This month STYLE has covered plenty of Korean news because there is always so much to talk about! We celebrate the return of everyone’s favourite K-pop girl group Blackpink, fresh from their collaboration with American pop star Lady Gaga. And did you know that there’s a growing trend for K-pop stars that are not from Korea? Given the Hallyu wave has gone global, it’s no surprise that scouts are looking for talent overseas. Here’s more about the hottest stars of the moment. Blackpink is back to drop bangers View this post on Instagram A post shared by BLΛƆKPIИK (@blackpinkofficial) on Jun 26, 2020 at 12:05am PDT After a year-long hiatus, Blackpink thrilled fans with Sour Candy , a collaboration with American pop star Lady Gaga that saw them become the highest-charting female K-pop act ever on Billboard. They then announced that they will be dropping singles until September, when their new album will be released. On June 26, they released their latest single How You Like That . The group’s agency YG announced that the members will launch their solo songs after September, and that “Rose and Lisa wrapped up their recordings, whereas Jisoo is enthusiastically working on her music”. Is this the end of Blackpink as we know it? K-pop stars who are not Korean? View this post on Instagram A post shared by LISA (@lalalalisa_m) on Jun 8, 2020 at 11:16pm PDT If you are not a K-pop super-fan, then this might surprise you: Korean agencies are scouting the best talent from overseas including the US, China, Japan and Thailand. One of the leading foreign K-pop stars, who made her mark internationally and domestically, is Blackpink’s Lisa. Hailing from Thailand, her fans call her the “Thai Princess”. Curious about where your favourite K-pop stars are from? Here’s the full list below. 16 K-pop stars that aren’t Korean – from Blackpink's Lisa to Twice's Momo Who are the Lee Min Ho’s besties? Lee Min Ho has been in the acting game for around 14 years. After starring in the hit 2009 series, Boys Over Flowers, his career blossomed, allowing him to star in City Hunter, Legend of the Blue Sea, and Bounty Hunters . You can catch his most recent drama on Netflix’s The King: Eternal Monarch . Throughout his career, Lee Min Ho has had a large and caring support group – his fans and celebrity buddies: Woo Do-hwan, Kim Hee-chul, Lee Jung-jae, and Jung Il-woo. Who are The King star Lee Min-ho’s best celebrity friends? Catch Kim Yoo-jung and Ji Chang-wook in their new romcom Kim Yoo-jung, “Korea’s little sister”, and handsome heartthrob Ji Chang-wook are starring side-by-side in their new romcom Backstreet Rookie , which premiered on June 12. Kim Yoo-jung plays a reformed character who used to be a fierce and feisty high school student, and is now a cute and perfect employee. She works for Ji Chang-wook’s character, who plays the clumsy and curious convenience store manager – you can see where this goes. Why was former child actor Kim Yoo-jung known as ‘Korea’s little sister’? Haggard yet handsome: Ji Chang-wook has still got it in Backstreet Rookie Wooga Squad is the ultimate #squadgoals View this post on Instagram A post shared by 박서준 (@bn_sj2013) on Dec 19, 2018 at 11:09pm PST Setting a prime example of the ultimate #squadgoals, Wooga Squad presents a star-studded friendship group. The group includes actors Park Seo-joon from Itaewon Class , Park Hyung-sik from Suits and Choi Wo-shik from Parasite along with singers Peakboy and BTS’s Kim Tae-hyung. Which Korean stars are in a celeb hang called the Wooga Squad? Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .