Boy Group 100% Draws Attention for Starting the “Fan Welfare” Trend

6-member boy group 100% is drawing attention for looking out after the fans, and the media is coining their kind gesture as “fan welfare.” The members are currently holding fan signing events in different cities within Korea after releasing their latest mini album “Bang the Bush.” After realizing how uncomfortable it must be for fans to kneel while getting their albums signed, the members decided ...

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100% Gives Soompiers a Shoutout!

Hey Soompiers! Boy group 100% is back as five members – Hyuk Jin, Rock Hyun, Chan Yong, Jong Hwan, and Chang Bum. They immediately drew attention for having enthusiastic foreign male fans in America, Europe, and Asia who filmed reaction videos for the group’s title track “Beat” off the album “Bang the Bush.” The boys have been busy not only with music promotions, but are making a stand again...

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Highlights of K-Pop April Fools’ Day Pranks 2014

April Fools of 2014 has now passed us by and as we wait for the dust to settle, we here at Soompi have the difficult task of rummaging through the aftermath to try and pick out some of the best pranks to come out of the K-Pop world in 2014.  But we have prevailed! Without further adieu, here is some highlights of the best April Fools posts made by celebrities and fans alike.   The Great Fan Site...

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Performances from MBLAQ, Super Junior M, CNBLUE, Orange Caramel, 100% and More on SBS Inki...

The March 30 broadcast of SBS’ “Inkigayo”  saw the comeback performances of MBLAQ and Super Junior M, as well as hot performances from CNBLUE, Toheart, Lim Chang Jung, Orange Caramel, Baechigi, 100%, TINT, Melody Day, So Real, JJCC, Boys Republic, Hong Dae Kwang, Sunny Days Real Vocal,and MOA. See also: 4Minute Wins No.1 Against 2NE1 and Girls’ Generation on SBS Inkigayo 03.30.14 MBLAQ- Inte...

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100% Appointed as Ambassadors Against School Violence

Idol group 100% has joined the fight against a serious social issue. On March 26, the five members were appointed as the ambassadors against bullying during a meeting held at the Youngdeungpo Police Station in Seoul. Their mission will be to promote prevention of violence taking place in schools, an issue known as one of the “four social evils” along with other social problems. From no...

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100% Member Chanyong Cosplays as Spiderman on His Days Off

100% member Chanyong recently created a collage of all the photos taken of himself dressed up as Spiderman or indulging in his obsession with memorabilia related to the superhero.  The photos were also shared on an online community and have been gathering interest from netizens for Chanyong’s cute Spiderman impressions.  In the photos shown, Chanyong is seen recreating several different poses of h...

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4Minute, Lim Chang Jung, JJCC, Toheart, CNBLUE and More on SBS Inkigayo 03.23.14

This week’s Inkigayo was an exciting week as usual with debuts, comebacks, top names, and rising rookies! 2NE1, Girls’ Generation, and Soyu x Junggigo was up for no.1 once again with Girls’ Generation winning this week! See: Girls’ Generation Takes No.1 Against 2NE1, Soyu x Junggigo on SBS Inkigayo 03.23.14 Besides the three nominees, CNBLUE, 4Minute, Lim Chang Jung, Toheart, 100%, LED...

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