IVE, the sensational six-member girl group under Starship Entertainment, is gearing up for a highly-anticipated comeback that’s set to rock the K-pop world. Their third digital single, “Either Way,” is set to drop on September 25, 2023, creating a buzz of excitement among fans. But that’s not all – this single is just the beginning of something big. “Either Way” will serve as the first pre-release single for IVE’s very first EP, “I’ve Mine” (stylized in all caps), which is scheduled for release on October 13, 2023. This EP promises to be a game-changer, featuring not one, not two, but three title tracks: “Either Way,” “Off The Record,” and “Baddie.” IVE is known for their incredible talent and show-stopping performances, and their upcoming EP is expected to showcase their versatility and growth as artists. Fans can mark their calendars for the pre-release of “Off The Record” on October 6, 2023, as they prepare for the full EP release.
IVE, which stands for “I Have,” made their debut on December 1, 2021, with their first single album, “Eleven.” To celebrate their debut, the group held a memorable face-to-face showcase on the album’s release day, setting the stage for their journey in the K-pop industry. The group’s journey has been filled with exciting milestones, including the introduction of each member through the “Show What I Have” video series on their official YouTube channel. This gave fans a chance to get to know An Yujin, Rei, Leeseo, Liz, Gaeul, and Jang Wonyoung on a personal level. IVE has also been making waves internationally with their Japanese digital single, “Love Dive -Japanese ver.-,” which was released on January 16, 2023. They continued to build their global presence with the announcement of their official light stick design on January 3.
In a thrilling turn of events, IVE announced their plans for a comeback in April, with a teaser revealing their first full-length album, “I’ve IVE,” set to drop on April 10. “Kitsch” was pre-released on March 27, adding to the anticipation. The group’s global reach expanded further when Kakao Entertainment announced a partnership with Columbia Records, aimed at enhancing IVE’s global promotions and music distribution.But the excitement doesn’t stop there. IVE has also announced the release of their first Japanese EP, “Wave,” on May 31, solidifying their presence in the Japanese music scene. Unfortunately, on April 11, 2023, Rei faced health-related challenges, including heart palpitations and stuffiness, leading to a temporary break from schedules. However, fans were relieved to hear that Rei would be returning from her hiatus on May 26, 2023. Now, as the K-pop world eagerly awaits IVE’s October comeback, Starship Entertainment has confirmed the reports of their return during the first week of October, promising to reveal the exact schedule soon.