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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

EXO is coming back to Manila

Jul 09, 2019 - 9:03 PM

Who's excited?

EXO. Korean-pop boyband EXO during 'The ElyXiOn' concert in Manila. Screenshot from Twitter.com/@MOAArena

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

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

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

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

Boyzone returns to Manila for farewell tour

Apr 30, 2019 - 7:59 AM

The Irish group is set to perform in Manila at the Mall of Asia Arena

Boyzone, 25th Anniversary & Farwell Tour

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

BTS to appear on 'Saturday Night Live' in April

Mar 15, 2019 - 11:26 AM

BTS meets SNL? We can't wait!

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

Remember ‘Carrot Man’? He’s in a boy band now

Feb 19, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Jeyrick Sigmaton is now part of the 4-man group FAB4z

FAB4Z. Jeyrick Sigmaton is now a member of a boy band. Screenshot from Facebook.com/Fab4zOfficial

Westlife plans to serenade fans in PH all over again

Feb 12, 2019 - 6:04 PM

The boys also have a studio album up their sleeve for 2019

EXO’s Kai is reportedly in Cebu, posts photos on Instagram

Jan 30, 2019 - 5:28 PM

The K-pop star shares photos that appear to be taken in Cebu

TOURIST. EXO's Kai has been spotted in Cebu. Screenshot from Instagram.com/zkdlin

The BTS boys are being turned into dolls

Jan 08, 2019 - 11:43 AM

Toy manufacturer Mattel has announced an upcoming official doll line featuring all 7 BTS members!

'Home Sweetie Home' apologizes for dialogue on Super Junior

Dec 23, 2018 - 1:21 PM

'We intended to establish their seniority, but we admit that we should have used better terms to say it,' says Home Sweetie Home in a Facebook post

SUJU DIALOGUE. Filipino sitcom 'Home Sweetie Home' apologizes for dialogue about K-pop group Super Junior. Screenshot from the show

K-pop's BTS 'worth $3.6 billion a year' to South Korea

Dec 18, 2018 - 5:46 PM

The boyband's contribution to their country's economy is worth 26 mid-size companies

NATIONAL TREASURES. BTS is expected to generate an economic value in the trillions if they maintain their popularity. Photo from Facebook.com/bangtan.official

HIGHLIGHTS: K-pop group iKON heats up Philippine stage

Nov 15, 2018 - 11:00 AM

'Sakin ka na lang!' member Jay tells Filipino iKONICs during 'iKON 2018 Continue Tour in Manila'

SHOWTIME. Korean pop group iKON hypes up the crowd with their songs during their Manila concert. Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: WINNER charms Filipino fans during Manila concert

Nov 12, 2018 - 7:54 PM

'City of love, city of music, city of pleasure. You're awesome,' member Mino tells Filipino fans during 'WINNER 2018 Everywhere Tour in Manila'

WINNER IN MANILA. Korean pop group WINNER serenades fans on November 10, 2018 at the Mall of Asia Arena. All photos by Paolo Abad/Rappler

LOOK: Scarlet Kramer meets iKON's 'Uncle' Bobby

Nov 12, 2018 - 3:12 PM

...and so did Yaya Jean, the OG fan of the Korean group

LUCKY GIRLS. Scarlet and Kendra are all smiles after meeting 'Uncle Bobby' himself. Photo from Doug Kramer's Instagram

LOOK: WINNER arrives in Manila

Nov 09, 2018 - 2:03 PM

(UPDATED) Some Filipino fans welcome members Yoon, Mino, Hoony, and Jinu at the airport

WINNER IN MANILA. The 4-member K-pop group has arrived in Manila for their November 10 concert. File photo from WINNER's official Facebook page

Get ready? Showtime! Meet K-pop group iKON

Nov 07, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The 7-member group will hold a concert for their Filipino fans on Sunday, November 11

SHOWTIME. Seven-member group iKON is coming to Manila. File photo from iKON's official Facebook page

4 reasons why we love K-pop group WINNER

Nov 06, 2018 - 1:00 PM

WINNER's first Manila concert is happening on November 10

EVERYDAY. K-pop group WINNER is coming to Manila for their 2018 Everywhere Tour. Photo from WINNER's official Facebook page

A1 in Manila: A career-high for the '90s boy band

Oct 27, 2018 - 5:59 PM

The group performed in Manila on October 21

A1. The '90s boy band delights their devoted Filipino fans. Photo by Stephen Lavoie/Rappler

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

All 9 members of EXO are making a comeback

Oct 04, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Their fifth studio album is set to be released in November

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

SEVENTEEN is coming to Manila on September 29

Sep 13, 2018 - 3:19 PM

PH CARATS, are you ready?

Wanna One's first and last Manila concert: 'Thank you for letting us shine'

Sep 03, 2018 - 5:00 PM

K-pop boy group Wanna One visits Manila as part of their final world tour

Photo by Jam Aguilus/Rappler

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

Beginner's Guide: Why Wanna One is one of a kind

Aug 27, 2018 - 8:18 PM

Here’s why Wanna One isn't like any other K-pop boy group

WANNA KNOW EM? Wanna One is a kpop group like no other. Image from Wanna One's Instagram account

K-pop group WINNER to hold concert in Manila

Jul 04, 2018 - 3:37 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippines is one of the stops in the Asian leg of WINNER's '2018 Everywhere Tour'

2018 EVERYWHERE TOUR. Manila is one of the stops of WINNER's '2018 Everywhere Tour.' Photo from WINNER's official Facebook page

Boyzone is coming back to Manila for their farewell tour

Jul 03, 2018 - 11:25 AM

The Irish group will perform at the Mall of Asia Arena as part of their farewell tour on August 26

iKON is coming to town for their 1st world tour

Jul 02, 2018 - 11:07 AM

(UPDATED) Manila will be one of the stops in the Asian leg of the '2018 Continue Tour'

HELLO, MANILA. Korean group iKON is set to visit Manila for their world tour. Photo by YG Entertainment

A1 to hold reunion concert in Manila

May 25, 2018 - 10:20 AM

This time, all 4 members are going to be in Manila for their 20th anniversary concert!

A1 to go on 20th anniversary reunion tour

May 24, 2018 - 12:28 PM

The '90s boyband is kicking off their tour in Singapore!

Screaming fans flood Hollywood as NSYNC gets Walk of Fame honor

May 01, 2018 - 8:51 AM

NSYNC sold more than 70 million records with a dozen singles making the Top 40, adult contemporary, dance, Latin, country or R&B charts.

NSYNC. Chris Kirkpatrick, Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone and Justin Timberlake of NSYNC are honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 30, 2018 in Hollywood, California. Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images/AFP

Japan pop star accused of forcibly kissing teen – reports

Apr 25, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Tokio member Tatsuya Yamaguchi is accused of asking a high school girl to come to his apartment in Tokyo in February, and forcibly kissing her

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 Instagram.com/bts.bighitofficial

Super Junior to promote 'Replay' album as 6 members

Apr 03, 2018 - 12:35 PM

Super Junior member Heechul will be unable to help promote the album due to health reasons, according to Label SJ

WATCH: Interview with SF9, Kpop boyband

Jan 18, 2018 - 9:18 PM

Kpop boyband SF9 takes on the Baby Shark challenge and more!

SF9 to perform in Manila for 'Be My Fantasy' tour

Jan 02, 2018 - 11:33 AM

Mark your calendars Filipino Fantasies! Catch their show on Saturday, January 6!

IN PHOTOS: CNBLUE's 'petmalu' Manila concert

Dec 12, 2017 - 8:45 PM

CNBLUE owns the Philippine stage during their last stop for their 'Between Us' tour

CNBLUE returns to Manila for ‘Between Us’ tour

Dec 06, 2017 - 7:43 PM

Did you miss CNBLUE when they visited the Philippines earlier this year? Catch their concert on Saturday, December 9!

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.