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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

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

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

Online reality show hopes to train the next Filipino K-pop idol

Jul 14, 2018 - 9:25 AM

Viu original reality show 'Hello K-Idol' will feature 10 Filipino trainees who will go through a 10-week challenge

HELLO K-IDOL. The 10 Filipino trainees pose with Korean singers Jung Joon-young and Yook Sung-jae at the launch of Hello K-Idol on Friday, July 13. Rappler screenshot

Jung Joon-young, Yook Sung-jae on what it takes to be a K-pop idol

Jul 13, 2018 - 6:42 PM

The two singers also answer the question: Can Filipinos become K-pop idols?

K-POP. Korean stars Jung Joon-young and Yook Sung-jae talk about being part of the K-pop industry on Friday, July 13. Rappler screenshot

K-pop group WINNER to hold concert in Manila

Jul 04, 2018 - 3:37 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippines is one of the stops in the Asian leg of WINNER's '2018 Everywhere Tour'

2018 EVERYWHERE TOUR. Manila is one of the stops of WINNER's '2018 Everywhere Tour.' Photo from WINNER's official Facebook page

WATCH: Momoland girls wear baro't saya in 'Baam' MV

Jun 26, 2018 - 11:04 PM

Also, Nancy waves the Philippine flag

GOING PINOY. Momoland member Nancy, who is often compared to Liza Soberano, waves the Philippine flag. Screenshot from YouTube.com/LOENENT

Momoland to meet Pinoy fans – and hopefully Liza Soberano – in August

Jun 23, 2018 - 11:36 AM

The K-pop girl group announced their Philippine visit via Facebook Live

MOMOLAND. The K-pop girl group is coming to the Philippines. Photo from Facebook.com/MOMOLANDofficial

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 13, 2018

Jun 13, 2018 - 11:15 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Wednesday

Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Korean singer Psy to start own talent management agency

May 15, 2018 - 7:17 PM

The 'Gangnam Style' hitmaker leaves YG Entertainment after 8 years

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 29: Recording artist PSY attends the 2016 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Robert Irwin and Kathryn Bigelow presented by Gucci at LACMA on October 29, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for LACMA/AFP

WATCH: EXO's 'Power' concert heats up Manila

May 01, 2018 - 12:37 PM

(UPDATED) #ElyXiOnInManila trended top in the Philippines!

EXO. Korean-Chinese boyband EXO powers up MOA Arena during 'The ElyXiOn' in Manila concert. Photo by Keb Cuevas/Rappler

EXO returns to Manila for 'The ElyXiOn' tour

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:11 PM

Mark your calendars, EXO-Ls! The show is on Saturday, April 28!

EXO. Screenshot from Instagram.com/weareone.exo

Beginner's guide: Why EXO is out of this world

Apr 22, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Everything you needed to know about the Korean boyband

EXO. Korean-Chinese boyband gets the Philippines dancing with their single 'Coco Bop'. Screenshot from Instagram.com/weareone.exo

WATCH: K-pop group WINNER drops music video for 'Everyday'

Apr 05, 2018 - 8:31 AM

WINNER once again collaborates with Grammy-winning American director Dave Meyers, who also directed the music video for the group's 2017 hit song 'Really Really'

COMEBACK. Korean pop group WINNER returns with their 2nd studio album. File photo from WINNER's Facebook page

Kim Jong-un 'deeply moved' by K-pop concert – KCNA

Apr 02, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Kim, the first North Korean leader ever to attend a show by entertainers from the South, shakes hands with the performers and 'expressed his deep thanks to them,' the North's official KCNA news agency reports

AFTER THE CONCERT. This picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 2, 2018 and taken on April 1, 2018 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (centre L) speaking to South Korean musicians as his wife Ri Sol-Ju (far L) and South Korea's Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister Do Jong-whan (centre R) look on, after a rare concert by South Korean musicians at the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre in Pyongyang. Photo by KCNA via KNS/AFP

BTS is only K-pop group in Forbes' '30 Under 30 Asia 2018'

Mar 28, 2018 - 5:15 PM

(UPDATED) BTS is among the young disruptors featured in Forbes Magazine’s ’30 Under 30 Asia 2018'

BTS. BTS is the only K-pop group who made it to this year's '30 under 30 Asia'. Screengrab from Instagram/bts.bighitofficial

Seo Min-woo of K-pop group 100% dies

Mar 27, 2018 - 10:50 AM

His management TOP Media says Min-woo died due to cardiac arrest

BTS, GOT7, NCT dominate Billboard 'World Albums' top 5

Mar 24, 2018 - 8:45 AM

K-pop groups dominate Billboard's World Albums Chart top spots for the week of March 24, 2018!

LOOK: K-pop idol Bobby greets Scarlett Kramer

Mar 23, 2018 - 10:33 AM

'Hey, Scarlett, this is Uncle Bobby. Happy birthday!' the iKON member says in his Instagram story

BIRTHDAY GREETING. iKON's Bobby greets Scarlett Kramer a happy birthday. Screengrab from Instagram/@bobbyindaeyo and @dougkramerdougkramer

SF9 to perform in Manila for 'Be My Fantasy' tour

Jan 02, 2018 - 11:33 AM

Mark your calendars Filipino Fantasies! Catch their show on Saturday, January 6!

K-pop stars carry SHINee singer Kim Jonghyun's coffin after suicide

Dec 21, 2017 - 4:43 PM

Three members of SHINee and 3 Super Junior band members carry Jonghyun's coffin to its final resting place

Family members and friends of late SHINee singer Kim Jong-Hyun carry out his coffin during a funeral at a hospital in Seoul on December 21, 2017. Kim, a 27-year-old lead singer of the hugely popular K-pop boyband SHINee, took his own life in a Seoul hotel room on December 18, with his death sending shockwaves through fans around the world. / AFP PHOTO / JUNG Yeon-Je

Star's suicide highlights dark side of the K-pop dream

Dec 21, 2017 - 4:26 PM

SHINee singer Kim Jonghyun's sudden death is not a new phenomenon in the Korean entertainment industry

K-pop stars, fans mourn death of SHINee's Jonghyun

Dec 19, 2017 - 5:22 PM

(UPDATED) Kim Jonghyun leaves the Korean pop scene devastated following his death

The portrait of Kim Jong-Hyun is seen on a mourning altar at a hospital in Seoul. CHOI Hyuk / pool / AFP

SHINee's Jonghyun dead in apparent suicide

Dec 18, 2017 - 8:10 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Jonghyun loved music more than anybody else....It breaks our heart to have to bring this news to fans who loved Jonghyun so much,' says SM Entertainment

IN PHOTOS: CNBLUE's 'petmalu' Manila concert

Dec 12, 2017 - 8:45 PM

CNBLUE owns the Philippine stage during their last stop for their 'Between Us' tour

CNBLUE returns to Manila for ‘Between Us’ tour

Dec 06, 2017 - 7:43 PM

Did you miss CNBLUE when they visited the Philippines earlier this year? Catch their concert on Saturday, December 9!

From K-pop to potato chips: Are you up for the new Korean craze?

Jul 10, 2017 - 4:47 PM

You might just get obsessed with this snack – like an entire nation did

No safety personnel for S. Korea pop concert: police

Oct 19, 2014 - 2:36 PM

Experts described the incident that killed 16 people and injured 9 others as another man made disaster

S. Korean safety official in apparent suicide after concert tragedy

Oct 18, 2014 - 6:18 PM

A South Korean man handling the safety measures at a concert where 16 people died was found dead in an apparent suicide

16 killed in collapse at S. Korea pop concert

Oct 17, 2014 - 9:39 PM

Reports say 25 people fell more than 10 meters 30 feet into an underground parking area when the grate collapsed

ACCIDENT. South Korean rescue members carry an injured person of an accident by a broken ventilation grate in Seongnam City. Fourteen people were killed and 11 others were injured when a ventilation grate gave way under their weight while they were watching an outdoor pop concert south of Seoul. Photo from AFP

'Gentleman' Psy unveils hip-swinging dance

Apr 13, 2013 - 10:06 PM

The new video aims to replicate the global success of Gangnam Style and its famed horse riding dance

KPOP STAR. Korean popstar Psy poses at a press conference before his concert in Seoul on April 13. Psy was set for a sell-out concert in Seoul on Saturday to unveil the all-important dance and video aimed at moulding his new single "Gentleman" into another global hit. Photo by AFP

'Gangnam Style' second most-viewed YouTube video

Nov 02, 2012 - 6:00 PM

South Korean pop sensation Psy s Gangnam Style has become the second most watched YouTube video of all time next to Justin Bieber s Baby

Djokovic dances Gangnam Style

Oct 07, 2012 - 11:18 PM

Novak Djokovic delighted fans in Beijing on Sunday October 7 with a rendition of the famed horse riding dance from South Korean pop hit Gangnam Style after defeating Jo Wilfried Tsonga to win his third China Open

Screengrab from YouTube