SM Entertainment has unveiled its artist music output lineup for the fourth quarter.
Starting with NCT 127’s 5th regular album in October, SM will captivate global music fans’ attention through the dazzling comebacks of major artists such as Taemin, aespa, Red Velvet, Taeyeon, TVXQ, and activities of rookie group RIIZE.
NCT 127 made a smooth start with their comeback on October 6th with their 5th regular album ‘Fact Check’, achieving the weekly No. 1 on major domestic album charts such as Hanteo Chart and Circle Chart.
Yesung of Super Junior also released his 5th mini album ‘Unfading Sense’ on October 4th, which reached No. 1 on the iTunes Top Album Chart in 16 regions worldwide, receiving a positive response.
RIIZE, who debuted in September with ‘Get A Guitar’, will release a new song at the end of October to solidify their popularity. RIIZE, who debuted with their debut single, recorded approximately 1.02 million copies in the first week of release according to Hanteo Chart, and quickly became a million-seller. Their title track ‘Get A Guitar’ also ranked 18th on the Melon Weekly Chart and 16th on the daily chart (as of October 11th), showcasing strong power in both physical albums and music streaming. Therefore, there are high expectations for their new song to receive a hot response as well.
Taemin will make a comeback on the 30th with his new mini album ‘Guilty’ as a solo artist, showcasing a new image. Taemin will release a new album after 2 years and 5 months since his 3rd mini album ‘Advice’ in May 2021, and it is expected to captivate global music fans with 6 diverse songs that embody Taemin’s unique musical sensibility.
aespa, who successfully completed their first world tour in 21 cities around the world, starting with Seoul and extending to Asia, North and South America, and Europe, will release their new mini album ‘Drama’ on November 10th and embark on new activities.
Red Velvet will release a new album and engage in active promotions after a year. The new album, set to be released in November, is their third full-length album, showcasing Red Velvet’s diverse musical world. Expectations are high for the achievements that this new album will bring.
Taeyeon is also preparing for a November release for her album. Taeyeon is loved not only as a singer but also for her activities in variety shows, OSTs, and advertisements. As this album will be released after her third full-length album, “INVU,” which was unveiled in February last year, a more enthusiastic response from global music fans is anticipated.
In December, TVXQ, who will celebrate their 20th debut anniversary, will release a new album. To commemorate their 20th anniversary, they have plans for various activities such as concerts and exhibitions.
Furthermore, there are high expectations for the activities of NCT NEW TEAM, who are preparing for their official debut in 2024. NCT NEW TEAM recently released their pre-debut single “Hands Up,” which consists of the title track “Hands Up” and the B-side track “We Go!” They will kick off their pre-debut tour in Tokyo on October 8th-9th, followed by performances in nine cities in Japan, including Osaka and Fukuoka, for a total of 24 shows.
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