2NE1′s Sandara Park Cheers on WINNER’s Mino

YG Entertainment’s new boy group WINNER has made their debut with the titled tracks “Empty” and “Color Ring.” The double title tracks are from Winner’s debut album, “2014 S/S,” released August 12, and since then, the group has been ranking high on music charts. You can read more about it here. Sandara Park of 2NE1 showed support for the debut of her ...

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2NE1′s CL Posts Picture With Queen’s Brian May

2NE1 leader CL has posted a photograph of herself with legendary rock guitarist Brian May to her Instagram site. The British guitarist is known for his hits with singer Freddie Mercury as part of Queen during the 1970s-80s, such as “I Want to Break Free” and “We Will Rock You.” The band played a concert in Seoul on August 14 as part of a tour that took place in venues acro...

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2NE1′s CL Hangs Out with Big Shot Friends in LA

2NE1′s leader CL managed to squeeze in some quality time with her good friends in the US– celebrity jeweler Ben Baller, fashion designer Jeremy Scott, and DJ Diplo! The fierce fashionista left for LA on August 11 to film the music video for Skrillex’s “Dirty Vibe” together with label mate BIGBANG’s G-Dragon. While in LA, CL got to mix business with pleasure as s...

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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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I Heart It: K-pop Instagram (August 3 – August 9)

Welcome back, Soompiers to another week full of adorable K-Pop Instagram posts to kickstart your weekend! This week’s edition features a lot of cute selcas and some group photos of your favorite artists with their friends.  Flip through the gallery to find out what your favorite K-Pop stars were up to this past week!   2AM‘s Jinwoon is a lovely summer flower boy! 2AM’s Seulong...

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Sandara Park Updates Fans on Her Whereabouts in the Philippines

On August 7, 2NE1’s Sandara Park posted a photo on her personal Instagram with a short caption, “Star circle quest.” In the photo, she can be seen posing happily with her group of friends. She revealed that she is indeed in the Philippines. Fans especially compliment her cuteness with her signature “apple hair” (front of her hair is tied up like the stem of an apple) and a childish smile. Her youn...

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Park Bom’s Stylist Lashes Out at Rookie Rapper Kemy and Her Diss Track

Park Bom’s stylist posted a sharp response today to A.KOR‘s Kemy, who recently released a diss track called “Do the Right Thing,” targeting the 2NE1 member and her recent drug scandal. (See: Rookie Rapper Kemy of A.KOR Targets 2NE1′s Park Bom with a Diss Track) Here’s what Park Bom’s stylist said: “Look at everyone and their grandmother saying that they’re doing hip hop and throwing out diss...

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