It took years of waiting before YG Entertainment K-pop girl group BabyMonster finally debuted, but they arrived with a meteor impact that saw YouTube viewership records shattered. However, that was just the beginning, and fans want more — much more. Fans also want to know if or when Ahyeon will finally join BabyMonster. So we have collected all available information in order to create the most comprehensive picture of what we know about the next BabyMonster comeback, including when Ruka, Pharita, Asa, Rami, Rora, Chiquita, and Ahyeon will release their first mini-album, BABYMONS7ER, plus how to preorder it. We also have details about when the first full-length BabyMonster album will come.
The BabyMonster Comeback Mini-Album Is Set for April 1, 2024, with BABYMONS7ER
On February 28, 2024 KST, YG Entertainment confirmed that the BabyMonster comeback is scheduled for April 1, 2024 at midnight KST (11:00 a.m. EST), with their first mini-album, BABYMONS7ER. As the title suggests, the album will feature all seven BabyMonster members, including Ahyeon. The BABYMONS7ER album is being made available to preorder at various international retailers, first through YG Select and Weverse, but more will come shortly. This space is being fully updated as that information becomes available. There are seven different outbox versions of the album to preorder — one for each member of the group!
On January 1, 2024 KST, YG executive producer Yang Hyun-suk had previously confirmed that prerelease song “Stuck in the Middle” would be released on February 1, 2024. On January 25, 2024 KST, Yang Hyun-suk had additionally confirmed that Ahyeon would join BabyMonster for their first mini-album, and “Batter Up” and “Stuck in the Middle” will be re-recorded with her vocals included. Furthermore, a full BabyMonster album is planned to release in fall 2024 with all seven members.
To get more specific about “Stuck in the Middle,” it was released at midnight KST (10:00 a.m. EST) on February 1, 2024, and it was composed by DEE.P, Jared Lee, and Dan Whittemore, with lyrics by Lee and Whittemore and arrangement by DEE.P.
Yang Hyun-suk described “Stuck in the Middle” as “not a hip-hop track,” and it’s “so fresh” compared to most YG music. “Whenever I listen to this song, I close my eyes. It feels like being in a state of zero gravity in outer space,” he said. He even described the song as “beautiful.” (Of course, it makes sense that he would want to say excessively positive things about the song, being the founder of YG Entertainment!)
Prior to the above official announcements, there were a couple pieces of additional information worth consideration. First is an entertainment outlook report for 2024 from Daishin Securities Research Center, dated to December 2, 2023. That report projected that BabyMonster will have upward of three activities across 2024, between digital singles and album releases of some sort.
Secondly, in December 2023, Thai politician Pita Limjaroenrat visited YG Entertainment, and he posted photos online that included a bulletin board that seemed to leak an intended tracklist for a future BabyMonster album. (He subsequently apologized for this oversight and removed the photos.) The list of apparent song titles was handwritten, and the quality of the image at that small scale was poor enough that it is not easy to read all of the intended titles. However, an approximation of the titles listed on the bulletin board follows:
- “Batter Up”
- Title indecipherable — some have suggested it is “Shut Up,” but this seems unlikely. This may be the title track.
- “Stuck in the Middle”
- “Love in My Heart”
- “Really Like You”
- “Falling in Love”
- “Like That”
- “We’re BabyMonster”
If this is genuinely a tracklist for a planned BabyMonster album at YG, it is important to note that neither this arrangement of songs nor these titles are guaranteed to actually release. (However, subsequent confirmation that “Stuck in the Middle” is a genuine BabyMonster song is reassuring to this list’s legitimacy.) Plans can always change.
In summary, BabyMonster will make their comeback on April 1, 2024 at midnight KST with Ahyeon and their first mini-album, BABYMONS7ER — and it is available to preorder now. A full-length BabyMonster studio album will follow in fall 2024. Reports have tentatively projected that BabyMonster may make three or more comebacks in total during 2024, and an intended tracklist for a BabyMonster album seems to have already leaked. This page is being fully updated as more information becomes available though, so please bookmark this page if you want to always be up to date about not just this BabyMonster comeback, but future comebacks as well!
In the interim, K-Pop Answers has tremendously more information about BabyMonster where that came from. For starters, check out how old the BabyMonster members currently are and who can speak English or other languages in the group. Then check out our archive of adorable predebut photos of the members and our archive of BabyMonster music videos. And then you can deep-dive into our meticulously fact-checked BabyMonster members profile page, packed with info and citations for everyone in the group.