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We’re not even two days into 2023 and already K-Pop is bringing the hype.
SuperM, which was formed in 2019 from four groups (SHINee, EXO, NCT and WayV), dropped a trailer for their 2023 “comeback”, reported the K-Pop news site Soompi.
The group was formed in 2019 to be what their label, SM Entertainment, dubbed “The Avengers of K-Pop”, according to Forbes. That hype was warranted, as SuperM’s self-titled EP entered the Billboard album chart at No. 1 later that year.
The 2019 original lineup of SuperM was SHINee singer Taemin, Baekhyun and Kai from EXO, Taeyong and Mark from NCT and Lucas and Ten, who are in WayV and also NCT.
Two members of the group, Taemin and Baekhyun, enlisted in South Korea’s military in 2021, which may play into when the actual comeback takes place. In addition, Lucas didn’t appear on WayV’s most recent release, the EP Phantom, having been on hiatus from that group since August 2021, according to the site AllKPop.
The announcement was played as part of SM’s free concert, SMTown Live 2023: SMCU Palace @Kwangya, on New Year’s Eve, according to Rolling Stone India.