July is nearly over, and many K-Pop fans are already looking forward to some major comebacks in the next month! Though more announcements will likely come over the next couple of weeks, here are 13 confirmed comebacks and debuts that you won’t want to miss in August 2022.
August 1: NewJeans Debut
On August 1 at 6PM KST/5AM EST, new girl group NewJeans will be making their official debut with the digital release and music video for the title track of their debut album, “Cookie”! Leading up to their debut, they came out with music videos for the pre-release songs “Attention”, “Hypeboy”, and “Hurt”.
August 3: Choi Yena Comeback
On August 3, soloist Choi Yena will be releasing her second mini-album, Smartphone, at 6PM KST/5AM EST! The title track is called “Make U Smile”, and there will be four other songs on the album.
2022.08.03 6PM (KST)
— 최예나 (@YENA_OFFICIAL) July 17, 2022
August 5: BTS x Benny Blanco x Snoop Dogg Collaboration
On August 5, most K-Pop fans have probably heard that BTS will be releasing a new single, “Bad Decisions”, as a collaboration with Benny Blanco and Snoop Dogg! It will be released at 1PM KST/12AM EST.
Bad Decisions – benny blanco, BTS & Snoop Dogg
— BTS_official (@bts_bighit) July 22, 2022
August 8: Girls’ Generation Comeback
On August 8, Girls’ Generation will be making their long-awaited comeback with their seventh studio album, FOREVER 1! This will be the first comeback they’ve had since they released Holiday Night in August 2017.
Girls’ Generation 소녀시대 The 7th Album
— Girls’ Generation (@GirlsGeneration) July 24, 2022
August 9: TRI.BE Comeback
On August 9, rookie girl group TRI.BE is planning to release a new single album, LEVIOSA, with a title track of the same name at 6PM KST/5AM EST!
— 트라이비 (TRI.BE) (@tribedaloca) July 25, 2022
August 11: WEi Japanese Debut
On August 11, WEi is set to make their Japanese debut with the mini-album Youth! The album will include both Japanese versions of their past title tracks as well as original Japanese songs.
WEi Japan 1st Mini Album『Youth』の発売を記念して、8月13日(土),14日(日)にオフラインでの対面サイン会の開催が決定しました！メンバーからもメッセージが届いていますのでご確認下さい💕
— WEi JAPAN OFFICIAL (@WEi_Official_JP) July 21, 2022
August 16: THE BOYZ Comeback
On August 16, THE BOYZ will be releasing their seventh mini-album, which will be the first in nine months since they came out with the single album MAVERICK in November 2021.
August 22: IVE Comeback
On August 22, rookie girl group IVE is already planning to come out with their third single album, After Like, at 6PM KST/5AM EST! This will be their third release since they debuted back on December 1, 2021.
3rd SINGLE ALBUM
— IVE OFFICIAL (@IVEstarship) July 24, 2022
August 25: I1IT Debut
On August 25, pre-debut boy group I1IT will be making their official debut. The group consists of five members — Won, Hiroki, Takuto, Y, and Syoma — and they’re expected to promote in both South Korea and Japan.
I1IT DEBUT SHOWCASE
— I1IT (@I1IT_official) July 21, 2022
August 26: TWICE Comeback
On August 26, TWICE will be making a comeback with the release of their 11th mini-album, BETWEEN 1&2! Dropping at 1PM KST/12AM EST, this will be their first Korean album release since they came out with Formula of Love: O+T=<3, in November 2021.
TWICE 11TH MINI ALBUM
2022.08.26 FRI 1PM KST/0AM EST
— TWICE (@JYPETWICE) July 12, 2022
August 26: Mark Tuan Solo Comeback
On August 26, GOT7 member Mark will be releasing his first solo album, The Other Side! Prior to this, he has released digital singles as a soloist.
— Mark Tuan (@marktuan) July 5, 2022
August 31: TXT Japanese Comeback
On August 31 at 12AM JST/August 30 at 11AM EST, TXT is planning to have their Japanese comeback with their 3rd Japanese single album, GOOD BOY GONE BAD! The album will have three songs, including the Japanese version of “Good Boy Gone Bad” and two original Japanese songs.
— TXT JAPAN OFFICIAL (@TXT_bighit_jp) July 3, 2022
TBA: BLACKPINK Comeback
Though an official release date hasn’t been announced yet, BLACKPINK is said to be making their first comeback in nearly two years in August!