SEOUL - October is set to be a star-studded month with a long list of K-pop acts announcing their return to the scene with the release of new albums or EPs.
This month's highly anticipated releases include those from K-pop idols IU, T-ara, Nine Muses and Kim Jae Joong of JYJ.
The list doesn't end there: Scheduled K-pop releases also include new beats from groups such as Block B, Boys Republic and Monday Kids.
Superstar rapper Psy stated previously that his upcoming studio album was to be released last month, but no updates have been announced regarding its status.
1. Nine Muses
More than three years after their debut, the ladies of Nine Muses are finally gearing up to release the group's first full studio album. The yet-to-be-titled album is scheduled to be released sometime this month.
The women of Nine Muses made their debut in 2010 with the track No Playboy from the their first single Let's Have A Party. Since then, they have released a string of singles. However, their releases were oftentimes overshadowed by other, more popular releases by other artists.
In January, Nine Muses released their comeback single Dolls and landed in the top-10 lists of several local real-time charts, marking the group's first strong release.
The girls later released the sexy, electro-pop follow-up single Wild, along with the accompanying EP in May.