Rumor has it that there will be a big collaboration between BTS and BigBang. Reportedly, Taeyang will join Jimin on his alleged solo comeback album in January 2023.
It is believed that Taeyang will make his long-awaited solo comeback next year after five years. So will there be a collaboration between him and Jimin?
Industry insiders revealed about AllKpopthat Jimin will be featured on Taeyang’s new solo album. It would be a dream come true for many K-Pop fans if that happened.
First of all, the 34-year-old idol caused an uproar among his fans after deleting his posts on Twitter and Instagram in October. The move is believed to have been part of a digital marketing blitz to promote his rumored solo project.
In fact, Adele and Beyonce did the same thing before releasing their respective new albums. So fans knew Taeyang was up to something when he shut down his active social media and blacked out his profile photo on October 22-23.
Observant fans even noticed that he briefly changed his Instagram bio to Renewal before going blank. His millions of followers and fans are therefore convinced that a big announcement about his contract extension with the music label YG Entertainment is imminent.
Some expect it will be about the release of his new music. As a reminder, since Taeyang finished his military service in 2019, he has only released one new song, Still Life, with his colleagues from BigBang in April this year.
His last solo release was White Night in 2017, accompanied by a 19-city concert tour. Taeyang has kept a low profile in recent years.
But when he graced the cover of Marie Claire Korea in September, talk of his comeback arose. Finally, to clarify the issue, YG broke his silence and responded to claims that one of their famous artists is preparing for a solo return.
In a statement issued on December 2 via soompi was released, the company has neither denied nor admitted that Taeyang will return to the spotlight next year. Nothing has been decided yet, a spokesman said.
Still, hopes are high that fans will hear new music from Taeyang soon.
Taeyang is considered one of the most influential acts in the K-pop world. He is part of the iconic boy band BigBang, which formed in 2006.
Originally the group consisted of five members, Taeyang, G-Dragon, TOP, Daesung and Seungri. However, Seungri left the entertainment world after he became involved in the major Burning Sun scandal in 2019.