Soompi Daily Digest – Apr. 19th, 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)     TVXQ, 2PM, 4Minute and many other idol bands will hold a charity concert in Japan this June. If you’re in Japan, make sure you’re there! (

2)     IU almost made it to the hit reality show MBC “Survival: I am a Singer.” Would have been great to see her on the show! (

3)     MC Mong holds a press conference and opens up about military dodging allegations for the first time today. (

4)     Which Korean female idol will still look great ten years from now? (

5)     The Eat Your Kimchi couple reviews Big Bang’s “Love Song.” It’s a semi-serious review for a serious MV. (

6)     Check out these stunning photos of SNSD for the May issue of Marie Claire! (

7)     F(x) releases their new MV, album jacket, and track list for their first full album “Pinocchio.” (

8)     A Pink’s MV for their debut song “I Don’t Know” got released today. It features Lee Gi Kwang of BEAST too! (

9)     Park Bom released the first teaser for her upcoming digital single ( Read an exclusive preview of her new single “Don’t Cry” only on Soompi! (

10)   Listen to 30 seconds of each of the top 50 songs from this week’s Soompi Chart (

Photo of the Day:


Actress Kim Tae Hee continues to impress with sexy magazine photo shoots. Yesterday it was for Cosmopolitan (see here), and today it’s for Harper’s Bazaar.

Tweet of the Day:


“If you suck my soul I lick ya funky emotions.”Tiger JK, Korea’s ‘illest’ rap lyricist, tweets this mysterious message. (!/DrunkenTigerJK)

Quote of the Day:


“I think about it every day; how can I go to the army?”MC Mong at the press conference to address the media for the first time for his military dodging allegations. He cannot serve the army due to his health conditions and since he wasn’t found guilty of intentionally avoiding military service. (

Release of the Day:


Girl group f(x) finally releases their much anticipated new MV, plus album jacket and track list for Pinocchio (

Best Person of the Day:


TVXQ, 2PM, 4Minute, MBLAQ, U-KISS, T-ara, and four other KPOP idol bands—these ten idol groups have agreed to give a charity concert in Japan as part of their relief efforts for the recent tsunami/earthquake disaster. The benefit concert will be held in Osaka, Japan on June 7th.  (