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YG Entertainment hints at an earlier comeback for Big Bang

For the past month, Big Bang has been dropping hints on their March comeback. According to industry officials, however, the boys could be making their return a month earlier than expected.

The boys had planned to release an album ahead of their ‘Big Show‘ concert in March. Officials believe that in order for this to be possible, their album has to be released by late February at the latest.

Taeyang recently revealed to Star News, We’re planning for our ‘Big Show’ concert in March, and around that time, Big Bang will release a new album. Whether it’s an official studio album or a mini-album has yet to be decided.”

Officials have been noticing that YG Entertainment has been pooling all of their resources into Big Bang’s comeback album lately. They’ve been rushing to enlist music video directors and have concentrated their staff on its release.

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Which Boy Band Is the Most Good-Looking?

Photos titled “Male Idol’s Overall Appearance” have surfaced various online communities, and they have created quite a buzz among Korean netizens.  An enthusiastic fan cleverly overlapped the images of the members in each boy band to create one representative photo for each group. A total of ten photos – representing Super Junior, JYJ, Big Bang, 2PM, SHINee, BEAST, MBLAQ, Infinite, UKISS, and FT Island – have been humoring netizens and fans alike.

While no one specific member comes to mind in most photos, Seungri’s face jumps out in Big Bang’s representation, while Wooyoung and Lee Hong Ki’s features are dominant in 2PM and FT Island’s photos respectively.

Those who’ve seen the photos commented, “JYJ is really handsome,” “This is why they are idols…Even their  appearances blended-in look amazing,” “It must have been labor-intensive photoshopping all thirteen faces for the Super Junior photo.”

What do you think? Which boy band has the most good-looking overall face out of the photos below?

 

Source : Soompi


Top 5 New Idol Groups to Rock 2012

If you don’t receive attention, you are turned away – that is the harshness and the reality of the entertainment business. It’s even harder for those who are working in similar fields with similar concepts, especially in the world of idol groups. There has already been a huge wave of idol stars in the past year, but we can expect to see even more in the new year of 2012. 2012 will be filled with battles after battles amongst the fresh, new faces that will be presented to us. The fierce competition that is to arise among these new idol stars is already a hot topic.

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MTV Style Picks 2NE1 as “Top 12 Girls to Watch in 2012”

MTV Style has named the “Top 12 Girls to Watch in 2012” and 2NE1 was the only K-Pop group to make it to the list!

On January 2, MTV Style put together a top 12 list of “It” girls from around the world. They described 2NE1 as: “K-Pop has picked up an insane amount of steam domestically between Girls Generation and 2NE1, with both of their major stateside performances eliciting an inexplicably bananas amount of crowd support. We’re keeping our eyes glued on 2NE1 as the new year progresses, namely because of their bestie collab status with our beloved Jeremy Scott and their enviable collection of high-drama streetwear like JoyRich.”

2NE1 released specially designed shoes in collaboration with Jeremy Scott and Adidas in October. 2NE1’s CL was also picked as having the #1 International Collaboration in 2011 by MTV Iggy for her performance at the “2011 MAMA” with Black Eyed Pea’s Will.I.Am and Apl.De.Ap.

It looks like the girls are all but ready for “prime-time” fame, so YG Entertainment if you’re reading this, please hurry up with 2NE1’s international debut!

 

Source : Soompi