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Roundtable: The Summer of 2017
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Roundtable: The Summer of 2017

Summer releases are always a highlight in K-pop. The companies go an extra mile with the music videos, girl groups dominate, and more often than not, the schedule is so jampacked that several artists dominate the charts for a week or two before another comes in to take the top spot. This summer has been eventful in K-pop from the scandals, the myriad of releases, groups celebrating their anniversaries, and groups both debuting, disbanding and members leaving groups.

For this edition for the Roundtable, we reminisce on the hot summer that is coming to a close just as the soft breeze of autumn promises to come. We ask the writers: what was your favorite summer release of 2017? Which song in particular dominated the summer?

9MUSES A To Make Summer Comeback
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9MUSES A To Make Summer Comeback

On April 28, reports revealed that 9MUSES unit group 9MUSES A is currently working on a new album and planning on making a comeback in June.

9MUSES A consists of members Kyungri, Hyemi, Sojin, and Geumjo. They made their unit group debut last August with Lip 2 Lip. Having received a favorable response with their unit debut, their comeback reportedly took a while due to efforts to perfect the quality of their new album.

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Red Velvet's Irene models adorable summer look for shoe brand 'Nuovo'
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Red Velvet's Irene models adorable summer look for shoe brand 'Nuovo'

Shoe brand 'Nuovo' released cuts from their summer photoshoot with Irene.

The Red Velvet member modeled adorable look in pastel tones wearing 'Nuovo's summer sandals. Looking bright and bubbly, Irene captivates with her stunning beauty. 

SEE ALSO: Netizens try to guess the cost of Irene's attire from Red Velvet's 'Would U'

Take a look at Irene's summer look with 'Nuovo'  below.

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2017 Spring/Summer Styles You Need To Learn From Korean Stars
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2017 Spring/Summer Styles You Need To Learn From Korean Stars

If your social media feed is filled with cherry blossoms and beach photos, it only means one thing: the sun is up and its time to stow away your heavy winter clothes. Still feeling drab? Lighten up and upgrade your look with these top trends worn by your fave Korean stars in magazine editorials, music videos, and album jackets, and get inspired by signature looks from the latest runway collections.

Florals for Spring? This trend isnt really groundbreaking as the famous line from Devil Wears Prada goes, but there are different ways to wear it. You can dress it up in two ways: pretty like a fairy or with a hint of sexiness. Former Produce 101 contestant Kim Chung Ha is known for her fierce dancing, but she showed a different side with a light, romantic floral look for star1. Jessica is proving to be quite the Spring queen with her latest teaser photos.

9MUSES A To Make Comeback in Summer! Will Sungha Join The Group in Upcoming Comeback?
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9MUSES A To Make Comeback in Summer! Will Sungha Join The Group in Upcoming Comeback?

9MUSES' sub-unit 9MUSES A is set for a comeback this year. Reports have revealed that the 9MUSES sub-unit is currently working on an album for the fans.

As reported by Soompi, the sub-unit 9MUSES A is currently preparing for a comeback this summer. Due to their popularity when they made their debut with "Lip 2 Lip" in August 2016, fans have been demanding more of the sweet girl group.

Composed by members Geumjo, Hyemo, Kyungri, and Sojin, 9MUSES A made their sub-unit debut in August with "Lip 2 Lip" which was a massive success for the sub-unit. Reports stated that this comeback of the group took a little while to make because of the group's effort in perfecting the album.