Kim Jae Joong, Girl’s Day, B.A.P and Others to Perform for WAPOP Concert in Daegu

The “WAPOP K-Dream Concert (Wow Asia Pop, Korea Dream Concert)” will be held at Duryu Park Baseball Stadium in Daegu from March 21-23. The concert is held in conjunction with the Daegu E-World Cherry Blossom Festival, and will feature performances by popular K-Pop artists.  The lineup consists of ZE:A, Son Dam Bi, Girl’s Day, B.A.P, Ailee, Hello Venus, Dal Shabet, 4Men, AOA, Boys Republic, B...

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Nine Muses’ Kyungri, Hyuna and Sungah Greet Fans Through Twitter During Shoot

Nine Muses members Kyungri, Hyuna and Sungah took a couple photos during their shoot! On February 11, the girls updated their official Twitter with the following photos and message, “Everyone, it’s been a while since Kyungri-Hyuna-Sungah have been at a fashion shoot. They’d like to say hello to all of you.” They also posted another message for fans that read, “The weather is cold, isn’t it? Be sur...

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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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Lee Sem and Eunji Are Leaving Nine Muses and Starting Individual Activities

On January 29, Nine Muses’ agency Star Empire announced, “Members Lee Sem (Lee Hyun Joo) and Eun Ji (Park Eun Ji), after 4 years on the team, have announced that they will be ‘graduating’ from Nine Muses.”  Nine Muses debuted in August of 2010 under the unique concept of ‘model idols,’ and since then, with the withdrawal (‘graduation’) of members Rana, Jaekyung, and Bini, and then the addition of ...

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Must Watch Performances from the Year End Music Festivals

The year end music festivals for the big three broadcasting stations aired last week and brought us many amazing special stages from 2013′s top artists. The KBS Gayo Daejun aired on December 27, followed by SBS Gayo Daejun on December 29 and finally the MBC Gayo Daejun  on December 31. While SBS did seem to be the largest scale of the three, celebrities and fans complained about the poor cam...

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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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What to Expect at “2013 SBS Gayo Daejun” [D-1]

With slightly over a day left till “2013 SBS Gayo Daejun,” here’s a primer on what you can expect to see at tomorrow’s show. 2013 SBS Gayo Daejun Friendship Project: Music producer Kim Hyung Suk and writer Kim Yi Na, alongside 34 teams of artists, a total of 125 people, took part in a music project titled “You Are a Miracle.” The full song will be heard for the first time at the last stage of the ...

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