New Teaser for YG and Samsung Everland’s Joint Fashion Brand Hints at Possible Taeyang and...

On the morning of August 29, a teaser image was released on YG’s official blog at exactly 9:09 a.m. The teaser was for their new fashion brand, NONAGON (also written as NONA9ON), for which they partnered up with Samsung Everland (a branch of Samsung Cheil Industries). In the teaser, the logo “YG X SAMSUNG NONA9ON” was written, with “3rd Invasion TAEYANG + CL” under it. This raises the question of...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – August Week 4

After getting close with many of their past hits, Block B finally scores their first ever No. 1 song on our chart this week with “HER.” This song won on M!Countdown last week and was also consistently among the top songs in all our sources. “HER” narrowly edged out the champion of the past two weeks, SISTAR’s “Touch My Body” by eight points to win the top spot this week. Block B was voted by our f...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – August Week 3

There is another log jam on top of our chart this week, but SISTAR’s “Touch My Body” managed to stay on top for the second straight week.  This song scored another three music show wins on KBS Music Bank, M!Countdown, and SBS Inkigayo this past week. Despite not scoring as high as last week, it is still good enough to be our No. 1 song again. Congratulations to SISTAR. Only one point separates the...

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I Heart It: K-pop Instagram (August 10 – August 16)

Welcome back, Soompiers to another week full of adorable K-Pop Instagram posts to kick start your weekend! This week’s edition features your favorite artists enjoying themselves this summer! Flip through the gallery to find out what your favorite K-Pop stars did to beat the heat! :) Instagram newbie Brown Eyed Girls’ Gain takes a dip in the pool! Welcome to K-pop Instagram, girl!~ Do post ...

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[To:ur Imagination] Unreleased Photos of BIGBANG’s Taeyang from His KTO Photoshoot

The members of BIGBANG, the main faces for KTO’s summer event To:ur Imagination, gathered at a studio in Samseong-dong, Seoul earlier this year. Already in their ninth year as a musical act, the members easily displayed their professionalism on set. As fans already know, the members have their own unique charms. We’ve compiled a good number of unreleased photos of the members from the shoot. We’ll...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – August Week 2

We had a four way battle for the top spot this week: Last week’s champion Girl’s Day’s “Darling” took on a trio of brand new songs: SISTAR’s “Touch My Body,” INFINITE’s “Back,” and Block B’s “HER.”  It was SISTAR’s “Touch My Body” taking the top spot this week. This song is the title track of SISTAR’s second mini-album, “Touch & Move.” It has an additive melody and lyrics that are easy to sing...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – August Week 1

There were many changes on the chart this week, with the top two coming from outside last week’s top 10. Girl’s Day’s “Darling” won on Music Core and Inkigayo, while  B1A4‘s “Solo Day” won on Music Bank,  M!Countdown, and Show Champion.  Girl’s Day easily secured the win as “Darling” scored a lot more points on independent charts and our Soompi Airplay.  “Darling” is the title tr...

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BIGBANG’s G-Dragon Involved in Minor Car Accident Yesterday, Taeyang Was Not Present

It has been reported that BIGBANG member G-Dragon was involved in a minor car accident yesterday. On August 3, a representative of BIGBANG’s agency, YG Entertainment, told Newsen, “G-Dragon got into a car accident on the central inland highway on August 2 around 6:30 PM (KST). It was a chain collision of seven vehicles.” The rep also explained, “At the time of the accident, the van was carrying G-...

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Taeyang’s “Eyes, Nose, Lips” Tops Karaoke Rankings for Four Weeks Straig...

Taeyang‘s latest hit “Eyes, Nose, Lips” has dominated the domestic karaoke (noraebang) rankings for the month of July. According to the weekly karaoke charts compiled by Gaon, Taeyang topped the charts for the last week of July. After debuting on the list on June 29, the song has proven its appeal by maintaining its top position for four weeks straight. Not only has “Eyes, ...

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