Lee Seung Hwan Achieves All-Kill Status with Sweet Tune “I’m Only Into You”

Veteran singer Lee Seung Hwan dropped the music video for title track “I’m Only Into You” off of his eleventh studio album “Fall to Fly” earlier last week, and it managed to achieve “all-kill status” on various online album charts. This status is highly coveted by musicians as it better signifies the popularity of an artist and song, and its currently difficult to sell albums in high quantity duri...

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Soompi K-Pop Dance Madness: Elite Eight

Soompi K-Pop Dance Madness is raging on! The Sweet Sixteen battles were fierce as several match-ups proved to be almost too close to call, fluctuating back and forth between the contenders while the vote was still out. But of course, the polls ended on March 31, and ultimately eight victors were named as the Elite Eight: Bora, Lay, Yunho, Lee Joon, Gikwang, Hyoyeon, Kai, and Mark. Which of these d...

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[Exclusive] Boyfriend Autographed Shirts Giveaway + Special Interview!

Hi Soompiers! Soompi recently caught up with Boyfriend for an exclusive interview at their first U.S. tour, “Boyfriend Live in U.S.A,” in Chicago! The six boys shared their thoughts on performing in the U.S. for the first time, how to tell the Jo twins apart (yes, there is a pair of twins in the group!), future plans, and who they would choose as their “Boyfriend” if they w...

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Soompi K-Pop Dance Madness: Sweet Sixteen

Welcome back to Soompi’s K-Pop Dance Madness! It’s time for Sweet Sixteen (and coincidentally, it’s also time for Soompi’s own Sweet Sixteen — happy birthday, Soompi)! Madness is indeed the name of the game as many established dancers were knocked out in the first round. If there was any doubt that fan voting would overtake objectivity, you could rest assured that, we...

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[Recap] Teen Top Goes “Crazy” During “High Kick” Tour in NYC

Last Sunday night was a roller-coaster ride of emotions as fans (“Angels”) laughed, cries and obsessed over their favorite K-Pop celebs at the first stop of the U.S. leg of Teen Top’s “2014 HIGH KICK World Tour” in NYC. The tour, crowdfunded by fans via Krowdpop, is part of Mnet America’s Headliner series, which also brought U-KISS and CNBlue’s U.S. tours this year. The tour will spawn documentary...

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Happy Sweet Sixteen Soompi!

♪ ♫ Happy Birthday to You ♫ ♪  ♪ ♫  Happy Birthday to You ♫ ♪  ♪ ♫ Happy Birthday Dear SOOMPI ♫ ♪  ♪ ♫ Happy Birthday to You ♫ ♪    March 27, 1998 was the day when a small community for K-pop lovers was born. Since then, the small forum-only site has grown to be one of the representative gateways to Korean entertainment and culture. Despite all the changes and incidents (Never forgot “The Gr...

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[Giveaway] Win a Chance to Meet with K-Pop Idols Backstage and Watch Them Perform at WAPOP...

Update: Winners have been announced! Scroll down for the list~ ==== Hey Soompiers! We have teamed up with WAPOP, which stands for World & Asia + WOW POP, to bring you an exciting opportunity to attend one of the concerts in April and get a chance to hang out with one of the groups of your choice backstage before their performance! We will be giving away 5 pairs of tickets so you can have a bla...

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[Exclusive] Lunafly Reveals Their Extravagant Hair Salon and More in “Sam Cam” Part 3

All great things must come to an end and, unfortunately, “Sam Cam” is not an exception. Sam Carter, a member of 3-member group Lunafly, shared with Soompiers the last of his 3-part series “Sam Cam.” The group made a comeback earlier this month with “Special Guy” featuring Brown Eyed Girls’ resident rapper Miryo, and Sam thought it would be a great idea to show Soompiers a little bit of what idols ...

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10 Korean Celebrities with Very Small Faces

A couple days ago, MBC’s “Section TV Entertainment News” aired a segment where a reporter told actress Yoon Seung Ah that she has a very small face- one that’s even smaller than actor Kang Dong Won. It is one of many features Koreans use to judge a person’s beauty and fans can easily hear reporters, the public, and even celebrities mention or gasp in awe complimenting how small one celebrity’s fac...

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