SMROOKIES’ Taeyong Spits Out Rap Lyrics in “Open the Door” Video

SMROOKIES‘ and SR14B member Taeyong showed off his rapping talents in a solo video shared through the official SMTOWN YouTube channel. Taeyong is part of SMTOWN’s project group SMROOKIES, made up entirely of promising trainees. SMROOKIES is split into two groups, SR14B and SR14G, that stand for SM Rookies 2014 Boys/Girls. SM Entertainment already announced that SR14G will be debuting a...

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SM Entertainment Set to Debut New Four-Member Girl Group in August

Talent agency SM Entertainment has announced it will be forming a new girl group. The act is expected to make its debut sometime in August, although the concept, and even the group’s name, remain a secret. The group’s line up has already been finalized, according to media reports. It will be made up of four SMRookies stars: Irene, Seulgi, and Wendy, as well as one more, as-yet unnamed member. The ...

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SM Trainees Mark and Donghyuk Give a Tour of Newly Opened SMROOKIES Website

This is just adorable.  SM Entertainment released a video of their trainees Mark and Donghyuk through their official channel to announce the opening of the SMROOKIES website.  SM Entertainment had previously released video teasers for their website, and now have opened it to the public. In the video the adorable Mark and Donghyuk bicker and joke around as they give you a tour of all the interestin...

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J-Min Drops New Music Video for “Shine,” Inspired by Film “Gravity”...

SM solo artist J-Min has released her music video “Shine.” A modern rock song with an upbeat rhythm, “Shine” is the title track for the rookie singer’s first mini album, and really showcases her solid vocals. The song tells the story of two lovers who miss each other, and the music video takes inspiration from the hit film “Gravity,” putting a new twist on the story behind the scenes. Making a spe...

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SM Entertainment Indie Label Baljunso to Debut Co-ed Project Group, Play the Siren

Play the Siren, a global co-ed project team under SM Entertainment affiliate indie label Baljunso, is getting ready to make their debut. On July 17, the group will be releasing a teaser video for their title track “Dream Drive” from their maxi single album of the same name, for their first step into the music industry. Play the Siren consists of five talented team members (three guys, two girls) t...

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Kris and SM Entertainment Hold First Arbitration Meeting

On July 8, at 3:20PM (KST), representatives of Kris (Wu Yi Fan) and SM Entertainment had their first arbitration meeting. Both sides met for roughly a half hour, after which they separated without having reached an agreement and merely having confirmed the opposing side’s stance. Kris and SM Entertainment director Kim Young Min were not in attendance at this meeting. Following the arbitration meet...

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SM Entertainment to Sponsor 2014 Asian Para Games

Entertainment company SM Entertainment will be sponsoring the upcoming 2014 Asian Para Games. The Asian Para Games are a sports event held every four years following the Asian Games for athletes with physical disabilities. The Games first started in Guanzhou, China in 2010. The upcoming second games will be held in Incheon, Korea.  SM Entertainment announced that SM Entertainment will be utilizing...

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SM Entertainment to Pay Additional 10.2 Billion Won in Taxes After Audit

K-Pop’s most powerful label and producer, SM Entertainment,  has been ordered to pay an additional 10.2 billion KRW in corporate taxes following a tax audit into the company by the National Tax Service earlier in March. In a official press release today, SM Entertainment explained that the 10.2 billion KRW (~10 million USD) additional tax payment is due to the foreign tax payment credit diff...

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Netizens Connect Taeyeon’s Oreo Reference with EXO’s Baekhyun

The internet was in a frenzy earlier today with reports spilling out on Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon and EXO’s Baekhyun relationship, which SM Entertainment later confirmed. A representative stated, “They had a close junior and senior relationship and recently starting dating.” The last post Taeyeon had on her Instagram was earlier this morning at 2 a.m. (KST) with a photo of two oreos and the mess...

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SMTOWN World Tour to Kick off on August 15 in Seoul

Talent agency SM Entertainment has announced details about the start of its fourth world tour, entitled “SMTOWN LIVE.” In an announcement made on the company’s website, SM confirmed that the tour would kick off at the Seoul World Cup Stadium before “moving on to different cities in a variety of global locations.” The Seoul concert will take place at 5pm on August 15. The lineup boasts some of the ...

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