Best of 2013 Poll: Favorite Comeback/Debut

Best of 2013 Poll: Favorite Comeback/Debut

Best of 2013 Poll: Favorite Comeback/Debut Best of 2013 Poll: Favorite Comeback/Debut Best of 2013 Poll: Favorite Comeback/Debut Its that time of the year again: eggnog, chilly weather, long lines at the mall, and polls!

At last, weve come to the granddaddy of all polls. Were combining comebacks and debuts because, essentially, theyre the same thing and rookies shouldnt have their own category just for being new. But the question lingers: what makes a comeback or debut great? Is it the song, the MV, the accompanying album, the live stages, or a culmination of all the above? As you ponder these variables, feel free to take a look back at our entire series of year-end polls (some of which are still open for voting) to help facilitate your decision-making process. Let the battle begin!

What is your favorite comeback or debut of 2013?Best of 2013 Poll: Favorite Comeback/Debut

Heres how it works:

1) Nominate an entry in the comments section by writing the artist name and song title in the following format.

ArtistSong Title

Eg. PsyGangnam Style

Nominated entries must be promoted releases from this year, meaning that the songs release date must be no earlier than January 1st, 2013. Any nominees which the Seoulbeats staff deems unfit for the polls criteria will be disqualified.

2) Entries can only be made as a new comment. Entries made in reply to another comment will not be counted.

3) Before nominating a new entry, please thoroughly check to make sure that the song has not already been nominated. Duplicate entries will not be counted twice! Therefore, it would be counterproductive to nominate an entry more than once because it could potentially split up the overall votes for that entry.

4) Once an entry has been nominated, vote for it by clicking the up arrow beneath the comment which nominates the entry. Were only concerned about up votes; down votes will not be factored in.

5) The entry with the most up votes by December 29th 11:59 PM EST will be declared the winner! Check back later for a special Best of 2013 post dedicated to the winning entries.

We reserve the right to delete any comment which does not adhere to the rules above, or disqualify any nominees which we do not feel meet the polls criteria. Sharing comments and links to reinforce the nominated entries is highly encouraged.

May the odds be ever in your favor!

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TASTY signals return with ‘2013 Comeback Trailer’

TASTY signals return with ‘2013 Comeback Trailer’

TASTY signals return with 2013 Comeback Trailer

Woollim Entertainments new duo group TASTY signaled its return to the music scene with the release of 2013 Comeback Trailer video.

Released on July 29, the new teaser video shows a brief glimpse of the duos new choreography with an upbeat, dance track playing in the background.

TASTY is comprised by members Jung Daeryong and Jung Soryeong, the Korean-Chinese twins who are former JYP Entertainment trainees. The group debuted under Woollim Entertainment on August 2012 with first album SPECTRUM and title song You Know Me.

Are you ready for their comeback?

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2013 to be 2NE1′s golden year with group comeback following CL

2013 to be 2NE1′s golden year with group comeback following CL

2013 to be 2NE1s golden year with group comeback following CL

YG Entertainment has a special announcement for Blackjacks on 2NE1s 4th anniversary!

As you know, to celebrate the special occasion, YG Entertainment‘s official blog YG-Life posted a 4th anniversary poster for the girls. The poster reads, ARE YOU READY?, and its now confirmed that those words are meant to not only prepare fans for CLs solo debut on May 28th, but 2NE1s comeback as a whole as well!

Rumors have been circulating for a while that the groups comeback may happen after CLs solo single promotions, and they have turned out to be accurate!

YG Entertainment stated regarding the poster, Its a teaser that embodies CEO Yang Hyun Suks goal to make this year 2NE1s golden year, as well as, Although 2NE1s official comeback date hasnt been confirmed yet, the girls will be releasing a new song.

So, ARE YOU READY? for 2NE1s comeback?

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CL hints at a 2NE1 comeback + solo album in 2013

CL hints at a 2NE1 comeback + solo album in 2013

CL hints at a 2NE1 comeback + solo album in 2013

Good news for BlackJacks as it appears 2NE1 is coming back soon.

According to a recent interview with Billboard, leader CL revealed that the girls were preparing for a comeback aimed in April. However, she also admitted that they hadnt really decided on the title song or the concept yet. She also revealed that she was preparing for a solo album that would come after 2NE1 was done promoting.

CL also added that for the solo album, she wanted to do a lot of things she couldnt do as the group 2NE1.

As to what 2NE1s title track will be like? She gave a little hint saying as opposed to I Love You, it would carry on the more traditional 2NE1 sound such as the songs I Am The Best and Cant Nobody. Everyone is looking forward to what theyll bring onto the scene this time around, and 2NE1 has never disappointed fans in terms of fierceness and power.

The ladies have also been out from the music scene for a very long time, so fans are especially looking forward to their comeback. Hopefully, 2NE1 wont be delaying their comeback any longer!

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

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Shinhwa Announces Their Comeback 2013 SHINHWA 15th Anniversary Concert

Shinhwa Announces Their Comeback 2013 SHINHWA 15th Anniversary Concert

Shinhwa Announces Their Comeback “2013 SHINHWA 15th Anniversary Concert” On February 8, Shinhwa’s agency announced the legendary group’s comeback through their official website (http://www.shinhwacompany.co.kr). The poster for their comeback “2013 SHINHWA 15th Anniversary Concert” to commemorate the group’s15 years since their debut was revealed.

Renown photographer, Cho Sun Hee, created a masterpiece for the poster working with the Shinhwa members, actor So Ji Sub and Actress Shin Min Ah.

Large scale banners for the ‘2013 SHINHWA 15TH Anniversary Concert’ are visible hanging on interchanges, bridges and streets of Seoul, attracting the attention of everyone passing by.

In particular, some of the super-sized banners are large enough to see from far away. The phrase, “THE LEGEND CONTINUES,” is written to give notice that once again, Shinhwa is creating a new history.

More street banners will be hung mainly around the Jongno area of Seoul starting next week.

Shinhwa is the only group amongst all the early Korean idol groups to maintain all of their members since day one. With their anticipated perfect performance and great team work, fans will feel a lot of passion and excitement at the 15th anniversary concert.

Shinhwa is co-producing the ”2013 SHINHWA 15TH Anniversary Concert” with CJ EM. The two day concert will be held at the Seoul Olympic Gymnastic Stadium on March 16 and 17. Tickets will be released for sale starting February 13.

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Seo Taiji talks about his possible comeback in summer of 2013

Seo Taiji talks about his possible comeback in summer of 2013

Seo Taiji talks about his possible comeback in summer of 2013

Seo Taiji‘s label Seo Taiji Company recently stated, “It was something he said while on a phone call with his fans. There are no detailed plans as of yet. He might possibly hold a concert and make a comeback next year,”, explaining the possible comeback of the singer.

In celebration of his 20th anniversary since debut, Seo Taiji held his ‘Last Farewell‘ party and during the event Seo Taiji was asked if he would be holding a concert in the summer of next year, and he replied positively.

Stay tuned for more updates soon!

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Shinhwa to make a comeback in March, 2013

Shinhwa to make a comeback in March, 2013

Shinhwa to make a comeback in March, 2013

Shinhwa is set to make a comeback to the music scene next March.

Shinhwa Company announced, “March 2013 will mark the 15th anniversary since Shinhwa’s debut.

The groups latest release was their 10th album titled “Venus”, which was released in celebration of their 14th year since debut. The album topped various charts, proving the popularity of the legendary boy group.

After their Asia tour, Shinhwa will celebrate their 15th year anniversary in March of 2013 with a new album.

Meanwhile, Shinhwa recently released a concert special DVD ”2012 Shinhwa Grand Tour in Seoul - The Return” in both Korea and Japan. The DVD sold more than 30,000 records in the first day of release, showing off their unchanging fame.

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'Battle of the Stars', Top K-Pop Idols Comeback in 2013, Girls' Generation, Jaejoong, TEEN TOP

'Battle of the Stars', Top K-Pop Idols Comeback in 2013, Girls' Generation, Jaejoong, TEEN TOP

Idols, Girls Generation, MBC, JYJ, Jaejoong, TEEN TOP, CNBLUE

'Battle of the Stars', Top K-Pop Idols Comeback in 2013, Girls' Generation, Jaejoong, TEEN TOP

The K-Pop wave does not seem to be stopping in 2013. Top stars will be making a comeback next year.

Girls' Generationis the first to make a comeback on January 1, 2013. Their 4th album,I Got a Boy, will be released along with a MBCNew Year's special comeback show. They also recently revealed their "Dancing Queen" teaser video which gained much attention.

JYJmemberJaejoongwill also be making a comeback on January 17. This will be his first solo album since debut. He will be releasing a rock genre album and showing a different side to him. He also helped in the production of this album as well.

Rookie groupTEEN TOPwill be the first idol to hold a Europe tour in 5 countries. They will be traveling around Europe starting in February with their tour, "TEEN TOP SHOW! Live tour in Europe 2013".

CNBLUEwill also be making a comeback on January 14.

Fans are curious to see what new music top stars will be coming back with.

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CNBlue successfully concludes “Blue Night” concerts + to make a comeback in January 2013

CNBlue successfully concludes “Blue Night” concerts + to make a comeback in January 2013

CNBlue successfully concludes Blue Night concerts + to make a comeback in January 2013

CNBlue successfully held their third solo concert “Blue Night” in Seoul on December 15th and 16th.

The boy band drew about 8,000 fans to their two-night show in Olympic Park Handball Arena.

During the concert, CNBlue performed various Korean releases, a few songs from their Japanese albums, as well as Jung Yong Hwa‘s and Lee Jong Hyun’s performances of their respective drama soundtracks.

CNBlue further drove fans crazy by announcing their upcoming return to the Korean music scene with a new release on January 14th, 2013 in celebration of their third anniversary.

Stay tuned for CNBlues comeback on January!

CNBlue successfully concludes Blue Night concerts + to make a comeback in January 2013

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IU to make a comeback with a more mature image around March or April, 2013

IU to make a comeback with a more mature image around March or April, 2013

IU to make a comeback with a more mature image around March or April, 2013

Nations little sister IU is planned to make a comeback with a more mature image around March or April, 2013.

Her latest release was a single titled ‘Spring of a 20 Year Old‘ back in May of this year, so the upcoming comeback will be her first return to the music scene in almost a year.

IU has been well-known as a talented singer for five years and she will be turning 20 (international age) next year, as a result, it is said that IU will be showing her ‘maturity’ for her comeback.

Meanwhile, IU is currently considering some offers to star in upcoming dramas as well as preparing for her new album.

Are you looking forward to IUs comeback?

Tip: S.Lee

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