Soompi Daily Digest – May 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)     f(x) wins this week’s Mnet M! Countdown! Check out other performances by:  Jay Park, 4minute, Rainbow ,SISTAR 19, Kim Tae-woo, Clover, CNBLUE, U-Kiss, and many more! (

2)     Big Bang is off to a great start as their second official Japanese album “BIGBANG 2” topped the Oricon Daily Album Chart on the day of its release! (

3)     Jun Ji-Hyun used to be the biggest female star in the late 90s to early 2000s. We compiled the many different faces of Jun Ji Hyun here. (

4)     Figure skating queen Kim Yuna showed two completely different sides of her at the “KCC Switzen All That Skate Spring 2011.” (

5)     G.Na seeks overseas advancement with the release of Bruno Mars cover track, “Count on Me.” (

6)     SBS reported that Hyunbin’s training photos would be sold in a photo album and the Korean Marines would be receiving some of the profits—but the Marines have denied the report today! (

7)     FT Island released a teaser photo for their upcoming new album “Return.” This would make the group’s first return to Korea in nearly a year. (

8)     Jung Yong Hwa clarified various rumors that he was a chaebol and that his father is a doctor of oriental medicine. (

9)     DBSK has been chosen as Pepsi Zero’s “Pepsi Nex” models for their professional and clean image. (

10)    Yet another photo of Lee Min Ho and Park Min Young at the “City Hunter” drama shooting set has been released! (

Photo of the Day:


SNSD Jessica’s ID photo has been circulating the Web lately. How come our ID photos don’t come out like this? (

Tweet of the Day:


“Our manager Sub is good looking.” Hyori shared these photos of her manager on Twitter. He is already famous amongst Hyori fans as a handsome manager. (

Quote of the Day:


“I dated six female celebrities.”Tony An said on MBC talk show “Beautiful Person.” Wonder if he’ll reveal their names on tomorrow’s show! (

Release of the Day:



The long-awaited new single of 2NE1 got released today at midnight! This track titled “Lonely” boasts a heavy acoustic sound and the distinct vocals of each individual member. Enjoy! (

Best Person of the Day: – Your ultimate destination for all the latest K-Pop news have just gotten a big makeover today! Our redesigned skin and new layout will make your time on so much more enjoyable. We’ll be unveiling some more improvements over the next few months, so make sure you stay tuned! (