SHINee, 2PM, Infinite, SISTAR and More Rock the Stage at the LA K-Pop Festival

On April 12, the LA K-Pop Festival was held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The event was created to celebrate the 111th anniversary of Korean American immigration. Sponsored by KBS, this day long event started with a festival, featuring Korean food, dramas and of course, K-Pop! The main stage featured a K-Pop talent competition in which the winner would receive a trip to Korea and prize mon...

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Jonghyun’s Gifts From International Fan Enjoyed By MBC Staff Instead

On April 11, fans were shocked by a photo and message a MBC scriptwriter had shared on their Facebook with regards to how a fan’s thoughtfully prepared gifts were treated by the MBC staff.  Along with a photo of the snacks that a Polish fan had sent to the MBC Broadcasting station, the MBC scriptwriter wrote, “There was a fan from Poland that sent many gifts for Jonghyun to MBC. That innocent fan ...

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I Heart It: K-Pop Instagrams (Apr. 6 – Apr. 12)

Welcome back Soompiers to another round of Instagram posts shared by your favorite stars! Guess who arrived in Los Angeles for their performance at the LA K-Pop Festival? Went to six flags to catch a roller coaster or two? Gave their autographed CD to GOT7 members Mark and Jackson? Wore matching Mickey mouse shirts? Flip through the gallery to find out! Minzy thanks fans for coming out to the &#...

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Toheart Wants You to “Tell Me Why” in New Music Video!

INFINITE’s Woohyun and SHINee’s Key continue to make waves as Toheart! Weeks after the release of their debut mini album, the duo has unveiled the music video of their follow-up single, “Tell Me Why.” “Tell Me Why” is a mid-tempo ballad that’s slightly different from Toheart’s debut single, “Delicious.” The video stars INFINITE Sungyeol’s younger brother Lee Daeyeol. Daeyeol looks so much like Sun...

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SHINee’s Onew and Actor Seo Ha Joon Quickly Become Friends in “Law of the Jung...

A fun friendship between SHINee‘s Onew and actor Seo Ha Joon has been formed on the survival reality show “Law of the Jungle.” SHINee’s Onew joined the cast of “Law of the Jungle” in Borneo on the recent episode of the survival show. He arrived a bit later than the other members, but he has quickly formed a fun friendship with actor Seo Ha Joon.  Onew and Seo Ha...

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Onew Will Eat Just About Anything on “Laws of the Jungle”

SHINee’s Onew’s peculiar appetite is drawing much attention. On the April 4 broadcast of SBS’ “Laws of the Jungle in Borneo,” Onew joined as the new relay member. The cast spent the night in the “Orangutan Forest.” The “Byungman Tribe” decided to eat coconuts for dinner, and they served the coconut to their newest family member, Onew. After picking the coconuts, Kim Byung Man and Im Won Hee had a ...

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I Heart It: K-Pop Instagrams (Mar. 30 – Apr. 5)

Welcome back Soompiers, to another week of snapshots capturing the daily activities of various stars! Guess who shook hands with an m&m dispenser? Created their own version of the “Harlem Shake” using their own title track? Went on a fishing trip? Snuggled under a blanket with a fellow band member while watching TV on a rainy day? Flip through the gallery to find out! CL meets up...

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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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SHINee’s “Everybody” at Number 1 for 31 Weeks Straight, Coming Up on Shi...

SHINee’s “Everybody” has been at the top of Click! Music Star’s music chart for 31 weeks straight, threatening to take over Shinhwa’s record of 39 weeks at number one with their song “Venus.” Netizen votes are the biggest deciding factor for rankings, and with 33% of the votes, SHINee has taken number one once again, proving the power of their fandom. Number two was a tight race betwee...

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Highlights of K-Pop April Fools’ Day Pranks 2014

April Fools of 2014 has now passed us by and as we wait for the dust to settle, we here at Soompi have the difficult task of rummaging through the aftermath to try and pick out some of the best pranks to come out of the K-Pop world in 2014.  But we have prevailed! Without further adieu, here is some highlights of the best April Fools posts made by celebrities and fans alike.   The Great Fan Site...

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