This week, some of our favorite idols were in full-on celebratory mode. Whether they were advancing their careers with tours and television or celebrating personal milestones like birthdays and weddings, they had a lot to be excited about, and as K-Pop fans, so do we! So what happened this week? Let’s go look!
Also this week, Sandara Park was able to share a picture of her attending G-Dragon’s Manila solo concert without #Daragon shippers breaking the Internet. It’s always great to see YG Family taking pictures together.
AOA’s SeolHyunand Super Junior’s HeeChulwere hard at work filming another set of promotional material for Korean shopping site GMarket. The two have worked together so much that we think they’re beginning to look alike!
2PM’s TaecYeonofficially enlisted into the military this week, but not before sharing one last evening with his fellow members. Jun.K doesn’t seem too happy to be seeing him go, but don’t worry, you can still get your TaecYeon fix by watching his new drama!
Happy birthday to ZE:A’s MinWoo! His fan club delivered him this incredible, huge birthday cake boasting a bit “MinWoo, Happy Birthday!” in Korean. Times like this have us pretty jealous. We want birthday cake too!
SM Entertainment girl group f(x) celebrated eight years since their debut, which is crazy to us because we remember when they were the rookie group. Let’s hope all this excitement means there’s a comeback on the way!
SunMicelebrated her first win for the song “Gashina” on Show Champion this week. We were a little nervous about her leaving JYP, so it’s great to see that her solo career is just as fire after her fresh start. Congratulations, SunMi!
With debuts, comebacks, and tour announcements abound, this was a huge week for K-Pop idols. Yet no matter how busy our favorite idols seem to be getting these days, they don’t seem too busy for one thing – taking selfies and group shots with their friends!
For this installment of SNS Weekly, we’re celebrating our favorite friendships on SNS this week. Whether they’re in the same groups, on the same shows, or just in the same companies, our biases are absolute pros at not only rubbing elbows, but giving their friendships plenty of love!
Perhaps the most surprising group shot of the week, let’s start with KwangHee‘s recent visit to the set of “Infinite Challenge.” The idol has been on hiatus from the show since entering the military this spring, and the crew seems to be pretty happy to be reunited!
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Next up, we’ve got SeoHyun, YuRi, and HyoYeonof SNSD! Is it just us or do SNS shots of this particular girl group give us serious friendship envy? The SNSD girls always look like they’re having the best time together. If you don’t believe us, watch their new “Holiday Night” video!
2PM‘s Jun.K has been spending the week sharing plenty of pictures from his Thailand trip, including this video of him riding a boat past famous temples. The buildings are as stunning as his personal tour guide – his groupmate NichKhun!
NU’EST‘s Choi MinKi is currently in Belgium with co-stars from his upcoming reality show. Joined by g.o.d‘s Joon Park, SoYou, Girl’s Day‘s SoJin, and Junggigo, the idol appears to be having the time of his life while traveling with his new friends!
The boys of NCTare currently touring their way through Southeast Asia with SMTOWN, and in this shot, WINWIN and JaeHyuntake a moment before their Hong Kong performance to give Instagram followers a little glimpse of their bromance.
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BTOB‘s Yook SungJae always looks out for the junior idols in his life, including CUBE trainee Yoo SeonHo! The idol recently hung out with the former “Produce 101” contestant, where they got plenty of sun by relaxing outdoors.
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The ladies of BLACKPINK recently appeared for a special performance during TaeYang‘s “White Night” Japan tour, and this picture has us seriously gagging with jealousy. BLACKPINK + TaeYang + Japanese Food? Did our invite get lost?!
Do you know what’s cuter than Super Junior‘s DongHaeposing with his NCT‘mini-me’ Jeno? Not much, if you ask us. SM fans on Instagram have been raving over the pair’s similar good-looks, nicknaming them a “father-son” duo.
Rookie group A.C.E‘s members DongHun and Jasontook a break from a photoshoot with BNT Magazine to goof off together. What exactly are they whispering to each other? Guess we’ll have to check out their outtake video to find out!
Apink‘s NamJoorecently sat down for the very first script reading for her upcoming web drama “Mischievous Detectives,” and seems to already be warming up to her new co-stars, Yoo SeonHo and Ahn HyungSeob from “Produce 101.” Wait, SeoHo again?! How many famous friends does this guy have?
The ladies of disbanded girl group Rainbowproved that their friendship is still going strong this week after sharing pictures of them all meeting up for JaeKyung‘s housewarming party, where they threw an impromptu birthday party for HyunYoung. A party in a party? That’s straight up partyception.
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KARD‘s BMtook a pretty swaggin’ selfie during some downtime with groupmate JiWoo, thus fueling the ship that has been sailing since the group’s pre-debut days. Stop teasing those poor BM x JiWoo shippers, BM!
Speaking of long-lasting friendships, AOArecently celebrated five years since their debut. Granted, the lack of ChoA in this picture is totally bumming us out, but we’re glad the ladies are still going strong. Here’s to another five years, ladies!
Last, but certainly not least, we have our favorite of the adorable comeback video outtakes the boys of WINNERhave been uploading lately. Apparently, while Minohas been hard at work trying to be the best rapper of all time, SeungHoon‘s been busy becoming… a sun god?
The summer months mean plenty of activities in the K-Pop world, and from surprise collaborations to world tours, many idols took to Instagram to share special news and fun moments with their followers and fans. In case you missed it, here are some of the top K-Pop Instagram moments of the week!