Recently, the members of 3 hottest 2nd generation girl groups all just had a solo comeback but only one person made a splash.
Kpop is currently dominated mostly by hot 3rd generation groups like BLACKPINK, BTS… and 4th generation rookies including ITZY, aespa… Therefore, artists from the previous generation rarely make their comeback. In the first half of July, 3 idols of popular 2nd generation girl groups including SNSD, Wonder Girls and 2NE1 have had an outstanding performance without any prior teaser.
First, the leader of the “national girl group” SNSD, Kim Taeyeon, made a comeback with the digital single “Weekend” including the title track of the same name on July 6. This is her first comeback in 2021, about 7 months after the 4th mini-album What Do I Call You released in mid-December last year.
Her special comeback is even more meaningful when it marks her first time reappearing on weekly music shows to promote after more than 4 years. Weekend has helped Taeyeon get very high rankings on Korean music charts since her debut and still remain in the top 10 after nearly half a month of release. Unfortunately, due to clashing with some too strong opponents, the song has not won any victories.
Next, 2NE1’s maknae Gong Minzy made a comeback with the digital single TEAMO including the title song of the same name in Latin hip-hop genre on July 11. This is her first comeback in 2021, nearly 1 year and 2 months after the single LOVELY released at the end of May last year.
Known as the main dancer in 2NE1, Minzy now tries at writing the lyrics of this song with the content about the love story Romeo and Juliet. However, her comeback did not leave much of an impression on Kpop fans, the highest position of this song is 82nd on Bugs’ daily chart on July 11th.
Finally, Wonder Girls’ leader Park Yeeun (solo stage’s name HA:TFELT) made a comeback with the digital single “Summertime” including the title track of the same name featuring Keem Hyoeun’s voice on July 14. This is her first comeback in 2021, more than 9 months since the single “La Luna ” released in mid-September last year.
The product continues to be a cosy song when HA:TFELT herself participated in composing and writing lyrics, which she has done a lot since the beginning of her solo career. With her musical ability trusted by many people, the highest position of this song is 47th on Bugs’ daily chart on July 14.