[Soompi] Ultimate Staff Picks of 2013!

2013 is officially over, and with it comes a time of celebration and reflection. How many excellent artists, dramas, songs, shows, and albums have we been graced with this year? Sure, we have our excellent Soompi Awards 2013 to let the charts and the fans speak for themselves (and we can’t wait to see what they have to say). Still, our staff members hold some soft spots for various actors, s...

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Song Ji Hyo Is Shocked and Cries Her Heart Out in Freestyle’s “Winter Song” Teasers

Hip hop duo Freestyle simultaneously drops two teasers back to back both featuring actress and variety star Song Ji Hyo. The song features female soloist Navi. The first teaser has the actress looking shocked and confused, dropping her heart pendant to the ground. While in the second teaser, she looks highly disturbed while she answers the person’s questions behind the camera. The members of Frees...

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Phantom Releases a Sexy “New Era” MV

Three-member male group Phantom, whose new single came out on November 13, has dropped the music video for “New Era,” featuring NAVI. The music video features Phantom looking handsome and sharp all suited-up, with a talented pole dancer. The video is a step more mild than the rated-R teaser that Phantom had previously released, which had received attention for its nudity. While the full music vide...

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Monthly Underrated K-Pop New Music Releases – First Half of October

For the first half of October (1-14), we have new singles to share from underrated artists. AFA is a modern rock band who has been playing for 20 years in the United States and has made their debut with their EP “Rise Above.” Their American style, post-grunge rock sound added with the amazing guitar rock solos advocates a new hard rock sound. On the other hand, soloist Myoah debuts with her track ...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2013 – September Week 3

This week’s music chart was delayed due to the Chuseok holiday in Korea. Kara once again proves that they are the queens of our Soompi Chart. Their latest hit “Damaged Lady” moves up 11 notches to take over the No. 1 spot. Despite challenges from G-Dragon with multiple songs and also last week’s top three hits, Kara managed to hold off all of them and scored their sixth No. 1 song on our chart. “D...

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