6:49 pm - 06/06/2012

SM, JYP, and YG to compete with girl group comebacks of June



Top girl groups 2NE1, Wonder Girls, and f(x) have each announced their respective June comebacks.

All three teams are the representative girl groups of the ‘Big 3′ agencies YG Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, and SM Entertainment. The three teams have claimed numerous #1 victories on various music programs with each new release, and their comebacks are expected to turn the K-Pop industry into a warzone.



The Wonder Girls were the ones to strike first among the three by releasing their new title song “Like This” along with the accompanying MV.

“Like This” is a song written and composed by JYP Entertainment founder J.Y. Park, and contains an easy and upbeat hip hop rhythm with repetitive lyrics that make it simple to sing along to. Fans are responding positively to the girls’ new mature appearance and the exciting new song.

“Like This” was released the same day as Big Bang‘s “Monster“, and it has been a close fight between the two to maintain the #1 spot on music charts. Wonder Girls’ subtracks have also ranked high on the charts, captivating the ears of fans everywhere. Furthermore, the “Like This” MV received over 1 million views on YouTube in just a single day. Because the girls have until now received attention for their fresh, catchy songs and infectious dances moves, anticipation is rising for their broadcast promotions. Wonder Girls will be officially kicking off their comeback activities with performances on various music programs this week.

f(x) will also be making their respective comeback.

SM Entertainment reported on June 5th, “f(x) will be releasing their new mini-album ‘Electric Shock‘ all over the world through Itunes and various music sites on June 10th.”

This is the first album to be released by f(x) in a year since the group became one of the hottest girl groups after earning #1 wins with “Hot Summer” and “Pinocchio” last summer.

With each new album release, f(x) has consistently been acknowledged for their experimental and unique musical style, and expectations for this new release continue to rise as each of the five girls are determined to display their individuality, fresh new music, and upgraded performances.

For five days starting on June 6th, f(x) will be releasing teaser images of each of the members via their official homepage and Facebook pages to reveal their new concept.

Finally, YG Entertainment has also announced 2NE1′s June comeback, but not a lot of information regarding their return has been reported.

Like f(x), this is 2NE1′s first release in a year after dropping “I Am The Best” last June.

2NE1 won the hearts and minds of their fans immediately after their K-Pop debut, and the girls are causing their fans to go wild with news of their comeback alone. In a recent poll, 2NE1′s comeback was voted as the one fans are most looking forward to, proving the girls’ influence.

YG Entertainment is choosing to remain silent on the form and concept of 2NE1′s new album, as well as the exact date of their return. All that’s known so far is that the girls have worked on this new album with their exclusive producer Teddy Park, and that they are deciding which track should be their title song.

2NE1′s exact comeback dates have not been reported, however, they are expected to drop their new album towards the middle of June, which means they will be directly competing head-on with Wonder Girls and f(x).

2NE1, f(x), Wonder Girls… the sound of their names alone cause fans hearts to flutter a mile a minute. All three teams have shown amazing musical development and transformation with each new album, and the industry is already excited to see how they will captivate their fans this time around.

Which do you feel will come out on top? Toss us your thoughts below.



Source: JoyNews24 via Nate + AKP


f(x) is a top girl group? Anyways, can't wait for my Twennywan!!!

allthingsgood 6th-Jun-2012 12:57 pm (UTC)
can someone direct me to where i can see f(x)'s numbers for pinnochio as of the end of 2011, or even as of june 2012? (tried googling, got sales numbers as of sept 2011...)
mycorrhizoid 6th-Jun-2012 01:19 pm (UTC)
You can find end of the year stuff here: http://www.generasia.com/wiki/2011_Gaon_Top_100_(Physical)

f(x) is at 19 for Pinocchio (61,637) and 30 for Hot Summer (46,032)

I wouldn't be surprised if they sold a bit more this year. I can look on Gaon, but it'll only show up if the numbers are significant for a given time period.
mycorrhizoid 6th-Jun-2012 01:31 pm (UTC)
Hot Summer has sold 5,235 more copies as of the end of April this year (May numbers aren't yet available), Pinocchio hasn't been in the Top 100 so the sales numbers aren't visible (and probably rather small).
miwa201 6th-Jun-2012 01:32 pm (UTC)
Pinocchio was #6 on Gaon, which is for digital ranking.
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