Posted by Susan-Han Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Fans express dissatisfaction with a rumored list of SM Entertainment artists' comeback plans


A rumored list of comeback plans for SM Entertainment artists in the first half of 2023 is currently the source of discontentment for numerous fandoms within the SM family tree.

According to the rumored list, here are the anticipated album releases of SM Entertainment artists from January through May, 2023:

January 6|Super Junior|11th full album 'The Road'
January 16|GOT the Beat|1st mini album 'Stamp On It'
January 25|Yesung|1st full album 'Sensory Flows'
January 30|NCT 127|4th repackaged album 'Ay-Yo'
February 13|Key|2nd repackaged album 'Killer'
March|Onew|1st full album
March|Kai|3rd mini album
April|Taeyeon|5th mini album
April|NCT Unit|1st mini album
April|aespa|1st full album
May|SHINee|8th full album
May|NCT (Solo)|1st mini album

First off, for many netizens, this rumored list came across as incomplete at best, as such a sparse schedule would never fulfill the "41 new album releases" announced by SM Entertainment in early February. Even after considering the various delays caused by the internal strife within SM Entertainment, many fans felt that too many of the agency's key artists had been left out. 

Some said:

"What about EXO?? They said they were having a comeback soon TT."
"Baekhyun and Taemin's solos when."
"Red Velvet full album please please please."
"When is D.O. having a solo comeback?"
"So they're leaving EXO out of this list for right now... because it's supposed to be a surprise, right????"
"I don't believe this because there's no EXO and no SuperM."
"If there's no EXO by June I will flip."
"What about DREAM..."
"D.O. has had songs recorded for A YEAR."
"And 127..???"
"It's TVXQ's 20th anniversary tho."
"No EXO as a group and [not enough] EXO members' solos..."
"NCT 127 and NCT DREAM in the second half at least please."
"PLEASE I need a Red Velvet full album."

What are your opinions on this rumored list?

  1. aespa
  2. Kai
  3. Taeyeon
  4. NCT
  5. SHINee
  6. Onew
56 57,150 Share 55% Upvoted
Artz769 pts Wednesday, February 22, 2023 1
Wednesday, February 22, 2023

That comment that says "Not a single EXO member", I wasn't aware Kai left EXO lmao

41 (+44 / -3)

1 more reply

The-Monkey687 pts Wednesday, February 22, 2023 3
Wednesday, February 22, 2023

a couple of these comments are just stupid. also, this is only a rumoured list.

"Not a single EXO member or group..."

is Kai not a member to you?

"Taemin's solo when."

Taemin gets out of the military in April. it says Shinee (full album). are they pissed he isnt just a soloist and he's doing group activities first?

35 (+35 / -0)

3 more replies


allkpop in your Inbox

New Message