March 27th, 2017



HIGHLIGHT are a new boygroup signed by the newly established label Around Us Entertainment. The group consists of five members: Doo-joon, Jun-hyung, Yo-seob, Gi-kwang and Dong-woon. They officially made their debut on March 20th with the release of their first mini album "Can You Feel It?". Immediately after release their title song "Plz Don't Be Sad" climbed to the top of several music charts, earning them the nickname "Super Rookies". Prior to their official debut they gave fans a glimpse of their sound by pre-releasing the song "It's Still Beautiful".

Because these boys are taking over the K-Pop scene and OMONA by storm and won't leave any time soon I figured it would be a good idea to formally introduce them to you, and who's better suited for this job than your represantive HIGHLIGHT stan? So get a cup of tea, sit back and prepare yourself to become a HIGHLIGHTER!

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sources: Wikipedia, Around_Us Ent. twitter, 1theK, All The K-Pop
lottie ♡ issue n°7

monsta x to debut in japan with remake of “HERO”!

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they'll be debuting there on may 17th! hopefully i like this version of “hero” better, tbh. eta: updated with album and preorder info and better quality pics!

and in other news:
seoul fashion week. i.m and jooheon will be attending (march 30th) while minhyuk will be walking for resurrection (march 28th) and hyungwon will be walking for sewing boundaries (march 31st)


Korean artists denied entry to SXSW, claim racist treatment by US border agents

In addition to other Korean acts who performed at SXSW's Kpop Night Out, several Korean hip hop artists, including MBA (Most Badass Asian), Don Malik, and Jerry K were supposed to perform at SXSW on March 17. Despite claiming to have the correct paperwork, these artists (and many others) were denied entry into the United States and detained by border patrol, where their labels say that they were treated unfairly and subject to racial slurs.

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Source: STONESHIP youtube, pitchfork, billboard, jerrykmusic instagram, hiphopkr instagram, NPR

What a mess. You'd think that SXSW wouldn't encourage their artists to try to use a visa category that has caused issues so many times in the past. Not even going to comment on the behavior of the customs agents.

Globally famous Instagram model 👑 CL 👑 stuns at #amfARHongKong Gala

chaelincl+Last night for @amfar in HONGKONG +

Omona's favorite full-time social media user decided to show up at last night's amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research) Gala in Hong Kong, joining less famous personalities like Charlize Theron, Jackie Chan, Charli XCX, Mark Ronson, and Naomi Campbell to honor business woman and philanthropist Pansy Ho, and help raise awareness about the AIDS epidemic.

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SOURCE: chaelinCL Instagram (1, 2, 3, 4)

Instead of spamming our feed, the ergonomic chanteuse put everything in slideshows, so I decided to innovate myself. No word on this nugu's debut single yet.

chicken must die

BRODUCE 98 stays messy, is now allegedly threatening trainees who spill the deets

On March 27, Mnet’s “Produce 101 Season 2” staff responded to rumors that the participating trainees were coerced into staying quiet about recent controversies regarding the show.

Earlier, a media outlet reported that the “Produce 101 Season 2” staff had used coercive and intimidating language to coerce trainees into not talking to third parties about the controversies. However, the staff responded that the story was distorted and they had only asked trainees to be careful, since one person’s words could lead to big misunderstanding.

Mnet said on March 27, “Since there are so many trainees, since the beginning of the shoot, we had them move by team. Before the article, there were times that the A group ate first, and sometimes, the F group ate first. We were doing this to use our time efficiently.” They added, “After March 17, which was when they started preparing for the performance tests on March 26, the trainees moved by the songs they were assigned as opposed to their grades.”

They clarified, “Since the trainees all belong to different management companies, we wanted to make sure that we reduced the amount of misunderstanding as much as possible while communicating. At the beginning of the program and before any articles were published, we asked the trainees to have an accurate grasp of the situation before communicating with anyone outside. They also said, “The cast and staff are all working as hard as they can to make this a good show. We just hope that inaccurate communication will not make all of our efforts a waste.”

Meanwhile, “Produce 101 Season 2” will air its first episode on April 7.
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sources: soompi, OH_mes, naver

Current BRODUCE 98 bingo:
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BP Rania releases a 'Legends' album, experiences EXID-ish Virality and is preparing for a comeback?

IngenioMedia, BP RaNia's international distributor, has released a 'RaNia Legends' album. It features 24 tracks and video content from The First Expansion In Asia until now. Ingenio states, "All money collected not counting the manufacturing costs and shipping will be invested in BP RaNia."
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cr; rania nation // ingeniomedia, [2] // MNET K-pop // @NoxDWN, [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9] // @bpraniadaily // gif

some people are questioning whether this is a good thing or not for the group. Unlike EXID's viral fancam, the response to BPR's choreo is 90% negative, video views are going up but not chart positions and DRMusic has booked four army performances from this. what do you think Omona, is all publicity good publicity?

Oh In Hye

Lay's "Lose Control" Photobook, aka the Gospel

Slay Yixing dropped his first solo album "Lose Control" back in October, but Omona was never blessed with the photobook that came with the album.

With internet sleuthing the lost photoshoot has come to light.

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goshipgurl You ok girl?
mx ♡ loml

NCT LIFE in Chiangmai episodes 1 and 2

Find Ten, Taeyong, Johnny, Doyoung and Jaehyun as they return to Thailand exactly a year since their last visit and first NCT LIFE season. There will be 6 episode in total, 2 every weekend.

✶ baskin robbins game they played in season 1: sexy edition
✶ johnny's fashion evaluation part 2
✶ jaeten is doing the most to catch up on being separated
✶ dotae, still a mess
✶ traditional thai games: they are not a team, this is a competition

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source: nctlover, also on Vlive > Ep 1, EP 2

omg i've never laughed so hard before @ them they are a mess. is this gonna become the funniest season yet, chances are high, stay tuned!!!