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I.O.I gears up for stage return

K-pop girl group I.O.I is getting ready to return to the stage.

The 11-member act shared a teaser image with the question “Miss Me?” on the group’s official social media channels Tuesday morning.

The image also includes the date Oct. 17, which fans have speculated online could be the date when the group releases a new album.

I.O.I’s first subunit of seven members -- Kim Do-yeon, Kim So-hye, Kim Chung-ha, Lim Na-young, Jeon So-mi, Zhou Jieqiong, and Choi Yoo-jung -- released the hit track “Whatta Man” in August. On Aug. 15, the group also unveiled a remake of “Hand in Hand,” the theme song of the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. 

K-pop project girl group I.O.I (Official Facebook)
K-pop project girl group I.O.I (Official Facebook)

Created through Mnet’s reality K-pop survival show “Produce 101,” which ran earlier this year, I.O.I is a temporary project girl group made up of members from different entertainment agencies.

I.O.I’s upcoming release is expected to be the last of its activities as a group before its members disband to pursue individual activities.

By Kim Yu-young (
Korea Herald Youtube