Soompi Daily Digest – Apr. 12th, 2011


Here we bring a daily run-through of our top stories for each day. It’ll serve as your daily digest for all things KPOP!

Top Stories of the Day:

1)     Recap of MBC “We Got Married” Season 2 Episode 73 (

The recap parade of MBC “We Got Married” continues with the Yong-Seo couple’s wedding photo shoot episode. 

2)     Total revenue of SME, YGE, and JYPE hit record high numbers in 2010 (

The top three management agencies in today’s KPOP business generated more than 150 billion won (137 million USD) in total last year.

3)     Exclusive interview of WGM Yong-Seo Couple’s wedding photographer Lee Cheho (

Soompi got an exclusive interview with Lee Cheho, the wedding photographer of WGM Yong-Seo Couple. He talks about his career, life, and the so-called jinx (find out what it is!) BTW, this story is written by our intern hotshotlover30 who continues to impress with her writing prowess!

4)     R&B singer Bobby Kim is in danger of being paralyzed (

R&B singer Bobby Kim recently slipped at a local bar and fractured his rib and spinal bones, which could possible paralyze his entire lower body

5)     IU, Yoo In Na, Seo In Young, and Ji Yeon met with DBSK for a wedding photo shoot (

Four gorgeous women got together with the two DBSK boys for a wedding photo shoot. Who do you think looks best? (cause I can’t pick one winner!)

6)     Check out actress Park Min Young’s glamorous photo shoot from Jeju Island (

Actress Park Min Young radiates her elegance and beauty through a photo shoot that took place in Jeju Island for the clothing brand “Compagna.”

7)     CN Blue once again tops album charts…this time in Japan! (

CN Blue has ranked #1 on Japan’s Tower Records pre-order sales charts with their first regular album “First Step.” With today’s result, they became one of the very few artists to dominate Korean, Japanese, and Taiwanese album charts.

8)     Check out the Jang Geun Suk iPhone application! (

Jang Geun Suk wanted a way to communicate with his fans in real time and so he came up with a smartphone application. Her personally updates this with videos, photos, and other tidbits of his life.

9)     Eat Your Kimchi reviews U-Kiss’s “0330” (

Need I say more? It’s another episode of the “Eat Your Kimchi” couple’s music review. This time it’s U_Kiss’s new single “0330.”

10)  SNSD Yoona & Sunny reveal radiating beauty in SBS “Running Man” (

Check out these fabulous photos of SNSD Yoona and Sunny in SBS show “Running Man.” Despite their disguise, they weren’t able to fully conceal their beauty during the show!

11)  KARA sets another record in Japan! (

KARA becomes the first Korea girl group to take the no. 1 spot on the Oricon weekly singles chart with new sinlge “Jet Coaster Love.” BoA and DBSK are the only other Korean artists to accomplish the feat!

12)  Choi Si Won, Jeon Ji Hyun, Jang Hyuk, and Jo In Sung all learned from this man. (

Soompi had a chance to personally meet acting coach Ahn Hyuk Mo, the man behind those people’s success, and Hwang Sun Hee, the actress from SBS drama “Sign.”

13)  New Albums and Singles Preview – 2011 April Week 2 (

Big Bang’s new special edition album

Rainbow’s mini-album Vol. 3

Dal Shabet mini-album Vol. 2

Narsha (single) – The Thorn Birds OST Part 3

Photo of the Day:

F(x) releases their first group teaser for upcoming new album “Pinocchio,” set for release on Apr. 20th. You can check out the group’s individual teaser photos at Soompi!

Tweet of the Day:

“Artistic expression of good and evil by Krystal. I’m expecting a lot of comments.”Lee Teuk tweets this cute (?) photo of him and f(x) Krystal together…a little freaky?!

Quote of the Day:


“I hope children will continue to pursue their dreams, just like Yuna did. Her life story sets a good example for anyone from little kids to people of all ages.”Christine Dzidrums, writer of Kim Yuna’s biography

Release of the Day:

JYJ Yoochun’s TV commercial for Dong Suh Food Company’s new drink “Tio.” (Source: TV Daily)

Best Person of the Day:

People at SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment, and JYP Entertainment. The three agencies combined to generate more than 150 billion won (137 million USD) in 2010 alone and we would like to thank them for making KPOP better every day and spreading Korean pop culture all around the world. Keep up your good work big boys!