In light of the tragic Sewol ferry accident on April 16, most singers and idols planning their comebacks halted activities and promotions out of respect for the victims and their families. In addition, the World Cup in Brazil will begin in June, which raises more questions about when the idol groups will be making their comebacks. Such artists include INFINITE, EXO, B2ST, T-ara's Jiyeon and Hyomin, Park Hyo Shin, VIXX, JungGiGo, 2PM, G.NA, and more!
The agency rep for one of the artists who is confirmed for a May comeback revealed to TV Report, "Of course, we have to be careful about everything because of the situation, but promotions will begin in May. For now, we will release the album and have a showcase. There's also a concert set, so we can't postpone any longer. If we delay this artist, we would then need to postpone the comebacks of all the other artists who are also preparing at the moment."
On the other hand, there are also artists who decided to make their comebacks much later in July! One rep of an artist who delayed the comeback said, "Music programs have a big role in getting the song out there. We can't thoughtlessly release an album in this current state as we don't know when the [music programs] will begin again. Because of the flood of the comebacks in May, all competition on the charts and broadcasts will become very fierce. It would be better to just prepare more and to start promotions in July."
Stay tuned for updates on singers' activities!