SM Entertainment Under Fire Over aespa’s Upcoming Album


SM Entertainment is facing criticism over their planned release of aespa‘s English album.

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On November 8, SM Entertainment released their plans for the first quarter of 2024.

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The label released a lineup of planned concerts as well as music releases. SM Entertainment revealed they intended to release new projects for EXO‘s Suho, Red Velvet‘s Wendy, and RIIZE, among others. Most notably, the label revealed plans for an aespa  English full-length album.

It didn’t take long for Korean fans to criticize the plan. The criticism mainly stems from the fact that the popular idol group, which debuted in 2020, has yet to release a Korean full-length album.

Many fans took to Twitter to voice their displeasure with the label’s plans and called out SM Entertainment for not releasing a full-length Korean album.

에스파 정규랑 싱글 내년 1분기……와라와라….
근데 영어 정규…?

— (@lol_footprints) November 8, 2023

Aespa’s full-length and single in the first quarter… Bring it… But a full-length English album?

— @lol_footprints/Twitter

하 뭔 국내 정규도 없는데 영어 정규 ezr

— 짭. (@jjabdago) November 8, 2023

Sigh, WTF do they mean, English full-length album? They don’t even have a Korean full-length album.

— @jjabdago/Twitter

아 진심 영어정규 소식만 없엇어도 말짱했을텐데 영어정규 소식듣고 정병 불붙음;;

— 뾱 (@karining_0411) November 8, 2023

“Sigh, are they crazy? What are they doing?” — @winter_mj/Twitter “Ah, everything would have been fine if they didn’t reveal plans for the English full-length album. The crazies are lit right now after hearing the news.” — @karining_0411/Twitter

영어 정규 ㅇㅈㄹ…

— 민맹 (@minmaen9wt) November 8, 2023

English full-length album, my @ss.

— @minmaen9wt/Twitter

당황스러운 그 이름 “영어 정규” … 국내는 계속 미니로 내고 정규가 없었는데요..^^

— 내인에 (@my_life_aespa) November 8, 2023

It’s dumbfounding to hear the words English Full-Length Album… They’ve only released mini-albums in Korea and have never had a Korean full-length album.

— @my_life_aespa/Twitter

What are your thoughts?

 “What are they doing?” 

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