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Dancing in the streets: Performers gather for K-pop festival

Oct 16, 2019 - 4:15 PM

The Changwon K-pop World Festival, contestants from around the globe perform imitation dances or sing cover versions of the genre's biggest hits

In a photo taken on October 11, 2019, competitors from Cambodia perform at the 'K-pop World Festival' in Changwon. - At the grandly titled and government-funded Changwon K-pop World Festival contestants from around the globe perform imitation dances or sing cover versions of the genre's biggest hits -- with thousands of fans cheering them on. (Photo by Ed JONES / AFP) / TO GO WITH SKorea-entertainment-music-diplomacy,FOCUS by Claire Lee

Friends, colleagues mourn Sulli's death

Oct 15, 2019 - 10:07 AM

f(x) member Amber, Goo Hara, and other stars remember the singer and actress

K-pop star Sulli found dead

Oct 14, 2019 - 5:17 PM

(UPDATED) The actress debuted as a member of the girl group f(x)

GONE TOO SOON. Sulli, formerly of f(x) is found dead in her home. Photo from Sulli's Instagram

K-Pop's BTS rocks out in ultra-conservative Saudi

Oct 13, 2019 - 4:20 PM

The Korean group visits Riyadh as the kingdom seeks to transform its ultra-conservative image

James Reid to star with Momoland's Nancy in upcoming ABS-CBN drama

Oct 04, 2019 - 5:14 PM

'Soulmate' is set to be directed by Antoinette Jadaone

WINNER is coming back to Manila in 2020

Sep 20, 2019 - 5:17 PM

The K-pop group is making a stop in the country as part of their 'Cross Tour'

WINNER. The K-pop group is headed to Manila as part of their 'Cross Tour'. Photo from Facebook.com/OfficialYGWINNER

K-pop concert Rainbows in Asia Music Festival postponed

Sep 19, 2019 - 12:27 PM

The organizers have yet to announce a new date for the festival

RAMF. The upcoming concert has been postponed. Screenshot from Facebook.com/2019RAMF

Momoland to donate concert earnings to kids in Antipolo

Sep 13, 2019 - 10:38 AM

The South Korean girl group will be performing in 'Good Friends in Manila,' alongside former Wanna One members Ha Sung Woon and Kim Jae Hwan

MOMOLAND. The K-pop group, seen here in a press conference in August 2018, is performing in concert in October 2019. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

WATCH: Korea-trained Pinoy boy band SB19 gives K-pop a Filipino twist

Sep 07, 2019 - 7:06 PM

SB19 members Sejun, Stell, Josh, Ken, and Justin introduce P-pop: K-pop inspired melodies with Filipino lyrics

BTS label to hold global auditions for K-pop girl group

Sep 05, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Big Hit Entertainment is scouting for new members for their upcoming 2021 K-pop girl group – why not give it a shot?

WINNER, MAMAMOO, and more K-pop stars headed to PH for Rainbows in Asia Music Festival

Aug 31, 2019 - 2:21 PM

The festival will be hosted by Sandara Park

WINNER. The K-pop boy band will be returning to the Philippines for the Rainbows in Asia Music Festival. Screenshot from Facebook.com/OfficialYGWINNER

K-pop star Seungri accused of illicit gambling

Aug 28, 2019 - 3:48 PM

The former BIGBANG member was questioned by police for illicit overseas gambling, the latest step after his retirement in March due to prostitution claims

The stan experience at EXplOration in Manila

Aug 28, 2019 - 3:00 PM

We’re not yet over the EXO’s hype!

EXO in Manila. Photo by Jam Aguilus/Rappler

K-pop group SEVENTEEN to perform in Manila

Aug 27, 2019 - 2:38 PM

Carats, are you ready? SEVENTEEN brings their ‘Ode To You’ tour to Manila on February 2020.

Here's what to expect at EXO’s concert in Metro Manila

Aug 23, 2019 - 7:16 PM

Are you ready for 'EXplOration?' Here’s why we're excited for EXO's 2-day show on August 23 and 24

K-pop superstars BTS to take 'long-term break'

Aug 12, 2019 - 11:33 AM

The group is set to take their 'first official long-term break since their debut'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 15, 2019 South Korean boy band BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, pose on the red carpet at the 28th Seoul Music Awards in Seoul. - The seven-piece South Korean boy band, whose world tour "Love Yourself: Speak Yourself", came to Paris for two nights late last week, after a string of sold-out shows in Los Angeles, Chicago and London's iconic Wembley Stadium. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)

EXO adds second Manila show

Aug 09, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Filipino EXO-Ls now have another day to catch the K-pop group in concert

EXO. The boy band has added another show to their Manila stop. Screenshot from Instagram.com/weareone.exo

Why K-pop merch is everywhere

Aug 07, 2019 - 7:18 PM

Which fandom do you belong to?

Confirmed: TWICE's Jihyo, Kang Daniel are dating

Aug 05, 2019 - 3:59 PM

It's official!

DATING. The K-pop stars are official. Images from JYP and KONNECT

WATCH: BTS leads UNICEF's #EndViolence campaign

Jul 30, 2019 - 5:26 PM

The K-pop group stars in a campaign launched on International Friendship Day

TWICE member Mina withdraws from tour due to 'extreme anxiety'

Jul 12, 2019 - 5:32 PM

'Mina is currently struggling with extreme anxiety and insecurity and will not be attending the TWICELIGHTS world tour 2019,' JYP Entertainment says in a statement

Deported K-pop star Steve Yoo may be allowed to return home

Jul 11, 2019 - 5:57 PM

Steve Yoo, also known as Yoo Seung-jun, was barred from South Korea for avoiding military service in 2002

Kangin exits Super Junior

Jul 11, 2019 - 5:10 PM

The 34-year-old bids goodbye to the iconic K-pop group

GOODBYE. Kangin officially leaves Super Junior but will stay on with SM Entertainment. Photo from Kangin's Instagram

The 'bboom bboom' of K-pop in the Philippines

Jul 11, 2019 - 2:34 PM

Analyzing the rise of Korean pop music based on Spotify data

K-pop band Day6 is coming back to Manila

Jul 03, 2019 - 11:51 AM

The boys are coming back this November for their 'Gravity' world tour

K-pop fans are creative, dedicated and social – we should take them seriously

Jul 02, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Contrary to common perception, most fans are not socially withdrawn nerds – because the social aspect of K-pop fandom is central to being a true fan

DEDICATION. Fans of Korean pop music attend a convention, called Kcon, that brings together some of the most popular pop bands from Korea on June 23, 2018 in Newark, New Jersey. File photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Twice cheers up Filipino fans during Manila concert

Jul 02, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Jihyo, Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu rock the Manila stage with their biggest hits!

TWICE IN MANILA. Manila is the third stop of K-pop group Twice's world tour. Photo by Richard Tabigue

K-pop star Jay Park to perform in Manila

Jun 26, 2019 - 5:52 PM

Hip-hop artist Jay Park brings his ‘Sexy 4Eva’ world tour to the Philippines in September

Korean pop titans BTS conquers the West

Jun 15, 2019 - 3:48 PM

Worldwide success BTS is the first ever K-pop group to top music charts in America and Britain

B.I leaves K-pop group iKON after attempted illegal drug purchase

Jun 12, 2019 - 4:45 PM

'I am so ashamed and apologetic to fans who were greatly disappointed and hurt because of my wrong words and actions,' the group leader says

ANOTHER SCANDAL. iKON's leader leaves following reports be bought illegal drugs in 2016. File photo from iKON's official Facebook page

HIGHLIGHTS: K-pop World Music Festival 2019

Jun 10, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Missed out on the concert? We got you covered!

Here's how Filipino celebs reacted to BLACKPINK's meet and greet

Jun 07, 2019 - 1:49 PM

Some celebs also reacted to the alleged #ShopeeScam that trended worldwide on Thursday, June 6

Shopee PH apologizes to BLACKPINK fans: Event fell short of high standards

Jun 07, 2019 - 12:47 AM

'We are reaching out to all those affected by this issue, and we are also taking steps to ensure that such an incident does not occur again in the future,' the online shopping platform says in a statement

BLACKPINK. The South Korean girl group holds a meet and greet event in Manila. File photo from BLACKPINK's Instagram account

#ShopeeScam trends on Twitter as BLACKPINK returns to PH for meet and greet

Jun 06, 2019 - 8:27 PM

Some Filipino Blinks are definitely not happy

MEET AND GREET. K-pop sensations BLACKPINK are in Manila for a fan event hosted by Shopee, which is being accused of scamming customers. Screenshot from Facebook.com/ShopeePH

GOT7’s ‘Spinning Top’ tops iTunes charts worldwide

May 23, 2019 - 11:13 AM

The K-pop group's newest album is number one on iTunes charts all over the world

WATCH: BTS channels The Beatles in 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

May 16, 2019 - 2:49 PM

The K-pop sensation pays tribute to The Beatles in the same theater where the Fab Four made their US television debut

BEATLES TRIBUTE. K-pop sensation BTS isn't shying away from comparisons to The Beatles. Screenshot from The Late Show's Facebook page

South Korean court denies arrest warrant for K-pop star Seungri

May 15, 2019 - 7:30 AM

The court refuses to issue an arrest warrant against Seungri even after the K-pop star's prostitution charges

BLACKPINK returns to Manila for meet and greet event in June 2019

May 10, 2019 - 7:54 PM

BLACKPINK in our area (again!)

K-pop group GOT7 to perform in Manila

May 08, 2019 - 12:19 PM

The 7 boys are returning to the Philippines for their ‘Keep Spinning 2019 World Tour'

BTS is Top Group at 2019 Billboard Awards

May 02, 2019 - 11:14 AM

'This is all possible because of the little things we shared together,' RM tells BTS' loyal 'Army'

BILLBOARD WIN. K-pop sensation BTS at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. Photo from Billboard's Twitter

Red Velvet headlines K-Pop World Music Festival 2019 in Manila

Apr 29, 2019 - 3:44 PM

NCT127, Sohee, Kim Dong-han, and Elris are also part of the concert happening on June 9 at the Mall of Asia Arena

K-pop phenomenon BTS first Korean act to top UK chart

Apr 20, 2019 - 11:15 AM

The band's latest album 'Map of the soul: Persona' went straight in at number one

TOP OF THE CHARTS. The K-pop group is the first Korean act to to top Britain's album chart. Photo from Instagram.com/bts.bighitofficial

K-pop group Twice to hold concert in Manila

Apr 08, 2019 - 10:28 AM

The K-pop group is coming in June

How K-pop girl group LOONA pushes for women empowerment in 'Butterfly'

Mar 22, 2019 - 1:00 PM

This K-pop group has been making waves with the song 'Butterfly'

K-pop star Jung Joon-young arrested for filming and sharing sex videos

Mar 22, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The K-pop singer is arrested after apologizing for filming and distributing illicit sex videos without his partners' consent

Police seek arrest warrant in K-pop sex video scandal

Mar 18, 2019 - 5:39 PM

Singer-songwriter Jung Joon-young is one of the stars implicated in a sex video scandal

K-pop star Jung Joon-young (C) arrives for questioning at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency in Seoul on March 14, 2019. - A burgeoning K-pop sex scandal claimed a second scalp as a singer who rose to fame after coming second in one of South Korea's top talent shows admitted secretly filming himself having sex and sharing the footage. Jung Joon-young, 30, announced his immediate retirement from showbusiness amid allegations he shot and shared sexual imagery without his partners' consent. (Photo by JUNG Yeon-Je / AFP)

BTS to appear on 'Saturday Night Live' in April

Mar 15, 2019 - 11:26 AM

BTS meets SNL? We can't wait!

Two more K-pop stars embroiled in sex video scandal

Mar 14, 2019 - 5:20 PM

(UPDATED) Highlight's Yong Jun-hyung and Choi Jong-hoon of FT Island also quit after admitting to having watched the illicit sex videos taken by K-pop star Jung Joon-young

Clean-cut K-pop embroiled in Korean sex scandal

Mar 14, 2019 - 2:53 PM

Jung Joon-young and Seungri's scandals put the spotlight on discrimination and abuse in South Korea

Big Bang's Seungri announces retirement from showbiz

Mar 11, 2019 - 7:15 PM

(UPDATED) The singer announces his retirement following the Burning Sun night club scandal in February