September 2020 K-Pop Comeback Lineup: A.C.E, Stray Kids, CLC & More!
This month is shaping to be a busy start to the fall season with numerous comebacks slated for a September release!
The last month in K-pop’s third quarter will be a hectic one as many beloved groups make their highly anticipated returns! The K-pop industry continues thrilling fans with many comebacks to kick off the start of autumn in September.
After more than a year since their last release, Lovelyz will make their long-awaited return to the music scene this month. Though the girl group has been focused more on individual activities since then, Lovelinus can look forward to their reunion in the group’s comeback with their seventh mini-album Unforgettable: Pieces Of Memories. Its highlight medley promises a diverse range of songs, exciting fans even further.
Their seventh mini-album releases on September 1.
[📽] 러블리즈(Lovelyz) 7th Mini Album [Unforgettable] : Highlight Medley
Title : Obliviate
2020.09.01 6PM RELEASE
— Lovelyz_Official (@Official_LVLZ) August 28, 2020
To the thrill of Cheshires, CLC is set to come back with their single album HELICOPTER. Evoking a more femme fatale concept for their newest release, the group intrigues with their initial concept photos. Additionally, the brief audio snippet teasing a more EDM sound for the song increases anticipation for their upcoming release.
CLC unveils HELICOPTER on September 2.
[📽] #CLC Single
[HELICOPTER] Audio Snippet
— CLC·씨엘씨 (@CUBECLC) August 26, 2020
A.C.E prepares a traditional, historical comeback for their mini-album HJZM: The Butterfly Phantasy. The group thrilled fans with various concept images and a visual highlight melody. From edgier looks with red contacts to traditional Korean outfits like hanboks, the members tease a fantastical journey ahead.
Their mini-album comprised of five new tracks releases September 2.
— official A.C.E (@official_ACE7) August 23, 2020
Soloist Jamie announced new music coming this month, to the delight of fans. The artist will make her comeback with the digital single, “Numbers”. This marks her first release since joining the company Warner Music Korea following her departure at JYP Entertainment, and her first release under the name Jamie instead of Park Jimin. Jamie raises expectations for her new project and how her sound may have changed since her last release.
“Numbers” will release on September 3.
— Jamie Staff (@jamiestaffsays) August 27, 2020
The sub-unit, D&E, from Super Junior will release the group’s fourth mini-album called BAD BLOOD. The pair’s cooler concept images has fans anticipating a moodier comeback ahead. Notably, the mini-album’s title track called “B.A.D” is composed by member Donghae, increasing anticipation for the project.
Super Junior’s D&E make their return with BAD BLOOD as it drops on September 3.
SUPER JUNIOR-D&E The 4th Mini Album [BAD BLOOD] Track List
— SUPER JUNIOR (@SJofficial) August 28, 2020
GOT7’s Jackson Wang makes his return with the single “PRETTY PLEASE”. The track is a collab with the Swedish DJ duo, Galantis. As the teaser photo shows Jackson staring at his clenched fist, many fans are intrigued by what appears to be a very emotive upcoming release by the artist.
The collaboration drops on September 4.
— Jackson Wang 王嘉爾 왕잭슨 (@JacksonWang852) August 31, 2020
K-pop legend Taemin makes his solo comeback with his third full album, [Never Gonna Dance Again: Act 1]. This marks his return to solo activities following his last release in February 2019. Since then, the artist has been busy with his promotions in the popular SM group, SuperM. Fans are eager to see what the singer has in store for his newest individual project.
Taemin will make his highly anticipated comeback on September 7.
TAEMIN 태민 The 3rd Album [Never Gonna Dance Again : Act 1]
— SHINee (@SHINee) August 23, 2020
SEVENTEEN returns this month with their second Japanese mini-album, titled, 24H. The group pre-released their title track for their newest project at the end of August. The hypnotic music video features scenes of the group’s impressive signature choreography strengths. Additionally, the video’s sleek minimalistic design captivated fans and raised excitement for the Japanese album.
24H is slated for a September 9 release.
Only a few months since their last release with Go Live in June, Stray Kids are back this month with their first repackaged album since their debut. In the cinematic trailer for the upcoming release, the members are seen in a fierce showdown with various bodyguards. Following the success of their last title track “God’s Menu”, fans eagerly anticipate the next musical journey the group has planned.
IN生 will drop on September 14.
Stray Kids(스트레이 키즈) "IN生" Trailer
— Stray Kids (@Stray_Kids) August 24, 2020
Astro’s Moonbin and Sanha
On August 26, Fantagio Entertainment unveiled a poster with the unit’s promotion timeline. In particular, it captured the attention with the image of Sanha with his eyes closed while Moonbin gives a sweet embrace.
Additionally, the duo’s first mini-album IN-OUT contains a healing message about getting rid of the bad memories (FADE OUT) and making the good ones clear (FADE IN). In addition, this unit will showcase the unique charms and strengths of the two members to create unrivaled synergy.
— 판타지오뮤직 (@fantagiomusic_) September 9, 2020
VAV are gearing up for their sixth mini-album release following their last comeback in October 2019. Their newest project is intriguingly titled, MADE FOR TWO, sparking suspicions of a love-focused album. In a teaser snippet for the title track, the group dreamily sings, “love, love, love, with you,” against a synth beat, exciting fans for their upcoming release.
MADE FOR TWO releases September 15.
— VAV (@VAV_official) August 28, 2020
Leading girl-group TWICE will make their return with their third Japanese album titled, TWICE 3. The album will consist of Japanese versions of six popular tracks, including songs such as “FANCY”, “Feel Special” and “MORE & MORE”. The group’s concept photos feature the members in refreshing all-white outfits with beautiful floral arrangements.
TWICE’s third Japanese album releases September 16.
— TWICE JAPAN OFFICIAL (@JYPETWICE_JAPAN) July 16, 2020
On September 7, EVERGLOW delivered the exciting comeback announcement to their fans. The girls will be returning with a new album, titled -77.82X-78.29, on September 21 after seven months.
The group also released a video through their official accounts and officially announced their upcoming return. In the teaser video, the album release date and title were revealed along with the group’s new comeback logo.
The 2nd Mini Album
— EVERGLOW OFFICIAL (@EVERGLOW_STAFF) September 6, 2020
Pentagon thrills fans with their first-ever full Japanese album. UNIVERSE: THE HISTORY contains twelve tracks, filled with Japanese versions of fan-favorites as well as beloved Japanese singles that the group has previously released. The album concept photos feature the members’ chic looks in contrast with a more whimsical rainbow sheen.
The group’s Japanese album releases September 23.
JAPAN 1st Full Album
『UNIVERSE : THE HISTORY』
ジャケット写真 & 収録曲を発表！
— CUBE_PTG_JAPAN (@CUBE_PTG_JAPAN) August 4, 2020
TOP Media boy group UP10TION revealed the date of their the release of their ninth mini-album. Light Up.
The group broke their first hiatus in about a year and announced that they are gearing for a new comeback through Get Ready for UP10TION in August last year. They revealed the album preparation process, including behind-the-scene recordings and choreography practice.
This marks as their first comeback this year 2020, since their eight mini-album The Moment of Illusion with its title track “Your Gravity”
UP10TION will be releasing their ninth mini-album Light Up on September 24
— 업텐션(UP10TION) (@UP10TION) September 6, 2020
Following the delivery of their newest singles “100” followed by “Tiger Inside” releasing September 1, SuperM make their highly anticipated comeback with their first album called Super One. The group, comprised of a mix of SM superstars, has garnered incredible support from fans following their debut in 2019.
Expectations are high for their first full album which drops on September 25.
SuperM "Super One" Project
SuperM Single ‘호랑이 (Tiger Inside)’
➫ 09/01/20 (1PM KST/ 12AM EST)
➫ 08/31/20 (9PM PST)
— SuperM (@superm) August 29, 2020
Difficulty in keeping track? Here’s a timeline:
September 1 — Lovelyz returns with mini-album Unforgettable
September 2 — CLC returns with single album HELICOPTER
September 2 — A.C.E returns with mini-album HZJM: The Butterfly Phantasy
September 3 — Jamie returns with digital single, “Numbers”
September 3 — Super Junior’s D&E returns with mini-album Bad Blood
September 4 — Jackson Wang returns with collaboration single, “PRETTY PLEASE”
September 9 — SEVENTEEN returns with Japanese mini-album 24H
September 14 — Stray Kids returns with re-packaged album IN生
September 14 — Astro’s Moonbin and Sanha with first mini-album IN-OUT
September 15 — VAV returns with mini-album MADE FOR TWO.
September 16 — TWICE returns with Japanese mini-album #TWICE3
September 21 — EVERGLOW returns with 2nd mini-album 77.82X-78.29
September 23 — Pentagon returns with Japanese album UNIVERSE: THE HISTORY
September 24 — UP10TION returns with ninth mini-album LIGHT UP
September 25 — SuperM returns with album Super One
Sources: Woolim Entertainment | Cube Entertainment | Beat Interactive | Warner Music Korea | SM Entertainment | Pledis Entertainment | JYP Entertainment | A Team Entertainment
Image and Video Sources: Woolim Entertainment | Cube Entertainment | Beat Interactive | Warner Music Korea | SM Entertainment | Pledis Entertainment | JYP Entertainment | A Team Entertainment