4minute Reveals Album Jacket for “Love Tension”

On July 9, 4minute revealed the album jacket image for the new Japanese single “Love Tension” that will be released in August. The single will be released on August 22. It has been 8 months since 4minute released their last Japanese single which was “Ready Go” back in December, 2011. The new “Love Tension” single album will contain 4 tracks that include the Japanese version of “Volume Up.” In the ...

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2012 Half Year Top 10 K-Pop Songs

We have reached the half way point of 2012 and it is time to announce the half year top 10 songs on our chart.  The calculation method is the same as what we used for our year end chart and soompi gayo awards.  Newer songs will have a higher weight and each song’s total score will be adjusted according to their weekly chart position, competitions they are facing, and time of release. There are a t...

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K-Pop’s Best Celebrity Twitter/Me2Day Photos in June – What Was Your Favorite?

June was another busy month in the K-Pop Twittersphere, with your favorite stars sharing beautiful selcas, thank you messages, and just plain hilarious photos! Park Min Young and Park Yoo Chun updated fans with their latest photos, while SISTAR and 2NE1 thanked fans for their group anniversaries. Jung Yong Hwa and Junho were busy showing off their ripped bodies, and Kwak Hyun Hwa tried to make a s...

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Professional Dancers Vote for the Top 4 Dancers among Idols

On June 26, MBC MUSIC’s “Show Champion” revealed the best four dancers among idols. For the past month, producers of the show asked a team of professional dancers to vote for the best dancer among idols. Based on the polls, Big Bang’s Taeyang, Jay Park, Gahee, and 4minute’s HyunA topped the list. Those who participated in the survey based their votes on the idols’ basic dance foundation, technical...

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Graduation Season Is Over – Which Schools Have the Most Celebrities?

It’s the end of June, and for those of you in the U.S., that means graduation season is almost over. In Korea, however, school year starts in March and graduation season doesn’t come until the end of February. Most college students in Korea are facing final exams now, and it’s no exception for all the K-Pop stars enrolled in Korean colleges. Unfortunately, many of these celebrities are unabl...

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4minute and G.NA Go on a Train Trip Together

Girl group 4minute and singer G.NA revealed proof shots of their train trip. On June 20, G.NA wrote on her twitter, “Today, I am going on a trip riding the KTX with the baby girls, my baby, 4minute! You are curious about where we are going, right? It’s been a long time since we’ve been together like this.” Along with the tweet, she uploaded a photo. On the same day, 4minute...

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Which Female Idols Would You Select as Members of F4?

On yesterday’s episode, MBC Music’s “Show Champion” announced that men in their twenties and thirties chose sexy HyunA (4minute), innocent Suzy (miss A), chic Sohee (Wonder Girls), and lovely Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation) as the ultimate flower four of girl groups. According to producers, the results came from a street poll that asked young, male passerbys to choose among thirty girl group members. ...

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4minute’s Heo Ga Yoon Reveals Airport Fashion Tips and Insecurity with Her Thin Ankl...

4minute Heo Ga Yoon revealed how much she prepares in advance for airport fashion. As many Soompi readers already know, airport fashion is a big deal in South Korea with the paparazzi often taking photos of celebrities leaving for other countries. Heo Ga Yoon appeared on the “Desired Style” corner of cable channel OnStyle’s “Style Log: Weekly.” She explained her unique styling know-how in preparat...

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