Best Of SHINee: 10 Unforgettable Highlights That Marked The Past 10 Years

A whole decade has passed since SHINee made their successful debut, and a lot of heartfelt memories traced the quintet’s rich career throughout the years. The past few months have been quite overwhelming for SHINee and Shawols due to the heartbreaking loss of late member Jonghyun, who unfortunately left us before being able to commemorate this milestone alongside his members. […]

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12 Moments When Idols Freely Embraced Their Quirks

Almost every K-pop group has a member with a wonderful 4D personality. Their eccentric character is usually witnessed on variety shows, live broadcasts, and even during music award shows where they proudly exhibit their unique persona, much to fans’ delight. To show our appreciation of these idols’ lively auras that never fail to make us smile, here are 12 moments […]

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Tough But Rewarding: What It Takes To Be A K-Pop Leader

Behind every great K-pop group is a great leader! There are many positions within an idol group: the main singer, the lead dancer, the maknae, and so on; but one of the hardest positions within a K-pop group is the position of the leader. While we might not always see it on stage, leaders take on […]

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15 Celebrities Who Hate Cucumbers

Although cucumbers are a part of many people’s everyday diets, there are some people who can’t just handle the smell of them, let alone the taste. While hate for some foods like pineapple pizzas and cilantro are voiced more frequently, hate for cucumber isn’t voiced out as much. If you thought you were alone in […]

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SHINee’s Onew’s Sexual Harassment Case Officially Dismissed By Prosecution

SM Entertainment has made an official statement regarding SHINee member Onew’s sexual harassment case. On August 12 of last year, Onew was accused of sexually harassing a woman while intoxicated at a club in the Gangnam district of Seoul. Although the woman in question dropped the charges against him later that same day, his case […]

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12 Celebs Who Bought Their Parents Houses

The road to stardom is not an easy path. Once they finally make it big, many celebrities use their earnings to express their gratitude for their parents’ love and support.

Here are 12 celebrities who gifted their parents with houses after achieving stardom:

1. Girl’s Day’s Hyeri

After skyrocketing to fame with her role in “Reply 1988,” Hyeri immediately bought her parents a new apartment twice the size of their old one.

2. Suzy

In addition to buying her parents a house in her hometown of Gwangju, Suzy also fulfilled their lifelong dream of owning a cafe.

3. Lee Hyori

Not only did Lee Hyori buy her parents a luxurious apartment, she also purchased a building as a gift for her aunt.

4. Won Bin

After making it big as an actor, Won Bin had a unique two-story house built especially for his parents. The house went on to win an architecture award in 2008 and is now a popular tourist attraction.

5. Park Shin Hye

Starting from her days as a child actress, Park Shin Hye saved up for 10 years in order to buy her parents their own restaurant.

6. Nam Goongmin

Despite being an A-list star with a storied career, Nam Goongmin still rents his home. The actor put his family first—after using his earnings to buy his parents a house, the actor went on to buy a house for his married younger brother as well.

7. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon

In 2012, Taeyeon bought her parents an apartment in the most expensive residential complex in Jeonju.

8. iKON’s Bobby

After winning “Show Me the Money 3,” Bobby used his prize money from the show to buy his parents a home in Korea and bring them back from the United States.

9. Jo Jung Suk

Jo Jung Suk, whose childhood dream was to become successful and take good care of his parents, saved up to buy an apartment for him and his mother to live in.

10. Soo Ae

When she started out as a rookie actress, Soo Ae hoped to be able to make enough money to lease a home for her parents. However, she ended up becoming one of Korea’s top actresses and was able to buy her parents a house instead.

11. Minzy

The former 2NE1 member gifted her parents with a house when she was only 19.

12. SHINee’s Taemin

Taemin purchased a home in the Cheongdam neighborhood of Seoul for his parents. Notably, fellow SHINee member Onew also gave his parents all of his earnings.

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January Brand Reputation Rankings For Individual Boy Group Members Revealed

The Korean Business Research Institute has published January’s results for brand reputation rankings among individual boy group members!

The Institute analyzed 196,882,402 sources of data on 395 boy group members from December 18 to January 19 in the categories of participation, media coverage, communication, and community awareness.

Wanna One’s Kang Daniel topped this month’s brand reputation rankings with a total score of 16,735,376. BTS’s V followed up in second place with a total score of 11,189,245, while Wanna One’s Park Ji Hoon came in third place with a score of 5,848,603.

A source from the Institute revealed that Kang Daniel, who topped brand reputation rankings for six months in a row, was highly associated with the keywords “Wanna One,” “Insolent Housemates,” and “Davichi” as he came in first place this month.

The top 30 rankings are as follows:

  1. Wanna One’s Kang Daniel
  2. BTS’s V
  3. Wanna One’s Park Ji Hoon
  4. BIGBANG’s G-Dragon
  5. Wanna One’s Ong Sung Woo
  6. Wanna One’s Hwang Min Hyun
  7. BTS’s Jimin
  8. BTS’s Jungkook
  9. JBJ’s Kwon Hyun Bin
  10. EXO’s Baekhyun
  11. Wanna One’s Kim Jae Hwan
  12. BTS’s Jin
  13. SHINee’s Taemin
  14. SHINee’s Onew
  15. BIGBANG’s Taeyang
  16. Wanna One’s Bae Jin Young
  17. Wanna One’s Park Woo Jin
  18. BTOB’s Yook Sungjae
  19. EXO’s Chanyeol
  20. Wanna One’s Ha Sung Woon
  21. FTISLAND’s Minhwan
  22. BTS’ Suga
  23. INFINITE’s L
  24. EXO’s Xiumin
  25. 2AM’s Jo Kwon
  26. EXO’s Kai
  27. Wanna One’s Lee Dae Hwi
  28. Wanna One’s Yoon Ji Sung
  29. SEVENTEEN’s Mingyu
  30. Wanna One’s Lai Guan Lin

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