Taeyong of NCT is gearing up to return again as a solo musician, according to SM Entertainment on Thursday.
He will bring out his second solo album on Feb. 26, approximately eight months since his first EP, “Shalala.” He was the first of the boy band to drop a solo album — seven years after the group’s debut.
The previous EP topped iTunes top albums chart in 31 regions, as did the title track on top songs charts for 14 regions. The musician participated in writing the words and melodies for all seven tracks. The EP sold over 500,000 copies.
Before the release of the second EP, Taeyong will hold his first solo concerts in Seoul on two nights.
Meanwhile, he will perform in Bangkok this weekend as a member of subunit NCT 127 for its third international tour.
IU’s new single debuted atop Melon, the largest music chart in Korea.
“Love Wins All” claimed the top spot, a first for a K-pop female singer since it reshuffled the tally in 2021, upon its release Wednesday.
The ballad is dominating major charts at home and topped iTunes top songs chart in 23 regions as well, agency Edam Entertainment said Thursday.