K-pop releases in September 2021 to look out for: Blackpink’s Lisa puts out solo album, while HyunA and Dawn share the love
- September brings a raft of new releases from some of K-pop’s biggest names and rising stars
- Lisa from Blackpink drops Lalisa, Ateez release the third album in their series, and NCT127 put out Sticker
As the songs of summer give way to the airs of autumn, many of K-pop’s biggest names are gearing up to drop new songs in September as we head towards the final quarter of 2021 and music awards season.
These are the releases you should stay tuned for.
Fromis_9 Talk & Talk (September 1)
A. C. E Changer: Dear Eris repackage album (September 2)
StayC Stereotype EP (September 6)
This rising rookie girl group made a splash last year with their debut song So Bad and this year’s ASAP has become a huge hit in South Korea. Their first album, the EP Stereotype, comes out this month, fronted by a single of the same name.
Young K of Day6 Eternal EP (September 6)
Day6 has experimented a lot lately with members releasing joint or solo albums, and now it’s singer-songwriter Young K’s chance to try to be Eternal on this pop rock album. After years in which he has guided much of Day6’s lyrics, these seven Young K songs are focusing on him and the stories he hopes to tell.
Lee Hi 4 Only LP (September 9)
It’s been two years since Lee Hi’s last EP, 2019’s 24°C, and even longer since her second LP 2016 Seoulite, but now she’s back and gearing up to make a splash with her first album since joining hip-hop label AOMG last year.
HyunA & Dawn 1+1=1 EP (September 9)
Lisa of Blackpink Lalisa (September 10)
The physical copy of the single pulled in over 700,000 pre-orders within four days of going on sale, and is gearing up to be one of the bestselling releases from a female K-pop soloist to date, up there with solo releases from Blackpink’s Jennie and Rosé.
Ateez Zero: Fever Part. 3 EP (September 13)
The follow-up to March’s Zero: Fever Part. 2, the third part of this Ateez album series will drop in the middle of the month.
It comes after a busy summer for the group, which saw them collaborate with American a cappella group Pentatonix, release a series of retro K-pop covers in collaboration with Kim Jong-kook, and sing the Japanese ending theme for the popular Japanese anime, Digimon.
Wonho Blue Letter EP (September 14)
NCT 127 Sticker LP (September 17)
Itzy Crazy In Love LP (September 24)