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BTS' 'DNA' music video hits 1 billion views on YouTube

Jun 01, 2020 - 5:55 PM

Definitely still a bop more than two years later

ANOTHER RECORD. The colorful music video has been viewed over 1 billion times on YouTube. Screenshot from BigHit's Youtube

BTS members share own graduation stories in ‘Dear Class of 2020’

May 20, 2020 - 4:50 PM

The 7-member group also performs during the YouTube special for the Class of 2020

CONGRATULATIONS! K-pop sensation BTS addresses the Class of 2020. Still from BANGTAN TV

BTS song ‘On’ debuts at number 4 on Billboard's Hot 100

Mar 03, 2020 - 10:23 AM

Two other tracks from BTS' 'Map of the Soul: 7' album also make it to the list

BTS drops 'Map of the Soul: 7,' 'kinetic manifesto film' for lead single

Feb 21, 2020 - 6:20 PM

Plus! There's a Spotify-exclusive 'enhanced' album that includes commentary from the group

NEW ALBUM. BTS drops a new album. Image courtesy of Big Hit/Spotify release

K-pop group EXO's appearance at PH beauty brand event canceled

Feb 05, 2020 - 9:16 PM

Nature Republic Philippines says the group's appearance at a February 22 event will not push through due to the current outbreak of the novel coronavirus

MANILA CONCERT. EXO's 'Planet #5' show is heading to the SM Mall of Asia this weekend. Photo from EXO's Facebook page

Philippine Band of Mercy inaugurates new medical building

Jan 31, 2020 - 3:21 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Philippine Band of Mercy's newest building was designed to accommodate the expansion of their ambulatory surgical programs

Philippine Band of Mercy: In the Service of the Child (photo taken during annual gift giving, held last December 12, 2019)

PREP is coming to Manila

Jan 29, 2020 - 10:15 PM

Who's got you singing again?

BACK IN MANILA. The UK band is coming back to Manila. Photo from PREP's Instagram

BTS to perform at 2020 Grammys 'Old Town Road' segment

Jan 24, 2020 - 11:13 AM

The K-pop sensation will join Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, and other artists for a special 'Old Town Road All-Stars' segment

BTS AT THE GRAMMYS. The idol group will be performing during a special segment. Photo from BTS's Instagram

Hotdog member Dennis Garcia dies

Jan 19, 2020 - 11:13 AM

His daughter Isa confirms his death

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

ONE OK ROCK is returning to Manila in 2020

Jan 13, 2020 - 12:23 PM

The Japanese rock band returns to Manila for a 3rd time

ONE OK ROCK. The band returns to the Philippines for a May 2020 concert. Photo courtesy of Pulp

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

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

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

SB19's Manila concert sold out in 3 minutes

Dec 16, 2019 - 7:51 PM

The Manila concert is scheduled at the Cuneta Astrodome on December 28

PHLPost launches 'Pinoy Music Icons' commemorative stamps

Nov 16, 2019 - 3:09 PM

The commemorative stamps are in honor of OPM icons Rene Garcia, Rico J. Puno, and Pepe Smith

Thirds to tour Japan with U.S. band Stars Hollow

Nov 05, 2019 - 8:46 PM

The punk trio is bringing their music to a wider audience

THIRDS. The punk trio is heading to Japan. Rappler Screenshot

Moshing for farmer’s lives

Nov 05, 2019 - 8:39 PM

'Galit na galit na ang mga patay!' Ourselves the Elves vocalist Alyana Cabral screams. The crowd riles back

BTS's Jungkook investigated over car crash

Nov 04, 2019 - 2:59 PM

(UPDATED) Both the singer and the taxi driver were treated for minor injuries

GOLDEN MAKNAE. BTS member Jungkook figures in a car accident involving the violation of a traffic law, according to police. Image from Jungkook's official fanstagram

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

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

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

Parokya ni Edgar's Facebook hacked

May 31, 2019 - 9:07 AM

Chito Miranda says the band members have been removed as the administrators of the Facebook page which reportedly began sharing sexually explicit content

PAROKYA NI EDGAR. The band performs at the Rappler HQ in 2016. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

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

Ourselves the Elves launch first full-length album

Mar 16, 2019 - 12:01 PM

Alyana, Paula, Akira, and Ponch are launching their new album 'Self is Universe' on Saturday, March 16, at Pioneer Street, Mandaluyong

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

The Click Five frontman Kyle Patrick to perform in Manila

Feb 27, 2019 - 6:24 PM

The pop rock voice behind ‘Jenny’ will be serenading fans for a one-night-only show at a mystery location

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

WATCH: 'Ang Huling El Bimbo' by Ely Buendia and The Itchyworms will soothe your restless heart

Feb 10, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Plus... an excerpt from 'With A Smile'

EPIC TEAMUP. Ely Buendia and The Itchyworms – giants in the Filipino music industry – team up for a concert. Photo from The Itchyworms' Facebook age

Agsunta 'signs off' after 4 years

Jan 31, 2019 - 4:04 PM

'Masakit man at mahirap man, kailangan na muna namin itigil ‘to,' says member Jireh Singson

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

Indie rock band Vampire Weekend drops new music after hiatus

Jan 25, 2019 - 5:24 PM

After nearly 6 years, the New York rock band is releasing a new album, complete with 18 tracks

WATCH: IV of Spades drops 'Bawat Kaluluwa' music video

Jan 21, 2019 - 8:33 AM

The first music video off their new album 'CLAPCLAPCLAP!' is out

IV of Spades releases debut album 'CLAPCLAPCLAP!'

Jan 18, 2019 - 1:13 PM

Finally!

IV OF SPADES. The funk rock trio releases their debut album. Photo courtesy of Warner Music Philippines

LOOK: Itchyworms, Ely Buendia do #HowHardDidAgingHitYouChallenge

Jan 18, 2019 - 11:24 AM

The OPM legends get together for an epic throwback!

NOSTALGIC. The Itchyworms and Ely Buendia reunite for an epic throwback photo. Screenshot from Facebook.com/theitchyworms

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!

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Dec 25, 2018 - 7:51 PM

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