I Heart It: K-Pop Instagrams (Sept. 29 – Oct. 5)

A round-up of all the best K-pop Instagram photos.   This week’s edition features: Brian having dinner with fellow Crossfitter and friend Yoo Ji Tae; Taeyeon showing off her new bangs; Junhyung feeling hot from Busan fan love; Jooyeon being a cutie; Kahi working hard for her comeback; G-Dragon attending Jackie Chan‘s charity concert; and much more.    K-pop idols as they want you to see them...

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Flashback Friday – “Ballad Princes” Fly to the Sky

Do we have any Soompiers out there who remember dial-up internet and having to listen to this to get to spazz out on that strange thing called the Internet with other fangirls and fanboys?   If so, then you probably grew up with H.O.T., Sechs Kies, S.E.S., Fin.K.L, Baby V.O.X., Chakra, Bijou, Shinhwa, Fly to the Sky, Uptown, and 1TYM.  You probably remember Yoo Seung Jun being the original hot bad...

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Album Release: “Loving the Silent Tears: The Musical,” featuring Brian Joo and...

We are excited to share with you the news about the CD release for the “Loving the Silent Tears” musical. It was an amazing collaboration with top artists in Hollywood and Broadway as well as international stars, including Korean pop star Brian Joo and Korean-American singer Heather Park. You can find Soompi’s recap of the event and our exclusive interview with Brian Joo here and...

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Which K-Pop Star Shares Your January Birthday?

If you were born in January, you might share your birthday with JYJ’s Jaejoong, Super Junior’s Kangin, JJ Projet’s JB, or EXO-K’s Kai!  From AOA’s Seolhyun to Park Jin Young, we’re sending our birthday wishes to more than 20 K-Pop stars! In this article, we’ve put together some of the hottest K-Pop stars that share their birthdays in January! Just like last month, January is shaping up to be a goo...

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Brian Joo Surprises Fans with “Gangnam Style” Dance at His “Up-Close and...

The Singapore media met with Brian Joo for the first time during his “Up-Close and Personal Concert” press conference held in the early afternoon of Oct 11. Perhaps it was the humid and gloomy weather, it was a little awkward at the beginning as it took awhile for the media to warm up before we started fielding questions for Brian. B: Hello everyone! Thank you for coming. MC: Hello Bri...

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Re-imagine Girls’ Generation, Big Bang, and Super Junior with IU (IU’s Top K-P...

IU‘s been on my mind lately.  Apparently, I’m not the only one.  Maybe, I’m just looking for an excuse to write about IU?  (Side note: IU is a Taeyang fangirl, so she probably would prefer a collaboration  with Taeyang rather than G-Dragon.)   Regardless, IU has a great talent which tends to be overshadowed by her manufactured sugary cute concept.  K-pop does IU no favors with al...

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[Update] Change of Venue For Brian Joo’s “Up-Close and Personal Concert 2012&#...

[Update as of September 20] The venue has been changed to Butter Factory at One Fullerton in Raffles Place. All Soompiers who have purchased tickets please take note! On October 11, fans in Singapore can finally catch Brian Joo in live action at his very first “Brian Joo Up-Close And Personal Concert 2012” on the sunny island. Fans would be treated to his familiar hits such as “...

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