The expected album release schedules of the four major K-pop labels for Q2 2023

Kyobo Securities recently released their entertainment companies’ quarterly report and shared the expected album release plans of the artists belonging to the ‘Big 4’ K-pop brands.

In the first quarter of 2023, a handful of idol artists made their comeback and released many albums and new music for their fans.

Many MOVES label artists made a comeback and released their first. In January, NewJeans released their first single album, TXT released their 5th mini-album, and THE SERAPHIM released their first Japanese single album. In february, Seventeens unit group BSS released their first single album, and Hwang Min Hyun released his first solo mini-album. So in March, BTS’s Jimin is scheduled to release his first solo album on March 24th, and fromis_9 is also scheduled 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 along with THE ENHYPE and LE SSERAFIM’s comeback album.

JYP Entertainment artists have also been working hard this year, releasing new albums in the first quarter of 2023. As of January, TWICE made a comeback with their digital single ‘Moonlight sunrise.’ In february, Stray children released their first Japanese studio album ‘The sounds.’ In March, TWICE released their 12th mini album, and NMIXX are scheduled to release their 3rd mini album.

This is predicted by Kyobo Securities Extraordinary heroesStray Kids and ITZY will make a comeback in the second quarter of this year.

YG Entertainment did not have many activities for their artists in the first quarter of this year. The first artist to release an album this year will be BLACKPINK’s Jisoowho is preparing his solo debut with the single album ‘ME.’ Her album will be released at the end of this month, on March 31. The other YG artist expected to release an album is the rookie group Baby monsterswhich is expected to debut in the second quarter of 2023.

Finally, SM Entertainment have a lot in store this year, as usual. In January, NCT 127 released their repackaged album, GOT the beat released their first mini-album, Super Junior’s Yesung dropped his first studio album, ‘sensory streams,‘ and he also released a special album, ‘Floral sensation‘ In february. NCT dream released their 2nd Japanese mini album, TVXQ released their 50th single, and SHINee’s key also released his repackaged album in February. In March, SHINee’s Onew released his first full-length album on March 6, and EXO’s Kai released their 3rd mini album on March 13th.

It has also been confirmed aespa will release their first studio album in April, NCT’s Unit DoJaeJung releasing their first mini-album, Taeyeon releases his 5th mini-album, and EXO expected to make a comeback. Then in May SHINee will release their 8th studio album, and NCT solo releases the first mini-album.

Kyobo Securities predicts that SM Entertainment will present a new girl group in June by the end of the second quarter.

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