Kings and Queens that rule the summer music chart will come back one after another and put an end to the summer.
The music industry’s ‘Summer War‘ has not finished yet. Just like how summer changes the maximum temperature every day, the highlights of the ‘Summer War’ are now unfolding. Summer song market is expected to become even hotter in the first half of the year thanks to the Sound King – iKON, Sound Queen – Red Velvet and Album King – BTS.
The idol group iKON, who dominates the music charts for a long period from the beginning of the new year, challenges the hit consecutive home runs. They are determined to consolidate their position through the mini-album “New Kids: Continue” released on February 2nd.
Their new mini album “New Kids: Continue” is the final edition of the trilogy series following “New Kids: Begin” released last year in May and “Return” released back in January and contains the meaning of continuing their passion and hard work. After releasing the album, iKON will hold an event called “Piconic Day” and sing “Love Scenerio” with their fans at Sebit Island in Seoul’s Han River Park on Tuesday.
Following iKON, Red Velvet will release their summer mini album “Summer Magic” on the 6th. After last year when “Red Taste” struck the music industry, the song “Power Up”, which brings the summer mood back to its peak, will challenge the Last King of Summer. What is more interesting is the upgraded challenges of the Korean trendy girl group. Red Velvet will hold a solo concert – “Red Mare” at the stadium in Olympic Park in Seoul on May 4th to 5th before releasing their new album.
The greatest concern of the summer war is the return of the King. BTS, who took over the US Billboard, will release their 3rd Repackage Album: “LOVE YOURSELF – Answer” on the 24th. They will start their World Tour right after the releasing of their album, but the activities in the domestic market still have been unknown up to now.
The new album recorded a total of 151,191 pre-orders only in Korea in just six days from the 18th of last month. This is also the highest number of pre-order sales of BTS in Korea. It also seems to be the no.1 online retailer in the United States.