I Heart It: K-Pop Instagrams (Apr 27 – May 3)

Welcome Back Soompiers to another week of Instagram posts from your favorite stars! After the Sewol Ferry tragedy, many stars have ceased posting on Instagram for the time being. Some have started posting again while quietly paying respects to those who lost their lives in the tragedy. Many also posted photos of yellow and black ribbons in remembrance of the victims. Check out which stars shared p...

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K-Pop Idol Group Infographic 2014

It has been more than two years since the first K-Pop Idol Group Infographic. Instead of continuing to name all the groups that have made their debut, this time we focus on the top 25 boy groups and top 25 girl groups. All information used features the members from within these 50 groups and was finalized on May 1, 2014. (click image for larger size) With so many groups out there, it definitely t...

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2PM’s Junho Considers Role Offer in Movie “Twenty”

It will be a busy year for 2PM‘s Junho if he decides to take on the role of Kim Woo Bin‘s friend in the upcoming movie “Twenty”. The singer-actor just finished filming “Memories of the Sword,” a period drama film starring Lee Byung Hun and directed by Park Heung Shik. He is currently carefully examining materials for his next project while preparing for the upco...

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Second Spin: Put Your Hands Up for 2PM’s Underrated Tracks

Second Spin puts the spotlight on songs that have remained out of it. It’s the chance to showcase some of the unpromoted tracks that are overshadowed by the signature songs in the featured artists’ discography. 2PM’s claim to fame in the fierce and competitive K-Pop scene is undoubtedly sex appeal and the unabashed way they deal with manlier, sensual concepts. All tall and well-built, the 2PM memb...

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miss A’s Suzy and 2PM’s Junho Donate 80 Million Won in Total for Sewol Ferry Relief Effort

JYP Entertainment’s artists Suzy (miss A) and Junho (2PM) join a long list of celebrities who have donated to help support the victims and their families of the Sewol ferry tragedy. It’s been belatedly reported that Suzy quietly donated 50 million won (about 50 thousand USD) on April 22, which went to Community Chest of Korea. JYP Entertainment revealed that they were unaware of her kind gesture. ...

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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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