Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – March Week 2

Even though it cannot repeat the perfect score of last week, the duet “Some” between Soyu and Junggigo is No. 1 for the third straight week.  This song just keeps piling up music show wins.  Even before very strong competitions, this week “Some” still wins on KBS Music Bank.  Odds don’t favor this song to be No. 1 again next week since we have a trio of major artists coming back and eyeing the top...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – March Week 1

Soyu and Jungigo’s “Some” not only repeated as No. 1 on our chart this week, but it becomes the first song in more than five and a half years to achieve a perfect score of 1000 points.  The last song did it was Lee Hyori’s “U-Go-Girl” back in August Week 3 of 2008.  “Some” swept all the music shows last week and was also topped both GAON and Billboard Korea. It is still winning on music shows this...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – February Week 4

We have a new No. 1 this week!  “Some,” a duet between SISTAR’s Soyu and R&B artist Junggigo, jumps from No. 26 all the way to the top spot this week, overtaking our three-week champion Girl’s Day and their “Something.”  Soyu has become a favorite duet partner for male K-Pop artists as this is the third time she’s helping a relatively unknown male artist to get into the spotlight. In 2012, Soy...

[EXCLUSIVE] G-Dragon, EXO, 2NE1 and More Thank Fans for Soompi Awards 2013

WATCH VIDEO NOW! This is the moment K-Pop fans all around the world have been waiting for – the results of the 9th annual 2013 Soompi Awards! Sponsored by the mobile application LINE, the Soompi Awards is bigger than ever with more votes, more awards, and more stars! From Artist of the Year to Best Fandom, we are proud to honor the top artists in K-Pop, as well as you, the fans. K-Pop music contin...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – February Week 3

Girl’s Day’s “Something” continues to dominate and remains No. 1 for a third week. It becomes the first song since EXO’s big hit “Growl” last year to record three straight weeks on top of our chart. Taking full advantage of the slower months of K-Pop at the beginning of the year, Girl’s Day establishes themselves as one of the rising girl groups (we have another two in this week’s top 10). Ailee’s...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – February Week 2

Happy Lunar New Year to all our readers. Due to Korea’s Lunar New Year celebrations, not many singers released new songs.  As a result, our music chart is quieter this week and the top three songs remain the same as last week.  Girl’s Day’s “Something” becomes the first song to repeat as No. 1 this year.  This week it further pulls away from Ailee’s “Singing Got Better,” which remains at No....

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – February Week 1

After spending the last two weeks at No. 2, Girl’s Day finally scores their first ever No. 1 song on our chart with “Something.” Girl’s Day has been getting close to the top as their past few hits are all top five songs. This time they finally win, moving past last week’s No. 1 Ailee’s “Singing Got Better.” With the heated competition in K-Pop these days, spending three weeks in the top two is no ...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – January Week 4

Once again, the new No. 1 song this week is from outside of the top 10 last week.  Ailee scores her third No. 1 song on our chart with her latest hit “Singing Got Better,” up from No. 18 last week.  Written by her mentor Wheesung, this is a song about a woman who focus herself on singing after a breakup to lessen her heartache, and eventually her singing skills got better.  Despite only winning a ...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – January Week 3

There are a lot of changes in the top 10 this week. Both the top two songs were from outside of the top 10 last week.  MC The Max took home the top spot with “Wind That Blows,” rising from No. 22 last week. Back in the mid-2000s, MC The Max was a regular in the top 10 with many chart-topping hits. With their trademark emotional rock ballad tailor-made for winter, I often referred to MC The Max as ...

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – January Week 2

As expected, IU’s “Friday” becomes our new No. 1 song this week.  Despite having no promotions, this song won all three TV network music show last week, and also tops Billboard Korea.   As a result, “Friday” moves up six spots and easily won this week with a high score.  Congratulations to IU. Moving up seven spots to a distant second is veteran R&B quartet Brown Eyed Soul.  Their song “You” h...