B.A.P. made a comeback with their second album ‘POWER‘ yesterday, and now making-of footage for the mini-album jacket has been released!
Earlier this year, YG Entertainment caused a big storm in the media when it announced that it was preparing for the debut of a new girl group. Since YG serves as a home to worldwide K-pop stars such as Big Bang, 2NE1, Se7en, Tablo, and more, it came as no surprise that the group would garner massive attention.
The announcement that the group would feature more than 7 members caused a firestorm of comparisons to industry established groups such as Girls’ Generation, as well as T-ara and After School, groups which recently saw the expansion of members to 9. In addition to theses comparisons, much debate is held over the stylistic and artistic direction of the group in relation to the much celebrated YG girl group, 2NE1.
While YG is currently mum on the details of the group, it is certain that the group will feature two previous ‘Superstar K‘ contestants, Kim Eun Bi and Euna Kim. Furthermore, the unexpected photo release of mystery girl Jenny Kim of the Netherlands added to the rising anticipation for the group. Industry veterans have made the analysis that this steady flow of unannounced leaks is YG Entertainment’s way of gauging the public response in order to better determine and formulate the characteristics of the group.
When 2NE1 made their debut, the public response was no less than explosive. With an energetic shout of “Nolza!“, the fearsome four swept the charts with a combination of melodic and addictive sounds with powerful performances.
Block B has just released a teaser for “Close My Eyes” to announce their upcoming repackaged version of the group’s highly successful second album, ‘Welcome to the Block‘.
JYJ’s Park Yoochun receives ‘Popularity Award’ at the 48th annual Paeksang Arts Awards + Full List of Winners
The Paeksang Arts Awards were held at the Olympic Park in Seoul on April 26th, and JYJ‘s Park Yoochun received a noteworthy award.
Park Yoochun attended the 48th annual Paeksang Arts Awards hosted by Lee Hwi Jae and Kim Ah Joong, and was awarded the ‘Popularity Award‘ for his performance in ‘Miss Ripley‘.
His brother Park Yoohwan was also nominated for this award, and Yoochun remarked that he would like his brother to win.
However when asked to say a few words to Yoohwan, Park Yoochun remarked, “Yoohwan, I think it’s a bit too soon for you to win this award. Let’s work hard,” causing the other guests to explode into laughs.
B.A.P.‘s new mini-album + MV for ‘POWER‘ has been released.