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WINNER took over this week’s NEW K.ID Chart. The 4 member K-Pop boy group recently achieved a milestone as WINNER’s KANG SEUNG YOON and MINO were promoted to official full members of KOMCA (Korea Music Copyright Association). KOMCA, a non-profit organization founded to protect intellectual property rights and copyrights of musical properties in Korea, select 25 junior members to become full members every year. KANG SEUNG YOON and MINO who both have been widely recognized as talented producers and songwriters were finally selected this year to join the full members list.
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Coming in at #5 is NCT 127. NCT 127 is releasing their second mini-album in Japan titled ‘LOVEHOLIC’. Their long-awaited Japanese album will be released on February 17th with the title track, ‘gimme gimme’, and other notable songs like ‘First Love’, ‘Lipstick’, ‘Chica Bom Bom’, and ‘Right Now’. ‘First Love’ was pre-released on January 27th, getting positive critical acclaims as the song effectively captured both the feelings of first love and the unique charms of NCT 127.
At #9 is RED VELVET. Red Velvet’s Irene is set to make her first big-screen debut with a film titled ‘DOUBLE PATTY’. ‘DOUBLE PATTY’, set to be released on February 17th, is a coming-of-age movie about a young man and woman who find each other as they struggle to chase their dreams. Irene will play the role of Lee Hyun Ji, an up and coming anchorwoman who works part-time as both a babysitter and a waitress at a burger restaurant. Hyun Ji meets Woo Ram, who is a Korean wrestling rookie while working on her waitress shift, and begins to support his dream. Irene will also be singing two OST soundtracks for ‘DOUBLE PATTY’.
The special idol of this month is MCND. MCND’s ‘Crush’ was recently selected as idolpick’s Best Song of January. In the latest poll done by idolpick from February 1st to 7th, MCND’s ‘Crush’ was voted as the best song of January with more than 37.5K votes from the fans. As a result, MCND’s specially curated video advertisement will be displayed on a huge billboard for a week. MCND released their second mini-album ‘MCND AGE’ last month and has been getting a lot of attention for their impressive performance and songs.
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