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Red Velvet members Irene, Seulgi release new mini-album 'Monster'

Jul 06, 2020 - 8:52 PM

The long-awaited mini-album finally drops

EXO's Kai to release first solo album

Jul 03, 2020 - 4:50 PM

Who's excited for Kai's first solo debut?

BLACKPINK breaks 3 world records with 'How You Like That'

Jul 03, 2020 - 2:34 PM

Talk about making a comeback!

BLACKPINK. The K-pop sensations set 3 new world records. Screenshot from Facebook.com/BLACKPINKOFFICIAL

Late K-pop star Goo Hara's ex-boyfriend jailed for sex video blackmail

Jul 02, 2020 - 6:24 PM

Choi Jong-bum has been sentenced to jail for a year

BLACKPINK joins Twitter, hosts live comeback party on June 30

Jun 27, 2020 - 5:55 PM

BLACKPINK in your (Twitter) area!

BLACKPINK. The K-pop group joins Twitter. Screenshot from Twitter.com/BLACKPINK

WATCH: BLACKPINK finally drops 'How You Like That' music video

Jun 26, 2020 - 8:35 PM

BLACKPINK in your area!

COMEBACK. BLACKPINK releases the music video for their latest single, 'How You Like That.' Screenshot from YouTube.com/BLACKPINKOFFICIAL

Detours from home: Yes, I'm a proud KPop stan

Jun 24, 2020 - 2:41 PM

KPop can teach you new skills and dare you to dream

Online disruption of Trump rally highlights K-pop's political hustle

Jun 23, 2020 - 12:36 PM

Legions of K-pop fans and TikTok users are taking credit for upending Donald Trump's weekend rally after block-reserving tickets with no intention to attend the event

LOOK: BLACKPINK in second round of ‘How You Like That’ teaser posters

Jun 18, 2020 - 2:19 PM

The K-pop group's comeback is set to be released on June 26

TEASER. Jennie, Lisa, Jisoo, and Rosé of BLACKPINK appear in teasers for their upcoming single, 'How you like that.' Screenshots from Twitter.com/ygent_official

K-pop idol Yohan dies at 28

Jun 17, 2020 - 10:29 AM

The K-idol dies just two months after he celebrated his 28th birthday

REST IN PEACE. The 28-year-old K-idol dies a little over two months after his birthday. Photo from Yohan's Instagram

BTS fans match K-pop superstars' $1 million Black Lives Matter donation

Jun 08, 2020 - 5:18 PM

One in an Army says they were able to raise the money from nearly 35,000 donors to match the group's donation

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 21: K-pop boy band BTS visit the SiriusXM Studios on February 21, 2020 in New York City. Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM/AFP

BLACKPINK’s Lisa was swindled by manager, YG Entertainment apologizes

Jun 02, 2020 - 3:33 PM

The agency says that the person has left the company, and that they are taking ‘preventive measures’ to keep it from happening again

LISA. The BLACKPINK rapper and singer is swindled by her former manager. Screenshot from Facebook.com/BLACKPINKOFFICIAL

WATCH: TWICE returns with new song 'More and More'

Jun 01, 2020 - 7:45 PM

The group also drops their 9th mini-album together with the music video

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

BLACKPINK to release first full-length album in September

May 19, 2020 - 3:33 PM

The album follows the release of the group's long-awaited comeback in June

BLACKPINK. The K-pop girl group is set for a comeback in 2020. Photo from Facebook.com/BLACKPINKOFFICIAL

K-pop stars' gang rape, spycam jail terms cut

May 12, 2020 - 5:25 PM

Singer-songwriter Jung Joon-young's sentence has been cut to 5 years, while Choi Jong-hoon, a former member of boyband FT Island will serve 2.5 years

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)

SM Entertainment opens global auditions for aspiring K-pop stars

May 07, 2020 - 11:25 AM

Do you think you have what it takes to be SM Entertainment's newest star?

BLACKPINK comeback scheduled in June 2020

May 04, 2020 - 4:15 PM

The girls are finally releasing new music!

IN YOUR AREA (AGAIN!). The girl group's management confirms that the 4 are set for a June 2020 comeback. Photo from BLACKPINK's Instagram

EXO's Suho to enlist in military on May 14

May 04, 2020 - 3:52 PM

Two other members of the Korean boy group – Xiumin and D.O. – have already enlisted and are serving in the military

SUHO. The EXO leader announces the date of his military enlistment. Photo from EXO's official Instagram

Want that K-pop idol body? Follow these workouts

May 02, 2020 - 10:50 PM

Watch how Momo of TWICE, Jungkook of BTS, and DK and Seungkwan of SEVENTEEN exercise

DANCE MACHINE. TWICE member Momo (right) is popular for her toned abs. Photo from Instagram/twicetagram

Lady Gaga to feature BLACKPINK in new album

Apr 24, 2020 - 10:41 AM

In Lady Gaga's upcoming album 'Chromatica,' the performer collaborates with K-pop girl group BLACKPINK for the song 'Sour Candy'

LOOK: K-pop stars who are gamers behind the scenes

Apr 22, 2020 - 10:51 PM

League of Legends, Starcraft, and Overwatch are among the most popular video games for K-pop idols

VIRTUAL WORLD. TWICE leader Jihyo (right) says she feels "the truest to myself" when playing video games. Photo from Instagram/@twicetagram

Monsta X’s Kihyun and Cosmic Girls’ Bona are not dating, according to their agency

Apr 21, 2020 - 4:29 PM

The agency's statement comes after the K-pop stars were rumored to have been dating for 5 years

NOT DATING. Starship Entertainment denies rumors that its talents Kihyun and Bona are dating. Screenshots from Instagram.com/official_monsta_x and Instagram.com/bn_95819

Wonho thanks fans for support, signs with new label

Apr 11, 2020 - 6:17 PM

'Thank you for giving me the opportunity to become a better person' writes the former Monsta X member in a letter posted on his fancafe

WONHO. The K-pop star performs at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in September 2019. Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for iHeartMedia/AFP

Sign o'the times: K-pop idol Yang Joon-il emerges from decades past

Mar 19, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Once bashed for his flamboyant fashion and music, 50-year-old Korean-American singer Yang Joon-il is earning a new set of fans in the new age of K-pop music

This picture taken on March 14, 2020 shows K-pop singer Yang Joon-il performing during a recording session for a television channel music show in Seoul. - Fifty-year-old Korean-American singer Yang Joon-il is enjoying an unlikely comeback, hailed by the YouTube and social media generation, who re-discovered his work through online clips, as the "original" K-pop star. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP) / TO GO WITH SKorea-music-social-people,INTERVIEW by Claire LEE

Ex-Monsta X member Wonho cleared of drug charges

Mar 14, 2020 - 4:34 PM

The K-pop star left the boy band following accusations of marijuana use

CLEARED. Wonho of Monsta X performs onstage at the iHeartRadio Music Festiva in September 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia/AFP

K-pop star Taeyeon’s father passes away on her birthday

Mar 10, 2020 - 11:57 AM

SM Entertainment says the Girls' Generation member's newest single will be released on a later date

Scandal-ridden K-pop star Seungri enlists in army

Mar 09, 2020 - 6:23 PM

The singer from BIGBANG has been indicted on accusations including prostitution arrangement, embezzlement and illicit gambling

Former BIGBANG boyband member Seungri wearing a face mask arrives at a military boot camp in the border town of Cheorwon, 100 kilometres north of Seoul, on March 9, 2020. - Disgraced K-pop star Seungri enlisted in the South Korean army on March 9, meaning a military court will now hear his trial on charges stemming from a sex and drugs scandal that saw him retire from showbiz last year. (Photo by - / YONHAP / AFP) / - South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT NO ARCHIVES RESTRICTED TO SUBSCRIPTION USE

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 cancels Seoul concerts as coronavirus spreads in South Korea – agency

Feb 28, 2020 - 2:33 PM

The 4 concerts were scheduled to take place between April 11 and 19 at Seoul's Olympic Stadium

BTS. In this file photo taken in December 2019, BTS performs onstage in Los Angeles, California. The K-pop megastars cancelled 4 Seoul concerts in April as the number of novel coronavirus cases in South Korea passed 2,000. Photo by Frederic J. Brown / AFP

WATCH: James Corden, BTS drive through LA and attend a dance class

Feb 26, 2020 - 3:40 PM

Papa Mochi, please

BTS KARAOKE. The K-pop group is featured in the latest edition of the 'Late Late Show' segment. Screenshot from Youtube

Coronavirus forces BTS to stream album press conference from empty hall

Feb 24, 2020 - 6:05 PM

The group releases the album 'Map of the Soul: 7'

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 21: K-pop boy band BTS visit the SiriusXM Studios on February 21, 2020 in New York City. Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM/AFP

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

Girls' Generation member Hyoyeon wants to collaborate with Nadine Lustre

Feb 12, 2020 - 6:16 PM

The DJ and member of girl group Girls's Generation spun at House Manila last February 8

What went down at K-pop group Seventeen’s 2020 Manila stop

Feb 08, 2020 - 3:30 PM

It was an eventful arrival for the K-pop group, as GMA-7 reporter Marisol Abdurahman attempted to interview them upon arrival and said things that angered fans

SEVENTEEN. The K-pop group is set to perform their 'Ode To You World Tour' in Manila. Screenshot from Instagram.com/saythename_17

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

Sandara Park turns emotional as she recalls 2NE1's split

Feb 05, 2020 - 5:18 PM

Sandara says after the group disbanded, she was lost and in the dark over what to do next

Head and Shoulders Supreme launch. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

(G)I-DLE is coming to Manila

Jan 30, 2020 - 10:57 AM

The K-pop girl group is heading here in June!

(G)I-DLE. The girl group is heading to Manila. Screenshot from Twitter.com/G_I_DLE

WATCH: WINNER performs Sarah Geronimo's 'Tala'

Jan 25, 2020 - 8:45 PM

Not even the K-pop boy band is spared from the phenomenon of 'Tala'

DANCE CRAZE. WINNER dances to Sarah Geronimo's viral hit 'Tala' at their Manila concert on January 25. Screenshot from Twitter.com/MOAArena

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

Girls' Generation's Tiffany Young to serenade Filipino fans

Jan 23, 2020 - 9:32 PM

Are you going to Tiffany's first-ever fan meeting in Manila?

TIFFANY YOUNG. Girls' Generations' Tiffany Young is set to serenade her Filipino fans on Saturday, January 25. Photo from Tiffany Young's Instagram account

NCT Dream is coming to Manila

Jan 20, 2020 - 5:47 PM

The leap year just got a little more exciting!

NCT DREAM. The K-pop idols are heading to Manila. Photo from SM Entertainment

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