Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – January Week 1

Happy New Year to all our readers!  We are starting the 10th year of our Soompi Weekly Music Chart.  At the start of every year, we review our existing chart sources and make necessary adjustments to keep it more updated.  There are three changes this year: Air Monitor (15%) is no longer a source since they have switched to a paid service. We have combined all TV Network music show rankings into ...

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Dal Shabet to Collaborate with Shinsadong Tiger for Comeback Song “B.B.B”

Six-member girl group Dal Shabet will be making a comeback in the start of the year, and the group will be collaborating with none other than Shinsadong Tiger. With the comeback set to the tune of Shinsadong Tiger’s song, fans can anticipate another hit song created by the famous producer. On January 3, the music producer wrote on his Twitter, “Happy New Year and receive many blessings in 2014~ Fi...

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[Exclusive] Interview with Dabit: Korean-American Singer and Soompier!

Hey Soompiers! Happy New Year! And to start off the brand new year, we bring you our first interview for 2014 with none other than the super-talented rookie singer Dabit who turns out to be own of our very own. Yes, he’s a Soompier like you and me! Dabit graduated from Berklee School of Music and was formerly a trainee at Choeun Entertainment to debut in the current idol group 24K. He left the age...

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[Soompi] Ultimate Staff Picks of 2013!

2013 is officially over, and with it comes a time of celebration and reflection. How many excellent artists, dramas, songs, shows, and albums have we been graced with this year? Sure, we have our excellent Soompi Awards 2013 to let the charts and the fans speak for themselves (and we can’t wait to see what they have to say). Still, our staff members hold some soft spots for various actors, s...

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Soompi’s Event Coverage of K-Pop Around the World in 2013

2013 is almost over Soompiers and what better way to end the year than to take a look at what’s happened in 2013. Check out some of the best photos from different events that Soompi attended this year! 1. “Dream Kpop Fantasy Concert” in Manila with INFINITE, TASTY, U-KISS, Tahiti, EXO, and Girls’ Generation. Six different Kpop groups started 2013 with a bang and headed over to the Philippines las...

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“Superstar K” Finalist Kim So Jung Releases MV feat. Duo J2M

Singer Kim So Jung is back with double single “You, Then You Part 1” along with Part 2 of the same name. Known as an “uhm-chin-ddal” during her auditioning days through the second season of “Superstar K” in 2010 for attending prestigious public research university KAIST. She made her debut in 2012, and it’s been a year since she dropped an album. Kim So Jung composed and wrote the lyrics with some...

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The Winners of 2013 MBC Entertainment Awards

Congratulations to all the winners of 2013 MBC Entertainment Awards. While we covered all of the award winners in our extensive live blog, it is probably easier to read a summary of the winners on this extravagant night. Opening Performance - Dynamic Duo – Friday Night The Radio and Current Affairs Program Awards Radio RelatedAchievement Award – Nam Kyung Tae Scriptwriter Award –...

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SHINee’s Taemin and A Pink’s Son Na Eun to Leave “We Got Married”

Bittersweet news for all Taemin and Son Na Eun fans. On December 30, a representative from MBC’s variety program “We Got Married” shared that the two idols are leaving the program. While talking to Sports Korea, the representative explained, “We’re currently working on the details on their leave. However, nothing has changed for Jung Yoo Mi – Jung Joon Young and Lee So Yeon – Yoon Han ...

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[Live Blog] 2013 SBS Gayo Daejun – Redefining The Meaning Of Extravagance

Welcome to Soompi’s live recap service! We’re trialling a new system to bring you better coverage of the end of year award ceremonies, so please bear with any hiccups tonight :) Let’s have some fun with this! If you would like to know more about the 2013 SBS Gayo Daejun, please read our live blog introduction page here. Follow the live recap up top, and join in on the live chat below! We welcome y...

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