Album Release: “Loving the Silent Tears: The Musical,” featuring Brian Joo and...

We are excited to share with you the news about the CD release for the “Loving the Silent Tears” musical. It was an amazing collaboration with top artists in Hollywood and Broadway as well as international stars, including Korean pop star Brian Joo and Korean-American singer Heather Park. You can find Soompi’s recap of the event and our exclusive interview with Brian Joo here and...

[Event Review] KPOPCON 2013 “Volume UP!” at UC Berkeley

On February 16-17, a dedicated group of students from UC Berkeley hosted the second collegiate K-Pop convention in the United States: KPOPCON 2013. KPOPCON is a “gathering that strives to unite fans of all backgrounds to celebrate the continuously evolving K-pop world in a social, creative, and academic setting.” According to the KPOPCON official website, this year’s theme, ̶...

[Exclusive] Eric Nam Signed CD + Poster Giveaway

Hi Soompiers! You probably know all about Eric Nam from our exclusive interview by now, right? If you’ve read it, you know that Eric is Korean American and used to come on Soompi regularly to connect with other Korean Americans and those with an interest in Asian music and culture. Now that he has broken into the Korean entertainment industry, he sincerely wants to connect with international...

Arab Fans Show Jaejoong Their Love and Support

K-Pop obviously has fans from all around the world. Although we’re about a week late, we wanted to acknowledge a group of international fans from Morocco, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq and Palestine, who prepared this sweet video message and gifts (click through the gallery to see them) to celebrate Jaejoong’s birthday (January 26th). Jaejoong, if you’re...

11 YouTube K-Pop Covers Worth Checking Out

As you probably know, YouTube covers of all kinds are really popular these days. There is some tremendous talent on YouTube in the K-Pop cover scene, so to help you navigate through it all, we have picked out just a few fantastic YouTube covers of recent K-Pop songs to share with you. The first on our list is Chad Future‘s English cover of G-Dragon‘s “Crayon” (click here fo...

Taemin’s “Dream Girl” Teaser Images Revealed

SHINee gave a huge treat to their fans yesterday by announcing that they are coming back with a new full-length album on February 19th! Their title track will be called “Dream Girl.” Yesterday Key’s teaser photos for the new album were released, and here we are today with Taemin’s teaser photos. I personally like these better than the ones they released for “Sherlock&...

Viki to Host Live Google+ Hangout with LUNAFLY

We have news about an exciting event for LUNAFLY fans! Our friends at Viki are hosting a Google+ Hangout (a live video chat) with the boys of LUNAFLY! You’ll be able to watch the hangout live on December 11 8pm-10pm PST on Viki’s YouTube channel.  You can submit a question for LUNAFLY on Facebook here. One lucky fan will be chosen to participate in the Google+ Hangout and ask their que...

[Exclusive] “A Werewolf Boy” Movie Screening Giveaway (Los Angeles, CA)

Attention SoCal Soompiers! To promote the new South Korean movie, A Werewolf Boy (늑대소년), Soompi is running a giveaway from November 8 to November 13. We will be giving away 10 pairs of tickets to a special advance screening of the film being held by CJ Entertainment on Thursday, November 15 @ 8pm at CGV Cinemas in Los Angeles.  The film stars Song Joong Ki and Park Bo Young and is currently doing ...

[Event Recap] Brian Joo in “Loving the Silent Tears”

On Saturday, October 27, 2012, Korean pop star Brian Joo took part in a star-studded, one-time musical event titled “Loving the Silent Tears” at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA. Working amongst a cast of Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winners, as well as other renowned international artists, Brian stated, “I’ve never imagined being a part of a production of this calib...

Korean Movies 101

Soompi has put together a list of must-see Korean films–your Korean movie staples, if you will. These films have received international critical acclaim and are beloved by fans. Our recommendations are broken up into four categories: Thrillers, Action, Dramas and Romantic Comedies. You can find most of these films with English subtitles on Netflix or YouTube. For more great Korean movie and ...