I Heart It: K-Pop Instagrams (Apr 27 – May 3)

Welcome Back Soompiers to another week of Instagram posts from your favorite stars! After the Sewol Ferry tragedy, many stars have ceased posting on Instagram for the time being. Some have started posting again while quietly paying respects to those who lost their lives in the tragedy. Many also posted photos of yellow and black ribbons in remembrance of the victims. Check out which stars shared p...

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K-Pop Idol Group Infographic 2014

It has been more than two years since the first K-Pop Idol Group Infographic. Instead of continuing to name all the groups that have made their debut, this time we focus on the top 25 boy groups and top 25 girl groups. All information used features the members from within these 50 groups and was finalized on May 1, 2014. (click image for larger size) With so many groups out there, it definitely t...

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Siwon Takes a “Wedding” Photo with Kan Qing Zi

Photos of Super Junior’s Siwon’s “wedding” have surfaced on the internet. The pictures are part of a joint Korean-Chinese drama project entitled “Billion Dollar Heir”, and were posted on co-star Kan Qing Zi’s Weibo account.  The drama series is being shot in China and tells the tale of a businessman struggling to gain control of a huge financial inheritance. The photos show Siwon and drama love-i...

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Baekhyun, Kyuhyun, Sunny, and Jay Officially Announced as Leads for “Singin’ i...

Baekhyun (EXO), Kyuhyun (Super Junior), Jay (TRAX), and Sunny (Girls’ Generation) have recently been announced by SM C&C as the lead roles for the new Korean musical adaptation of “Singin’ in the Rain.” Jay, Kyuhyun, and Baekhyun, all in the role of Don Lockwood, commented on the musical. Jay said, “I’m happy to be back on stage in a great piece, although the tap and ballet k...

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Girls’ Generation Member Sunny to Join Baekhyun, Onew, and Kyuhyun in “Singin&...

Girls’ Generation member Sunny will be working alongside fellow agency artists Baekhyun (EXO), Onew (SHINee), and Kyuhyun (Super Junior) in the musical “Singin’ in the Rain.” She will play the main female role of Kathy Selden, a character who dreams of becoming a musical actress. Sunny has been participating in practices for the musical since the first of this month, working hard to perfect ...

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EXO’s Baekhyun in His First Musical, Joined by Super Junior’s Kyuhyun and SHIN...

Following the news that EXO member Luhan is taking on his first acting role through a Chinese fantasy film, there is another casting news for fellow member Baekhyun! Baekhyun has been cast in his first musical, titled “Singin’ in the Rain.” It is produced by SM Entertainment and it is the first musical that SM Entertainment (through SM C&C) has produced. The musical is based ...

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Super Junior-M, EXO, and CNBLUE Win Awards at China’s Yinyue V-Chart Awards

On April 15, at the second Yinyue V-Chart Awards held in China, Super Junior-M and EXO were awarded the “Year’s Best Album Award” for the Chinese and Korean categories, respectively. Super Junior was awarded the ‘most popular’ and the ‘best group’ award for Korean category, and CNBLUE also went home with the award for ‘best band.’ The Yinyue V-Chart Awards is an award ceremony held by one of China...

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Super Junior’s Heechul Posts Pictures of “Date” with Puff Kuo

Super Junior member Heechul has posted an Instagram photo of his “date” with his “We Got Married” co-star, Taiwanese singer actress Puff Kuo. Posted on April 15, the photo was accompanied by a caption which read, “Look, everyone! I’m on a date with a real woman, not a 2D cardboard cutout!” Heechul also made reference to the fact that there was “something of a 1980s’ newlywed feel” about the pictur...

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Super Junior-M and f(x) Win Awards at the 14th Top Chinese Music Awards

Super Junior-M and f(x) both won awards at the recent 14th annual Top Chinese Music Awards. According to SM Entertainment, on April 13, Super Junior-M won the ‘most popular group award’ and the ‘best music video award’ at the ceremony, while f(x) went home with the ‘best international performance’ award. The Top Chinese Music Awards is held annually for popular artists in China, and with a theme t...

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Super Junior’s Shindong Reported to Be Dating Model Kang Shi Nae

Super Junior member Shindong has been photographed on a date with model Kang Shi Nae. On April 11, TV Report photographed Shindong and Kang Shi Nae on a date at IFC Mall, a popular mall in Seoul. The two were photographed with their arms linked and strolling around in the mall. The two were all smiles and seemingly unaware of their surroundings. The two were seen being quite affectionate, playfull...

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