10:14 am - 08/02/2019

(RUMOUR) SM to Launch a Boygroup With Members of SHINee, EXO and NCT

SM is reportedly launching a major boy group including members of their current groups!

On August 2, industry representatives reported that SHINee’s Taemin, EXO’s Kai and Baekhyun, and NCT’s Taeyong and Mark along with Lucas and Ten, who are also part of WayV, will be debuting as a new boy group sometime within 2019.

According to the reports, this group is not a unit project but an actual group with potential to continue making comebacks following their debut. The members’ main groups will still be prioritized, however, so this new group will not affect their original groups.

In response to the reports, SM Entertainment commented, “An official announcement will be made on August 8.”

Source: soompi 1 2, joynews24

So this will be an actual group with actual comebacks ... Not a unit ... Huh. Idk how to feel about it, I like all the guys on their own or in their respective groups but I'm not sure how this would work out then.
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juhli 2nd-Aug-2019 08:21 am (UTC)
And SM just made a statement that they'll make a statement on Aug 8 lol
torontok 2nd-Aug-2019 08:44 am (UTC)
A mess. I'd get if this was a special station project or whatever but an actual group+comebacks? This benefits nobody.

Baekhyun has limited time before he enters the military and just started his solo career. He should be focusing more on that plus exo to establish himself. Kai has gone 8 years without a solo,station or unit despite being one of the most anticipated members and he should be prepping for that, which is what his fans want.Taemin is already busting his ass on tour and going back and forth between Korea and China, he's overworked as is.

Pulling Lucas and Ten out of China is crazy too, WAYV is just now establishing themselves and Lucas has a regular variety appearance, they need to keep working there. If they had to shove a WAYV member into this, why not one of the underpromoted ones like YangYang? Instead they take out two of the most popular.

Edited at 2019-08-02 08:47 am (UTC)
carmine_pink 2nd-Aug-2019 11:16 am (UTC)
It's clear that they wouldn't pick the underpromoted ones for this. All the ones here are SM's favorites out of their respective groups.
gathyou 2nd-Aug-2019 08:50 am (UTC)
Oh whoa that would be a great line-up O.O but especially the dancing??? Save maybe for Baekhyun/Lucas, they're all fantastic dancers.
I'm not happy of the amount of work this would mean for them to have comebacks, especially since they're all busy in different countries but at the same time... I don't see SM taking them apart from their group/solo activities often and/or for a long time. They'll probably have one week of performances as "comeback promotions" and then special stages in SM Town. IDK. I really don't buy the comeback statement

Edited at 2019-08-02 08:51 am (UTC)
baekpedaling 2nd-Aug-2019 11:31 am (UTC)
Excuse you Baekhyun is a great dancer
raisinrum 2nd-Aug-2019 09:02 am (UTC)
... does anyone actually think this is a good idea? like, for real?
goshipgurl 2nd-Aug-2019 09:27 am (UTC)
An actual group with Baekhyun who has to enlist soon... Ok
chikage_chan 2nd-Aug-2019 10:03 am (UTC)
Keep it and just let Taemin make tons of money in Japan by himself, thank you very much.
I’d like it if it was a special duo with KaiTaem, but other than that idc.
torontok 2nd-Aug-2019 10:34 am (UTC)
A TaeKai duo would be bomb ngl
timetobegin 2nd-Aug-2019 10:13 am (UTC)
Yeah feels kinda redundant but who cares, I love all of them so I'm here for it
miyozari 2nd-Aug-2019 10:15 am (UTC)
Well, SM's business philosophy has always been "the more the merrier".
kyulkyung 2nd-Aug-2019 10:24 am (UTC)
well unlaunch it
the3rdjester 2nd-Aug-2019 10:29 am (UTC)
SM can't even properly manage (most of?) their groups nowadays. So yeah, sure, let's add another one to the mix.

Ffs, just do better with your already existing/formed groups in order to solve/lessen your money problem. How is forming a new one that will have new demands money-wise (promos, mvs, producing, etc) a better idea?
lulufairybubble 2nd-Aug-2019 11:09 am (UTC)

I'd be interested in hearing and seeing what they come up with.
Maybe Kai will get lines. Poor bug.

vintage_boom 2nd-Aug-2019 04:04 pm (UTC)
lol not with Markyong there.

He's snatching up most of DO and Xiumins lines in exo rn at least.
psharp10 2nd-Aug-2019 11:12 am (UTC)
who asked for this???
baekpedaling 2nd-Aug-2019 11:34 am (UTC)
I'm interested but also no. Kai deserves his solo that he's said he was working on. So where's that? Baekhyun is enlisting probably next year and Taemin doesn't need this
ramenhime 2nd-Aug-2019 12:16 pm (UTC)
4walls 2nd-Aug-2019 12:43 pm (UTC)
krissasaur 2nd-Aug-2019 12:22 pm (UTC)
TBH I hate what P101 has done to kpop.
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