K-pop stars brace for competition in April

K-pop stars brace for competition in April

Three big-name K-pop acts will release a new album this April, with fans anticipating a fierce face-off in the K-pop scene.

K-pop boy band Big Bang was the first to confirm its return to the music scene as a group three years after it unveiled "Still Alive" in February 2012.

Yang Hyun-suk, CEO of its label YG Entertainment, said that Big Bang's upcoming track is the best song ever, adding to anticipation about its comeback.

"I thought to myself (while listening to their new music), 'This is why they are Big Bang, this is why they are YG veterans.' It's not just the title track that is great, but all the songs are great," said Yang.

Though the group was absent from the music scene, the five guys have appealed to K-pop fans individually as actors or soloists.

Taeyang turned up trumps with his mega-hit track "Eyes, Nose, Lips" while "Good Boy" by his subunit GD X TAEYANG stormed the music charts last December.

Daesung has successfully ended his solo concert tour in Japan while T.O.P appeared in several TV ads and fashion magazines.

K-pop quartet missA is also gearing up to drop a new album in April, according to K-pop pundits.

The upcoming album will be the girl group's first release since their second full studio album "Hush" released in November 2013.

K-pop fans are also getting excited about singer-songwriter IU's return scheduled in April.

The 21-year-old vocalist is reportedly putting the final touches on her upcoming album, though her agency said that it is yet to be confirmed.

The release comes nearly a year after her seven-track remake album "Flower Bookmark" in May 2014.

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