SHINee, 2PM, Infinite, SISTAR and More Rock the Stage at the LA K-Pop Festival

On April 12, the LA K-Pop Festival was held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The event was created to celebrate the 111th anniversary of Korean American immigration. Sponsored by KBS, this day long event started with a festival, featuring Korean food, dramas and of course, K-Pop! The main stage featured a K-Pop talent competition in which the winner would receive a trip to Korea and prize mon...

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I Heart It: K-Pop Instagrams (Apr. 6 – Apr. 12)

Welcome back Soompiers to another round of Instagram posts shared by your favorite stars! Guess who arrived in Los Angeles for their performance at the LA K-Pop Festival? Went to six flags to catch a roller coaster or two? Gave their autographed CD to GOT7 members Mark and Jackson? Wore matching Mickey mouse shirts? Flip through the gallery to find out! Minzy thanks fans for coming out to the &#...

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Park Jin Young Ranks No.1 For Revenues Earned from Music Copyright for Three Years Straigh...

Singer and producer, Park Jin Young was named the composer with the most revenue from music copyright for three consecutive years. On April 8, the Korean Music Copyright Association released a report, “2013 Composer Revenue Aggregate,” Park Jin Young was reported to have received the most revenues from his music copyright. He has received this title for three years straight since 2011. 2013 was no...

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2PM’s Nichkhun and Girl’s Generation’s Tiffany Confirmed to Be Dating

Tiffany is the next Girls’ Generation member to be caught up in a dating scandal, and its with 2PM member Nichkhun. Sports Seoul reported the news and photos of Nichkhun and Tiffany on a date. According to the report, the two were originally friends for many years, as they were idols who lived in the U.S. Friendship blossomed into love, and the two started dating at the end of last year.  A ...

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4Minute Wins #1 on Spring Special of M!Countdown + Performances by Crayon Pop, 2PM, MBLAQ,...

This week’s M! Countdown is the Spring Special edition, which was held at the Yokohama Arena in Japan! On this episode, 4Minute went up against Lim Chang Jung and eventually took home the #1 trophy with “Whatcha Doin’ Today?“! Congratulations to the girls! Crayon Pop, M.I.B and LEDApple held comeback stages for their songs “Uh-ee,” “CHISA’BOUNCE̶...

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He Said/She Said: Is There a Double Standard for Sexiness in K-Pop?

He Said – She Said is a special Soompi editorial that gives male and female perspectives on current topics and trends of the Korean entertainment world.  For our first “He Said She Said” column last February, we discussed the recent trend of hyper-sexualized girl group concepts. As Soompiers offered their own opinion on whether these new girl group promotional tactics were actually sex...

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April Will Be the Battle of Boy Groups as EXO, Infinite, Beast, and 2PM Plan on Comebacks

If March was the battle of girl groups, April will be the battle of boy groups as EXO, Infinite, Beast, 2PM all plan to make their comeback in the same month.  12 member boy group, EXO will be making their comeback in mid April as it was announced that the group would be holding their showcase on April 15. Although the group promoted as one whole group last year through hit songs “Wolf̶...

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2PM’s Taecyeon Displays Charisma as Tough Bodyguard on “Wonderful Days”

Ok Taecyeon is wowing the audience of the top rated drama “Wonderful Days” with his exceptional acting performance as the tough bodyguard Kang Dong Hee. On the 11th episode of the drama that aired on March 29, Kang Dong Hee stood in front Oh Seung Hoon(Park Joo Hyung), protecting him from his angry father Oh Chi Soo(Go In Beom) who was armed with a golf club. Dong Hee refused to move, ...

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