Second-generation K-pop girl group Kara will release new music after a seven-year hiatus, the group’s agency RBW said Monday.
According to RBW, Kara will release a new album in November and come back to the K-pop scene. After debuting in 2007, Kara was one of the most popular girl groups in the late 2000s — when second-generation K-pop is said to have started — and early 2010s.
The group is best known for hits “Pretty Girl” (2008), “Honey” (2008), “Mr.” (2009), “Step” (2011) and “Pandora” (2012). Its megahit “Mr.” was a major contributor to the rise of K-pop and Hallyu, or the Korean wave, in Japan, making Kara the first Korean girl group to host a standalone concert at the Tokyo Dome.
“Since we prepared this album for our fans who always sent us their unchanging love and support for a long time, we want them and us to enjoy the new album full of happy and bright energy, like a festival.”
The girl group currently consists of members Gyuri, Seungyeon and Youngji. Members Nicole and Jiyoung, who left the group in 2014, will join for the new release.
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