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Chung Ha Solo Debut

Chung Ha (real name Kim Chung-mi) from Korean girl I.O.I has launched her solo career.* I.OI.  disbanded at the beginning of the year and now Chung Ha is striking out on her own.

Chung Ha was born in South Korea, then moved to America and later came back to Korea to get started in her career. Shre trained with South Korean entertainment company JYP Entertainment (who are responsible for several of the top K-pop groups including missA, Twice, 2PM and GOT7) and later became a member of I.O.I. She said on Pops in Seoul that she was the main dancer of I.O.I. She is currently with MNH Entertainment.

In addition to singing Chug Ha has done some presenting, she was a guest presenter on Simply K-pop for several weeks and she has also been hosting the show Ah! Sunday - A Running Miracle.

Chung Ha released her debut single Week in April and her debut EP Hands on Me this month, along with the lead single Why Don't You Know featuring Korean rapper Nucksal. The EP contains 5 tracks- Hands on Me, Make a Wish, Cosmic Dust and the two singles.

I think Why Don't You Know is a pleasant song. I don't like it as much as I.O.I's Very Very (first song I heard of theirs) but it's a different style. :) Week is gentle. Apart from that Hands on Me stands out.


This is the video for Week:







And here is Why Don't You Know:




There's also a performance version which you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XZGteH4NIc


You listen to the rest of the songs on iTunes. Also check out a Dance Practice video for Hands on Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSMRHUHvVW4



For more on Chung Ha visit these links:

Generasia profile: http://www.generasia.com/wiki/Chungha

All Kpop article: http://www.allkpop.com/article/2017/05/kim-chung-ha-talks-about-her-journey-from-jype-trainee-to-ioi-and-solo-debut



What do you think of the Hands on Me EP?


*Her surmame is Kim since Korean names have the last name first. :)

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