• Chinese company Alibaba purchases stake in SM Entertainment

    February 10, 2016 @ 6:21 pm

    On February 11, it was revealed that one of China's largest companies, Alibaba, will be purchasing a minority stake in SM Entertainment through a stock purchase.The Chinese company now owns 4% of SM Entertainment's stocks, which might not seem like much, but raises a lot of curiosity as to what the two companies will have in store for the future. Definitely SM Entertainment is advancing gradually into becoming a more globalized company.Now, SM wi

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  • SME to release a song every week, Girls' Generation's Taeyeon up first!

    January 27, 2016 @ 3:03 am

    SM Entertainment founder Lee So Man has revealed a new system of music releases that the agency will be adopting! On January 27 at the 'SMTOWN: New Culture Technology, 2016' conference, Lee Soo Man announced that SME will be releasing digital singles every week through the digital music channel 'Station'. He stated, "Every week, 52 weeks out of the year, a new song will be launched through station." Through this new system, digital

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  • Lee Hwi Jae reveals which of the 'Big 3' he wants his twins to get into

    January 18, 2016 @ 3:05 pm

    TV personality Lee Hwi Jae appeared on KBS 2TV's quiz program '1 Vs. 100' on January 18, where he, of course, talked about his adorable twin sons, Suh Joon and Suh Un!  He even revealed which of the big three entertainment companies he wanted a love call from."Because the kids are getting big, they need to go to kindergarten and school, so my wife is already worrying over where she should send them," he revealed.  She's bound to have her picks co

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  • Kwak Si Yang talks about getting into SM + a coincidental run-in with Kim Gu Ra

    January 13, 2016 @ 8:26 pm

    Actor Kwak Si Yang talked about getting cast in SM Entertainment and more during the airing of MBC's 'Radio Star' on January 13.He said, "I was cast after being seen on the street, and it was the company that BoA was under.  Since BoA was in there, I came to think that I wanted to become a celebrity."  You can check out his dance of H.O.T's "We Are The Future" as he had for his audition.He also revealed that he had seen Kim Gu Ra in the

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  • Tao's side responds to SM Entertainment's press release

    January 5, 2016 @ 9:14 pm

    SM Entertainment recently released a press release regarding winning a lawsuit against Tao, about him failing to pay back the company for money that he owed.Tao's side has since released their own press report in response, on Tao's official Weibo. He added screen captures of emails as proof, as well as an official statement by his workshop.The following is the statement released by Tao's workshop, translated from Korean news outlet StarNews' arti

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  • SM Entertainment wins a lawsuit against Tao

    January 5, 2016 @ 1:31 am

    SM Entertainment had released an official statement announcing that they have won a lawsuit against former EXO member Tao. The agency has won the lawsuit regarding Tao failing to pay back the amount he owes the company.The following is the public statement made by SM Entertainment:SM Entertainment is currently in lawsuits against EXO members Kris, Luhan and Tao for violating their exclusive contracts by taking part in illegal promotions in China.

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  • BoA sings of 'Christmas Paradise' in her winter release for SM

    December 21, 2015 @ 11:15 am

    BoA has now released her contribution to SM Entertainment's 'Winter Garden' with holiday track, "Christmas Paradise"!Her beautiful, soothing vocals soar and provide heaven for your ears.  The whispery, harmonized goodness is bound to get you even more excited for Christmas this week. Listen above!

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  • Hana Financial Investment Co. analyzes the success data of the big entertainment companies

    December 19, 2015 @ 8:41 pm

    Hana Financial Investment Company, one of Korea's biggest investment firms, has released their analytic data on the big entertainment companies for investors to refer to.Their general analysis was that for investors, out of SM Entertainment vs YG Entertainment, SM Entertainment would be better because of the steady promotions + EXO's success. For smaller companies, JYP Entertainment should be looked at in the first half of the year and Cube Enter

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  • SM welcomes a new boy to S.M.ROOKIES!

    December 18, 2015 @ 10:33 am

    Whoo, exciting news!  SM Entertainment has dropped a bomb on fans by suddenly introducing a new member of their trainee group, S.M.ROOKIES!  His name is Kun, and you can tell he's quite the cutie. At the news, fans are delighted and excited, welcoming him with open arms.Watch out for Kun as he joins in the S.M.ROOKIES promotions! HELLO! NEW #SMROOKIES #KUN : ) #에스엠루키즈 pic.twitter.com/3F9fPgcKi7— SMROOKIES (@smrookies) December 18, 2015

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  • Jessi could have become a member of Girls' Generation?

    December 16, 2015 @ 12:15 pm

    Jessi appeared on MBC's 'Radio Star' on December 16 and revealed that she could have become an SM artist!"I went to the same school abroad as Tiffany, Jessica, and CSJH The Grace's Stephanie," she revealed.  When asked if she got along with Stephanie, she admitted, "We really clashed a lot.  Because our personalities were similar."She continued, "I was close to Tiffany and Jessica.  I got through an SM audition, but its style did not match me, so

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