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    GOT7 Announces Departure From JYP Entertainment And 5 K-Pop News Headlines You Need To Know

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    1. GOT7 announced this week that they will not renew their contracts with JYP Entertainment.

    GOT7 smiles and poses together

    2. (G)I-DLE made their comeback with the fiery "HWAA!"

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    (G)I-DLE is ready to make 2021 their year with the release of their fourth mini-album, I Burn, on Jan. 11!

    The album features six tracks that were written, composed, and arranged by members Soyeon, Yuqi, and Minnie which all depict the aftermath and eventual acceptance of a painful breakup. Its lead single, "HWAA," is a moombahton track that compares a breakup to a bitter winter that leaves one's heart "covered in white snow." Instead of dwelling on the pain of the past, the group sets fire to their memories so that they can bloom again — or fall in love — in springtime.

    At the group's press conference, leader Soyeon revealed that the album's three key concepts — winter, fire, and flower — help complete its unique storyline of pain, beauty, and personal growth. "Rather than delivering a message, we wanted to share the sentiments of separation," she explained. "'Winter' represents how someone's emotions become frozen cold because of a breakup, while 'Fire' is the will to melt the frozen heart. 'Flower' is the new love that comes once we have fully confronted a breakup."

    This week also saw the release of AleXa's "Never Let You Go," Victon's "What I Said," and Treasure's "My Treasure," so be sure to check those out too! ✨

    3. SEVENTEEN performed "Left & Right" on The Kelly Clarkson Show!

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    Fresh from their performance of their hit song "Home;Run" on The Late Late Show with James Corden last week, SEVENTEEN returned to our television screens again this week with their performance of "Left & Right" on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Jan. 13!

    Set in an office, the performance sees SEVENTEEN dressed in lavish suits as they prove once again why they're considered one of the most synchronized groups in K-Pop with their effortlessly cool choreography. Check it out!

    4. IZ*ONE is in discussions to extend their contracts to continue to promote as a group together.

     Iz*One attends the photocall for Mnet M Countdown at CJ E&M Center on February 20, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by THE FACT/Imazins via Getty Images)

    5. T1419 made their debut with the magical "ASURABALBALTA!"

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    The nine-member group from MLD Entertainment (home to fellow K-Pop group Momoland!), made their debut this week with the bombastic EDM single "ASURABALBALTA!" The song's title is spell that will make anyone's wish come true, similar to abracadabra (which is also said in the song)!

    Released on Jan. 11, the group's single album, BEFORE SUNRISE Part.1, is the first installment of a four-part series that's inspired by different celestial phenomena. Inspired by a total solar eclipse, the album's two songs explore the difficulties of adolescence and share the group's determination to live by their own rules and overcome all obstacles in their way.

    Congratulations on your debut, T1419! We can't wait to see what the future holds in store for you.

    6. Chung Ha, Dreamcatcher, 2PM, and CIX announce new music is on the way!

    [NEWS] 청하, 21곡 수록된 첫 정규 트랙리스트 공개…타이틀곡='바이시클' 🔎 #청하 #CHUNGHA #X #CHUNGHA_X #걸어온_길에_꽃밭_따윈_없었죠 #Querencia

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    * On Jan. 12, Chung Ha shared the tracklist for her upcoming first studio album Querencia, which will be released on Feb. 15. The 21-track album features the title track "Bicycle" and collaborations with other artists including Colde, Changmo, and Guaynaa.

    * Dreamcatcher unveiled the schedule and three sets of teaser photos for their upcoming 6th mini-album Dystopia: Road to Utopia which will be released on Jan. 26. While celebrating their fourth anniversary on Jan. 13, the group also revealed their incredibly cool official lightstick and its accompanying robe too!

    * Hottest, rejoice! According to Soompi, JYP Entertainment announced this week that 2PM will make their comeback once member Junho completes his military enlistment in March. This will be the group's first comeback since 2016's Gentlemen's Game, so it's definitely exciting!

    * IU announced she will release a single titled "Celebrity" on Jan. 27 ahead of the release of her upcoming fifth album.

    * CIX shared the schedule for their upcoming fourth mini-album Chapter Ø. Hello, Strange Dream which will be released on Feb. 2.

    * ONEUS posted teaser images and individual concept films ahead of the release of their first full album, Devil, on Jan. 19.

    * Golden Child posted both concept images and a concept trailer this week to get fans excited for their fifth mini-album, YES, which will be released on Jan. 25.

    * YG Entertainment announced via a video teaser on Thursday that Bobby from the iconic group IKON will be making his solo comeback soon!

    That's everything for this week! Have a lovely weekend! ✨