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BTS leader RM's playlist 'mono' now available as a free download

Oct 23, 2018 - 9:38 AM

Are you digging RM's solo release?

ANOTHER SOLO. Rapper RM releases another mixtape... err, playlist. Image from 'mono'

RM of BTS to release solo 'playlist' on October 23

Oct 22, 2018 - 9:57 AM

'mono' will be RM's second solo mixtape

'mono' SOON. The BTS leader and spokesperson is set to drop another solo endeavor. Image from RM's Instagram account

Here's where you can watch BTS docu 'Burn The Stage: The Movie' in the Philippines

Oct 16, 2018 - 5:33 PM

From the stage to the big screen, ARMY, get ready to watch your favorite Korean boys in this documentary

BTS wins Favorite Social Artist at 2018 American Music Awards

Oct 10, 2018 - 12:00 PM

The K-pop group bested other artists including Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Cardi B, and Shawn Mendes

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Sep 25, 2018 - 1:14 PM

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BTS at UN urge world's youth to 'just speak yourself'

Sep 25, 2018 - 9:46 AM

'We have learned to love ourselves, so now I urge you to 'speak yourself''

BTS AT UN. The Bangtan Boys appear before the United Nations. Screenshot from the UN Youtube account

Gridlock and K-pop: Things to know about the UN General Assembly

Sep 24, 2018 - 3:20 PM

130 world leaders are attending the United Nations this week, as well as K-pop sensation BTS, the world's most popular boy band

UNICEF GUESTS. K-pop sensation BTS – the world's most popular boy band – speaks at the launch of the "Generation Unlimited" UNICEF campaign.

Korean boy band BTS to address UN

Sep 20, 2018 - 10:21 PM

BTS will be speaking at the launch of 'Generation Unlimited,' a new partnership to promote education, training and employment for the world's youth

BTS GOES TO THE UN. The Bangtan Boys – among the most popular K-pop groups to date – are set to address the United Nations. Image from BTS' official Instagram account

BTS' 'Love Yourself: Answer' tops Billboard 200 chart

Sep 03, 2018 - 12:18 PM

This is the group's second album to top the Billboard 200 album chart

WORLDWIDE IDOLS. The accolades continue to pour in for the Bangtan boys. Image from BTS' official Instagram account

Hit replay! PH among top viewers of K-pop group BTS' YouTube channel

Aug 30, 2018 - 5:27 PM

If you're overusing that replay button, you're not alone

10 MILLION. The Bangtan boys' YouTube channel hits 10 million subscribers. Image from BTS' Instagram account

BTS' 'Idol' breaks record for biggest music video debut on YouTube

Aug 28, 2018 - 11:40 AM

'Idol' breaks a YouTube record previously held by a Taylor Swift music video

RECORD BREAKERS. Korean idol group BTS shatters even more records. Image from BTS' official Instagram account

10 BTS songs for all your back-to-school moods

Jun 17, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Start your school year right with these BTS songs!

LOS ANGELES, CA - November 19, 2017: BTS at the 2017 American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theatre LA Live. Featureflash Photo Agency /

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 13, 2018

Jun 13, 2018 - 11:15 AM

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LISTEN: BTS' RM, Suga, and J-Hope's ode to haters and doubters

Jun 13, 2018 - 9:26 AM

The group's rappers release a 'diss track' ahead of their 5th anniversary

THANK YOU, CRITICS. BTS' rappers – RM, Suga, and J-Hope – release a diss track ahead of the group's 5th anniversary. Photo from the official BTS Instagram account

BTS' 'Love Yourself: Tear' is first K-pop album to top Billboard 200 chart

May 28, 2018 - 10:17 AM

'Love Yourself: Tear' is also the first primarily foreign-language album to top the 200 albums chart in over a decade

CHAR TOPPERS. K-pop group BTS continues to make history. Photo from the BTS Instagram account

The boys of BTS were in for a literal surprise on 'Ellen'

May 27, 2018 - 11:14 AM

The Bangtan boys also perform two of their songs

WATCH: BTS performs new song 'Fake Love' at Billboard Music Awards 2018

May 21, 2018 - 12:16 PM

The Korean boyband wins this year's Top Social Artist award

BTS fans attempt to beat record for most used Twitter hashtag in 24 hours

May 19, 2018 - 12:40 PM

AlDub still holds the world record for the category

K-pop group BTS to perform at Billboard Music Awards 2018

Apr 26, 2018 - 5:39 PM

This is the group's second time in the awards

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 31: BTS performs onstage during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 on December 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for dcp/AFP

BTS tops 2018 TIME reader poll

Apr 18, 2018 - 10:22 AM

The K-pop group edges out South Korean President Moon Jae-in and former US president Barack Obama in the 2018 edition of TIME's reader poll

TOP PICK. The Korean group tops TIME's readers poll in 2018. Photo from BTS' official Instagram account

Tech firms sign pledge to refrain from helping cyberattacks

Apr 18, 2018 - 9:59 AM

Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, adds, 'This tech sector accord will help us take a principled path towards more effective steps to work together and defend customers around the world'

Beginner's guide: Why we're going crazy over BTS

Apr 18, 2018 - 9:43 AM

Why the Bangtan Boys are taking over the charts (and our hearts)

BTS. The K-pop boy band is taking the world by storm. Screenshot from

WATCH: BTS releases new music video 'Euphoria'

Apr 06, 2018 - 11:30 AM

The K-pop group surprises fans with a new song and a 9-minute video to go with it

BTS, Wanna One lead Forbes' 'Top 40 Korea Power Celebrity' list

Apr 05, 2018 - 9:49 AM

K-pop acts dominate this year's edition of the list

BTS is only K-pop group in Forbes' '30 Under 30 Asia 2018'

Mar 28, 2018 - 5:15 PM

(UPDATED) BTS is among the young disruptors featured in Forbes Magazine’s ’30 Under 30 Asia 2018'

BTS. BTS is the only K-pop group who made it to this year's '30 under 30 Asia'. Screengrab from Instagram/bts.bighitofficial

BTS, GOT7, NCT dominate Billboard 'World Albums' top 5

Mar 24, 2018 - 8:45 AM

K-pop groups dominate Billboard's World Albums Chart top spots for the week of March 24, 2018!

K-pop groups BTS, SVT are the world's most tweeted stars in 2017

Dec 06, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Meanwhile, the Philippines' Maine Mendoza makes it to number 5!

K-pop titans BTS break into U.S. Top 40

Dec 05, 2017 - 10:01 AM

'Mic Drop' debuts at number 28!

BTS. The boy band continues to gain a bigger following across the world. Screengrab from

SAKSIKAN: Penampilan perdana BTS di 'AMAs 2017'

Nov 20, 2017 - 5:09 PM

Untuk kali pertama, grup Bangtan Boys (BTS) asal Korea Selatan mengguncang panggung 'AMAs 2107'

DEBUT. Grup K-pop BTS resmi memulai debut mereka di Amerika lewat penampilan di 'AMAs 2017'. Foto dari akun Instagram @bts.bighitofficial

Berita selebriti hari ini: Selasa, 14 November 2017

Nov 14, 2017 - 6:56 PM

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Berita selebriti hari ini: Selasa, 5 September 2017

Sep 05, 2017 - 5:53 PM

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Berita selebriti hari ini: Rabu, 9 Agustus 2017

Aug 09, 2017 - 5:20 PM

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Berita selebriti hari ini: Jumat, 4 Agustus 2017

Aug 04, 2017 - 6:43 PM

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Berita selebriti hari ini: Kamis, 27 Juli 2017

Jul 27, 2017 - 5:52 PM

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BTS raih piala di 'Billboard Music Awards 2017'

May 22, 2017 - 9:59 AM

Bangtan Boys BTS menjadi grup K pop pertama yang meraih prestasi di ajang ini

BTS di Magenta Carpet ajang 'Billboard Music Awards 2017'. Foto dari akun Instagram bbmas.

Berita selebriti hari ini: Selasa, 16 Mei 2017

May 16, 2017 - 9:57 AM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

Foto dan video BTS dalam konser ‘The Wings Tour’

Apr 29, 2017 - 11:31 PM

BTS menggelar konser pertamanya di Indonesia pada Sabtu 29 April

Bangtan Boys berhasil memukau ribuan BTS Army yang menyaksikan konser 'The Wings Tour' pada Sabtu, 29 April. Foto dari Instagram/@kibbyzzO

FOTO: Bangtan Boys tiba di Jakarta

Apr 29, 2017 - 10:32 AM

Bagaimana kehebohan suasana saat BTS mendarat di Indonesia untuk pertama kalinya?

Kedatangan BTS di Bandara Soekarno Hatta disambut para penggemarnya. Foto dari Instagram/inaya_544

BTS raih nominasi di ajang 'Billboard Music Awards 2017'

Apr 11, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Bangtan Boys dinominasikan di kategori Top Social Artist

BTS meraih nominasi untuk kategori Top Social Artist di ajang 'Billboard Music Awards 2017'. Foto dari akun Instagram BTS.

5 hal tentang Bangtan Boys yang harus kamu tahu

Apr 10, 2017 - 8:33 AM

Buat kamu yang masih ingin tahu lebih dalam soal Jung Kook Cs ini beberapa fakta yang harus disimak

BTS akan menggelar konser perdananya di Jakarta, 29 April mendatang. Foto dari akun Instagram BTS.

SAKSIKAN: Video BTS menyapa ARMY Indonesia

Apr 03, 2017 - 9:50 AM

BTS WIngs Tour 2017 akan digelar di ICE BSD 29 April

'2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III The Wings Tour in Jakarta' akan digelar 29 April mendatang. Foto dari akun Facebook BTS ARMY Indonesia.

Daftar harga tiket konser BTS ‘The Wings Tour’

Apr 01, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Tiket mulai dapat dibeli secara online pada 4 April

BTS akan menggelar 'The Wings Tour' di Indonesia Convention Exhibition BSD pada 29 April mendatang. Foto dari Facebook/IME INA

BTS dipastikan akan gelar konser di Jakarta

Feb 15, 2017 - 8:34 PM

Jakarta tercantum di jadwal The Wings Tour pada 29 April mendatang

BTS akan menggelar konser di ICE BSD, 29 April mendatang. Foto dari akun Twitter BTS.

Bangtan Boys, boy band Korea yang paling banyak dibicarakan di Twitter

Oct 11, 2016 - 3:33 PM

Diikuti oleh EXO K Seventeen Ikon NCT dan GOT7

Menurut survei yang dilakukan Twitter, dalam sepuluh bulan terakhir ini, Bangtan Boys (BTS) menjadi boy band yang paling sering dibicarakan di Twitter. Foto dari akun twitter BTS.

SC reverses earlier ruling on Bt talong, GMOs

Jul 27, 2016 - 9:23 AM

These cases which stemmed from respondents petition for Writ of Kalikasan were mooted by the expiration of the Biosafety Permits and the termination of Bt talong field trials subject of the permits

Britain's BT Group to invest $8.7B to extend superfast Internet

May 05, 2016 - 5:31 PM

BT says in a statement it will spend around 6 billion pounds in capital expenditure over the next three years in the first phase of a plan to extend superfast broadband and 4G coverage beyond 95 of the country by 2020

SUPERFAST INTERNET. An Openreach Engineer laying fiber in a duct as part of superfast broadband program. Image from BT Group.

The SC's Bt talong decision: Error in precaution?

Jan 20, 2016 - 5:42 PM

The Supreme Court s judgment of the relative safety of Bt talong can be challenged for lack of rigor leading to injustice or worse willfully exposing farmers and consumers to greater risks

A Filipino Greenpeace activist wearing an eggplant costume and fellow protesters hold up signs against GMOs, during a demonstration outside the Department of Agriculture in Quezon City, June 5, 2012. Rolex dela Peña/EPA

How did SC justices decide key cases in 2014-2016?

Jan 16, 2016 - 3:29 PM

We look back at landmark decisions by this batch of SC justices – between the latest appointment of Jardeleza in August 2014 and Villarama’s early retirement in January 2016

SC ban on Bt talong trials 'affects research, agri industry'

Dec 30, 2015 - 11:45 AM

We all know that everything we do involves risks and the only way to know that something is safe is through tests and studies says a group of agricultural biotechnology students

STOPPED. The Supreme Court stops field testing for Bt talong and other GMOs. Graphic by Nico Villarete/Rappler

The SC kills Bt talong, and takes down Philippine science as well

Dec 09, 2015 - 6:45 PM

A Filipino scientist blasts Supreme Court justices for ruling against GMO field trials debunking claims they re not safe

Michael Purugganan, Dean for Science, New York University