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K-Pop in the Philippines
All the way from South Korea, Korean Popular Music or more commonly known as K-Pop started subsisting in the Philippines since the rise of Asianovelas in the country. The wide popularity of this music genre is most oftentimes attributed to the rise of Hallyu or Korean Wave in different parts of the world such as the U.S., Europe, Australia, Japan, China, Taiwan, Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, and other parts ofAsia. From random music videos of not-so-famous artists on local music channels, K-Pop in the Philippines has evolved to the virtual world of the Internet where a multitude of Filipino fan groups devoted to specific Korean artists started growing. Today, even if K-Pop still has not hit the airwaves of the local FM and TV stations as hard as how the Taiwanese Pop did in 2003, it is hoped for, especially by its fans, that their favorite Korean artists will be able to steal the Philippine limelight in the very near future. Contents [hide] * 1 History * 2 K-Pop Fandom * 3 2008: Pops in Seoul in Manila * 4 2009: K-Pop Fans to Steal the Limelight? * 5 References * 6 External Links * 7 Citation| -------------------------------------------------

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Endless Love I: Autumn in My Heart
K-Pop was born in the Philippines indirectly through the Koreanovelas in 2003. One of the first Koreanovelas aired in the Philippines is Autumn in My Heart, the first season of theEndless Love series, which was aired on GMA-7 in order to compete with ABSCBN-2's highest-rating Chinovela, Meteor Garden.[1] It is in Endless Love that K-Pop started proliferating the airwaves most oftentimes with the Filipino remakes of its soundtrack. Most of the Koreanovelas in GMA-7 had the Philippine theme song be performed by Faith Cuneta whose remake for Winter Sonata (Endless Love 2) pushed her up to stardom and made her be recognized as the 'Diva of Koreanovela'.[2] During the same year, one of the first Korean music videos in the Philippines was aired on Myx, a local music channel, which emotional theme caught many viewers. This is the music video of the Korean female group known as Kiss for their ballad, Because I'm A Girl. Not long after, the music video of Korean singer Mina for her first album's carrier single, Answer The Phone, also entered the local music scene. Eventually, in 2004, both of these songs were remade by Roxanne Barcelo in her debut album, Roxie. Kiss' Because I'm A Girl was made Filipino as Kung Alam Mo Lang, whereas Mina's Answer the Phone was translated into English retaining its original title.[3] In 2005, K-Pop's indirect fame expanded from the realm of the television to the theatres. The Korean hit movie, My Sassy Girl, was dubbed into Filipino and was released on Philippine theatres on October of that year. The movie's theme song, I Believe, which was originally sung by Korean balladeer Shin SeungHun, was also remade by Jimmy Bondocinto Filipino still using the same title.[4] Going back to the television, following the success of Endless Love came Full House in 2005. Full House also starred the same actress from the first season of Endless Love,Song HyeKyo, who was paired with Korean singer-actor Rain. Rain's debut in the local television paved way for K-Pop to be more known in the Philippines. Not long after the airing of the said series, his music videos such as I'm Coming and the more recent Love Story started to enter the charts of Myx and local FM stations.[5] Because of his popularity among the Filipinos, Rain was also recently offered to do a shampoo commercial which was aired here in the Philippines.

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Crowned as the Kings of K-Pop, TVXQ swept most of last year's trophies and medals in the awarding ceremonies in Korea.

The Cassiopeia Philippines crowd outside of Manila Film Center. Because of the rise of Rain as a singer here in...
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