New Teaser for YG and Samsung Everland’s Joint Fashion Brand Hints at Possible Taeyang and...

On the morning of August 29, a teaser image was released on YG’s official blog at exactly 9:09 a.m. The teaser was for their new fashion brand, NONAGON (also written as NONA9ON), for which they partnered up with Samsung Everland (a branch of Samsung Cheil Industries). In the teaser, the logo “YG X SAMSUNG NONA9ON” was written, with “3rd Invasion TAEYANG + CL” under it. This raises the question of...

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2NE1′s CL Posts Picture With Queen’s Brian May

2NE1 leader CL has posted a photograph of herself with legendary rock guitarist Brian May to her Instagram site. The British guitarist is known for his hits with singer Freddie Mercury as part of Queen during the 1970s-80s, such as “I Want to Break Free” and “We Will Rock You.” The band played a concert in Seoul on August 14 as part of a tour that took place in venues acro...

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2NE1′s CL Hangs Out with Big Shot Friends in LA

2NE1′s leader CL managed to squeeze in some quality time with her good friends in the US– celebrity jeweler Ben Baller, fashion designer Jeremy Scott, and DJ Diplo! The fierce fashionista left for LA on August 11 to film the music video for Skrillex’s “Dirty Vibe” together with label mate BIGBANG’s G-Dragon. While in LA, CL got to mix business with pleasure as s...

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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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Actress Jung Ryeo Won and 2NE1’s CL Meet Karl Lagerfeld

Actress Jung Ryeo Won met with the world famous fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld and uploaded a picture she took with him. On July 8, she uploaded the picture on her Instagram along with a message that said, “Mr. Karl. The show was really awesome.” In the picture, Jung Ryeo Won and Karl Lagerfeld are seen taking a picture with a slightly awkward expression. However, many were focused on the actres...

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2NE1 Performs for 17,000 Fans on First Day of ‘All or Nothing’ World Tour in Japan, Park B...

On July 5, 2NE1 opened up the first concert of the Japan leg of their second-ever solo world tour, “All or Nothing,” at Yokohama Arena for 17,000 fans in the audience. According to Japanese media outlet Sankei Sports on July 6, the members shared their excitement and said that they were happy to see everyone and wanted to have fun with them, as they performed a total of 21 songs. 2NE1 got the crow...

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9 K-Pop Idols with All the Sass

Sass. It’s like hair on your toes. You’re either born with it, or you’re not. These idols were definitely born with it. Check out the list for 2AM’s Jo Kwon, SHINee’s Key, Brian, and many others (in no particular order)! jun2yng is a Soompi editorial intern who adores the sass. 1. CL (2NE1) If you have a song called “Baddest Female,” you’re going to ...

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I Heart It: K-Pop Instagrams (June 8 – 14)

Welcome back, Soompiers to another round of Instagram posts from your favorite K-Pop stars! Guess who hit the arcade this past week? Which hot duo reunited for perhaps new promotions? Got a chance to pet a panda? Takes a photo of stringy cheese he’s only seen in movies? Takes a love shot with the CEO of a famous entertainment company? Flip through the gallery to find out! 2NE1 member CL ta...

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