OMONA ORIGINAL: Best K-Pop Deep Cuts from January - March 2021

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January - February 2020
March - June 2020
July - September 2020
October – December 2020

New year, same old me. I'm continuing my compilation lists of the best K-pop deep cuts into 2021 because:
1) I'm bored 2) Singles are sometimes the worst song on an album, and 3) It's a pandemic and I have nothing better to do!



Album: Yes. (Full Album)
Release Date: January 25, 2021
Lead Single: Burn It

Why You Should Give "Round N Round" a Chance:
"ONE (Lucid Dream)" was one of my favourite K-pop songs last year - and while I don't think you'll fall in love with "Round N Round" on first listen, I do think you'll come to appreciate it as a well-constructed, mid-tempo pop song that you'll eventually keep finding your way back to. Something about the rapping and the vocal melody in the chorus makes me think of K-pop circa 2013 (in a good way!) and the instrumental breakdown in the bridge is really cool and funky. It's just a solid song from start to finish that is well worth your time.

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What did I miss, omona? Educate me in the comments! I'm still obsessed with UP10TION's "Dawn" from last year. What are you playing on repeat?
SOURCES: [Golden Child] [woolliment] / [WONHO] [WONHO] / [우주소녀 WJSN] [1theK (원더케이)]

Han Yeri signs with U.S. management agency

South Korean actress Han Yeri, who played a skeptical yet caring mother in the award-winning film "Minari," has signed with a Hollywood management agency for representation in the United States, her Korean agency said Friday.

Han has signed a management contract with Echo Lake Entertainment, Saram Entertainment said.

Echo Lake, located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, represents famous actors, including Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Mandy Patinkin and Odessa Young. It has also produced a large number of Hollywood films and television dramas.

The Hollywood management firm said it was astonished at Han's powerful and stable acting in "Minari" and it is its pleasure to represent her in the film industry in the U.S. and the world beyond, according to Saram Entertainment.

Saram also said it is happy that she found a partner that could support her advancement into Hollywood.

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source: Yonhap News

K-POP EVOLUTION Episode 2 "First Idols"

Who were the first K-Pop idols? This documentary looks at the state of K-Pop in the 90’s when original idols H.O.T. took off – and what went into making them. Members of H.O.T., g.o.d., KARA, Dynamic Duo, TVXQ, and solo legend BoA talk about their experiences and other original idols including Seo Taiji and Boys, Sechskies, and S.E.S.

Watch free weekly with ads or watch all episodes uninterrupted with YouTube Premium.

source: YouTube Originals

Flashback Friday

Every week I check the charts for this day in the past and post the top three songs. Then I pick out two more from the top ten as honorable mentions. This week we are going back to the 2nd week of April, 2012.

#3 Nell “The Day Before”

This was the group’s first release in four years because of a hiatus due to the members’ enlistments. “The Day Before” was the lead single from the album “Slip Away”. The album would hit the top spot on the charts, and the song would peak at #3. It is also the band’s best selling song. The MV stars actors Song Jae Rim & Lee Min Ki.

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source: woolliment, TV-People, Mnet Official, Mnet K-POP, 1theK & bugs