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K-Pop (General Discussion)

Discussion in 'K-pop' started by hakkangin, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. Probably could use another vocalist besides Baekhyun, but I suppose it won't be a style/genre that would need it.
  2. How much will this hinder Taemin's solo career? Because I'm not really here for this group..
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  3. Please don't bring this level of dramatics I've seen all over twitter to this forum. It won't touch Taemin's solo career, he already had a Korean comeback this year and a Japanese one, he's done touring and he'll most likely do more solo wise by the end of the year and next year.

    This group is just, out of many things, something SM is doing to get more money, to help promote NCT and to get back to the stuff they did with SM the Ballad, SM the Performance and Toheart. And also something to fall back on when the rest of EXO enlist next year.

    NCT is starting to pull the same amount of album sales as SHINee at their peak. The main issue is they can't get a hit, song wise, but they are still making money for SM so it's not likely they are going to die. Especially not now that SM is investing in WayV to still have a market in China and with reports of units debuting in other places of Asia.
  4. SM investing in more boy stuff while we still wait for:

    - a new Taeyeon album
    - anything from f(x)
    - a Luna comeback
    - ohGG!
    - debut a new girl group
    - solo careers for members of Red Velvet
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  5. I wouldn't be surprised if Taemin is more than happy to do this. From what I've seen he and Kai are bffs, so being in the same group would be a pleasure for both of them?
    Also keep in mind that he promoted with Shinee for years. When the IOI reunion rumors came up (what's up with that btw?) Chungha said she would love to do it because being a solo artist can get lonely. Idols who promoted in groups for years with people they actually liked seem to be anything but opposed to go back to a/their group. Even Sunmi did it with Wonder Girls.
    So the main question is, do they boys who already promoted their solo stuff actually want it. And if the answer is yes, I don't see anything speaking against it.

    But yeah, I agree with @Shockbox. I hate how much the girls in SM are being shafted.
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  6. Yeah I kind of get that but have you ever seen drive from the girls in SM? I know I’m generalising but outside of Tiffany and Luna, there’s hardly any passion. I’m not being anti girlgroups before anyone berates me and there’s nothing I’d love more than an f(x) comeback over endless NCT and EXO, but it’s interesting when you think of Victoria for example - is SM forcing her to be in China or is she content to do it? Are the GG remainers happy doing whatever they’re doing or are they pushing for singles? We don’t know.

    You can’t say girls are shafted when Red Velvet are constantly in our faces. And they’re big so they are sticking. They’re just releasing shit songs right now.
  7. Didn’t SM say that NCT will be their “final” boy group? Instead of new groups they will just add more and more members and subunits from all over the world.

    But the way NCT has been going, I won’t be surprised if they debut a new boy group in the vein of SHINee and hope they become their next big money maker. Otherwise it’s just Red Velvet doing the heavy lifting once EXO has most of the members in the army.
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  8. I know this is insane to think about because of how SM is but rumors has it (in a more solid way than the past few years) that actually the next debut is a girl group, especially because SM seems to have more female trainees than people originally thought.

    I know it didn't please everybody here but Luna had a comeback this year nñn And I think it's pointless to invest in solo careers for Red Velvet at the moment. Even Taeyeon took what? Seven years to debut solo?
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  9. I don't even understand the point of holding Taeyeon's album off.
    • She literally has the (unreleased) material, she's been performing it at concerts for almost a year now.
    • It's sure to sell a decent amount on name alone, surely???
    • She doesn't even seem to want to promote all that much, so I doubt this is a case of her asking more promo than what they're willing to give her.
    • Money and budget could be an issue, I suppose, but again, Taeyeon doesn't seem like the kind of artist that wants a Blackpink production video. She would probably be happy to have a simple video of her wandering around her house and plants in PJs.

    Sometimes I would really love to be a fly on the wall during those budget meetings and what not. Just curious to see what their arguments are (not just regarding Taeyeon, but in general). I mean, as much as we like to call them out on those weird decisions, surely arguments were presented that supported these choices?

    I wouldn't even be surprised if the reason BoA has been releasing more often lately is because she's been increasing her stucks within the company for a while now which possibly gives her more leverage and weight into decisions making.
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  10. To be honest, I don't see Taeyeon releasing anytime soon since she just debuted solo in Japan.
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  11. If we wanna get fully into sales then NCT are on par with Red Velvet in terms of album sales. Red Velvet's best selling album is The Red Velvet Festival with 185k sold. Meanwhile both of NCT 127's recent albums have crossed 250k.

    They may not get hit singles like Red Velvet, but I'm sure they're making similar amounts in terms of album sales.
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  12. She debuted in Japan last year with "Stay" though. Moreover her concerts there were over in June.
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  14. @Slice of Life liking some of those posts though
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  15. Expose ha!
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  16. DDDDDDDDD it's no secret I hated Apink before I'm So Sick though. xoxo
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  17. I don’t understand the logic of not having RV solos because it took Taeyeon 7 years. They took too long giving Taeyeon solo music too so they shouldn’t make those same mistakes again.

    With RV only got 2 years left on their contract, it would make sense for them to test out solo careers so that 1) they know what to do with each member should they disband and 2) spend that time debuting a new group.

    If SM aren’t careful, they could end up with no active girl groups in a couple of years time.
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  19. He


    They look amazing!!

    Please Victoria/SM, let us have one more full album / promo cycle / tour!
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