K-ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 

K-Pop Concert Scammer Arrested in Manila

On November 3rd, the Philippines’ Quezon City Police District’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit arrested a woman for allegedly participating in a deceptive investment scheme. Per the police report, the woman convinced a Police Lieutenant and a businessman to invest in her events and production company, known for bringing numerous K-pop stars, Thai artists, and Filipino artists to the stage. She enticed them with the prospect of significant returns from concerts and events in the capital of the Philippines, leading them to invest an estimated $900,000. The event promoter has…

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K-TRENDS NEWS 

K-Pop Idols Assist Filipina Influencer in Seoul

A Filipina Influencer, Kristine Roces, also known as Real Asian Beauty, went viral for an unexpected encounter in Korea, where she received assistance from strangers, only to discover that these strangers were none other than K-Pop idols. The incident unfolded when Kristine Roces shared a video on TikTok of her struggling to carry a heavy suitcase up a steep staircase at Hyewa Station in Seoul. While struggling with her suitcase, two men came down the stairs and offered their help to the woman. Many netizens were surprised by this heartwarming…

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K-ENTERTAINMENT K-TRENDS 

Ori: K-pop Star Who Disappeared on Debut Day

Ori (오리) was born into a mixed-race family; she has a Japanese father and a Korean mother. Her original name is Tanaka Sori (たなか そり), but she took the stage name Ori, which means “duck” in Korean, when she debuted. She debuted on KBS’s Music Bank in 2008 with her song “It’s Snowing Today.” Ori’s debut stage is now considered to be one of the worst in K-pop history. Her vocals were unstable, her dance moves were uncoordinated, and she seemed nervous and uncomfortable on stage. Viewers were shocked and…

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K-ENTERTAINMENT K-EVENTS NEWS 

Epic Moments in K-Pop: Gocheok Sky Dome’s Legends Lineup

Ever heard of the dazzling wonderland known as Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul? It’s not just a stadium; it’s where K-Pop dreams blast off into the universe! Picture this: a colossal indoor playground where K-Pop’s brightest stars shine. With its mind-blowing tech and room for more than 20,000 fans, this place is the ultimate K-Pop paradise. We’re diving deep into the K-Pop royalty who’ve graced this epic stage. We’re talking about those extraordinary idols who’ve turned Gocheok Dome into a magical realm of music and dance. Their talent is out…

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K-ENTERTAINMENT K-TRENDS 

Noise Music in K-Pop: A Double-Edged Sword?

Noise genre in K-Pop, one of the most fascinating and polarizing sub-genres within K-Pop is the “noise genre,” characterized by its aggressive, hard-hitting beat drops and instrumentals that match the intensity and power of the dances. This genre has become increasingly popular in recent years, with many K-pop artists embracing the title of noise music has garnered a solid following while also raising eyebrows within the community. Though a relatively recent addition to the K-Pop landscape, the noise genre has already left a lasting impact on the industry. Many artists have…

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K-ENTERTAINMENT K-TRENDS 

The Fear of Music Show Encores Among K-pop Groups

 In the world of K-pop, music show wins are a significant milestone for any group. These wins are often followed by an encore stage, a spontaneous and unplanned performance that is broadcasted live. However, some idols may view the encore stage as a punishment, rather than a reward for their hard work. This can be due to the pressure and stress associated with live singing, as well as the fear of making mistakes or being judged harshly Pressure to Perform Winning a music show is a momentous achievement in the…

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K-ENTERTAINMENT K-EVENTS NEWS 

SUPER JUNIOR Coming Back to Manila for A Fan Party

Seven months after the successful SUPER SHOW 9 last December 2022, SUPER JUNIOR will return to Manila on Friday, July 21 at the Araneta Coliseum for their FAN PARTY IN MANILA with Filipino E.L.F.s. Some fans may wonder what’s a “fan party” and think of it as a simple fan meeting, but that’s not the case. SUPER JUNIOR has created this fan party for E.L.F.s to enjoy a concert party in a more intimate and relaxed atmosphere. The Kings of Hallyu who are dedicated to their performances, have prepared an exciting line-up with over 10 amazing…

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K-EVENTS K-LIFESTYLE 

K-Pop Groups Who Defied the Odds and Made It Big 

K-pop is a highly competitive industry, dominated by big music labels such as SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment, and JYP Entertainment. However, there are some K-pop groups that have managed to make it big despite not coming from big companies. These groups have proven that being from a small company doesn’t mean you can’t break through. Let’s check out some of the K-pop groups who went big despite not coming from big companies, including Fifty Fifty, G-Friend, and many more. 1. G-Friend Formed by Source Music in 2015. They debuted with…

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K-LIFESTYLE K-TRENDS NEWS 

Korean Youth is Becoming Label-loving Kids?

Luxury brands and youth celebrities are a match made in marketing heaven. When selling a high-end product, associating it with a young and popular celebrity is a surefire way to generate buzz and ultimately, sales. But what impact does this have on Korean youth, and more specifically, Korean mothers’ worries regarding the promotion of luxury brands by youth celebrities in the country?   Luxury brand consumption has been on the rise in South Korea and globally, and it has evolved into more than just owning a product. It has become…

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K-ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 

SM Entertainment VS. Its Artists

SM Entertainment, one of the most prominent entertainment companies in South Korea, has played a significant role in shaping the K-pop industry and launching numerous successful careers. However, behind the glitz and glamour, there have been instances of disputes and tensions between the artists and their management. Let’s take a look at some of the notable conflicts between SM Entertainment and its artists over the years.   1. EXO’s lawsuit: In 2014, three members of the popular boy group EXO—Kris (Wu Yifan), Luhan (Lu Han), and Tao (Huang Zitao)—filed lawsuits…

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