SHINee, B.A.P, and FT Island Rise to the Top of the Oricon Charts

SHINee has risen to the top of the Oricon chart with their DVD for “Japan Arena Tour SHINee World 2013 ~Boys Meet U~,” which gathered over 220,000 fans. On the day that the DVD was released, it hit the top of the DVD daily chart. Starting last year on June 28, SHINee hit nine cities in Japan, including Osaka, Hiroshima, and Nagoya, for a total of 15 performances and 220,000 audience members. The D...

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FT Island Is Blowing Up Japan with Pre-orders of Their New Single

FT Island is blowing up Japan with pre-orders for their 13th single, “Mitaiken Future.” According to Japanese music site HMV on March 31 and April 1, “Mitaiken Future” version A is number one on their Korean and Asian music pre-order chart. Also ranking are Super Junior-M, SHINee, and EXO, among others. FT Island’s single “Mitaiken Future” will be released on April 2, and will contain a title trac...

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I Heart It: K-Pop Instagrams (Mar. 23 – 29)

Happy spring, Soompiers! It’s time to catch up with the latest Instagram posts from your favorite stars! Can you guess which star claimed the Kipling doll as their new doppleganger? Could care less for scorpion candy? Delighted fans by striking a hilarious pose involving a “poop” toy? Took home a “Most Influential International Artist” award?  Flip through the gallery...

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[Video] First Music Show Wins for Idol Groups

Winning a music program (Show Champion, Mnet M!Countdown, KBS Music Bank,  MBC Music Core and SBS Inkigayo) is one of the major hurdles for a K-Pop group to get over on the path to becoming a top group. While popular acts make it look easy with their large fan bases, it is definitely a tough struggle for rookie groups to get enough attention. If you aren’t familiar with how these shows go, the hos...

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FTISLAND’s Song Seung Hyun Reveals Why He Turned Down SM Entertainment

FTISLAND’s Song Seung Hyun, who made a comeback with Song Eun Yi through Two Song Place last month, revealed that he had received a casting offer from SM in the past! On February 11, Song Seung Hyun and Song Eun Yi made guest appearances on Mnet‘s “Beatles Code 3D.”  “In my first year of middle school, I lost my way at a fireworks festival when two people approached me. They took my photo an...

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FT Island’s Lee Jae Jin Shows off His Ripped Body on “Fashion Killa”

Following the departure of FT Island’s Lee Hong Ki from cable channel OnStyle’s stylist battle reality show “Fashion Killa,” fellow band member Lee Jae Jin has stepped in to take his place. Lee Jae Jin had received a special mission from stylist Jeon Jin Oh to build up his body to prepare for his style transformation. The preview for tonight’s fourth episode was released on January 13 via OnStyle’...

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F.T. Island’s Song Seung Hyun and Song Eun Yi Parody EXO, Trouble Maker and More in ...

F.T. Island’s Song Seung Hyun and comedian Song Eun Yi who’ve teamed up to form the duo, Two Song Place, have unveiled the teaser to their collaboration track “Age-Height!” With an upbeat tune, they’re seen parodying different K-Pop music videos including those from EXO, Trouble Maker, 2NE1 and miss A!  The two go all out on the many references they borrowed from various K-Pop idols which is sure ...

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FT Island’s Song Seung Hyun and Comedian Song Eun Yi to Parody Trouble Maker

FT Island‘s Song Seung Hyun and comedian Song Eun Yi have parodied the popular duo, Trouble Maker. On January 8, FNC Entertainment posted a photo of Song Seung Hyun and Song Eun Yi, who have named themselves “Two Song Place.” In the photo, Song Eun Yi is hilariously wearing a wig and Song Seung Hyun dyed his hair to match the hair colors of Jang Hyun Seung and HyunA in the music ...

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Choi Jong Hoon, Bang Yong Guk and Other K-Pop Idol Group Leaders Born in the Year of the H...

It is now 2014, the year of the horse. We are looking forward to a dynamic year ahead of us, especially in the K-Pop world, with many idols having been born in the year of the horse. Although there are many idols born in the year of the horse, TV Report cut the number down to five by choosing different idol group leaders: FT Island’s Choi Jong Hoon (March 7, 1990), B.A.P’s Bang Yong Guk (March 31,...

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