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Contrary to common perception, most fans are not socially withdrawn nerds – because the social aspect of K-pop fandom is central to being a true fan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

Seoul police launch probe into prostitution claims involving Big Bang’s Seungri

Feb 26, 2019 - 7:45 PM

YG Entertainment denies the claims

SEUNGRI. The Big Bang singer faces claims that he is involved in procuring prostitutes for business investors. Photo from Instagram.com/seungriseyo

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

It's official: EXO’s Kai and BLACKPINK’s Jennie part ways

Jan 25, 2019 - 5:11 PM

SM Entertainment confirms that the two K-pop stars have broken up

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!

BTS film screening in Russia canceled

Dec 30, 2018 - 7:04 PM

The screening of the movie 'BTS World Tour: Love Yourself in Seoul,' gets canceled after the group was accused of being 'gay'

Screenshot from Twitter/@bts_official

'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

Momoland to stage free concert in Ilocos Sur

Nov 27, 2018 - 4:33 PM

Want to catch Momoland live – and for free? It's time to plan a trip to Ilocos Sur.

MOMOLAND RETURNS. K-pop group Momoland at a press conference in Taguig City on August 17, 2018. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Momoland coming back to Manila

Nov 19, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Get ready to go 'BAAM' and 'BBoom BBoom' once again

WELCOME BACK. K-pop group Momoland is set to come back to the Philippines in 2019. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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

BTS' management apologizes over Nazi hats controversy

Nov 14, 2018 - 11:23 AM

'Big Hit bears all responsibilities for not providing the necessary and careful support to our artist that may have prevented these issues,' the company says in a statement

BTS CONTROVERSY. The K-pop group finds itself in hot water over a shoot from years back. Image from BTS' official Instagram account

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: 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

BLACKPINK is coming to the Philippines

Nov 01, 2018 - 1:19 PM

BLACKPINK in our area!

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

LISTEN: 'Kiss and Make Up,' the Dua Lipa x BLACKPINK collab, has dropped

Oct 19, 2018 - 7:49 AM

'Kiss and Make Up' is part of the super deluxe edition of Dua Lipa's self-titled album

COLLAB. The worldwide sensation collabs with K-pop girl group BLACKPINK. Screenshot from Dua Lipa's Twitter account

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