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YUGYEOM, Taemin, Hyo to perform At ‘K-MAGIC LIVE!’ Concert This October!

OctoArts Entertainment is thrilled to announce the launch of its groundbreaking K-Pop concert spectacle, K-MAGIC LIVE!

K-MAGIC LIVE! is the first in a series of dream shows from OctoArts Entertainment that every K-Pop fan wished for. It promises to be an unforgettable night of music, dance, and pure magic as it showcases the unparalleled talents of three K-Pop royalties: TAEMIN of SHINee, YUGYEOM of Got7, and HYO of Girls Generation. This extraordinary collaboration is set to leave fans across the nation awestruck and yearning for more.

With a lineup that boasts some of the most accomplished and beloved artists in the K-Pop scene, K-MAGIC LIVE! is destined to be a historic event for fans of all ages.

TAEMIN (태민) is a South Korean singer and actor under SM Entertainment. He is the ‘maknae’ or the youngest of the boy group SHINee and a member of the supergroup SuperM.
YUGYEOM (유겸) is a South Korean singer-songwriter under AOMG. He is the maknae of the boy group GOT7 and one half of the duo Jus2.
HYO is a member of the K-pop girl group Girls’ Generation since 2007, its second sub-unit, Oh!GG since 2018 and the supergroup, Girls On Top, since January 2022, as well as a solo performer since 2016.

This sensational concert is happening this October 13, 2023, at 7:00 PM. The stage for this spectacular event is none other than the renowned Mall of Asia Arena.

Tickets for this event will be available starting 11:00 AM on September 16, 2023. Fans can secure their seats through SM Tickets Outlets nationwide or conveniently purchase them online at Given the immense popularity of the artists, it is highly recommended to act swiftly to ensure attendance at this once-in-a-lifetime concert experience.

For more updates on K-MAGIC LIVE, check out the official social media of K-MAGIC on Facebook & Instagram: @octoartsentertainment; X, formerly known as Twitter: @OctoArtsEnt

Gear Up for BLACKPINK’s BORN PINK WORLD TOUR Finale with Spotify

BLACKPINK’s captivating BORN PINK era might be drawing to a close, but BLINKS are still buzzing with anticipation following the announcement of their world tour’s finale in Seoul. The group’s two-night homecoming concert is set for the 16th and 17th of September, and BLINKs from across the globe will be able to catch the second show online via WeVerse concerts.

For fans gearing up for these epic performances, Spotify has the perfect playlist to fuel that pre-concert excitement: the new BLACKPINK WORLD TOUR [BORN PINK] FINALE IN SEOUL.

From songs that put BLACKPINK on the map like WHISTLE and BOOMBAYAH, to chart-topping hits like Shut Down and Pink Venom – the playlist features a compilation of the quartet’s most iconic hits, including songs in their tracklist from previous shows.

For BLINKs getting ready to sing their hearts out, Spotify’s lyrics feature is available to give fans a head start. Simply tap on the “Now Playing View” in the mobile app and scroll down to follow the lyrics as it automatically scrolls while the music plays. BLINKs can even share their favorite lyrics on social media to express their fandom pride.

Win Online Livestream Tickets for the BLACKPINK WORLD TOUR [BORN PINK] FINALE

A special treat awaits BLINKs in the Philippines as BLACKPINK and Spotify join forces to give listeners the chance to watch Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa on the final BORN PINK stage via WeVerse concerts.

To enter the contest, participants will need to share the BLACKPINK WORLD TOUR [BORN PINK] FINALE IN SEOUL playlist, via Spotify, on X[1], and in the same post, share their favorite BLACKPINK moment using three songs from the playlist. To qualify, each entry must include #SpotifyxBLACKPINKGiveaway and tag @SpotifyPH.

Ten participants with the most creative answers will each win one online livestream ticket for the BLACKPINK WORLD TOUR [BORN PINK] FINALE.

The contest will be open till 12 September 2023, 11:59pm, and is only open to Spotify Premium users in select markets, including the Philippines. For more information and contest terms and conditions, head to @SpotifyPH on X.

K-Pop Group TAN Set to Captivate Fans with Series of Electrifying Mall Shows

Buckle up, Filo SODAs! Rising K-Pop boy group, TAN, is all set to make you fall in love in a “HEARTBEAT”

This is not a drill, guys! Changsun, Jiseong, Sunghyuk, Taehoon, Hyunyeop, Jooan, and Jaejun are coming back to Manila to do a series of mall shows this September!

Catch them this coming September 8th at the Market! Market! Activity Center, September 9 at the TriNoma Activity Center and September 10 at SM City CDO Downtown!

SODAs, stay bubbly and prepare yourself for an exhilarating experience as you will be immersed in a K-Pop extravaganza that is sure to captivate audiences completely. Make sure to mark your calendars!

The rising K-Pop male group renowned for hit singles such as “DU DU DU,” “FIX YOU,” and their latest bop “HEARTBEAT,” as featured on numerous Korean music shows recently, is all set to take the stage by storm. As TAN prepares to set off on this exhilarating tour, anticipation is at an all-time high. Their fusion of captivating vocals, mesmerizing choreography, and pulsating beats promises to ignite stages and leave their fans craving for more.

This amazing event is brought to you by Universal Records Philippines, SBTown, and Think Entertainment and is powered by Kumu.

Thanks to official venue partners: Ayala Malls Trinoma, Ayala Malls Market! Market! and SM CDO.

OK Taecyeon to meet his Filipino fans this September

Get ready to have your heartbeats racing in excitement, PH OKtizen! OK TAECYEON is coming to Manila for his 2023 OK TAECYEON IN MANILA: SpecialTY on September 23, 2023, 6PM at the New Frontier Theater.

OK TAECYEON is a South Korean singer, composer, rapper, and actor. He is a former K-pop idol who was a member of one of the industry’s biggest groups from 2008 until 2018 before signing with his current agency. TAECYEON’s talent extends beyond music, as he has made a name for himself as an actor in both South Korea and the United States. He made his acting debut in 2010, starring in the ‘Cinderella’s Sister’ drama series. Since then, he has portrayed diverse characters in various hit dramas, including Dream High (2011), Assembly (2015), Let’s Fight Ghost (2016), Save Me (2017), Vincenzo (2021), and his recent fantasy romance drama this year, Heartbeat.

His road to popularity serves as an inspiration to many aspiring actors, proving that everything is possible with hard work and dedication. TAECYEON has quickly captured the hearts of K-Drama fans all around the world with his lovely demeanor and talent for acting. His ability to portray diverse characters with authenticity is truly exceptional. His acting is natural, and he effortlessly transitions into his characters, making them compelling. He delivers his dialogue effortlessly, and his facial expressions are always on point, which keeps the audience connected to the scene. His dedication to his craft is admirable, as he works hard to make his performances exceptional.

OK TAECYEON’s journey from a talented idol to a successful actor is a testament to his unwavering dedication and relentless pursuit of excellence. With his captivating performances and ability to transcend borders, TAECYEON has become one of the versatile celebrities who continues to shine brilliantly in the entertainment industry. As he continues to evolve as an artist and explore new horizons, fans eagerly anticipate the next chapter in TAECYEON’s remarkable career.

To give thanks to his fans for their unwavering support, OK TAECYEON recently announced his Asia fan meeting tour, ‘SpecialTY’ 2023 OK TAECYEON ASIA FAN MEETING TOUR which includes MANILA as one of his tour stops. The 2023 OK TAECYEON IN MANILA: SpecialTY is happening on September 23, 2023, 6PM at the New Frontier Theater. Filo OKtizen, get ready for a fan meeting that’s going to be truly SPECIAL and unforgettable. From his charming performances to his heartwarming interactions, it will be a night filled with pure joy and happiness. Don’t miss this chance to create precious memories with OK TAECYEON, the one and only!

This show is powered by 51K, Twenty Two Plus, PULP Live World, and Happee Hour. Secure your tickets today through TicketNet outlets nationwide or online via

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It’s official, AAA 2023: Philippines takes center stage on December 14

In a monumental move that underscores the Philippines’ increasing prominence in the international entertainment industry, the esteemed ASIA ARTIST AWARDS (AAA) is set to dazzle audiences in the heart of Bulacan.

This year, the Philippines proudly takes center stage as it hosts the prestigious AAA on December 14, 2023, at the iconic Philippine Arena, one of the world’s largest indoor venues.

The ASIA ARTIST AWARDS, a distinguished South Korean award-giving institution, stands as a beacon of excellence in the Asian entertainment sphere. Since its inception in 2016—a development spearheaded by the South Korean business newspaper Money Today, along with global media giants MTN and StarNews, the AAA has consistently celebrated the best the region has to offer in terms of film,
music, television, and digital content.

Over the years, the AAA has recognized the talents of K-pop legends BTS and EXO, as well as trot singer Lim Young-woong, and actors Lee Jung-jae and Lee Seung-gi. Hallyu personalities Park Bo-gum and Im Yoon-ah were among the first recipients of the prestigious Asia Star Award. Since then, the AAA has also feted new blood, such as aespa and IVE. With its rich history of honoring established icons and spotlighting emerging talents, the AAA offers a panoramic view of Asia’s dynamic showbiz scene.

The sixth edition of the awards ceremony was a grand affair held on December 2, 2021, at the KBS Arena in Seoul, with the charismatic duo of Leeteuk and Jang Won-young taking on hosting duties. Their undeniable chemistry was on display once again when they returned for the seventh edition on December 13, 2022, at the Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan. As of this writing, it remains to be seen if they will return for a third time or not.

Beyond the radiant spotlight and red-carpet moments, the AAA serves a deeper purpose. It acts as a venue for fostering collaboration and cultural dialogue among artists from different Asian nations. By facilitating these interactions, the AAA plays a vital role in shaping the future of entertainment in the region. It also promotes cross-cultural understanding, and champions the global proliferation of Asian pop culture.

Photo courtesy of AAA Organizing Committee and PULP Live World Productions

In a significant development leading up to this year’s ceremony at the Philippine Arena, PULP Live World President and CEO Mr. Vernon Go, along with PULP Live World’s Vice President and COO, Ms. Happee Sy-Go, met with the AAA’s top brass at Shangri-La The Fort in Taguig City, Metro Manila. This landmark deal was finally made official last August 14, 2023, in the presence of StarNews CEO Mr. Bahg Junechul, TONZ Entertainment’s CEO Mr. Kuk Byoungjin, and its General Manager Ms. Kim Serin. The contract signing set the stage for the 2023 ASIA ARTIST AWARDS.

The Philippines, with its rich tapestry of cultural traditions and fast-growing entertainment sector, is the perfect backdrop for this year’s AAA. Of late, Filipino artists have consistently enchanted audiences worldwide, making it an epicenter of talent that resonates globally.

The 2023 ASIA ARTIST AWARDS is more than an awards ceremony. It symbolizes the potential of art to bridge gaps in society, transcend borders, and unite people under the banner of creativity. As December 14 approaches, the anticipation is palpable. The Philippines is gearing up to roll out the red carpet for South Korea’s brightest stars, ensuring an unforgettable evening of celebration and camaraderie.

The 2023 ASIA ARTIST AWARDS marks the first time the Philippines will host such an event. It was made possible through the efforts of StarNews, TONZ Entertainment, and the Philippines’ one and only trailblazer in live Hallyu events, PULP Live World.

For the latest news on the event, including the star-studded lineup of artists, fans are encouraged to follow PULP Live World’s official social media channels and website.

Dreamcatcher Excited to Meet Filipino InSomnias Under the Moonlight

K-pop girl group Dreamcatcher first visited Manila in 2019, and the members are excited to reunite with their Filipino InSomnias.

A day before their Dreamcatcher: Under the Moonlight in Manila show, JiU, SuA, Siyeon, Handong, Gahyeon, Dami and Yoohyeon met the media for a press conference.

“It’s really been a long time since we visited the Philippines, and I’m sure InSomnias have been waiting for us for a long time. I hope this particular concert satiates their needs,” SuA said through an interpreter.

The group also talked about their music style since Dreamcatcher’s sound is known to have elements of rock and metal. Siyeon said each member has a different preference when it comes to music, but she is a big fan of metal rock bands.

Yoohyeon shared her thoughts about also gaining popularity worldwide. “When [we] visit other countries and hear the fans cheer for us, that’s when I realized how many fans we have in the global stage.”

What’s Dreamcatcher’s secret for staying this long in the music industry? In a heartbeat, Yoohyeon said, “Teamwork.” Siyeon added that the love for the music that they’re making is something that’s important to them.

Another important thing for the group is communicating and talking with each other. “We try to share photos with each other and have a conversation about even small topics,” Dami said.

The members learned a few Filipino expressions for their fans. They practiced saying “Mahal ko kayo,” “Salamat po,” and “Akin ka.”

Filipino InSomnias, get ready for an unforgettable and dreamy night with Dreamcatcher!

Catch their Dreamcatcher: Under the Moonlight in Manila show on Aug. 28 at the New Frontier Theater.

Special thanks to Random Minds. DREAMCATCHER: UNDER THE MOONLIGHT IN MANILA is the first show under Random Hits Live 2023 series, a series of shows that will showcase your favorite local and international artists singing unique setlists.

Words by Ava Sumortin
Photos by Seth Valenzuela
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Hwang Min Hyun scheduled for a mini concert in Manila on Oct. 8

Can you feel it PH HWANGDO? He’s coming! PULP Live World and Happee Hour bring HWANG MIN HYUN to MANILA with his mini-concert, 2023 HWANG MIN HYUN MINI CONCERT in MANILA happening this October 8,2023, 6PM at the New Frontier Theater.

HWANG MIN HYUN, simply known as Min Hyun, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and actor. He initially gained attention as a member of idol groups from 2017-2022. Even before his debut, he piqued the public’s interest with his charming demeanor and impressive vocals.

HWANG MIN HYUN proved his talent as a performer, showcasing both his impressive singing and dancing ability as well as his charm on stage. His popularity as an idol opened doors to other areas of entertainment. His journey may have begun with a passion for music, but his dedication and talent have allowed him to become a multifaceted star. He starred in popular Korean dramas such as Live On (2020) and Alchemy of Souls Season 1 and 2 (2022). He also made guest appearances on various variety shows, earning praise for his natural humor and wit.

HWANG MIN HYUN’s success so far is only the beginning. He released his first digital single, Universe, and has since released several other successful tracks and OSTs. HWANG MIN HYUN made his solo debut in February of this year with the much-anticipated mini-album Truth or Lie, led by the title track “Hidden Side”. The mini-album includes five B-sides; Honest, Crossword, Perfect Type, Smile and Cube, each showcasing Min Hyun’s versatility and range as a solo artist.

The main theme of the album is to not only discover Hwang Min Hyun’s many sides but to ultimately “possess” them all. The album displays a wider spectrum of his musical hues with a striking delivery of emotions, composed of a unique combination of pop, R&B, and hip-hop influences. This June, he announced his first solo mini concert entitled 2023 HWANG MIN HYUN MINI CONCERT .

This Asia tour will feature HWANG MIN HYUN’s best performances and moments that will create lasting memories for all of his fans. Manila is one of his tour stops, and Filipino Hwangdos have been waiting for this moment for a long time. With his exceptional journey to success, irresistible charm, and genuine appreciation for his fans, it’s easy to see why HWANG MIN HYUN has captured the hearts of so many fans.

Expect to see not just his musical prowess but also his affable personality on stage! PH HWANGDO, this show will undoubtedly be an unforgettable event that you wouldn’t want to miss! See you all at the 2023 HWANG MIN HYUN MINI CONCERT in MANILA on October 8, 2023, 6PM at the New Frontier Theater.

This show is proudly brought to you by PLEDIS Entertainment, TONZ Entertainment, PULP Live World, and Happee Hour.

Secure your tickets starting August 20,2023, 12NN at Ticketnet outlets nationwide or online via

PLATINUM – Php12,500
GOLD – Php9,000
SILVER – Php8,500
BRONZE – Php4,500
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For show updates, please stay tuned on our social media accounts, PULP Live World on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and visit our website

Kim Sejeong is heading to Manila for her first ever concert tour: The 門 on Oct. 1

Get ready to catch the Korean star from the popular K-Drama series “Business Proposal” and “The Uncanny Counter”, and the beautiful voice behind several K-Drama OSTs, as the one and only KIM SEJEONG embarks on her first-ever concert tour. Her concert tour, “The 門”, will be coming to Manila on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at the New Frontier Theater. Presented by Wilbros Live.

The Korean singer-actress recently dropped a coming soon image for her first full-length album, “Moon”, raising much excitement from fans. The new album is set to drop on September 4 at 6PM KST. This will be KIM SEJEONG’s comeback as a singer in more than two years.

From her humble beginnings on the reality show Produce 101 (which she won) to becoming a member of girl groups I.O.I and Gugudan, to being a well-loved K-Drama actress, KIM SEJEONG’s journey as an artist has been an inspiration to many. Her songs “Love, Maybe” (from Business Proposal OST), “All of My Days” (from Crash Landing On You OST), “If Only” (from The Legend of the Blue Sea OST), “Paramour” (from Mr. Sunshine OST) and “Meet Again” (from The Uncanny Counter) have touched hearts of so many fans.

Right now, she has become one of Korea’s most sought-after celebrities with 10.6M followers on Instagram and numerous brand endorsements around the world.

Tickets to 2023 KIM SEJEONG 1st CONCERT in Manila will be on-sale beginning Saturday, August 19 at 10AM via and all TicketNet outlets nationwide.

Fans watching the concert will all have Hi-Bye Session and Official Poster as fan benefits. Lucky fans that will be able to purchase the Diamond ticket will have Group Photo (15:1) with KIM SEJEONG. For more information, follow @WilbrosLive on social media.


Last September 2022, iKon was one of the KPOP Acts performed at KPOP MASTERZ 2 also presented by Pulp Live World.

When their new EP “TAKE OFF” released, a little later they announce their world tour dates including Manila. iKon starts their stage with one of their latest song titled “Tantara” followed by “Sinosijac”.

First set was lit and everyone was already on fire! Members introduced themselves with a comment “it’s good to be back here in Manila”.

Donghyuk reminiscing their last Manila solo tour and it’s been 3 or 4 years since then. Bobby commented “nothing changes, you’re still on fire”. Second set played most of their hit songs like “Killing Me”, “Rhythm Ta”, “Bling Bling” the legend and ikonic “Love Scenario” and lastly the title track on their album TAKE OFF – “U” Bobby and Chanwoo have a little moment with IKONICs with their tagalog battle, Chanwoo said that they talked to Jinhwan before the show and Jihnwan taught Chanwoo his famous tagalog phrase “sakit akung tiyan” means my stomach or tummy hurts. Bobby told a story behind that tagalog phrase from Jihwan was because during Jinhwan’s study days in Davao, Philippines when he wanted to go home earlier (making white lie excuses), he will go to his teacher and saying “sakit akung tiyan” (my stomach hurts).

“There’s one person I remember when I go to Philippines – Jinhwan Hyun, Prince of the Philippines” – Chanwoo said. He was excited to be here and perform but unfortunately, he’s currently enlisting and fulfilling his duty as an army and misses Filo-ikonics so much. They even played Jinhwan’s part through LED Screen so we won’t miss this beautiful moment and feels like he’s with us throughout the show (serve well Kim Jinhwan! iKonics will always wait for you!) Chanwoo’s tagalog phrase was “Ikaw lang nasa puso ko.” While Bobby’s “Hello Maganda! Gusto niyo ba mag-inom mamaya? Mahal kita!” and asked the fans who did better by screaming and Bobby said he won. Donghyuk performed “Kiss Me” with his hot and sexy moves, followed by Junhoe’s “Want You Back” with his guitar flexing his magical voice (like nanghaharana) and he also performed with Bobby “Deep Night”. Bobby’s solo song called “HeartBROKEN PlaYBoY” main rapper once again proving his rapping skills!

Ended their solo stage with Yunhyeong’s “Eurachacha” a trot masterpiece sang and hyped with the crowd. Chanwoo promised he will prepare for his solo performance for their next tour here in Manila with Pinky’s up! Bobby Said Yunhyeong’s lips are dangerous because of his Eurachacha stage and also Donghyuk’s sexy stage “Kiss Me” and fans asked them to show their own version of “Kiss Me” VCR.

“Why Why Why”, “Like A Movie”, and “Goodbye Road” was on the set and melts everyone’s heart with their vocals Party is on with “What’s Wrong”, “Dumb & Dumber” “B-Day” and “Freedom” jumping, screaming and singing with ikon was so fun Group photo with fans, ikonics prepared a vcr and bobby was like “I Knew it, you guys have this” and played the fan project, everyone is silent and enjoying the clip while bobby was kind of emotional and hiding is expression on the blanket that is also from fans with their messages to IKON and before the show ends, they said that they were really happy to be in Manila.

“You guys are crazy. Manila is the best” Donghyuk said and Bobby said that filo-ikonics was more fluent than him on speaking Korean, they even sang their song fluently even it is a Korean lyrics.“ iKon wrapped their performance with the encore stage of “B-Day”, Rhythm Ta”, “Freedom” (Added by June because they enjoyed the show so much with the ikonics) and Lastly with their legendary hit “Love Scenario”.

IKON Live in Manila 2023 was produced by Pulp Live World
Words by Reinalyn Marquez
Photos by Yvonne Solon
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ABS-CBN Global, in partnership with South Korea-based immersive entertainment brand KAMP, brings the inaugural edition of “ON Music Festival.” On November 3, 2023, at the MOA Arena, “ON Music Festival” will deliver a first-of-its-kind live-music experience.

“ON Music Festival,” produced by KAMP and ABS-CBN Events, is set to bring a truly ear-blowing lineup to the MOA Arena. The first wave of artists includes SUHO of EXO, the Philippines’ own Moira, Darren, and Korea’s hottest rising band wave to earth. The second wave of the star-studded lineup is set to be announced soon.

KAMP CEO Tim Kim says “It’s exciting to finally announce this new one-of-a-kind festival experience that we have been planning with our partners at ABS-CBN Global for a long time. The word 온 (ON) has several meanings including ‘all, entire’, ‘warm’, and ‘100’ in native Korean. We created ‘ON Music Festival’ with hopes of launching a new experience that celebrates the diversity of love and music.”

“ABS-CBN is honored to partner with KAMP in bringing together the superstars of Korea and the Philippines on one stage,” says ABS-CBN Global CEO Aldrin M. Cerrado.

More information about the event and tickets will be available at and ON Music Festival’s official social media accounts on Instagram (onfestival_official), Facebook (onfestival.official), and X/Twitter (onfestival).