T-ara announce reunion after K-pop groups like 2AM and TVXQ declare comeback
Several second-gen groups have come back like 2PM, SHINee, Brave Girls and Girls' Generation
T-ara was a popular second-gen girl group that had debuted in 2009 under MBK Entertainment. They were known for their energetic dance-pop songs and choreography. The K-pop group had several hit singles like ‘Roly-Poly’, ‘Cry Cry’ and ‘Lovey-Dovey’. They had quite a successful run in 2017 when they got their first music show win after five years. However, in 2018, it was revealed that the members had left MBK. On top of that, the label tried to trademark the group name which would make a future reunion impossible.
Fans were angry at this move and kept protesting against it. Fortunately, the Trademark Act denied MBK’s application to trademark the girl group’s name on August 8, 2021. Following the decision, there were rumors that T-ara would finally be reuniting after four years. On October 22, the leader of the group, Qri confirmed that they would be reuniting. T-ara will be having a fan meeting that will be online and offline on November 21. They will be meeting their fans after four years.
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On top of that, there are reports suggesting that the fan meeting is just the beginning. An insider has revealed that T-ara is working on an album. But since the girls are all under different agencies with different schedules, the comeback will take a bit longer.
Date and time
T-ara’s 2021 Fan Party “Hi Queen’s” - Return Of The Queen will be held on November 21 at 6 pm KST (5 am ET).
Where to watch
The fan meeting will be offline, as well as online for those who cannot attend in person. It will be live-streamed on NP C&C’s platform. For those who can attend, it will be held at Universal Art Center, Seoul.
Where to buy tickets
Fans can buy the tickets from Interpark. Purchasing of the tickets will begin from October 27 at 8 pm KST (7 am ET).
Second-gen idols and groups reuniting
2021 really does seem to be the year for second-gen K-pop artists. Idols and groups that debuted between 2003 and 2011 are considered the second generation of the K-pop industry. Many of them laid the foundation for the Hallyu Wave that has currently taken over the world. We had popular groups like TVXQ, SHINee, 2NE1 and 4Minute. They ended up going on hiatus or disbanding due to several reasons like contracts expiring, mandatory military enlistment or inactivity. However, T-ara is just one of the many groups reuniting.
Fans were ecstatic when After School reunited for a performance on MMTG despite the members being pregnant. CNBLUE just had a comeback with their ninth mini-album ‘Wanted’. SHINee and 2PM came back after completing their military service. We also have the iconic ballad group 2AM finally coming back after seven years. Similarly, Hongki has hinted that F.T.Island will be having a comeback in December. On top of that, we got sub-unit singles from the likes of Sistar and 4Minute. And like T-ara, Girls’ Generation reunited with the possibility of a comeback soon.
Infinite’s Woohyun, B.A.P’s Jongup and Highlight’s Yoseob also had their solo comebacks. Brave Girls came back from the brink of disbanding due to ‘Rolling’ suddenly going viral. Boyfriend released a single after disbanding to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Super Junior continues to dominate the industry with group comebacks and sub-unit releases from D&E and K.R.Y. We also have TVXQ who are set to have a Japanese release in February 2022. Additionally, like 2NE1, there are rumors of BigBang reuniting with the members constantly dropping spoilers.