Upcoming K-pop comebacks in September 2020


September is here and K-pop fans are in for a treat again. From WONHO’s long-anticipated solo debut to CLC’s new chic concept, September will be a month full of exciting new music.

We’ve compiled all the September 2020 K-pop comebacks and debuts and will be updating this list weekly so that you won’t miss out on any. 


1. SuperM – 호랑이 (Tiger Inside)


K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - SuperM 호랑이 (Tiger Inside), Super One album
Image credit:
SMTOWN

Release date: 1st Sept 2020
Album type: Single
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, VLive

Formed in 2019, SuperM is a supergroup with 7 members from 4 SM Entertainment boy bands. The members include Taemin from SHINee, Baekhyun and Kai from EXO, Taeyong and Mark from NCT 127, and Ten and Lucas from WayV.

SuperM debuted with Jopping (2019) and was the first Korean act to enter the Billboard 200 Chart at No.1 with a debut release.

K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - SuperM 호랑이 (Tiger Inside), Super One album
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SMTOWN

The band recently launched a 3-part pre-release project named Super One Project, and it will lead up to the release of the group’s 1st full album, Super One, on 25th Sept. Through the project, SuperM hopes to send the message of overcoming challenges through uniting as one.

100, the 1st single of the 3-part release, was released on 14th Aug.

SuperM 슈퍼엠 ‘100' MV
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SuperM 슈퍼엠 ‘100' MV


The group will release their 2nd single
호랑이 (Tiger Inside) on 1st Sept.


2. Lovelyz – Unforgettable


K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - Lovelyz Unforgettable, Obliviate
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Lovelyz

Release date: 1st Sept 2020, 6PM KST
Album type: Mini-album/EP
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, VLive

Lovelyz made their debut in 2014 and they are known for tracks such as Ah-Choo (2015), Destiny (2016), and Now, We (2017).

The 8-member group recently participated in Mnet’s Queendom (2019) and released Moonlight (2019), which placed them 4th among other groups like (G)-IDLE, MAMAMOO, and OH MY GIRL.

K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - Lovelyz Unforgettable, Obliviate
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Lovelyz

Lovelyz will be returning with their 7th mini-album Unforgettable and the title track Obliviate on 1st Sept. The track is about removing the painful memory of love.

러블리즈(Lovelyz) 7th Mini Album [Unforgettable] : Pieces of Memories
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러블리즈(Lovelyz) 7th Mini Album [Unforgettable] : Pieces of Memories

 

K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - Lovelyz Unforgettable tracklist
Image credit: Lovelyz

Upcoming pre-releases

  • 28 Aug: M/V teaser
  • 29 Aug: Highlight medley
  • 30 Aug: Album jacket making
  • 31 Aug: M/V teaser (Performance ver.)

3. A.C.E – HZJM: The Butterfly Phantasy


K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - A.C.E HZJM: The Butterfly Phantasy, 도깨비 (Favorite Boys)
Image credit:
A.C.E 에이스

K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - A.C.E HZJM: The Butterfly Phantasy, 도깨비 (Favorite Boys) concept photo
Image credit: A.C.E 에이스

Release date: 2nd Sept 2020, 6PM KST
Album type: Mini-album/EP
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, VLive

A.C.E made their debut with Cactus (2017) and went on a short hiatus to compete in survival shows The Unit (2017) and MixNine (2017). Through the two shows, members like Chan, Byeongkwan, and Donghun gained recognition for their vocal and dance skills.

The 5-member group had previously released singles such as Take Me Higher (2018) and Savage (2019) prior to making their comeback this year.

K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - A.C.E HZJM: The Butterfly Phantasy, 도깨비 (Favorite Boys) concept photo
Image credit:
A.C.E 에이스

HZJM: The Butterfly Phantasy is their 4th mini-album and will be released with the title track 도깨비 (Favorite Boys) on 2nd Sept.

Over the past two weeks, A.C.E released concept photos of the members donning the traditional hanbok together with edgy modern streetwear.

K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - A.C.E HZJM: The Butterfly Phantasy, 도깨비 (Favorite Boys) concept photoImage credit: A.C.E 에이스

The underwater teaser photos, in particular, caught fans off guard with its artistic, ethereal appeal.

Here is the highlight medley for the album:

A.C.E (에이스) - [胡蝶之夢 (호접지몽) HJZM:The Butterfly Phantasy] Highlight Medley
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A.C.E (에이스) - [胡蝶之夢 (호접지몽) HJZM:The Butterfly Phantasy] Highlight Medley

 

K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - A.C.E HZJM: The Butterfly Phantasy tracklist
Image credit: A.C.E 에이스

Upcoming pre-releases

  • 28 Aug, 12AM KST: Moving teaser for Donghun
  • 29 Aug, 12AM KST: Moving teaser for Wow
  • 30 Aug, 12AM KST: Opening video
  • 31 Aug, 12AM KST: MV teaser 1
  • 1st Sept, 12AM KST: MV teaser 2
  • 2nd Sept, 12AM KST: MV pre-release

4. CLC – HELICOPTER


K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - CLC HELICOPTER concept photoImage credit: CLC 씨엘씨

Release date: 2nd Sept 2020, 6PM KST
Album type: Single
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, VLive

With hit singles like Hobgoblin (2017), Black Dress (2018), and Me (2019), CLC has gained recognition for their tough, “girl crush” image.

K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - CLC HELICOPTER concept photo
Image credit:
CLC 씨엘씨

After a 1-year hiatus, CLC will finally be making their comeback on 2nd Sept with the single HELICOPTER.

CLC(씨엘씨) - VISUAL FILM : [I'M ···]
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CLC(씨엘씨) - VISUAL FILM : [I'M ···]

5. LUNARSOLAR’s debut – 노는 게 제일 좋아 (OH YA YA YA)


K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - LUNARSOLAR debut
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LunarSolar 루나솔라

Release date: 2nd Sept 2020, 6PM KST
Album type: Debut single
Official links: YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, VLive

LUNARSOLAR is a 4-member girl group with Eseo, Taeryeong, Jian, and Yuuri.

K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - LUNARSOLAR debut
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LunarSolar 루나솔라

After a month of teasing fans, the group will make their debut on 2nd Sept through their 1st single album SOLAR: flare and the title track 노는 게 제일 좋아 (OH YA YA YA).

LUNARSOLAR had revealed a 15-second teaser of their debut track on TikTok, with members lipsyncing to the song. They also have a TikTok dance tutorial for their upcoming track. 


6. South Club – Rock Star


K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - South Club Rock Star concept photo
Image credit:
P&B Entertainment

Release date: 2nd Sept 2020, 6PM KST
Album type: Single
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, VLive

South Club is a 4-member band under P&B Entertainment comprising former WINNER member Nam Tae-hyun, bassist Jung Hoe-min, drummer Lee Dong-geun, and guitarist Kang Min-jun.

The band debuted with the track Hug Me (2017) and subsequently released Outcast (2018) and Twice (2019). Their most recent release was To My Friends (2020), a sentimental soft rock ballad.

사우스클럽 (South Club) - 'To My Friends' Lyric Video
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사우스클럽 (South Club) - 'To My Friends' Lyric Video

 

K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - South Club Rock Star concept photo
Image adapted from (clockwise from top left):
P&B Entertainment, P&B Entertainment, P&B Entertainment and P&B Entertainment

Through the single Rock Star, which will be released on 2nd Sept, South Club hopes to showcase their broad musical spectrum by challenging a new music genre.

Upcoming pre-releases

  • 30 Aug: Lyrics preview
  • 1 Sept: M/V teaser

7. Super Junior-D&E – Bad Blood


K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - Super Junior-D&E Bad Blood, B.A.D concept photo
Image credit:
슈퍼주니어(Super Junior)

Release date: 3rd Sept 2020, 6PM KST
Album type: Mini-album/EP
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, VLive

Super Junior-D&E is a duo comprising Super Junior members Donghae and Eunhyuk. They’ve covered a wide range of genres, such as R&B, house, and ballad, through previous tracks such as Growing Pains (2015), Bout You (2018), and Danger (2019).

K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - Super Junior-D&E Bad Blood, B.A.D concept photo
Image credit:
슈퍼주니어(Super Junior)

After a year and a half, the duo is finally coming back with their 4th mini-album Bad Blood, showcasing their strong chemistry yet again – this time with a “bad boy” concept.

The title track B.A.D is an electronic hip-hop track composed and produced by Donghae, with the lyrics centred on a dangerous attraction.

SUPER JUNIOR-D&E [BAD BLOOD] JACKET FILM #DnE
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SUPER JUNIOR-D&E [BAD BLOOD] JACKET FILM #DnE


B.A.D
will be released on 3rd Sept, 6PM KST.

Upcoming pre-releases

  • 30 Aug: Lyrics preview
  • 1 Sept: M/V teaser

8. WONHO’s solo debut – Love Synonym Pt. 1: Right for Me


K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - WONHO debut Love Synonym concept photo
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@official__wonho

Release date: 4th Sept 2020, 1PM KST
Album type: Mini-album/EP
Official links: YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Twitter, VLive

WONHO, a former Monsta X member, took almost one year off due to false accusations. However, despite the obstacles he faced in those challenging times, his determination has led him to where he is now.

On 4th September, he will make his solo debut with the mini-album Love Synonym Pt.1: Right for Me, in which he participated in songwriting and production.

K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - WONHO debut Love Synonym concept photo
Image credit:
@official__wonho

The mini-album has 8 songs, with Open Mind being the title track. It also includes the English ballad Losing You, which was pre-released on 14th Aug.

WONHO 원호 'LOSING YOU' MV
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WONHO 원호 'LOSING YOU' MV

 

K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - WONHO debut Love Synonym concept tracklist
Image credit: @official__wonho

Upcoming pre-releases

  • 30 Aug: M/V teaser
  • 1 Sept: Album preview

9. Kim Nam-joo (Apink) solo debut – Bird


K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - Kim Nam-joo (Apink) solo debut, Bird album teaser
Image credit:
Apink 에이핑크

Release date: 7th Sept 2020
Album type: Mini-album/EP
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, VLive

Multi-talented Nam-joo is part of Apink and she will be the 3rd member, after Ha-young and Eun-ji, to make a solo debut. In 2015, her duet with BTOB’s Yook Sung-jae, Photograph (2015), drew a lot of attention from listeners.

Kim NamJoo(김남주) (Apink(에이핑크)), Yook SungJae(육성재) (BTOB(비투비)) _ Photograph(사진)
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Kim NamJoo(김남주) (Apink(에이핑크)), Yook SungJae(육성재) (BTOB(비투비)) _ Photograph(사진)


Through her solo debut album
Bird, Nam-joo hopes to tell fans that she will not hold back doing the things she loves, just like how a bird flies freely in the sky. The title track of her album was produced by (G)I-DLE’s So-yeon and will be released on 7th Sept.

Upcoming pre-releases

  • 28 Aug, 12AM KST: Tracklist
  • 29 Aug, 12AM KST: Image teaser #A & Concept film #A
  • 31 Aug, 12AM KST: Image teaser #B & Concept film #B
  • 31 Aug, 12PM KST: Album preview
  • 1 Sept, 12AM KST: Image teaser #c & Concept film #C
  • 3 Sept, 12AM KST: Pre-performance
  • 4 Sept, 12AM KST: M/V teaser 1
  • 5 Sept, 6PM KST: Teaser making image #Naver_post
  • 6 Sept, 6PM KST: M/V teaser & Teaser making image #Insta
  • 7 Sept, 12AM KST: M/V teaser 2

10. Taemin (SHINee) – Never Gonna Dance Again: Act 1


K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - Taemin (SHINee) Never Gonna Dance Again
Image credit:
샤이니(SHINee)

Release date: 7th Sept 2020
Album type: Single
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Taemin, a member of SHINee, has been actively promoting as a solo artist. He recently released his prologue track 2 Kids (2020), the first of his 3-part release for his 3rd album Never Gonna Dance Again.

K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - Taemin (SHINee) Never Gonna Dance Again
Image credit:
샤이니(SHINee)

The 2nd part of his comeback, Never Gonna Dance Again: Act 1, will be released on 7th Sept. The title track is called Criminal.

Upcoming pre-releases

  • 28 Aug: Tracklist poster
  • 29 Aug: Teaser image 1
  • 30 Aug: Teaser image 2 & Mood sampler
  • 31 Aug-5 Sept: Teaser images 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7
  • 2 Sept: Teaser images 5
  • 5 Sept: MV teaser 1
  • 6 Sept: MV teaser 2

11. YooA (OH MY GIRL)’s solo debut – Bon Voyage


K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - YooA Bon Voyage
Image credit: @8_OHMYGIRL

Release date: 7th Sept 2020, 6PM KST
Album type: Mini album/EP
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, VLive

YooA made her debut in 2015 as a member of OH MY GIRL. The band is behind popular tracks like Secret Garden (2018), The Fifth Season (2019), and Nonstop (2020). She is distinctively known for her doll-like visuals.

K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - YooA Bon Voyage
Image credit: @8_OHMYGIRL

YooA will be the first member of OH MY GIRL to make a solo debut. Her mini-album, Bon Voyage, will be released on 7th Sept.

유아(YooA) ‘Bon Voyage’ Opening Trailer
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유아(YooA) ‘Bon Voyage’ Opening Trailer

 

The teaser photos that were released showcased a variety of nature-themed concepts from innocent to sexy ones, showing YooA’s versatile charm. 


12. ASTRO’s Moonbin & Sanha unit debut – IN-OUT


K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - Moonbin & Sanha (ASTRO) subunit debut, IN-OUT
Image credit:
@fantagiomusic_

Release date: 14th Sept 2020, 6PM KST
Album type: Mini-album/EP
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, VLive

Astro members Moonbin and Sanha will make their subunit debut with their 1st mini-album IN-OUT.

The logo for the unit contains the initials of the members’ names, “M” and “S”, forming an infinity sign that implies the infinite possibilities the duo can achieve together.

K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - Moonbin & Sanha (ASTRO) subunit debut, IN-OUT
Image adapted from:
@fantagiomusic_

Their debut album’s tagline is “Don’t be afraid”.

K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - Moonbin & Sanha (ASTRO) subunit debut, IN-OUT
Image credit: ASTRO 아스트로

Fans are excited to witness their chemistry with each other in their upcoming debut on 14th Sept.


13. Stray Kids – IN生 (In Life)


K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - Stray Kids - IN生 (In Life)
Image adapted from:
JYP Entertainment

Release date: 14th Sept 2020, 6PM KST
Album type: Repackaged album
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, VLive

Stray Kids made their debut with Hellavator (2017) and released singles like My Pace (2018), Miroh (2019), and Double Knot (2019). The 8-member boy group finally released their 1st full album, GO生 (Go Life) (2020), with the title track 神메뉴 (God’s Menu) this year.

Stray Kids
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Stray Kids "神메뉴(God's Menu)" M/V

 

K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - Stray Kids - IN生 (In Life)
Image adapted from: JYP Entertainment

Their upcoming album IN生 (In Life) is a repackage of GO生 (Go Life) and will be released on 14th Sept.

Here is the trailer for IN生:

Stray Kids
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Stray Kids "IN生" Trailer

14. VAV – Made For Two


K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - VAV Made For Two
Image credit: @VAV_official

Release date: 15th Sept 2020, 12PM KST
Album type: Mini-album/EP
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, VLive

Fans have been patiently waiting for VAV’s comeback ever since they wrapped up their MV filming on Jeju Island last month. However, due to Baron’s sudden enlistment in the army, VAV will promote their new album with 6 members instead of 7.

K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - VAV Made For Two
Image credit: @VAV_official

The group is set to make their comeback on 15th September with their 6th mini-album Made For Two. The album trailer, which was narrated in English, Mandarin, and Korean, revealed a narrative of expressing one’s dedicated love for another. 

VAV 6th Mini Album 'MADE FOR TWO' Trailer
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VAV 6th Mini Album 'MADE FOR TWO' Trailer

 

Prior to their album release, VAV will be holding an online showcase on 14th Sept.

Upcoming pre-releases

  • 6 Sept: Tracklist
  • 7 Sept: Album preview
  • 8 Sept: Highlight medley
  • 9 Sept: MV teaser 1
  • 10 Sept: Performance spoiler
  • 12 Sept: MV teaser 2

15. B.O.Y – Phase Two : We


K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - B.O.F Phase Two : WeImage credit: @official_bofyou

K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - B.O.F Phase Two : We
Image credit: @official_bofyou

Release date: 15th Sept 2020
Album type: Mini-album/EP
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, VLive

B.O.Y is a duo with Kim Kook-heon and Song Yuvin, formerly from Myteen. After Myteen’s disbandment on 21st August 2019, the duo continued to promote as B.O.Y.  As participants of Mnet’s Produce X 101 (2019), both of them wowed fans with their steady vocal and dance skills.

The duo released their first digital single Blurry (2019) on 24th August 2019, before releasing their debut EP Phase One : You (2020), with the title track My Angel.

비오브유 (B.O.Y) - My Angel Official M/V
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비오브유 (B.O.Y) - My Angel Official M/V

 

B.O.Y will make a comeback on 15th September with their 2nd EP Phase Two : We.

Upcoming pre-releases

  • 5 Sept: Concept photo #2
  • 6 Sept: Concept photo #3
  • 8 Sept: Tracklist
  • 9 Sept: Highlight medley
  • 10 Sept: From B.O.Y
  • 11 Sept: Concept photo #4
  • 12 Sept: MV teaser
  • 13 Sept: Concept photo #5

16. Fromis_9 – My Little Society


K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - Fromis_9 My Little Society
Image credit: @realfromis_9

Release date: 16th Sept 2020, 6PM KST
Album type: Mini-album/EP
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, VLive

Fromis_9 is a 9-member girl group formed through the reality show Idol School (2017). The group’s most recent release was Fun Factory (2019), with the title track FUN!.

[MV] 프로미스나인 (fromis_9) - FUN!
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[MV] 프로미스나인 (fromis_9) - FUN!

 

The group finished filming their music video last month and will be making their first comeback after a year-long hiatus, on 16th September with their 3rd mini-album My Little Society.

K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - Fromis_9 My Little Society, Sae-romImage credit: @realfromis_9

 

K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - Fromis_9 My Little Society, Ha-young
Image credit: @realfromis_9

Judging from new teaser photos being released daily, Fromis_9 is gearing up for a comeback with cheerful, positive vibes. 


17. H&D’s special album


K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - H&D, Hangyul and Dohyun special albumImage credit: 이한결, 남도현

Release date: 23rd Sept 2020, 6PM KST
Album type: Special album
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, VLive

H&D is a duo formed by Pocketdol Studio, comprising Hangyul and Dohyon who were former members of boyband X1. They made their debut on 21st April 2020, with their 1st EP Soulmate (2020).

[MV] H&D (한결,도현) _ SOUL
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[MV] H&D (한결,도현) _ SOUL

 

On 2nd Sept 2020, Pocketdol Studio announced that they will be debuting a new boy group in the second half of the year and that Hangyul and Dohyun will be part of the group.

K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - H&D, Hangyul and Dohyun special album
Image credit: 이한결, 남도현

H&D’s upcoming special album marks their final album as a duo before they prepare for their group debut. The album will be released on 23rd September and will include songs composed by Dohyon.


18. UP10TION’s 9th mini-album


K-pop Comebacks September 2020 - UP10TION 9th mini-album
Image credit:
@UP10TION

Release date: 24th Sept 2020
Album type: Mini-album/EP
Official links: Official Website, YouTube, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, VLive

On 24th August, UP10TION released a BTS video of their upcoming album’s music recording session with teaser snippets of their new songs.

Get ready for UP10TION - RECORDING BEHIND
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Get ready for UP10TION - RECORDING BEHIND

 

UP10TION will make a comeback with 7 members, excluding Kim Woo-seok, Lee Jin-hyuk, and leader Jinhoo who is recovering from health issues, with their 9th mini-album on 24th Sept.

Starting from their jacket preview video release on 3rd September, fans will be treated with a string of content throughout the whole of September. 

Get ready for UP10TION - JACKET PREVIEW
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Get ready for UP10TION - JACKET PREVIEW

 

Upcoming pre-releases

  • 7 Sept: Spectrum photo I
  • 9 Sept: Spectrum photo II
  • 11 Sept: Hunter photo I
  • 14 Sept: Hunter photo II
  • 16 Sept: M/V teaser I
  • 17 Sept: Lyrics photo
  • 18 Sept: Tracklist
  • 21 Sept: M/V teaser II
  • 23 Sept: Music thumbnail

Upcoming K-pop comebacks in September 2020


From SuperM’s powerful dancing to YooA’s doll-like visuals, there’s bound to be something that will pique your interest this September. With a good mix of comebacks and debuts, you’ll find yourself discovering new K-pop favourites and updating your K-pop playlists.

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