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K-pop group Stray Kids to perform in Manila

Jan 14, 2020 - 10:45 AM

The boys are bringing their 'District 9: Unlock' world tour to Manila on April 2020

EXO's Chen is getting married

Jan 13, 2020 - 3:53 PM

SM Entertainment confirms that Chen and his non-celebrity girlfriend are also expecting a baby

K-pop group X1 disbands after vote-rigging controversy

Jan 08, 2020 - 12:39 PM

'We could not come to an agreement, so we have decided on their disbandment,' the 9 talent agencies of the 11 boys say in a joint statement

Fans of K-pop's Blackpink superstar Lisa pummel Thai cafe

Jan 05, 2020 - 4:16 PM

The owner of MQQN Cafe in Bangkok is accused by the fans of sexual harassment after making lewd comments about Lisa's visit and attempting to sell the furniture she sat on and the cutlery she used

BIGBANG to perform at Coachella 2020

Jan 03, 2020 - 12:47 PM

The annual music festival releases their full lineup, which includes Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, and Frank Ocean

BIGBANG. The K-pop boy band is set to make a comeback at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April 2020. Screenshots from Facebook.com/BIGBANG

It's official: Super Junior’s Kim Heechul and TWICE’s Momo are dating

Jan 02, 2020 - 10:25 AM

Label SJ and JYP Entertainment confirm the dating rumors

HIGHLIGHTS: SuJu gives Filipino fans an amazing yearend with 'Super Show 8'

Dec 26, 2019 - 10:58 AM

The Mall of Asia Arena turns sapphire blue as one of the biggest K-pop group returns to Manila

SUPER SHOW. Super Junior returns to the Philippines for 'Super Show 8.' Photo by Gracia Lualhati/Rappler

Red Velvet's Wendy injured after falling offstage during SBS Gayo Daejeon rehearsals

Dec 25, 2019 - 7:37 PM

Red Velvet's agency SM Entertainment cancels the girl group's performance at the music festival following the incident

WENDY. The Red Velvet singer is being treated for injuries after falling off stage during rehearsals. Screenshot from Facebook.com/RedVelvet

BTS to hold tour in April 2020

Dec 24, 2019 - 2:01 PM

Does this mean a comeback is coming sooner than we think?

The ARMYs' dream home in Seoul

Dec 23, 2019 - 12:06 PM

That RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook had visited the House of BTS themselves makes the experience more exciting for their fans, collectively known as ARMY. The pop-up store is open until January 5, 2020.

Photo by Nikko Dizon/Rappler

BTS, EXO most tweeted about K-pop groups in PH for 2019

Dec 13, 2019 - 8:22 PM

In 3rd place is BLACKPINK! Did your favorite group make it to Twitter Philippines' list?

K-pop star Kang Daniel to take showbiz break due to 'depression, panic disorder'

Dec 06, 2019 - 12:50 PM

'We reached the conclusion that sufficient rest and stability is of the highest priority for the artist's health and safety,' says the South Korean singer's management company

LOOK: The girls from Twice are now Bench endorsers

Dec 06, 2019 - 10:23 AM

Heads up, Onces!

BENCHSETTERS. Twice greets their fans as they are announced as the newest endorsers for Filipino clothing brand Bench. Screenshot from Twitter.com/Benchtm

K-pop star Jung Joon-young jailed for 6 years for gang rape, spycam crimes

Nov 29, 2019 - 4:00 PM

South Korean singer Jung Joon-young is convicted of gang rape and secretly filming and then distributing illicit sex videos of his female partners

China fans desert Super Junior's Choi Siwon for 'liking' Hong Kong tweet

Nov 26, 2019 - 3:12 PM

The Super Junior member apologizes but some of his Chinese fans did not accept it

Bullying debate after death of K-pop star Goo Hara

Nov 25, 2019 - 3:36 PM

The singer's death has sparked an online petition on the website of the South’s presidential office calling for stronger punishments for cybercrimes and abusive online comments

Korean singer Goo Hara found dead

Nov 24, 2019 - 8:12 PM

Police say that the singer was found dead inside her home in Cheongdam

Exiled K-pop star Steve Yoo backed by court after draft-dodging

Nov 15, 2019 - 6:47 PM

But South Korea's foreign ministry says it plans to appeal the Supreme Court decision

BACK IN KOREA? The South Korean Supreme Court sides with the exiled K-pop star. Image from Steve Yoo's Instagram

Fans urge Blackpink to leave YG Entertainment after comeback remains elusive

Nov 15, 2019 - 11:59 AM

On Twitter, fans say the group is not getting the promotion they deserve

BLACKPINK. The K-pop girl group is being urged by fans to leave its label, YG Entertainment. Photo from Facebook.com/BLACKPINKOFFICIAL

LOOK: Lisa of BLACKPINK is the newest face of Penshoppe

Nov 06, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Lisa is officially in Penshoppe's area!

G-Dragon to release Air Force 1 collab with Nike

Nov 04, 2019 - 9:47 PM

Behold, 'Para-noise'

K-pop group BTS finishes world tour with millions generated

Nov 01, 2019 - 12:31 PM

The BTS world tour, which ran from August 2018, drew a total audience of more than two million at 62 shows in 23 cities, according to Big Hit Entertainment

Super Junior coming back to Manila for 'Super Show 8'

Oct 30, 2019 - 7:27 PM

Mark your calendars – December 15, 2019

SUPER SHOW. Super Junior members pose with their Filipino fans to conclude the Manila leg of their Super Show 7 World Tour, Saturday, June 30. File photo from Siwon Choi's Twitter

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