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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

Morissette Amon in Korea for Asia Song Festival

Oct 03, 2018 - 4:41 PM

It's the singer's second time to perform at the music festival

FOR THE PHILIPPINES. The singer will be gracing Asia Song Festival's stage with her powerful vocals. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

The K-pop model and why it’s important to build a creative economy

Sep 20, 2018 - 6:32 PM

Rappler talks to John Howkins, professor and father of the Creative Economy, on the power of ideas and creativity

SEVENTEEN is coming to Manila on September 29

Sep 13, 2018 - 3:19 PM

PH CARATS, are you ready?

Korina Sanchez draws flak for K-pop comment

Sep 05, 2018 - 3:18 PM

After her 'annyeonghaseyo' gaffe, the TV host is at it again

KORINA SANCHEZ. The TV host posts a selfie from the Wanna One concert, after which she posted a comment that earned the ire of Pinoy K-pop fans. Screenshot from Instagram.com/korina

Dua Lipa and K-pop group BLACKPINK are collaborating for a new song

Sep 04, 2018 - 4:51 PM

Who's looking forward to this collab?

SUPER DELUXE. Dua Lipa is set to drop a new super deluxe version of her album featuring much-awaited collabs. Image from Dua Lipa's Instagram account

Former 2NE1 member Minzy to perform at UAAP Season 81 opening

Sep 04, 2018 - 1:08 PM

Minzy is coming to Manila to perform at the opening of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines

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

IN PHOTOS: Momoland press conference in Manila

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:57 PM

The 'Bboom Bboom' performers are in town for a private event

MOMOLAND. Hye Bin and Nancy share a moment alongside Ahin and Jane at their press event in Manila. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Balut, beaches, and all the Filipino things Momoland wants to try

Aug 17, 2018 - 8:59 PM

On their first visit to the Philippines as a group, the K-pop stars share the local dishes they want to taste and places they want to see

MOMOLAND IN MANILA. The K-pop stars visit the Philippines for the first time as a group. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Momoland meets Manny Pacquiao, wife Jinkee

Aug 17, 2018 - 6:07 PM

Former Ilocos Sur governor Chavit Singson says he plans to tour the girls around the country

LOOK: Momoland is in Manila

Aug 16, 2018 - 2:47 PM

The K-pop girl group arrives for their much-awaited Philippine visit

TOUCHDOWN MANILA. Momoland's Jane and Nancy share photos from their hotel room after arriving in Manila on August 16. Screenshot from Instagram.com/momoland_official