U-KISS’ Hoon Takes First Place on “Let’s Go! Dream Team”

U-KISS member Hoon took the final win on “Dream Team,” showing the rise of a new ‘athletic idol.’ On the May 18 broadcast of KBS 2TV’s “Let’s Go! Dream Team 2,” Hoon took the challenge to try the ‘Great White Shark Game’ and won first place against all of the other contestants. During the game, Hoon was able to accomplish all of the tasks on time, before the mouth of the Great White Shark closed. ...

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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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U-KISS Touches the Hearts of Many by Wearing Yellow Ribbons at Japanese Baseball Game

The boy group U-KISS appeared at the Japan pro baseball stadium. On April 26, U-KISS stood on the mound for their first pitch at the Fukuoka Yafuoku Dome where the Japanese pro baseball teams SoftBank Hawks and the Seibu Lions played against each other. It’s a very rare occasion for a Korean to do their first pitch and at the same time, U-KISS  appeared wearing a yellow ribbon, gaining the attenti...

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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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[Noona Approves] Idols Who Rock the Guy-Liner (EXO, MBLAQ, Big Bang, SHINee + More!)

Idol + Eyeliner = Oh yes, Noona approves.  Click through the gallery to see Noona’s favorite handsome face and eyeliner combinations. If you think I’ve missed any, share in the comments below! CallMeN00NA is the only Noona that ever was.  If you’re going to debut in a group with twelve members (EXO), you need to stick out somehow, and Baekhyun decided that eyeliner would be his...

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G-Dragon, Taeyang, f(x) and More to Perform at “Simply K-Pop Tour 2014 in Shanghai&#...

On March 22, a large-scale K-Pop concert, “Simply K-Pop Tour 2014 in Shanghai,” will be held at the Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Arena in China. The “Simply K-Pop Tour 2014 in Shanghai” will feature a total of 12 artists: BIGBANG’s G-Dragon and Taeyang, f(x), Crayon Pop, U-KISS, Rainbow, Block B, VIXX, A-JAX, C-Real, Kan Mi Youn, and Jjun. The organizers are planning a grand, three-hour concert with a v...

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[Updated +Peniel] Kevin, Eric, Ailee, Amber, Min, and James Have the Best K-Pop Twitter Pa...

It all started with this picture: U-Kiss‘ Kevin, along with Royal Pirates‘ Moon, had recently joined Eric Nam as one of the regular MCs on the English variety show “After School Club.” After a filming of the show, these two handsome K-Pop idols took a very cute picture together. It wasn’t long before Ailee made a comment, starting up a conversation about how they need...

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Which K-Pop Star Shares Your March Birthday?

Happy birthday to all the March babies out there! This month features the birthdays of K-Pop stars such as Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon, FTISLAND‘s Lee Hong Ki, Infinite‘s Hoya, 2NE1‘s Park Bom, B.A.P‘s Bang Yong Guk  and also actresses Kim Tae Hee and Park Min Young. Don’t forget to tell us which K-Pop star shares your birthday in the comments section below!  ...

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[Soompi Shop] U-KISS “Only You” Clothes Album Packages 3rd Edition and Exclusive Events Av...

ORDER HERE Hi Soompiers! Soompi Shop is bringing the 3rd and final edition of U-KISS’ “Only You” clothes album, and to commemorate this special sale, we will be holding three events in conjunction with the three packages available. The first package is a one-item package containing a U-KISS member T-shirt of your choice among the members (Soohyun, Kiseop, Eli, AJ, Hoon, and Kevin...

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