[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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[To:ur Imagination] From K-Drama, K-Trend, K-Culture to K-Beauty, Which Itinerary Topped S...

We held a poll the past week asking Soompiers which itinerary they’d like to use if they get a chance to win a free trip to Korea, and the results are out! FYI, we also held the poll separately on Soompi Spanish and Soompi France so the final percentages could be different from what’s displayed on the poll. Four non-Korean celebrities had a chance to go on the To:ur Imagination tour with different...

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Zhang Li Yin Releases a Dramatic MV for “Agape” Featuring EXO’s Tao, f(x...

SM Entertainment‘s Chinese solo artist Zhang Li Yin released a music video for her latest single “Agape” which features Tao of EXO, Victoria from f(x), and actor Song Jae Rim. The beautiful and soulful ballad track, with lyrics written by Zhang Li Yin, is perfectly accompanied by the dramatic music video which has a very tragic story line. In the music video, Tao portrays a devas...

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[To:ur Imagination] Poll: K-Drama, K-Trend, K-Culture, K-Beauty, Which Itinerary Do You Li...

Hi Soompiers! If you didn’t get the memo earlier (where have you been?), BIGBANG invites you to participate in a fun event where you can win a free trip to Korea. We have previously covered four non-Korean celebrities who had a chance to go on the To:ur Imagination tour with custom itineraries. Scroll through the page for a refresher on the different itineraries. Otherwise, scroll to the very end ...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – August Week 1

There were many changes on the chart this week, with the top two coming from outside last week’s top 10. Girl’s Day’s “Darling” won on Music Core and Inkigayo, while  B1A4‘s “Solo Day” won on Music Bank,  M!Countdown, and Show Champion.  Girl’s Day easily secured the win as “Darling” scored a lot more points on independent charts and our Soompi Airplay.  “Darling” is the title tr...

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[To:ur Imagination] Delve Into the Beauty Secrets of Korea with YouTube Makeup Star Michel...

We’ve previously announced that KTO (Korea Tourism Organization) is hosting two fun events for foreign fans: Event 1 (win a free trip to Korea or other prizes), Event 2 (simply share a video link to win an iPad mini or other prizes). Both events take minimal effort to participate, which you can see from our tutorial articles. Just click on the respective events for the easy 5 step process! For thi...

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