The boys are back in town! Except this time the lineup will be slightly different looking as members Kris and Luhan won’t be returning.
While exact time and details have yet to be offered, SM Entertainment confirmed to outlets today that the group — which is made up of two separate groups, EXO-K for Korea and EXO-M for China — are currently gearing up for a comeback.
Their last in May, album “Overdose,” went on to take number 1 spots around the world, including the Billboard Heatseekers album charts. The release also peaked at number 128 on the US Billboard 200.
Says a spokesman, “EXO are preparing for a new album. We are trying our best to create the greatest album.”
News of the their return come as SM Entertainment continue to be involved in ongoing legal disputes with former EXO-M members 24-Kris (real name Wu Yi Fan) and Luhan, both 24, over the termination of their contracts.
Despite their recent controversies, the group is still a fan favorite with packed schedules in and out of Korea. The now ten-member idol group also took home the Top 10 Award at the 2014 Melon Music Awards held in Seoul on Thursday, November 13.
The group told fans at the event, “We’re doing our best to create the best album, so please anticipate it.”
Meanwhile, EXO member Suho’s father has instigated a police investigation after a number of internet trolls started spreading rumors that he and his son were fanatical pro-Japanese activists that dislike Korea.
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He wrote in a statement, “The rumors that I am pro-Japanese are false and I am taking legal action against the individuals on the Internet who have defamed my son in the same manner calling him a ‘pro-Japanese son’.”
Tell us: Will you still support the group without Kris and Luhan being members?