round up: jan. 16, 2021

in which i.n. is on top , jeong sewoon rises, nct dream comes out swinging, sana & momo go gangham style & more

read on, stans, read on

Suhyun of AKMU released a beautiful ballad, Love And Pain (Lovestruck in the City(도시남녀의 사랑법) OST Part.3).

Astro‘s Cha Eunwoo ranked at number three on the Korea Institute of Corporate Reputation for January 2021.

Jingyu of AWEEK gave Tiktokers and a giant teddy a peek at his dancing skills with a cover of Everglow’s La Di Da.

Jennie of BLACKPINK marked her birthday with the launch of a new YouTube channel. In her first video, she covered Mandy Moore’s When Will My Life Begin? In other news, W magazine teased the gorgeous covers featuring Jisoo that grace the front of their February issue.

BLACKSWAN surprised fans with a YouTube live.

BOTOPASS released a choreography version of MORE.

BTS won Music Core with Dynamite. It marked the ninth time the song has taken first place on the show. Also, all seven of the boys had a spot in the top 10 of the Korea Institute of Corporate Reputation individual brand reputation rankings for January 2021.

Cherry Bullet teased their first mini album with a highlight medley.

Seunghun of CIX proved he’s braver than me.

CRAVITY hit the court in a new teaser for My Turn.

Jae of Day6 opened up to Allure magazine about his mental health struggles during 2020. It’s a powerful interview I highly recommend, even if you’re not a My Day.

E’LAST shone in silver on the Music Core stage.

EPIK HIGH released a visualizer for track number one, Lesson Zero, off of their new album Epik High Is Here.

Gfriend provided a peek at how the magic is made with a behind-the-scenes look at their sixth anniversary photoshoot. Also, be sure to check out our kpop in images feature on the group.

(G)I-DLE were red hot on Music Core, performing HWAA.

Golden Child let us peek behind-the-scenes at the jacket photo shoot for Yes.

Highlight‘s Yoseob was 10th on the Korea Institute of Corporate Reputation rankings for January 2021.

Hoppipolla shared an audio preview of track 5, Mom, from their upcoming album And Then There Was Us.

Bobby of iKON is gearing up for the release of a second full solo album, and a fresh teaser is out.

Jang Hanbyul took to the Music Core stage to perform one of my favorite songs of the week, Used to This.

Jeong Sewoon took to the Music Core stage with In the Dark. He was also named streaming service’s latest K-Pop Rising Artist of the Week.

Kim Jaehwan of Wanna One returned to Immortal songs with a cover of Kim Hyunsik’s Making Memories.

MCND painted the Music Core stage pink with Crush.

NCT Dream showed off some Very Impressive rooftop fighting skills in a new video.

Oneus gave us a preview of their new album Devil with a highlight medley.

Dino of Seventeen unveiled a dance cover of Ariana Grande’s Positions.

IN of Stray Kids showed off his frontman potential in Maknae on Top.

T1419 let their hip-hop flag fly with ASURABALBALTA on Music Core.

Treasure gave My Treasure the relay treatment with M2. The group also performed the song on Music Core.

TVXQ!‘s Yunho (U-KNOW) revealed on Knowing Brothers that he’s not just an idol superstar. He’s also an idea man. Apparently, the creative masks worn by stars at the SBS Entertainment Awards were his idea. Yunho also came in at the number 8 slot on the Korea Institute of Corporate Reputation rankings for January 2021.

Twice delighted Once with an impromptu dance cover of PSY’s Gangham Style.

TXT released a teaser for the MV for the Japanese version of Blue Hour.

VICTON rode unicorns, bears and more in a costume version of What I Said and gave a bold performance of Flip a Coin on Music Core.

Wonder GirlsYubin busted out her diamonds and LBD for a Perfume performance on Music Core.

woo!ah! was back at Music Core with their cute bop I Don’t Miss U.

Youha brought Abittipsy to the Music Core stage.

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