NCT Dream will have their third world tour this year alongside album releases. (Photo Credits: X)

NCT Dream will have their third world tour this year alongside album releases. (Photo Credits: X)

SM Entertainment recently unveiled its music line-up for the second and third quarter of 2024, listing upcoming album releases and world tours.

After having an increase in sales in the first quarter, SM Entertainment is now ready for the projected lineup for the second and third quarters of 2024. According to Korean media reports, the company witnessed a 7.9 per cent hike in sales compared to last year, owing to the expansion of performance and merchandise sales. Along with that, the sales of albums released in the first quarter also exceeded last year’s numbers. For instance, while NCT DREAM became a double-million-seller, NCT WISH made their official debut, followed by large-scale concerts by NCT 127, SHINee, and more, which led to a 12 per cent increase in sales.

With such profits, the company now looks forward to expanding its global fandom through a lot of overseas activities in the third quarter.

SM Entertainment’s lineup for second and third quarter of 2024

To begin with, NCT DREAM is gearing up for a third world tour this year with The Dream Show 3: Dream () Scape alongside its Japanese single in the second quarter and English single in the third quarter. Similarly, aespa will be on its live tour with Synk: Parallel Line across 14 countries, beginning at the end of June.

The girl group will also release its first full-length album, Armageddon, in the month of May, followed by its Japanese single in the third quarter.

Next, EXO’s Suho will unveil its third mini album, RIIZE its first mini album, and NCT’s Mark and Wish their Japanese singles in the second quarter.

Similarly, in the third quarter music line-up, fans can find more exciting artists on the list, including NCT 127’s full album, Girls’ Generation Taeyeon’s full-length albums, SHINee’s Key (mini album), EXO’s Chanyeol (mini album), Red Velvet’s Irene (mini album), and NCT’s Jaehyun’s solo mini albums.

Others include SHINee and RIIZE’s Japanese singles.

In the meantime, SM Entertainment has also lined up global concerts for the year, such as Riize’s Fan-Con Tour, RIIZING DAY and Suho’s SU: Home.

SM also looks forward to expanding its collaboration with Kakao through webtoons, web novels, mobile games, and more, states a Koreaboo report. “We will enhance our global competition through a diverse portfolio of secondary IP businesses,” said CEO Jang Cheol Hyuk.

These lineups come at a time when SM Entertainment has also unveiled its latest venture into contemporary R&B through the launch of KRUCIALIZE. With this, the company aims to heighten global interest in its R&B offerings by introducing new artists later this year.


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