Upcoming K-pop comebacks in October 2020


October is yet another exciting month of K-pop comebacks and debuts. From WEi’s debut to new sub-units from established bands, such as WJSN CHOCOME and NCT U, there are many comeback concepts to look forward to.

We’ve compiled 20 upcoming K-pop comebacks and debuts in October 2020 to look out for.


1. BLACKPINK – The Album


K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - BLACKPINK, The Album
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@BLACKPINK

Release date: 2nd Oct 2020, 1PM KST
Album type: Full album
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, VLive

BLACKPINK recently released 2 singles, How You Like That and Ice Cream, which were highly successful. The music video for How You Like That reached 539 million views, while Ice Cream, featuring Selena Gomez, took 13th place on Billboard’s Hot 100

BLACKPINK - 'Ice Cream (with Selena Gomez)' M/V
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BLACKPINK - 'Ice Cream (with Selena Gomez)' M/V


K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - BLACKPINK, The Album
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@BLACKPINK, @BLACKPINK, @BLACKPINK, and @BLACKPINK

Less than a month after BLACKPINK’s 4th anniversary, the group will finally release their 1st full album, The Album, with the title track, Lovesick Girls, on 2nd October 2020.

K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - BLACKPINK, The Album tracklist
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@BLACKPINK


2. WEi’s debut – IDENTITY : First Sight


K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - WEi's debut, IDENITITY : First Sight
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@WEi__Official

Release date: 5th Oct 2020, 6PM KST
Album type: Mini-album/EP
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, VLive

WEi is an upcoming 6-member boy band under OUI Entertainment. The group is comprised of Jang Daehyeon, Kim Donghan, Yoo Yongha, Kim Junseo, Kang Seokhwa, and Kim Yohan.

All of the members were introduced to the general public through trainee survival programs. Jang Daehyeon and Kim Donghan participated in Mnet’s Produce 101 Season 2 (2017). Yoo Yongha and Kim Junseo competed in MBC’s Under Nineteen (2018), and both made it into the final lineup of 1THE9 at 6th and 9th place respectively. Kang Seokhwa and Kim Yohan participated in Mnet’s Produce X 101 (2019), with Yohan ranking 1st overall and becoming part of the project group, X1.

K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - WEi, IDENTITY : First Sight tracklist
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WEi will make their debut on 5th October 2020 with the album, IDENTITY : First Sight. The title track of the album, TWILIGHT, was produced by PENTAGON’s Hui and producer team Flow Blow.

위아이(WEi) 'TWILIGHT' M/V Teaser 1
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위아이(WEi) 'TWILIGHT' M/V Teaser 1


Upcoming pre-releases

  • 1st Oct: Title lyrics image
  • 4th Oct: M/V teaser #2

3. SF9 – SPECIAL HISTORY BOOK


K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - SF9, SPECIAL HISTORY BOOK
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@SF9official

Release date: 5th Oct 2020, 6PM KST
Album type: Special album
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, VLive

SF9 is a 9-member boy band under FNC Entertainment. They made their debut in 2016 with their 1st single album, Feeling Sensation, and the title track Fanfare.

[MV] SF9(에스에프나인) _ Fanfare(팡파레)
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[MV] SF9(에스에프나인) _ Fanfare(팡파레)


Fans were happy to hear of their October comeback, which comes only 2 months after the release of their 8th EP,
9loryUS.

K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - SF9, 9loryUS
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To commemorate their 4th anniversary, SF9 will release a special album, SPECIAL HISTORY BOOK, with 3 tracks – including the title track, Shine Together – on 5th October 2020.


4. Ailee – I’m


K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - Ailee, I'm
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@rocket3official

Release date: 6th Oct 2020, 6PM
Album type: Mini-album/EP
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Ailee made her debut in 2011 under YMC Entertainment, and she’s known for her powerful vocals. She started as a cover artist before releasing her first original track, Heaven, produced by Wheesung. 

Ailee(에일리) _ Heaven MV
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Ailee(에일리) _ Heaven MV


In 2019, Ailee signed with Rocket3 Entertainment. On 28th September 2020, she dropped a surprise cover of
Tango by ABIR, bringing fans back to her good old cover days. 

[에일리] AILEE - Tango (Original Song by. ABIR)
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[에일리] AILEE - Tango (Original Song by. ABIR)


After a year-long hiatus, Ailee will finally make a comeback on
6th October 2020, with her 5th mini-album, I’m. When We Were In Love, a fall-themed ballad, is the title track.


5. Golden Child – Pump It Up


K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - Golden Child, Pump It Up
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@GoldenChild

Release date: 7th Oct 2020, 6PM
Album type: Single
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, VLive

Golden Child, a 10-member boy band under Woollim Entertainment, made their debut in 2017 with the track DamDaDi.

골든차일드(Golden Child)
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골든차일드(Golden Child) "담다디 (DamDaDi)" Official MV


One of the members, Bomin, is currently starring in JTBC’s
new drama 18 Again. He plays Serim High School’s model student, Seo Ji-ho.

K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - Golden Child, Bomin, 18 Again
Golden Child’s Bomin as Seo Ji-ho in 18 Again (2020)
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Just 3 months after their previous comeback, Golden Child will release their 2nd single album, Pump It Up, which includes 3 tracks, on 7th October 2020.

K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - Golden Child, Pump It Up tracklist
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@GoldenChild

Upcoming pre-releases

  • 2 Oct: Album preview
  • 3 Oct: Music video teaser #1
  • 4 Oct: Jacket making
  • 5 Oct: Music video teaser #2
  • 6 Oct: Music video making

6. Weki Meki – NEW RULES


K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - Weki Meki, NEW RULES
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@fantagiomusic_

Release date: 8th Oct 2020, 6PM KST
Album type: Mini-album/EP
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, VLive

Weki Meki made their debut in 2017 with the track, I Don’t Like Your Girlfriend, as an 8-member girl group under Fantagio.

The group made a strong impression on fans and sold over 47,000 physical copies of their debut album in 3 months. It was the best selling album among newly debuted girl groups in 2017. Their most recent release, Oopsy (2020), charmed fans with a chic and sexy concept. 

Weki Meki 위키미키 - OOPSY M/V
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Weki Meki 위키미키 - OOPSY M/V


Weki Meki will be making their comeback on
8th October 2020, with their 4th mini-album, NEW RULES.

Weki Meki 위키미키 - 4th Mini Album 'NEW RULES' Concept Film #1 Break ver.
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Weki Meki 위키미키 - 4th Mini Album 'NEW RULES' Concept Film #1 Break ver.


Upcoming pre-releases

  • 4 Oct: Music video teaser #1
  • 6 Oct: Music video teaser #2

7. WJSN CHOCOME’s debut – Hmph!


K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - WJSN CHOCOME's debut, Hmph!
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@WJSN_Cosmic

Release date: 8th Oct 2020
Album type: Debut single
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, VLive

WJSN CHOCOME is the first sub-unit of the 13-member girl group, WJSN. The sub-unit’s name in Korean is 쪼꼬미 (jjokkomee), which refers to something or someone that is tiny and adorable.

The sub-unit consists of members Soobin, Luda, Yeoreum, and Dayoung.

K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - WJSN CHOCOME's debut, Hmph! tracklist
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WJSN CHOCOME will make their debut with the single, Hmph!, on 8th October 2020. The album’s 2nd track, Ya Ya Ya, is a remake of Baby V.O.X’s Ya Ya Ya (1998). Meanwhile, WJSN is currently preparing for their online live concert As We Wish, which will be held on 24th October 2020.

Upcoming pre-releases

  • 1 Oct: Chocome zzal 3
  • 2 Oct: Chocome zzal 4
  • 4 Oct: M/V teaser
  • 5 Oct: Album preview

8. Kyuhyun (Super Junior) – PROJECT : 季 


K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - Kyuhyun, PROJECT : 季
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슈퍼주니어(Super Junior)

Release date: 8th Oct 2020, 6PM KST
Album type: Single
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, VLive

Kyuhyun will be releasing a new autumn single as part of his PROJECT : 季, through which he intends to release a track every season for a year. The project started in July this year with the release of a summer serenade, Dreaming (2020).

KYUHYUN 규현 ‘Dreaming’ Special Clip
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KYUHYUN 규현 ‘Dreaming’ Special Clip


He will release the project’s 2nd single,
Daystar, on 8th October 2020, along with a cinematic MV starring actor Yoo Yeon-seok, whom he had met through the musical Werther (2020).

KYUHYUN 규현 '내 마음을 누르는 일 (Daystar)' MV Teaser #1
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KYUHYUN 규현 '내 마음을 누르는 일 (Daystar)' MV Teaser #1

9. DAWN – DAWNDIDIDAWN


K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - DAWN, DAWNDIDIDAWN, Jessi
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Release date: 9th Oct 2020, 6PM KST
Album type: Mini-album/EP
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

DAWN is a former member of boy band PENTAGON. He made his official solo debut under P Nation in 2019 with the single, Money.

DAWN (던) - ‘MONEY’ MV
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DAWN (던) - ‘MONEY’ MV


He’s also known for his 4-year relationship with current labelmate Hyuna. The two are often featured together and their most recent collaborative project was an advertisement for Calvin Klein.

DAWN (던) and HyunA (현아) for Calvin Klein | 200923
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DAWN (던) and HyunA (현아) for Calvin Klein | 200923


DAWN will release his 1st mini-album with the title track,
DAWNDIDIDAWN, on 9th October 2020. The title track will feature labelmate Jessi, who recently made a comeback with NUNU NANA (2020).


10. Dahye’s solo debut – Poison


K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - Dahye, Poison
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World Star Entertainment

Release date: 10th Oct 2020, 12PM KST
Album type: Debut single
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, VLive

In 2013, Dahye made her debut with the track, Pitapat, as the rapper of the now-disbanded girl group BESTie. She left the group in 2017.

[MV] BESTie(베스티) _ Excuse Me
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[MV] BESTie(베스티) _ Excuse Me


Dahye will make her solo debut with a remake of Uhm Jung-hwa’s iconic hit,
Poison (1998). The release of her debut single, Poison, originally scheduled to be on 25th September, was delayed till 10th October 2020. Following Poison, she will also release an original song in the month after. 


11. Refund Expedition’s debut – Don’t Touch Me


K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - Refund Expedition, Don't Touch Me
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Kpopmap

Release date: 10th Oct 2020
Album type: Debut single
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, VLive

Refund Expedition is a 4-member girl group made of Korea’s top divas – Lee Hyori, Uhm Junghwa, Jessi, and MAMAMOO’s Hwasa. The group came to be during SSAK3’s promotions when Lee Hyori picked out the other 3 members as part of her dream girl group.

K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - Refund Expedition, Don't Touch Me
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The nation’s MC, Yoo Jae-suk, turned her dream into reality by becoming the group’s producer. On a recent episode of MBC’s How Do You Play?, the group met up with him to have a profile photo shoot and choose their debut track.

After listening to the demo track of Don’t Touch Me, a catchy dance number, the group unanimously decided on the song as their debut single, to be released on 10th October 2020

[놀면 뭐하니?] ※최초 공개※ 환불 원정대 <Don't touch me> ♬ 20200926
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[놀면 뭐하니?] ※최초 공개※ 환불 원정대 <Don't touch me> ♬ 20200926

12. Kiara – Tomboy


K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - Kiara, Tomboy
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Release date: 11th Oct 2020, 12PM KST
Album type: Single
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, VLive

Kiara is a 22-year-old solo artist under EZ Entertainment. She made her debut on 18th January 2020 with the digital single BOSS.

키아라(KIARA) -
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키아라(KIARA) - "BOSS" Official Music Video


Her stage name “Kiara” is a variant of the Italian name “Chiara”, which means “brightly”. It reflects her desire to shine brightly on stage. The rookie singer will release her 2nd single,
Tomboy, on 11th October 2020

키아라(KIARA) 'TOMBOY' MV Special Teaser #1
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키아라(KIARA) 'TOMBOY' MV Special Teaser #1


Upcoming pre-releases

  • 6 Oct: Highlight medley
  • 8 Oct: Official teaser

13. NCT U – NCT 2020: RESONANCE Pt. 1


K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - NCT U, NCT 2020: RESONANCE Pt. 1
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@NCTsmtown

Release date: 12th Oct 2020
Album type: Single
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, VLive

NCT U consists of the 21 members of NCT 127, NCT Dream, and WayV, as well as 2 new members, Shotaro and Sungchan. The 23 members will break into sub-units of NCT U to pull off a variety of concepts.

NCT 2020 YearParty
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NCT 2020 YearParty


NCT U’s 1st unit comprises Doyoung, Jaehyun, Taeyong, Jaemin, Lucas, and Shotaro. They will be promoting the track
Make a Wish, a hip-hop pop dance song with a whistle riff. Their 2nd unit comprises Doyoung, Kun, Haechan, Renjun, Yuta, Chenle, and Taeil, who will promote the track From Home, a ballad to be sung in different languages.

INTERLUDE : RESONANCE
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INTERLUDE : RESONANCE


NCT 2020: RESONANCE Pt. 1
will consist of both Make a Wish and From Home, with the former’s MV to be released on 12th October 2020 and the latter on 19th October 2020. NCT U is also set to release a sequel to the NCT 2020: RESONANCE album in November with two other sub-units. It will cover genres such as retro hip-hop and EDM.

Upcoming pre-releases

  • 1 Oct: Teaser images
  • 2 Oct: Album details
  • 8 Oct: Deja Vu track video
  • 9 Oct: ‘Misfit’ track video
  • 10 Oct: ‘Make A Wish’ MV teaser

14. PENTAGON – WE:TH


K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - PENTAGON, WE:TH
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Release date: 12th Oct 2020, 6PM KST
Album type: Mini-album/EP
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, VLive

After finishing 3rd in Mnet’s Road To Kingdom (2020), PENTAGON released their 1st Japanese album, Universe: The History (2020), on 23rd September 2020. The group will subsequently make their Korean comeback on 12th October 2020, with their 10th mini-album, WE:TH.

K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - PENTAGON, WE:TH
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PENTAGON’s comeback trailer, Keep Us By Your Side, was released on 25th September. The monochrome trailer video with a mellow tune hinted at a retro cinema concept from the 80s for their upcoming comeback.

펜타곤(PENTAGON) - 10th Mini Album [WE:TH] Comeback Trailer : KEEP US BY YOUR SIDE
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펜타곤(PENTAGON) - 10th Mini Album [WE:TH] Comeback Trailer : KEEP US BY YOUR SIDE


Upcoming pre-releases

  • 4 Oct: Interview film
  • 5 Oct: Track list
  • 6 Oct: Concept image #1
  • 7 Oct: Concept image #2
  • 8 Oct: WE:TH audio snippet
  • 9 Oct: M/V teaser #1
  • 12 Oct: M/V teaser #2

15. WEEEKLY – We Can


K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - Weeekly, We Can
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@_Weeekly

Release date: 13th Oct 2020, 6PM KST
Album type: Mini-album/EP
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, VLive

WEEEKLY is a 7-member girl group under PlayM Entertainment. It consists of Soojin, Jiyoon, Monday, Soeun, Jaehee, Jihan, and Zoa. Members Soeun, Soojin, and Jiyoon were contestants on JTBC’s MIXNINE (2017).

The group made their debut recently on 30th June 2020, through the album We Are, and the title track Tag Me (@Me).

[MV] Weeekly(위클리) _ Tag Me (@Me)
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[MV] Weeekly(위클리) _ Tag Me (@Me)


Weeekly will make their comeback on
13th October 2020 with their 2nd mini-album, We Can.

Upcoming pre-releases

  • 2 Oct: We Can spoiler 1
  • 3 Oct: We Can spoiler 2
  • 5 Oct: Track list
  • 7 Oct: Highlight medley
  • 9 Oct: MV teaser

16. VERIVERY – FACE US


K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - VERIVERY, FACE US
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VERIVERY

Release date: 13th Oct 2020, 6PM KST
Album type: Mini-album/EP
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, VLive

VERIVERY released their 4th mini-album, FACE YOU, just 3 months ago. On 26th September 2020, Jellyfish Entertainment dropped a surprise comeback trailer of the rookie boy band conveying a mysterious yet dramatic concept, coupled with a powerful dance tune at the end. 

2020 VERIVERY CONCEPT TRAILER 3 : FACE it
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2020 VERIVERY CONCEPT TRAILER 3 : FACE it


VERIVERY will make their comeback on
13th October 2020 with their 5th mini-album, FACE US. This marks the end of their FACE it trilogy, a 3-part series of the group’s 2020 releases.

Upcoming pre-releases

  • 2 Oct: Official photo 1 & 2, official teaser video 1 & 2
  • 3 Oct: Official photo 3 & 4, official teaser video 3 & 4
  • 4 Oct: Official photo 5 & 6, official teaser video 5, 6 & 7
  • 5 Oct: Official group photo
  • 6 Oct: Online cover image, track list
  • 7 Oct: Highlight medley
  • 12 Oct: M/V teaser

17. M.O.N.T – Listen Up!


K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - M.O.N.T, Listen Up!
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@MONTofficial

Release date: 16th Oct 2020
Album type: Mini-album/EP
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

M.O.N.T stands for “Members Of the National Team” and consists of Narachan, Bitsaeon, and Roda. The trio pride themselves on being “organic/rural idols”, with all the members native to Ganghwa Island.

K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - M.O.N.T, Listen Up!
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@MONTofficial

All 3 members competed in JTBC’s MIXNINE (2017) before they making their official debut in 2019, with the track Will You be My Girlfriend?.

[MV] M.O.N.T(몬트) _ Will you be my girlfriend?(사귈래 말래?) (Original Mix)
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[MV] M.O.N.T(몬트) _ Will you be my girlfriend?(사귈래 말래?) (Original Mix)


The trio actively participates in the lyrics writing and production of their songs, proving their musicality and commitment to self-expression. The group’s most recent release was
Shadow (2020), which was released last month.

몬트 (M.O.N.T) - Shadow Music Video
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몬트 (M.O.N.T) - Shadow Music Video


At the start of 2020, M.O.N.T’s agency, Fly Entertainment, started a new project called “M.O.N.T Arena”. They intend to debut 2 other trios each with their own unique concept, alongside M.O.N.T. While the 3 groups will be producing music in their teams separately, inter-team sub-units will be formed among the 9 members in the future. 

M.O.N.T will release their 3rd EP, Listen Up!, on 16th October 2020.


18. LOONA –  Midnight (12:00)


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Release date: 19th Oct 2020, 6PM KST
Album type: Mini-album/EP
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, VLive

LOONA made their debut as a 12-member girl group in 2018, with the bright electro-pop track, Hi High. Their debut track peaked at No. 11 on the US World Digital Songs Sales chart, giving the group a good start in the idol industry. 

[MV] 이달의 소녀 (LOONA)
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[MV] 이달의 소녀 (LOONA) "Hi High"


LOONA will make their comeback on
19th October 2020 by releasing their 3rd mini-album, Midnight (12:00), with the title track, Why Not. The group will promote their upcoming album with 11 members, excluding Haseul, who is currently recovering from recurring anxiety issues.

K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - LOONA, Midnight (12:00)
Image credit: @loonatheworld

SM Entertainment’s founder, Lee Soo-man, is reported to have had a hand in producing LOONA’s upcoming album. 


19. TXT – Minisode 1: Blue Hour


K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - TXT, Minisode 1: Blue Hour
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@BigHitEnt

Release date: 26th Oct 2020, 6PM KST
Album type: Mini-album/EP
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, VLive

TXT stands for “TOMORROW X TOGETHER” and they are a 5-member boy band under Big Hit Entertainment. They made their debut on 4th March 2019, with the title track Crown. It peaked at #1 on the Gaon Album Chart and Billboard World Albums Chart. 

TXT (투모로우바이투게더) '어느날 머리에서 뿔이 자랐다 (CROWN)' Official MV
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TXT (투모로우바이투게더) '어느날 머리에서 뿔이 자랐다 (CROWN)' Official MV


Within a year, the group proved their popularity after receiving several awards, such as the “Rookie of the Year” award at the 34th Golden Disk Awards and “Best New Male Artist” award at the 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards
.

K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - TXT, Minisode 1: Blue Hour
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TXT will make a comeback with their 3rd mini-album, Minisode 1: Blue Hour, on 26th October 2020. The album logo and pixel art teaser feature retro game pixels which hint at the album’s quirky throwback concept. 

TXT (투모로우바이투게더) - minisode1 : Blue Hour
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TXT (투모로우바이투게더) - minisode1 : Blue Hour

20. TWICE’s comeback


K-pop Comebacks October 2020 - TWICE
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TWICE

Release date: 26th Oct 2020
Album type: To be confirmed
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, VLive

TWICE’s last Korean release was their 9th Korean EP, More & More, released on 1st June 2020. The album was highly successful and became TWICE’s best selling album to date. On 25th September, it was confirmed that TWICE will be making their comeback on 26th October 2020.

TWICE
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TWICE "MORE & MORE" M/V


As TWICE gears up for their upcoming comeback, fans can keep themselves occupied in the meantime with the group’s reality show,
“TIME TO TWICE” TDOONG High School.


Upcoming K-pop comebacks in October 2020


With these upcoming comebacks, you won’t have a problem finding a song for different moods and occasions. These upcoming K-pop comebacks and debuts in October are bound to be good ear-candy while keeping your playlists fresh with different genres.

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