Boy bands that defined the golden age of the second generation K-pop in the late 2000s are making a comeback. After girl groups such as Girls' Generation and KARA returned last year, this year we're witnessing the resurgence of boy bands like SHINee, U-KISS, TEEN TOP, and INFINITE, who are all proudly flaunting their unwavering popularity by releasing new albums after a long hiatus.
It was a statement handed to SHINee's Key by BTOB's Lee Chang-sub on MBC's 'I Live Alone'. Key had recently embraced the number one trophy on MBC's 'Show! Music Core' as a member of SHINee. Despite being 15 years into his debut, Lee Chang-sub sincerely congratulated Key on the robust activities of SHINee.
Starting with Mnet's 'M Countdown' on June 29, SHINee will appear on music programs such as KBS2TV's 'Music Bank' on the 30th, MBC's 'Show! Music Core' on July 1st, and SBS's 'Inkigayo' on July 2nd. They plan to perform stages of the title track 'HARD' and B-side track 'JUICE' from their 8th regular album.
In the recent episode of SHINee's preparation for their comeback track 'HARD', viewers were thrown into a tizzy of worry over the significant weight loss of group member, Onew. The K-pop star's frail appearance came following a break due to health issues, escalating the concerns of their fanbase, affectionately known as 'Shawols'.