K-pop boy group EXO plans to make a comeback by releasing a new album next month amid growing legal disputes over the contracts of its three members.
EXO is scheduled to release their 7th studio album on July 10, and SM Entertainment told the Korean media, “As we prepared diligently, the promotion related to the album will proceed as planned, and the detailed schedule will be announced soon.” I told you.
EXO-CBX Baekhyun, Xiumin, Chen (Twitter)
On June 1st last year, EXO members Baekhyun, Xiumin, and Chen, also known as EXO’s sub-unit CBX, informed SM Entertainment that they would be terminating their exclusive contracts due to the so-called “slave” clause and bankruptcy of the agency, and fans surprised the entertainment industry. To provide copies of financial statements.
The three K-pop idols also filed a complaint against SM Entertainment with South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC), demanding not only contracts but also investigations into other SM artists.
Despite the lawsuit, Baekhyun, Xiumin and Chen continue their activities as EXO. On June 8th, the three members and EXO members were spotted boarding a plane to Jeju Island for filming a reality show at Gimpo Airport in South Korea.
Korean media reported that Kai, who enlisted in the military on May 11, participated in the filming of EXO’s new music video. Before enlisting, he finished filming with EXO members and participated in the recording of his next album.
EXO released their sixth studio album ‘Obsession’ in November 2019 and their mini-album ‘Don’t Fight the Feeling’ in June 2021.