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Soompi: “12 Celebs Whose Real Names Sound Like Stage Name”


It’s no secret that many Korean celebrities choose to go by stage names, often for a number of reasons. Sometimes there is already a celebrity or other well-known person with the same name and they want to make the difference known, or they feel their name is too ordinary.

On the other hand, some celebrities have real names that are so different, they sound like stage names. Here’s a list of 12 celebrities who choose to go by their unique given names. Continue reading


6 Epic #KPop MVs That Went Outside the Box and Created a Whole World: 2NE1’s Come Back Home

kpop_worldsWhile music videos always feature a particular concept and theme, its not very often that they create and show off a whole world. These are usually big budget videos that escape the “music video box” and a normal modern day setting.

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The 10 Best K-Pop Girl Group Hits From the First Half of the Decade



Even if you are not a fan of 2NE1, you have to admire the fact that YG Entertainment’s flagship female act has an identifiable sound, which is not something you can say about the vast majority of girl groups out there. Possibly the main reason for this is the fact that 2NE1 has worked pretty extensively withTeddy (aka Teddy Park), YG’s biggest name in-house producer.

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Soompi: Five of K-Pop’s Most Famous 4D Idols

Bom, a member of the South Korean band 2NE1, poses for a portrait in New York August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT)

Bom, a member of the South Korean band 2NE1, poses for a portrait in New York August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT)

If you have been around K-pop for any length of time, chances are that you have heard of someone having a “4D personality.” Basically, this means that you are just a bit odd, strange, slightly weird or otherwise “out of this world.” Instead of this being an insult however, it’s actually intended as a compliment! People with 4D personalities tend to be creative and confident and generally bring laughter and entertainment to those around them. K-pop is no stranger to the 4D personality of course! When you put together any group of creative, artistic and unique individuals, there are bound to be some people who just seem slightly different than the rest- those are the ones with the so-called 4D personality. Who really qualifies as a 4D character though? Let’s check it out in “Five of K-pop’s Most Famous 4D Idols.”

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Soompi: “Happy Birthday to all the March babies out there!”



This month features the birthdays of K-Pop stars such as Girls’ Generation‘sTaeyeon, INFINITE‘s L and Hoya,GOT7‘s Jackson, FTISLAND‘s LeeHong Ki, 2NE1‘s Bom, B.A.P’s Bang Yongguk, and more. As for actresses, we have Park Min Young, Kim Tae Hee,



March 24th

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2NE1 Chooses to Better Themselves Than Focus on Haters

2NE1_Singapore_Group_707_coverPopular girl group 2NE1 was in Singapore for their “2NE1 World Tour – All or Nothing” held on June 28. Hours before the concert was scheduled to start, the four members- CL, Minzy, Dara and Bom- made an appearance at an open press conference held in a shopping mall.

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