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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I Heart It: K-pop Instagram (August 3 – August 9)

Welcome back, Soompiers to another week full of adorable K-Pop Instagram posts to kickstart your weekend! This week’s edition features a lot of cute selcas and some group photos of your favorite artists with their friends.  Flip through the gallery to find out what your favorite K-Pop stars were up to this past week!   2AM‘s Jinwoon is a lovely summer flower boy! 2AM’s Seulong...

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B.A.P Becomes First K-Pop Group to Perform on MTV Sessions

MTV Asia‘s music series “MTV Sessions” will be seeing its first K-pop act to perform on its stage in the six-member boy band B.A.P. According to an announcement made by the television network through its official website on August 1, B.A.P will be featured on the show, MTV Sessions, wherein the group will perform a selection of their songs live in front of their fans in an intima...

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What’s in a Name? Discover the Real Names of Your Favorite K-Pop Group Idols

K-pop idols have some of the most colorful names in music, and it will come as no surprise to many to hear that quite a few of our favorite stars do not actually go by the monikers they were born with. Many K-pop fans with an eye for trivia know facts like Rain’s real name is Jung Ji Hoon and that IU was originally Lee Ji Eun. But do you know what your favorite idol group stars are really called? ...

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I Heart It: K-Pop Instagrams (July 20 – 26)

….and we’re back! Hello Soompiers! Did you miss I Heart It: K-Pop Instagrams? We’re back to giving you another run through of the adorable Instagram posts made by your beloved K-pop artists throughout the week! Are you ready? Flip through the gallery to find out what your favorite K-Pop stars were up to this past week! 15&‘s Jimin raises the bar for selcas with her tw...

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15 Crazy K-Pop Hairstyles

K-Pop is known for some of the most extreme, avant-garde fashion in today’s pop culture. The cutting edge (and sometimes outrageous!) hairstyles are no exception. With colors ranging from one end of the rainbow to the other and cuts that go from cute to crazy, K-Pop artists definitely show us the fun and funky side of fashion. For those of you feeling adventurous with your hair this summer, here a...

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Young Jae Celebrates B.A.P 900 Days Since Debut with Message to Fans

B.A.P’s Young Jae celebrated the group’s recent achievement of passing the 900 day mark since debut by sending the fans a message. His message reads, “I want to make you guys happy with more good music and performances. Lets spend a long time together as well! It’s because you were here that 900 days was possible..! Lets meet quickly through new music and concert!! #BABYwanttoseeyou #god&lette...

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