CNBLUE performs at a music show on SBS in Seoul, Tuesday. / Courtesy of FNC Entertainment
By Kim Ji-soo
It's not that the boy groups are out of the "K-pop" equation.
FNC Entertainment's CNBLUE has released its fifth mini-album "Can't Stop" on Feb. 24, winning good reviews from fans and Billboard. In a review carried in the latter's column K-Town, the magazine wrote of CNBLUE's "Can't Stop," saying that it "sounds sure to send the rock-pop outfit to the upper rankings of the chart." The column also rated the mini-album as encompassing a broad range of rock-pop compositions.
2PM, who are known as "jeumseungdol" or athletic "idol" stars, are also working on a new album for Korean fans in April. The members Nickhun, Tacyeon, Wooyoung, Junho, Chansung and Jun.K released their third studio album last May titled "Grown."
The group's "Genesis of 2PM" released Jan. 29 topped the weekly Oricon chart.
Big Bang has said that they would like to release a new album by summer, but no other concrete schedules or dates have followed.