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Watch the Teaser for Jiyeon’s First Solo Album

Although known as a member of T-ara, Jiyeon has released the teaser for her upcoming solo album. On April 7, the youngest member of T-ara released the teaser video for her upcoming title song, “1 Minute 1 Second.” Although the singer had previously released a teaser image showing a more girly, pink concept, the teaser revealed Jiyeon’s sexy look. The black and white video complim...

Junggigo’s Next Collaboration Partner Revealed to Be Beenzino

After wrapping up the promotions for “Some,” Junggigo is already looking for new challenges, this time in collaboration with rapper Beenzino. Starship Entertainment announced on April 8, “Junggigo will work together with Beenzino for his next project that will be revealed on April 17. The recording has been completed, and they are currently in the final stages. They devoted their...

Kim Hyun Joong Says He Would Not Have Taken Kim Soo Hyun’s Character in “Man f...

In an interview with TV Report, Kim Hyun Joong talked about “Man from the Stars” and his recent drama, “Age of Feeling.” He said, “If I had gotten a proposal for ‘Man from the Stars,’ I would never have been able to do it. Kim Soo Hyun was able to pull off the character of Do Min Joon because he’s a great actor, but if it were me, I wouldn’t have pulled it off.” He continue...

Eric Nam Goes “Ooh Ooh” in New MV with INFINITE’s Hoya!

The wait is over because Eric Nam is finally back in the music scene! The singer has just dropped the music video to his comeback single, “Ooh Ooh” featuring INFINITE’s Hoya. “Ooh Ooh” is a funky jazz beat track that shows off Eric Nam’s smooth vocals. He’s seen getting ready for the day then sporting sharp suits while the video is a bright and colorful one, reflecting the cute concept of his come...

Male Duo 2BiC Tries “Plastic Surgery” for Fourth Teaser for “Love Game”

There aren’t many days left before 2BiC releases its second mini album “Soulmate.” On April 8, the group dropped the fourth video teaser for title track “Love Game.” Just like the other teasers, this one is slightly comedic and a little outside of the norm. But, what is the norm these days as artists try to outdo one another left and right? This teaser is set in a plastic surgeon’s office and the ...

[Soompi Shop] Autographed Eric Nam “Ooh Ooh” Special Package!

ORDER HERE Hi Soompiers! Soompi Shop is bringing to you for the very first time a special with solo artist Eric Nam! The talented singer and former Soompier (!),will be signing copies of his latest single album, “Ooh Ooh“! The special package will also include two other items: Eric Nam’s official slogan and a button set. Only 150 copies will be available for this deal,  so suppor...

HIGH4 Debuts with “Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms” Single and MV Featuring IU

Four-member boy group HIGH4 has officially debuted! The group has just released its first single, “Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms,”  as well as the full music video for their debut track.   HIGH4 is composed of vocalists Kim Sung Gu and Baek Myung Han, and rappers Yim Young Jun and Alex, all four members of which are also songwriters. Singer IU wrote the lyrics to HIGH4′s debut t...

EXO to Hold Their First Solo Concert

Now at the two-year anniversary of their debut, EXO will be holding their first solo concert. The concert, “EXO FROM EXOPLANET #1 – THE LOST PLANET,” will be held for two days, on May 24 and 25, at the Seoul Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium. Not only is anticipation high for EXO’s first ever solo concert, but the group will be holding concerts all over Asia, as well. For the concert, EXO has prepar...

Lee Jun Ki Cast as Gunslinger in New Drama, “The Joseon Shooter”

Actor Lee Jun Ki has been confirmed for the new KBS historical romance action drama, “The Joseon Shooter.” For his first comeback to the small screen in a year, he will be playing the role of Park Yoon Kang, the last swordsman of the Joseon era who becomes a gunslinger and a hero of the people. Through his agency, Lee Jun Ki said that what captivated him the most with this drama in particular amon...

[Giveaway] Win Special Screening Tickets to “Make Your Move” Starring BoA and Derek Hough ...

Did you miss out on our first special screening tickets giveaway to see BoA and Derek Hough‘s awesome dance movie “Make Your Move” before it hits theaters on April 17? Today’s your lucky day! Thanks to CJ E&M America, Soompi will be giving away 5 MORE pairs of tickets to each special screening of “Make Your Move” in NYC, LA, and now DC and Miami!  The screen...