2014 Girl Group Rankings: SISTAR Joins Girls’ Generation and 2NE1 at the Top

Media outlet Sports Chosun recently released its “2014 Girl Group Ranking” on February 4. This follows after their ranking lists in 2012 and 2013, and is a reflection of industry representatives’ views of where girl groups stand in the competitive music industry. The first tier is called the “Insurmountable Wall,” and consists of Girls’ Generation, SISTAR and 2NE1. Girls’ Generation has been in th...

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Who Is the MVP of the 8th Idol Star Athletic Championships? Results from Day 2

The results of Day 2 of the 8th annual Idol Star Athletic Championships are in, after some edge-of-your-seat fierce solo and team competition in the archery, track, curling, and futsal events. Check out what happened on Day 1 here! The day started off with men’s archery. The two favorites, B1A4’s CNU and MBLAQ’s Thunder, made it to the final round. CNU was last year’s gold medalist, and Thunder ha...

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K-Pop Artists Share Their Lunar New Year Greeting Videos

Did you have a good Lunar New Year? In celebration of the holiday, also known as Seollal in Korea, many K-Pop artists have released their special videos for the day. Watch Lunar New Year greetings by BEAST, 2AM, FTISLAND‘s Lee Hong Ki,  A Pink, B1A4, Teen Top, MBLAQ, Rainbow Blaxx, Hello Venus, BESTie, Pro-C, Infinite and Tasty Also see:   Lunar New Year Special: Do You Know Your Hanbok? How...

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4-Part Series “Idol Battle” Pits Rookie Groups Against One Another

Cable channel Mnet’s new show, “Idol Battle – 2014 I’m a Star Too,” aired its first broadcast on January 16. “Idol Battle” will air for four weeks every Thursday at 7:30 PM KST, directly after Mnet “M! Countdown” at 6:00 PM. Each episode will feature two rookie idol groups battling it out for a cash prize to be donated to charity in their name.  PD Jang Choong Ik, who’s in charge of “I...

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90s Line from Rainbow, AOA, Hello Venus, and Others Take the Stage

Ji Sook of the girl group “Rainbow” recently posted a photo with her so-called girl group  “90s Line” – formed with female idols born in 1990. She uploaded the picture on January 7 to her Twitter account with the following comment: “This is the girl group “90s Line”. With me Ji Sook, Alice, Choa, Hyemi, Hyeyeon, Da In, and Jinju! If you wanna see these “year of the horse” g...

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Stress and Burden for Girl Groups Preparing Aerobic Routines for New Years’ “Idol Star Oly...

Apparently, there is much stress and burden for the upcoming New Years special of “Idol Star Olympics.” Many are familiar with the program as they get to see their favorite K-Pop idols battle it out on the sports arena. However, agencies can only sigh a breath of concern as their artists begin preparing for the possibly injury filled event. MBC’s upcoming “Idol Star Olympic” will record on Januar...

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2013 SBS Gayo Daejun Performances

This year’s SBS Gayo Daejun was likely the most anticipated of all the year end music festivals, having many hyped up special stages. Girl’s Day and A Pink exchanged song, as they performed “No No No” and “Expectation.” Pre-deubt boyband SEVENTEEN joined their label mate Hello Venus for “Do You Want Some Tea.” TaeTiSeo and EXO members performed ̶...

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[Live Blog] 2013 SBS Gayo Daejun – Redefining The Meaning Of Extravagance

Welcome to Soompi’s live recap service! We’re trialling a new system to bring you better coverage of the end of year award ceremonies, so please bear with any hiccups tonight :) Let’s have some fun with this! If you would like to know more about the 2013 SBS Gayo Daejun, please read our live blog introduction page here. Follow the live recap up top, and join in on the live chat below! We welcome y...

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[Gallery] T.O.P, Taecyeon, Han Hyo Joo, Goo Hye Sun and More for the 18th BIFF Opening Cer...

Fall is officially here and this can only mean one thing: the Busan International Film Festival! On October 3, the opening ceremony for the 18th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) was held where a plethora of radiating movie stars stepped on the red carpet. The BIFF is one of Asia’s most significant film festivals but it is also infamous for producing many headlines for actress’ ...

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Kye Bum Joo Releases Music Video for “Something Special” Starring Block B̵...

Singer and music producer Kye Bum Joo (also spelled as Kye Bum Zu) released the music videos for two of his songs off his newest mini album, “Something Special.” Both videos were shared through the Loen Entertainment YouTube channel with subtitles.  The first music video is of his introduction song, “Hello I’m Bum Zu.” This short R&B song allows Kye Bum Joo to sin...

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