP?!
8jj6 14th-Feb-2013 07:23 pm (UTC)
Just give us an Exo comeback soon.

lazmy 14th-Feb-2013 07:24 pm (UTC)
i doubt it'll be jino. sm seems to have permanently shelved him
LOL exo has gained plenty of footing by simply being with sm
cairistiona 14th-Feb-2013 08:06 pm (UTC)
He's been practising all year, so it's possible he will actually debut soon. He's been seen practising recently in a group. :)
laeryn FREE JINO!14th-Feb-2013 07:24 pm (UTC)

No, really :(
921227 Re: FREE JINO!14th-Feb-2013 07:33 pm (UTC)
ikr? So much talent being wasted
diplodorkus 14th-Feb-2013 07:25 pm (UTC)
dont suppose there's any chance that this "new artist" could be a solo artist?
geniebsmart 14th-Feb-2013 07:32 pm (UTC)
see, that was my first thought. of course, i got excited and thought, "JINO! 8D" but i don't want to disappoint myself LOL OTL
keyllastic 14th-Feb-2013 07:33 pm (UTC)
Apparently EXO has two comebacks scheduled (spring and summer releases), so if SM works that out well, I could imagine them debuting someone new, but at the same time, seriously?
bunica1990 14th-Feb-2013 08:00 pm (UTC)
Where did you read this?
yumett 14th-Feb-2013 07:33 pm (UTC)
... what ??
and : "EXO will be continuing to promote in Korea and China for the first half of the year"
eeally ? like really ?? do they really NEED to ?? i'm not that much of an exo fan really but still damn can't they make a comeback at least before the 2nd half of the year ?? What are they still promoting by now ?

(and btw, who's Jino ??)
edanz_castle 14th-Feb-2013 07:34 pm (UTC)
JINO...he was apart of that group SM THE BALLAD....No one has seen him since...lol
edanz_castle 14th-Feb-2013 07:34 pm (UTC)
WTH.....It better not be. SM need to take care of business first and give EXO a comeback.
hipployta 14th-Feb-2013 07:40 pm (UTC)
Everyone still waiting for Jino.

However there better be an EXO comeback first or there will be hell raised
sisterjune 15th-Feb-2013 04:55 am (UTC)
what will happen first, jino debuting properly, an exo comeback, or hell freezing over? -_-
lee_chikin 14th-Feb-2013 07:45 pm (UTC)
Someone should have noticed by now that a bunch of brainless monkeys have managed to grap control of all power positions in sm ent. Why doesn't anyone call the PETA?
bunica1990 14th-Feb-2013 08:01 pm (UTC)
EXO comeback pls.
cairistiona 14th-Feb-2013 08:02 pm (UTC)
Rumour has it it's a 6-member boygroup with Jino in it. A friend's friend saw Jino practising with 5 other boys. She said there was a boy who looked like Sehun and a boy who looked like Gongchan. I'm thinking one of them has to be Seo Youngho/John Seo.

Jino's predicted band members last year were Seo Youngho, Son Minkoan, Seok Daehan and Jeon Euimin. Any of those could have changed, and after EXO SM appears to have added an extra member.

I'll keep my fingers crossed but I won't be too hopeful my bb is in the group, because it is SM after all. But he's been rigorously practising all year according to fan statements, so it does actually seem likely.

I am all over with typoing real words for other real words today.

Edited at 2013-02-14 08:03 pm (UTC)
spread 14th-Feb-2013 08:08 pm (UTC)
See don't understand the point of EXO, but good riddance...
45s 15th-Feb-2013 12:47 am (UTC)
They only exist for gifs on tumblr apparently
shineebambi 14th-Feb-2013 08:13 pm (UTC)
SME can't even properly promote the groups it has now so I'm really hoping its a false rumor or it's a solo artist SME needs to work on keeping its current artists in the public eye :( but it's SME and they never do what's good for them so
scubajr 14th-Feb-2013 08:17 pm (UTC)
LOL no. First give me an EXO comeback.

And looking at SM's pattern in debuts, wouldn't a girl group be next? I've seen rumours going around that a girl group that supposedly complement EXO was supposed to debut in the first half of 2013 but it's been pushed back to late 2013. Though I saw this floating around Tumblr so I doubt it.

They should debut Jino as a solo artist, tbh.
bunica1990 14th-Feb-2013 10:16 pm (UTC)
Well SuJu is getting older, and TVXQ will have to enlist soon, so it would make sense to debut more boy groups to make up for their absence (esp TVXQ). idk

I still want my EXO comeback though. (or they can just give M a new album and I'll be happy lmfao)
momomoing 14th-Feb-2013 08:18 pm (UTC)
I doubt this is true, it would be interesting if this happened
4rang 14th-Feb-2013 08:29 pm (UTC)
SM needs to slow the fuck down and properly develop their current roster before debuting new musical acts to half-assedly promote. It's infuriating to think that they're seriously planning to debut a new act when they have f(x) and EXO doing who-knows-what during their year-long breaks between comebacks. They're doing so little with so much in regards to their last three groups, though they at least appear to be giving SHINee a good push for their upcoming album, and at this point I don't know why they even bothered to debut f(x) and EXO.

And I don't know how they're going to fit everyone into their schedule if they keep going like this. They're squeezed in tightly enough as it is. At this rate, each group will have three week promotions every two years. These frequent debuts weren't an issue when most of the older singers left once their contracts ended and there was a turnover rate, but now they're getting too crowded and yet seem intent on cranking out more rookies regardless. OVERPOPULATION, SM.
yesungholic 14th-Feb-2013 08:40 pm (UTC)
I'm going to drop my two cents here:

-I don't think SM will be debuting a group. According to their history they don't debut one group after the other. they usually wait 1, 2 years before their newest groups becomes well known and with a good fanbase. EXO may or may not have exceded SM expectetives (they did won rookie awards) but for now, I think SM will focus on their already famous groups and will keep promoting EXO.

-I think that if someone debuts this year under SM it may be a solo singer and not a group. I would love it to be Jino but I'm pretty sure he's locked up in SM's cave and won't leave it for a long time.

But we'll see. we might be trolled in the end. I still remmeber when SM said EXO would be called M1 and M2 and were supposed to debut in 2010/2011
cairistiona 14th-Feb-2013 09:52 pm (UTC)
M1 and M2 were project group names and were never the official group name. I believe that SNSD used a similar project name before they became SNSD.

Jino has been seen practising with a group recently, though that probably doesn't mean much. So he may be in SM's basement but he's still active and he's still practising. ^^

It's possible they're debuting a soloist, but of their soloists only BoA is very successful and active. They may decide to try again with a new one, but it's also likely they will wait a while for a new soloist (and perhaps--hopefully--try to use J-Min a little more).
honeyfunnybunny 14th-Feb-2013 08:52 pm (UTC)
I just want to know when they'll take a shot at their foreign trainees who aren't Chinese, and possibly give a solo act a chance?

Idk about jino, very talented and all - but he skipped and went ahead of a lot of trainees to be in sm the ballad so I'm not surprised if they're gonna keep him away for a while more.
4rang 14th-Feb-2013 09:03 pm (UTC)
foreign trainees who aren't Chinese

They have non-Chinese foreign trainees? That's interesting, and a bit unexpected.
asnindie 14th-Feb-2013 08:56 pm (UTC)
SM won't debut a group so quickly, it would be pointless to do so. They need to improve their music in anycase.
chikage_chan 14th-Feb-2013 09:23 pm (UTC)
I've been thinking why SME would let EXO in the freezer for a whole year until they lost their debut momentum and freshness, but i can't think of any plausible reason... Any theories, guys? Because imo they just lost their best chance of keeping EXO relevant when they didn't comeback last summer/autumn...
geniebsmart 14th-Feb-2013 10:45 pm (UTC)
The ONLY thing I can come up with is that they are doing something HUGE. On the other hand, that can be doubtable. How willing are SM to create a huge project for EXO?

PERSONALLY, I keep thinking animation series/manhwa/film preparations, but that's just a dream xD lol!
caramelorchoco 14th-Feb-2013 10:38 pm (UTC)

ashiva 14th-Feb-2013 10:42 pm (UTC)
Will Exo be like SuJu (made of members that didn't make it to better group) and this new group like DBSK?

Edited at 2013-02-14 10:43 pm (UTC)
bunica1990 14th-Feb-2013 10:56 pm (UTC)
I really hope not lol. I mean, some of the members were cast specifically for EXO, and SM really wants to crack the Chinese market and get that moolah lol.

Plus, SuJu debuted after TVXQ. shrug

Edited at 2013-02-14 10:58 pm (UTC)
anconeous 14th-Feb-2013 10:47 pm (UTC)
I think the next debut is a girl group though. I mean, I'd love for Jino to actually debut again, as well as see that hot Chicago boy that is John Seo, but it just doesn't follow SM's pattern to debut another boygroup so soon. EXO would have to at least stabilize in either Korea and/or China before that happens. SM didn't spend a shitload of money just to throw EXO under the bus.
miuratenshi 14th-Feb-2013 10:57 pm (UTC)
If this turns out to be true, I won't be shocked. SM usually cranks out an artist a year. They only time they haven't was the gap between f(x) and EXO. I'm just surprised that it might be a boy group since SM usually does boy group, then female compliment group.

The only thing that makes me sad is that EXO could be history (no pun intended) if this boy group comes out and is successful.

Edited at 2013-02-14 11:00 pm (UTC)
yesungholic 14th-Feb-2013 11:06 pm (UTC)
EXO actually did good for their debut (sells and winning rookie awards), and it seems they are coming back in March, so it's a matter of time to see if their comeback will make them known to the public
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