2PM’s Chansung: “Society Is Diseased”

2PM member Chansung, who in the past has been vocal about various societal issues through his personal Twitter account, continues to speak his mind. He recently tweet in the early morning of April 20 KST about the recent ferry tragedy, expressing his anger and frustration at the way people were taking advantage of the situation and the way the disaster was handled. In the first part of a long mess...

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I Heart It: K-Pop Instagrams (Apr. 13 – Apr. 19)

 Welcome back Soompiers to another week of snapshots from your favorite stars! Can you guess whose outfit was inspired by T.O.P’s “Doomdada” music video concept? Which celebrity went to Santa Monica? Thanked fans for treating staff with snacks? Took a photo with Michael Jackson‘s Hollywood star?  Flip through the gallery to find out! 2NE1 member Dara‘s look is inspi...

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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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