Showing posts with label K-pop. Show all posts
Showing posts with label K-pop. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

K-pop, Korean stars who visited PH in 2016

Friday, June 27, 2014

K-pop concerts spread around the world

K-pop concerts have spread from East Asia and Southeast Asia including the Philippines to other regions in the world in the last four years.


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Blueprint for K-pop's future presented at the 2013 GCEF

Behind the rising popularity of Korean pop singers on the global stage lies the power of media outlets and user-driven websites such as YouTube. 

“With the advent of YouTube, the boundaries between countries are collapsing. YouTube serves as a tool linking a person to a person, a country to a country, in real time. Now any high-quality and creative content can be spread all over the world in a split second.”

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Korean Dramas, K-pop Helped Reshape Philippine TV, Music

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines - The hallyu, or Korean wave, that has swept Asia and other regions has helped in changing how Filipino dramas are made and increased the popularity of K-pop in the Philippines.
This was according to a paper presented by Prof. Ma. Crisanta Flores of the University of the Philippines Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature.
Korean dramas (clockwise from left) "My Name is Kim Sam Soon," "Full House" and "Stairway to Heaven"
(Photos courtesy of MBC, KBS and SBS)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

15,000-seater K-pop Concert Hall To Be Built In Seoul

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines - The Korean government's show of support to the K-pop and tourism industries includes the construction of a 15,000-seater concert hall in Seoul.
The planned concert venue is estimated to cost about 200 billion (about P7.38 billion) to construct with the government providing 25 billion won (P924 million), according to Korea's Ministry of Strategy and Finance.
(Clockwise from top left) KARA, Lee Min-ho, 2NE1 and Big Bang.
(Photos by, MTV and YG Entertainment)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

K-pop stars from 1996 to present

For those who are interested in the history of K-pop groups from 1996 to present, here's a Wikipedia entry:

The entry lists their debut year and member information.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

[]: K-Pop's official debut

2011 was an exciting year for K-Pop fans and the Korean music industry. In August, Billboard opened a new chart for K-Pop music, Billboard K-Pop Chart. Following the J-pop Chart, this is the second release of a country based music chart from Asia. And only a few months later, Google operated webcast provider YouTube launched its K-Pop Channel online. 

The news created a buzz among fans and industry experts alike as it was the first time that YouTube had created an exclusive channel for any one country. The main reason for the decision was based on the fact that there are over 5 million K-Pop related webcasts on YouTube, but only 600,000 of these can be found using the search word ‘K-Pop’. A separate K-Pop channel was in demand to facilitate the search for Korean music for K-Pop fans worldwide. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Korean Cultural Center searches for the ultimate Pinoy K-pop Star

Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines - K-pop music has been enjoying huge popularity in the Philippines in the past few years. Since 2009, popular idol groups have visited the country including SHINee, Super Junior, 4Minute and BEAST.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Korea opens first K-pop concert hall

Korea’s first pop concert hall opened in Seoul on June 22.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Sports Promotion Foundation cooperated for the establishment of the concert hall by renovating Olympic Hall, located inside Olympic Park.

With newly upgraded facilities, the main concert hall can accommodate up to 3,000 people and the adjacent small concert hall can accommodate up to 240 people.

Monday, February 14, 2011

SNSD, Big Bang, Hyun Bin, Kim Tae Hee top V-Day poll

From Manila Bulletin newspaper:


MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 14, 2011) — If Koreans were given a choice to pick celebrities they want to be their dates on Valentine’s Day, they would spend the red-letter day with Girls Generation (aka SNSD), Big Bang, actor Hyun Bin and actress Kim Tae Hee.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

[NEWS]: Super Junior declared Korea's bestselling artist in 2010

News from the Manila Bulletin newspaper:


MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Gaon Chart, South Korea’s version of the Billboard charts, has named K-pop boy band Super Junior the bestselling artist in South Korea for 2010.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fil-Am Black Eyed Peas producer to help in new 2NE1 songs

By JONATHAN M. HICAP / Manila Bulletin (Feb. 9, 2011)

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Filipino-American Grammy nominee and Black Eyed Peas’ official DJ, Poet Name Life (real name Jaime Lim Munson) flew to Korea to help write and produce songs for K-pop girl group 2NE1.

Fans want Girls Generation to hold concert in the Philippines

Here's an article from Manila Bulletin, a leading English newspaper in the Philippines, about Filipino fans wanting K-pop girl group Girls Generation to come to Manila for a concert. Manila Bulletin has been publishing articles about Korean pop and entertainment almost everyday.

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 8, 2011) — Filipino fans of top K-pop group Girls Generation have launched an online petition to entice the all-female band to visit the Philippines and hold a concert here.

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4minute wins 2010 Billboard Japan Music Award

The ladies of 4minute are off to a great start after the lunar new year holidays, as they've been awarded the "KPop New Artist Award" at the 2010 Billboard Japan Music Awards on February 6th.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Singer speaks of her audacious love for Hanbok

World renowned Hanbok (traditional Korean attire) designer Lee Young-hee appeared on KBS-2TV's "Morning Live" last Monday.

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