[Exclusive] Girl Group Secret Gives Soompiers a Holler with “Secret Summer” Release

Hey Soompiers! The four lovely ladies of Secret are back with the release of fifth mini album “Secret Summer,” which marks eight months since their last album “Gift From Secret.” The members teamed up with hit-maker Duble Sidekick for the first time to show a new side to themselves through title track “I’m In Love,” and have managed to dominate the charts immediately after release. Check out their...

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[To:ur Imagination] BIGBANG’s Daesung Radiates Like Sunshine in His KTO Photoshoot

Next up after releasing Taeyang and Seungri’s KTO photoshoot stills is Daesung, the group’s atmosphere maker and man who just radiates feel-good energy. The members of BIGBANG, the main faces for KTO’s summer event To:ur Imagination, gathered at a studio in Samseong-dong, Seoul earlier this year for the photoshoot. (You can see their short video at the end of this gallery.) To:ur Imagination is a ...

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[To:ur Imagination] BIGBANG’s Seungri Is All Levels of Cute in Unreleased KTO Photoshoot S...

We started off by releasing photos from Taeyang’s KTO photoshoot earlier this week and next up on our hit list is none other than BIGBANG’s grown up maknae Seungri. The members of BIGBANG, the main faces for KTO’s summer event To:ur Imagination, gathered at a studio in Samseong-dong, Seoul earlier this year for a photoshoot. To:ur Imagination is a fun event hosted by KTO (Korea Tourism Organizatio...

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Soompi K-Pop Idol Rap Battle: Round 1

Hip-hop has played a major role in influencing the sound of K-Pop, ranging from artists who incorporate a slight hip-hop influence in certain songs (2NE1 or Girls’ Generation) to groups that have a much heavier emphasis on hip-hop (Block B or B.A.P). Even within each idol group, there’s almost always a rapper — with so many groups these days, that’s a lot of rappers. (We...

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[Exclusive] AOA Members Battle It Out for a Date with Super Junior’s Kangin on “A So...

The Soompi Team arrived on the filming set of KBS’ global request show “A Song For You,” which took place at the heart of Seoul in Myeongdong Tourist Information Center for this episode. The six lovely ladies of AOA were getting ready for the shoot by the time we arrived, getting their makeup fixed and warming up their vocals for the performance portion. Good news for BTOB fans who missed Yook Sun...

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[Interview] Jung Joon Young Talks Gender Swap, “Fated to Love You” Cameo, and More in Cand...

Soompi, along with several other U.S. media outlets, had the opportunity to sit down with Jung Joon Young for a candid roundtable interview at this year’s KCON convention in Los Angeles, where the singer gave a shoutout to his fans in the U.S. and revealed his thoughts on body switching (hint – he wants to “touch his body”), his favorite “1 Night, Two Days” moment (and person), and playing G...

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[To:ur Imagination] Unreleased Photos of BIGBANG’s Taeyang from His KTO Photoshoot

The members of BIGBANG, the main faces for KTO’s summer event To:ur Imagination, gathered at a studio in Samseong-dong, Seoul earlier this year. Already in their ninth year as a musical act, the members easily displayed their professionalism on set. As fans already know, the members have their own unique charms. We’ve compiled a good number of unreleased photos of the members from the shoot. We’ll...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – August Week 2

We had a four way battle for the top spot this week: Last week’s champion Girl’s Day’s “Darling” took on a trio of brand new songs: SISTAR’s “Touch My Body,” INFINITE’s “Back,” and Block B’s “HER.”  It was SISTAR’s “Touch My Body” taking the top spot this week. This song is the title track of SISTAR’s second mini-album, “Touch & Move.” It has an additive melody and lyrics that are easy to sing...

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[Exclusive] Behind-the-Scenes with B1A4 at KBS’ “A Song For You” Filming, HyunA Joins as S...

The Soompi Team dropped by the filming set of KBS’ “A Song For You,” which took place at Incheon Asiad Main Stadium. It will be the main stadium for the upcoming 2014 Asian Games from September 19 to October 4. For this episode, BTOB’s Yook Sungjae couldn’t make it due to another schedule so 4minute’s HyunA stepped in as a one-day MC. The guests were none other than the five members of B1A4. Flip ...

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