Psy, Shinee, CNBLue return to Manila for concert

Rose Carmelle Lacuata, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 03 2017 06:32 PM | Updated as of Mar 03 2017 09:15 PM

Photo by Rose Carmelle Lacuata, ABS-CBN News

Photo by Rose Carmelle Lacuata, ABS-CBN News

Photo by Rose Carmelle Lacuata, ABS-CBN News

Photo by Rose Carmelle Lacuata, ABS-CBN News

Photo by Rose Carmelle Lacuata, ABS-CBN News

Photo by Rose Carmelle Lacuata, ABS-CBN News

Photo by Rose Carmelle Lacuata, ABS-CBN News

Photo by Rose Carmelle Lacuata, ABS-CBN News

Photo by Rose Carmelle Lacuata, ABS-CBN News

Photo by Rose Carmelle Lacuata, ABS-CBN News

Photo by Rose Carmelle Lacuata, ABS-CBN News

World star Psy and Korean groups Shinee and CNBlue returned to the Philippines to promote Korean culture and peace at the One K Global Peace Concert held Thursday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

Other performers include K-Pop groups BAP, B1A4, BTOB and AOA, who performed their hit songs "Skydive," "A Lie," "I'll Be Your Man," and "Excuse Me," among others.

Special performances were also prepared to pay tribute to Korean-Philippine ties.

BTOB members Seo Eunkwang and Im Hyun-sik sang Freddie Aguilar's "Anak" with Philippine actor Cesar Montano on guitar.

Theme songs of popular Korean dramas like "Descendants of the Sun," "Boys Over Flowers" and "Love in the Moonlight" were also performed.

Fans screamed their hearts out when CNBlue finally appeared on stage.

The group last visited the Philippines in 2014 for a concert. At that time, Tropical storm Mario hit Manila and nearby provinces, but it didn't stop their fans from showing up at their show.

The group also performed their hit song "You're So Fine," with frontman Jung Yong-hwa melting their fans' hearts with his antics on stage.

Shinee also took their fans' breaths away with their performance of hit songs "View," "1 of 1" and "Everybody."

The group was in the country in 2013 as part of the KPOP Republic Concert.

Last to perform was Psy, whose hit songs "Gangnam Style," "Daddy," "Napal Baji" and "Gentleman" catapulted him to global stardom.

It is also Psy's second time in the Philippines. He first had a concert in Manila in 2013 following the success of "Gangnam Style."

Psy also announced that he will release his newest album by April.

The One K Global Peace Concert is part of a campaign calling for Korean unification and global peace.

Korea was divided into North and South in 1945, following the defeat of its colonizer Japan during World War II. The 38th parallel, which demarcates North and South, is among the world's most militarized zones.