This year has been undoubtedly one of SM Entertainment‘s biggest year yet as each of their artists rolled out releases after releases without a break.
Not only did the majority of their idol groups released albums, a number of their artists have made their solo debuts including SHINee‘s Jonghyun, f(x)‘s Amber, and Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon with more scheduled in the future.
On online community board Pann, a netizen published a topic titled “SM always succeeds in the end.”
“Dong Bang (TVXQ), Suju (Super Junior), SHINee, EXO, Girls’ Generation, Red Velvet, f(x), they’ve all released an album ㅋㅋ . Red Velvet successfully released a mini and full-length album to build their reputations. Almost all the male idols released a repackaged album,” the original poster lists out.
“Girls’ Generation’s solidified their popularity and returned as eight members. Jonghyun, Kyuhyun, BoA, and Taeyeon released great solo albums. (SM) ROOKIES are gaining their own recognition in their own way. And finally, at the end of October, f(x) returned as four-members, it’s really great ㅋㅋㅋㅋ”.
The netizen continues to commend SM Entertainment for being able plan all these albums releases and promotions for their artists within a single year, whose songs have all topped the charts at least once.
They add that YG Entertainment fans must be envious of SME fans are awaiting the comebacks of several of its artists, including Akdong Musician, WINNER, 2NE1, Lee Hi, PSY, and even the debut of their scheduled girl group, Pink Punk, and K-Pop Star 4 winner Katie Kim.
This year, YGE held the comebacks of Jinusean and BIGBANG, while iKON are currently the focus for promotions for their debut.
In related news, Akdong Musician has revealed they are working hard on their comeback album while iKON has had a change in their release schedule and is set to release two digital singles in mid-November with an album in mid-December. No word on BIGBANG’s album release which was initially expected to be released in September and was announced to be pushed back. Finally, PSY is expected to close YGE’s line-up for 2015 with his own highly-anticipated release.
For SME artists, f(x) recently released their 4th studio album 4 Walls which have been topping digital charts since its release with Taeyeon and Kyuhyun currently on their solo promotion schedules as well. Girls’ Generation member Tiffany is expected to dish out her own solo album following Taeyeon. TaeTiSeo is also expected to make a comeback to complete the year for SME.
Koreaboo has collected reactions from Netizens who commented on the original article from our Korean source. The below comments are the most popular comments at the time of this article being published.
[+343, -9] What’s more, they did well.. It’s no wonder people go crazy trying to get into SM
[+309, -5] They pulled off their plans pretty well, the songs were good, and the results weren’t all that bad.
[+294, -4] ㄹㅇ SM’s planning.. is really freaking awesome, they have so many artists but they all of them managed to release an album within a year..
[+121, -38] EXO’s songs are really public-friendly, even though I’m not a fan, I like to listen to ‘Call Me Baby’ and ‘Love Me Right’ ㅋㅋㅋ
[+87, -3] I am a YG fan, and many say that YG and SM are the best entertainment companies in Korea, but as a YG fan, even you’ll realize that YG doesn’t have enough to even reach the dirt in SM’s toe ㅋㅋㅋ;; Comparing YG’s abilities as a company, they are really overrated in so many things ㅋㅋ
[+69, -7] YG should learn from this, why can’t they multi-task like SM who can promote three teams at once