Source: Studio C Cyworld | 7ONTHEBLOCK
YG Entertainment previously announced that Big Bang was gearing up for a Korean comeback in March of 2012.
On December 23rd, representatives followed up by revealing that the album will contain several new songs written during the boys’ period of reflection. A representative expressed, “Big Bang has composed many songs during their period of reflection this year. They’ll be choosing a few of them to include in their March release next year.”
He continued, “The title track is currently in the process of being chosen, and the music video filming will take place in January. All of the members are working diligently on the album’s production.”
As reported previously, their comeback will take place ahead of their ‘Big Show‘ concert.
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by VITALSIGN @ allkpop
There are only two days left until the online votes for the Popularity Award of the ‘26th Golden Disk Awards‘ closes, and the results are slowly starting to take shape.
Voting opened up on November 28th, and since then, over 2 million netizens have participated. Right from the start, Super Junior led the poll at the top, and has never once let go of their position since then. SNSD is right behind them but the chance of a reversal with two days left is highly unlikely.
Currently, Super Junior is leading with 47% with 800,000 votes, while SNSD is at 43% with 740,000 votes. Following behind are f(x), F.T. Island, CNBLUE, B2ST, INFINITE, KARA, and MBLAQ.
In the votes for the Japanese site, ‘Golden Disk Japan‘, Jay Park is at the lead, with Super Junior at a close second. Girl groups like SNSD, f(x), and 2NE1 are also showing fierce competition, as well as Supernova, who have been earning widespread attention in Japan.
American music magazine ‘SPIN‘ have released their annual ranking of the best pop albums of 2011.
After releasing EXO‘s very first member teaser earlier today, SM Entertainment has followed up by sharing KAI,’s handsome profile shots.
Following the debut of Cube Entertainment‘s first unit group, Trouble Maker, the second unit group has been chosen to be 4minute‘s Gayoon and Jiyoon!
On December 22nd, representatives of Cube Entertainment revealed that the two will be debuting as a unit after the release of 4minute’s comeback album and promotions next year. As 4minute’s main vocalist, Gayoon is known for her exceptional vocal talent, and has already participated in a number of OSTs herself.
Combined with Jiyoon’s talent as 4minute’s second vocalist along with her experience on ‘Immortal Song 2‘, the two will be showing a new charm and image unlike any seen before.
The representative stated, “Gayoon and Jiyoon’s vocal styles are completely the opposite of each other, but when combined, creates a beautiful effect. We’re currently considering them as a ballad duo. There isn’t a name for their unit yet but our company has taken to calling them the ‘Double Yoon’.”
Source + Photos: E-daily via Naver
by VITALSIGN @ allkpop
On December 25th, SBS ‘K-pop Star‘ will feature a special panel of judges including HOT‘s Kangta, God‘s Kim Tae Woo, Se7en, Psy and Super Junior‘s Donghae.