Is it just us, or does JYP Entertainment have a bad habit of sending their biggest acts overseas for way too long? First there was the Wonder Girls, who neglected their Korean activities to concentrate on cracking America, and then 2PM, who have vanished from the K-pop scene for almost two years in order to focus on promoting in Japan. The only major difference between the two groups is that 2PM have managed to be quite successful in Japan, racking up multiple hit singles and selling out arenas, while Wonder Girls, well, haven't.
2PM were originally supposed to make a comeback last year, but it was postponed when member Nichkhun hit a motorcyclist after driving home from a dinner under the influence. Now the boys are finally scheduled to return to Korea with their third full-length album sometime after their next Japanese tour wraps up. It's a bit of a long wait, but at least now we have an idea of when they'll be back.
It'll be interesting to see how 2PM are received when they make their comeback. Two years is an eternity in K-pop years, and during their absence, groups like B2ST and INFINITE have climbed the ladder to occupy the spot that they once did. Not to mention the whole Nichkhun scandal, but if BIGBANG could bounce back from manslaughter and marijuana, then surely 2PM won't be too hurt from a little DUI. We just hope they return with something as ridiculously addictive as "I'll Be Back," which after all this time, still remains the band's finest moment to date.