Happy International Left-Handers’ Day! Say Hello to These K-Pop and K-Drama Lefties!

August 13 is International Left-Handers’ Day! Today we celebrate the approximate 10 percent of the population who do things “the opposite way.” In the olden days, left-handedness was considered a sort-of abnormality and an indication of aberrant behavior. This explains why there are few South Koreans, particularly within the older generation, who are proudly left-handed, as many ...

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Soompi K-Pop Idol Rap Battle: Round 1

Hip-hop has played a major role in influencing the sound of K-Pop, ranging from artists who incorporate a slight hip-hop influence in certain songs (2NE1 or Girls’ Generation) to groups that have a much heavier emphasis on hip-hop (Block B or B.A.P). Even within each idol group, there’s almost always a rapper — with so many groups these days, that’s a lot of rappers. (We...

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I Heart It: K-pop Instagram (August 3 – August 9)

Welcome back, Soompiers to another week full of adorable K-Pop Instagram posts to kickstart your weekend! This week’s edition features a lot of cute selcas and some group photos of your favorite artists with their friends.  Flip through the gallery to find out what your favorite K-Pop stars were up to this past week!   2AM‘s Jinwoon is a lovely summer flower boy! 2AM’s Seulong...

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HA:TFELT (Ye Eun) Talks About Possible Wonder Girls Reunion

Singer HA:TFELT (Ye Eun of the Wonder Girls), mentioned the activities of her fellow members. On the afternoon of August 30 in Gangnam, Seoul, HA:TFELT participated in an interview where she stated, “Whether the members of the Wonder Girls are together or separate, we are still family.”  “We still share everything and all of us retain a strong passion for music. “ She continued, “At the same time,...

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2PM’s Taecyeon Shows His Support for Fellow JYP Family Member Ye Eun

Taecyeon of 2PM showed his support for Ye Eun—a member of Wonder Girls—who has made a solo comeback as HA:TFELT. On July 31, Taecyeon complimented her new album on his Twitter, “The album quality is so high~ They are songs that try to show her own unique color rather than just appeal to the public. But do you know the feeling of having to keep listening to it because the quality is so high? P.S. T...

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HA:TFELT (Wonder Girls’ Ye Eun) Lost 6kg for Her Solo Debut

Wonder Girls’ Ye Eun, who recently made her solo debut under the stage name HA:TFELT, revealed in an interview with TV Daily that she lost 6kg (approx. 13.2 lbs) for her debut. “Because I’ll have performances including contemporary dance for these promotions, I wanted to have soft and pretty lines, and I felt that it wouldn’t work if I felt heavy,” Ye Eun said. “Preparing for the album, I felt a h...

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HA:TFELT (Wonder Girls’ Ye Eun) Dances Barefoot in the Street in New Teaser for R...

Wonder Girls member, Ye Eun has released a second video teaser for her solo debut under the name HA:TFELT. The teaser for “Ain’t Nobody” shows Ye Eun dancing with the headlights of a car as her spotlight. She dances barefoot much like her fellow former Wonder Girls member Sunmi. Rapper Beenzino and fellow Wonder Girls member Hyerim will be featured on Ye Eun’s mini album, &...

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