An Alleged List Of HYBE Labels’ K-Pop Artist Schedules For The First Half Of 2023 Is Revealed

It’s going to be a busy six months!

Just recently, a list made last year has been shared on an online forum that is claimed to be the schedule for HYBE Labels‘ K-Pop artists in the first half of 2023!

While the list hasn’t been confirmed by the company itself, based on how accurate already-announced comebacks are compared to the list, it’s very possible that the rest of the schedules are accurate too.

For January, the list includes a NewJeans comeback (which we saw with the release of OMG on the 2nd), a TXT comeback (which is scheduled for January 27 with the album The Name Chapter: Temptation), and a collaboration with someone with BTS‘s Jimin as the featured artist (he and BIGBANG‘s Taeyang released “Vibe” on January 13).

On the list for February, there are two comebacks/debuts mentioned. One of them is a SEVENTEEN comeback, which some fans have taken to mean their sub-unit, BSS, who has been confirmed to release a new album titled Second Wind on February 6.

Seungkwan, DK, & Hoshi (SEVENTEEN) | Pledis Entertainment

The other comeback mentioned is a “Bang-solo”, which confused some people at first, wondering if it meant that Bang Si Hyuk himself would be releasing music! It has since been recently revealed that Jimin will probably be making his solo debut in February, which is probably what “Bang-solo” was actually referring to.

Jimin (BTS)

Moving on to March, there are also two artists scheduled to make comebacks in the third month of 2023. One of them is rookie girl group LE SSERAFIM, whose last comeback was their ANTIFRAGILE album released in October 2017.

LE SSERAFIM | @le_sserafim/Twitter

The other K-Pop group scheduled for a March comeback is ENHYPEN! Their last Korean comeback was Manifesto: Day 1, released in July 2022.

ENHYPEN | HYBE Labels

April seems to be a month for soloists according to the list. Another “Bang-solo” is scheduled for the month — perhaps Suga or V? — and former NU’EST member Hwang Minhyun is also apparently going to make his solo debut during April!

Hwang Minhyun | Pledis Entertainment

Finally on the list, May and June are listed together with three releases scheduled between the two months. One of them is yet another “Bang-solo”, likely whichever of the two BTS members mentioned above isn’t going to have their solo release in April.

V and Suga (BTS)

Next is a fromis_9 comeback! Their last Korean comeback was all the way back in June 2022, so they’re definitely due for another release sometime soon.

fromis_9 | HYBE Labels

Finally, a “rookie debut” is the last artist listed for May-June. There’s no further information for the debut beyond that, but some fans speculate that it might be a rookie boy group under Pledis Entertainment or KOZ Entertainment, which is Zico‘s label.

KOZ Entertainment audition flyer

Here’s the list that apparently shows all of these plans for the first half of 2023.

The alleged full list of HYBE Labels’ first half of 2023 schedule | Instiz

Fans have a lot to say in reaction to the HYBE Labels schedules being shared!

  • “Bang-solo, why does it sound so funny?ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ”
  • “Bang-solo, damnㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ it sounds like Hitman Bang ㅜㅜㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ”
  • “Seems like they were talking about Boo-Seok-Soon in Feb, hul”
  • “Hul LE SSERAFIM in March”
  • “Feb will be Jiminie but I wonder who it will be in May~Jun”
  • “From the “Bang-solo”, I thought that it was Hitman Bang debuting”
  • “I need them to go hardcore with LSF. No Aespa “once-in-a-blue-moon-comeback” bullshit. The awards shows have done wonders for the girls and they need to strike while it’s hot for them to further establish their colour”
  • “Looking forward to LE SSERAFIM’s March comeback. Those girls never miss”
  • “LE SSERAFIM and ENHYPEN are coming back in the same month 🤩”

Which release in the first half of 2023 based on this list are you most excited for?

Source: Instiz and Pann Choa