Kyobo Securities Entertainment companies recently released their quarterly reports and shared album chart rankings for the artists of the ‘Big 4’ K-pop music labels. .
In the first quarter of 2023, a small group of idol artists returned, releasing many albums and new music for their fans.
A lot WORK the name artists came back and released their debuts. In January, NewJeans released their first single album, TXT announced their 5th mini-album, and THE SERAPHIM released their first Japanese single album. In February, Seventeenpart of the unit BSS released their first single album, and Hwang Minhyun released his first short film. In March, BTS’s Jimin is set to release his first solo album on March 24, and fromis_9 is set to make a comeback this month.
Kyobo Securities also predicts that BTS’s SUGA will release his first solo album in the second quarter of this year, with ENHYPEN and LE SSERAFIM’s comeback albums.
JYP Entertainment artists have also been working hard this year and releasing new songs in the first quarter of 2023. Starting in January, TWICE come back with their number’Light of the sun.’ In February, Wrong Children released their first Japanese studio album ‘It’s Leo.’ In March, TWICE released their 12th mini album, and NMIXX are set to release their third mini-album.
Kyobo Securities predicts that Xtraordinary heroStray Kids, and ITZY it will come again in the second quarter of this year.
YG Entertainment there was not much activity for their artists in the first quarter of this year. The first artist to release an album this year is BLACKPINK’s Jisoois gearing up for his debut joint and single album ‘ME.’ His album will be released at the end of this month, on the 31st of March. Baby Monsterswhich is expected to start in the second quarter of 2023.
At last, SM Entertainment There is a lot to store this year, as always. In January, NCT 127 unveil their remix album, GET The Skin release their first single, Super Junior’s Yesung released his first studio album, ‘Feel the flow,‘ and he also released a special album, ‘Flower Feelingin February. NCT Dream unveil their second Japanese single, TVXQ released their 50th single, and Key of SHINee His repackaged album was also released in February. In March, SHINee’s Onew released his first full-length album on March 6, and Kai is EXO released his third single on March 13.
Also, that’s proven español will release their first studio album in April, the unit of NCT DoJaeJung will release their first single, Taeyeon will release his 5th single, and EXO expected to return. Then May, SHINee will release their 8th studio album, and NCT Solo will launch the first single.
Kyobo Securities is predicting that SM Entertainment will introduce a new girl group in June at the end of the second quarter.