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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?

G-Dragon News: BIG BANG Leader Collaborates With 8 SECONDS For Summer Campaign, GD Picks Items Hits Stores Starting April 21
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G-Dragon News: BIG BANG Leader Collaborates With 8 SECONDS For Summer Campaign, GD Picks Items Hits Stores Starting April 21

Good news for G-Dragon fans! Clothing brand 8 SECONDS has announced that more GD fitting rooms will be open starting April 21 that will carry its collaboration with global fashion icon G-Dragon for the brand's summer campaign.

In a recent youtubeupload for the 8 SECONDS summer campaign, the fashion brand unveiled its #my8seconds X G-Dragon campaign which showed the BIG BANG leader looking chill and comfy with youthful summer looks. The concept of the photo shoot showed G-Dragon in items under the GD Picks category which showed him in casual looks as he played with his cat, played video games, wearing pieces ranging from polos, hoodies, shorts, caps and other accessories.

Ha Ji Won is all ready for summer with 'Crocodile Ladies'
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Ha Ji Won is all ready for summer with 'Crocodile Ladies'

Actress Ha Ji Won is all ready for summer, posing for fashion brand 'Crocodile Ladies's latest 2017 summer collection!

Wearing casual outfits to a classy one piece, Ha Ji Won presented her refreshing charm, smiling brightly against colorful backgrounds.

Meanwhile, the actress will be participating as a judge in the 18th Jeonju International Film Festival from April 27 through June 6.

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MONSTA X get ready for summer with 'Kappa'
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MONSTA X get ready for summer with 'Kappa'

'Kappa' has released the making-of video for their summer collection with MONSTA X.

The boys have been the face of the brand since the beginning of the year, and this time they wore the summer line for their promotional photoshoot. The members pose for a variety of sports, ranging from American football, frisbee, biking, and more.

SEE ALSO: MONSTA X release 'Beautiful' choreography MV!

Check out the making video below.

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MAMAMOOs Agency Confirms Plans For Summer Comeback
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MAMAMOOs Agency Confirms Plans For Summer Comeback

Exciting news MAMAMOO will be making a comeback!

On April 20, their agency revealed, MAMAMOO is working on an album with the goal of having a comeback at the end of June. The exact date has not yet been set.

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Meanwhile, MAMAMOO has been solidifying their place as a mega-talented girl group with a number of hit songs including Um Oh Ah Yeah, Piano Man, and Youre the Best. Their last comeback was in November of 2016, when they released their fourth mini album MEMORY with Décalcomanie as the title song.