There is a chill in the air and if you were lucky, some snow falling on the ground but as the temperatures drop, there is still the need for something to warm our hearts. If you are a fan, that outlet might be multiple idol groups who are preparing to make their 2021 return with brand new music, concepts and more. This week has seen a wide variety that it might be hard to catch up so as always, the UKP Team have compiled some of the big hits from the past seven days & up-coming singles to look out for.

This Week’s Top Picks

(G)I-DLE was one of last week’s ones to watch and “HWAA” certainly did no disappoint; already gaining around 40 million views on Youtube since the single’s release. It has proved to be a big hit for the girls, making them the first fourth-generation girl group to debut a comeback song at number one in the Melon Real-time Charts.

Following up from MOMOLAND’s debut; T1419 has finally took to the stage in both Korea and Japan. After releasing two singles last year, they have their eyes set on success and strive to follow in their seniors’ footsteps with “ASURABALBALTA”. Want to know a little more about the group? Don’t forget to check out this week’s Rookie Spotlight; featuring MLD Entertainment’s latest boy group.

Known for her powerful performances and hard-hitting concept, AleXa is embracing a softer side by delving into “the heart of a human” and the emotional side of her android persona. Kicking off her Project PARTS multiverse, “Never Let You Go” is a touching song from start to finish; perfect for her first ballad as an idol.

Next Week’s Ones to Watch

After a positive COVID-19 diagnosis delayed her comeback; Chungha is fully recovered and back in action. Marking the final single before “QUERENCIA”, the dancing princess is taking a different turn with “X” as she has already revealed that there will be no dance to this rock-pop number.

When one of the visual members is holding a flame thrower, fans know that things are going to go down. After the fresh swing-pop feel of “BBUSYEO”, ONEUS is turning the tables on the previous “LIVED” album to become hard-hitting devils. “No Diggity” is set to be a high-flying single when it releases with the first full-length album on the 19th of January.

Check out the full list of this week’s releases below:

10th January Various Artists (incl. Lee Young Hyun & NIve) The Only Thing I Can’t Do (orig. Park Hyo Shin) Begin Again Open Mic, Ep.2
2NB, by me I’m Fine Bike Expedition
So-yeong Why are you so sad? No Matter What
Park Hyun-seo Hug Take Revenge
Lokid Apa APA
11th January ABEL Secret Garden 朣話 : Adventure into a ‘DREAMTIME’

Walk Away

Walk Away
Kyuhyun (Super Junior)

My Reflection in My Heart

SBS Archive K – Ballade Part 2




I burn

ASURABALBALTA (Japanese Version)

ASURABALBALTA (Japanese Version)



My Treasure


What I Said

VOICE : The future is now
Kim Yohan (WEi)


A Love So Beautiful
DooBoo, Jin Cheol (Roundabout)

Beautiful Days And Us

Phoenix 2020
Various Artists Private Lives
N.Flying I’ll Find You Royal Secret Agent
dnss DANSES01
12th January HAERI POP SONG (feat. Hanhae) DESIRE
Jung In


CLEF CREW Project. take three
Various Artists (incl. IMFACT Taeho (Singer No. 37)) SingAgain – Battle of the Unknown (From The “JTBC” TV Show) Ep.8 [Live]
Various Artists (incl. Jamie, Lee Young Hyun) EX (orig: Kiana Lede) / Wind Song (orig: Cho Yong Pil) Begin Again Open Mic Ep.3
Baek A Yeon Fickle Person (orig. Kim Hyun Sik) The Late Kim Hyun-sik 30th Anniversary Album, Pt.5
Dvwn Free Flight Free Flight
Various Artists (incl. GroovyRoom, JUSTHIS, MUSHVENOM, pH-1, Jay Park) Take It G+Jus
Lee Juck, Yun Seok Chul Rest Soul (Disney-Pixar film)
Jang Hannah Play No Games (feat. Leellamarz) Play No Games
Son Jihae Gangnam Bounce Gangnam Bounce
13th January Soyul (ex-Crayon Pop) & Bernard Park / Gayoung (ex-STELLAR) & Hong Dae Kwang Sweet (feat. Giant Pink) / Double Fantasy MBN MISS BACK Part.8
YOUHA abittipsy abittipsy
Yubin (ex-Wonder Girls) Perfume Perfume
Various Artists Live On
Seon Jae I’m Missing You True Beauty
Jang Hanbyul (ex-LEDApple) USED TO THIS USED TO THIS
Kim Jeong_uk (ex-24K) write a letter write a letter
N.O.M (Nature of Man) I can’t wait I can’t wait
Various Artists (incl. Jamie, NIve) Wish you were gay (orig. Billie Eilish) / Perfect (orig. Ed Sheeran) Begin Again Open Mic, Ep.4
AleXa Never Let You Go Never Let You Go
Stamp Sugar High (feat. Young K of DAY6) Sugar High
MAYHEM (Jae (Day6), Sooyoon (Royal Pirates), YooLee, ELIIT) Be The Change Lost in Translation (webtoon)
Kim Na-young Where Are You Run On
Chani (SF9) Starlight True Beauty
15th January Kangta Cough Syrup Cough Syrup
inverness State of Wonder (feat. Anthony Russo, Kang Daniel) State of Wonder
DAY6 (Even of Day) so this is love bimil:ier vol.1 “so this is love”
Solji (EXID) Remember My Love Bunny and the Guys (webtoon)
16th January Jung Yup Snowy Night (orig. Jo Ha-moon) [Vol.80] You Hee yul’s Sketchbook : 51th Voice ‘Sketchbook X Jung Yup’
Yoo-hee My Lonely Days No, Thank You

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