Which K-Pop Star Shares Your September Birthday?

Happy birthday to everyone with a September birthday! This month features the birthday of popular male actors such as Hyun Bin, Song Joong Ki, Joo Won,  Jung Il Woo, and Lee Jong Suk. Idol birthdays include f(x)‘s Amber, BEAST‘s Hyunseung, G.NA, After School‘s Nana, Block B‘s Zico, EXO-M‘s Chen, Girl’s Generation‘s Hyoyeon, SHINee‘s Key, GOT7‘...

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I Heart It: K-pop Instagram (August 24 – August 30)

Welcome back, Soompiers, to another week full of adorable K-Pop Instagram posts to kick start your weekend! Let’s find out how your favorite artists spent the last week of August by flipping through this gallery! JYJ‘s Kim Jaejoong bid summer and August goodbye by going on a holiday in Jeju! *envious* Wonder Girls’ Hyerim has some fun in the photo booth with her friend!~ B....

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Soompi K-Pop Idol Rap Battle: Quarterfinals

And now it’s time for Round 3 of the Soompi K-Pop Idol Rap Battle! We’re now down to a quarter of our original contestants, and there have been some unexpected casualties along the way. Round 2 was pretty tough. There weren’t any rappers that were outright crushed; a lot of battles were, in fact, very, very close. The biggest gap in votes was seen between BIGBANG‘s T.O.P an...

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Soompi K-Pop Idol Rap Battle: Round 2

Welcome to Round 2 of the Soompi K-Pop Idol Rap Battle! The first round was a motley assortment of battles, some of them being complete runaway matches (T.O.P vs. HyunA, G-Dragon vs. Jung Hana), with no question as to the clear winner, and others with less of a split (CL vs. Rap Monster, Bang Yong Guk vs. Ilhoon). Still, some of the matches were neck and neck all the way (Jackson vs. Yong Junhyung...

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[Video] Kangin’s Favorite Group AOA on AS4U!

 When “A Song For You” producers asked Super Junior‘s Kangin who he wanted to have as a guest on AS4U, his immediate answer was hot girl-group AOA! Lucky for him, the producers agreed with his pick and this week the girls were the featured guest! They joined MCs Amber from f(x) and Sungjae from BTOB! Here is the round-up of some of the many reasons you should check out their epis...

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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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[Exclusive] AOA Members Battle It Out for a Date with Super Junior’s Kangin on “A So...

The Soompi Team arrived on the filming set of KBS’ global request show “A Song For You,” which took place at the heart of Seoul in Myeongdong Tourist Information Center for this episode. The six lovely ladies of AOA were getting ready for the shoot by the time we arrived, getting their makeup fixed and warming up their vocals for the performance portion. Good news for BTOB fans who missed Yook Sun...

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[VIDEO] B1A4 Brings Their A-Game to AS4U

KBS’s newest global request variety show “A Song For You” is getting all of the great variety idols and each week is more enjoyable than the last. This week’s episode starring B1A4 was not only hilarious, but also full of quality performances. BTOB’s Sungjae was absent due to BTOB’s Japan concert, so Super Junior’s Kangin and f(x)’s Amber were joined by 4Minute’s HyunA in his stead! See also: [Exc...

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