A dream-like stage will be put on for SBS‘ “K-Pop Star,” which is now at the top 3, Park Jimin, Baek Ahyeon, and Lee Hayi. Top Korean stars G-Dragon and TOP, Girl’s Generation, and Miss A will be collaborating with the three contestants.
On the 18th, a representative revealed to Star News that G-Dragon and TOP will be performing on the K-Pop Star episode to be aired on the 22nd for a collaborative stage.
Girl’s Generation, who is talked about every day even though they are not currently promoting, will also be collaborating with one contestant.
Miss A, who released title song “Touch” with their new mini album in February, is also planned to perform that day.
People are interested because GD&TOP, Girl’s Generation, and Miss A are not only featured on the show, but are actually performing on this audition program. This show is continuously pleasing k-pop fans, as the top 3, Park Jimin, Baek Ahyeon, and Lee Hayi are rising to fame.
GD&TOP have announced that their first Japanese single album will only be sold as a limited edition.
Big Bang sub-unit, GD&TOP, are preparing for their new promotions in Japan.
The duo recently released their official trailer for the Japanese “OH YEAH“ MV via their official Youtube & Facebook pages, which featured some footage of the MV in the making.
The original version of “Oh Yeah” from GD&TOP’s first album was released last December, and a Japanese version of the song was recorded as the boys began preparing for their debut in Japan. The trailer also features writing that reads, ‘YG Family Concert Celebrating Single Release’.
Fans expressed their explosive interest in the boys, as the video received well over 150,000 views on their official Youtube channel in addition to leaving 1,000+ comments on their Facebook page.
“Rapper G-Dragon is apparently fluent in multiple languages, and the sticky English hooks he sometimes tosses into his verses offer tantalizing hints at a full-scale crossover. In this outlandishly cool, Missy Elliott-style video, he’s paired with frequent collaborator and fellow Big Bang member TOP. See also: “Tonight” by Big Bang and “High High” by GD&TOP.”
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In between the interviews, they played the following videos:
– Haru Haru
– Sunset Glow
– My Heaven
– Koe Wo Kikasete (Let Me Hear Your Voice)
– High High
Sources: Honeypinkpie, t105, @shiawasekim
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YG Entertainment has revealed that the postponement of GD&TOP‘s Japanese album was a voluntary decision made by both their officials and avex Entertainment.
Through OSEN, representatives stated, “We’d like to apologize for concerning our fans with such an issue. We’ve decided that it would not be proper to continue with our Japanese promotions in such a situation and made a request to avex Entertainment to postpone GD&TOP’s Japanese album release.”
They continued, “Although some seem to think that Big Bang‘s Japanese activities will be greatly affected by this controversy, they are merely assumptions made by people who don’t know the entire situation. avex Entertainment did not inform YG that the album will be canceled – it was a decision made by the cooperation of both parties. The notification put up on avex’s homepage was, of course, discussed by both parties before its release.”
Source + Photos: OSEN via Naver, via allkpop
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Member of BIGBANG, G-Dragon, was investigated by the prosecutor’s office in Seoul (South Korea) due to suspicion of smoking marijuana last May. The result of the drug test came out positive but there weren’t any legal penalties because only the hair test was positive. (Prosecutor’s interview here)
Avex and YG Entertainment had a discussion after Avex heard the announcement. G-Dragon received a suspension of indictment but the news has an influence on (how he will be viewed by) Japanese society*. Because of this, Avex has considered this fact sincerely and has decided to cancel the release of GD&TOP’s Japanese single, Oh Yeah (feat Bom of 2NE1) on November 9th, even if the incident happened before they had a contract with Avex.
We apologize to everyone and to all of the fans for this incident. We will try our best so that something like this will not happen ever again.
Avex Entertainment Oct 6th 2011
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*Note: A popular Japanese celebrity was jailed just recently because of drugs. Even if G-Dragon isn’t guilty, anyone who is reported with anything related to drugs will be viewed badly.
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You gotta hand it to the Korean boys — they sure know how to work a crowd.
Three out of five members of the massively popular boy band Big Bang — G-Dragon, T.O.P and Seungri — drove fans wild with their polished dance moves and infectious tracks at the Padang main stage on Friday night for the 2011 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix.
Most fans were stationed at their “posts” right in front of the stage as early as 7pm, when the gates to the exclusive Fan Zone were opened. (A reminder to those who don’t want to miss the chance to watch the upcoming concerts at the Padang up-close, be sure to collect your wristbands at stage front as they’re limited to 2,000 fans per day from 3pm on a first-come-first-served basis.)
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VERSION 1 : GD EDITION + T.O.P EDITION
Price: 3780 Yen
– 2 CDS: GD Edition + T.O.P Edition
1) Oh Yeah
2) High High
3) Oh Yeah Instrumental
4) High High Instrumental
YG artists G-Dragon and TOP will be revealing their first Japanese single under their sub-unit in November. The single’s title track will be a Japanese version of “Oh Yeah” which features 2NE1’s Bom as an extra vocalist. “High High” was said to be included into the tracklist as well. Both songs had their lyrics revised for a Japanese release, and were made to fit to the original one as much as possible. Both songs were originally featured on GD&TOP’s debut album.
The Big Bang unit made it easier for both its members to put out music that wouldn’t be fitting for the whole group. Their first album was revealed last December and was well received by the Korean fans.
Source: Singapore Grand Prix
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No confirmationyet from SBS or YG. We will update when an article/the schedule is released.
Source: Twitter via Bestiz
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Update from Galaxy and the official Facebook page of KMW in Malaysia:
Singapore, 24 August 2011 – Fans of K-pop have good reason to bring the house down this September at the 2011 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX. For the first time ever, Singapore GP has added the dynamic trio of Korean pop stars GD&TOP AND SEUNGRI to a line-up of world-class acts at the only Formula One night race.
Better known as G-Dragon, T.O.P. and Seungri of the massively popular band BIGBANG, this powerhouse trio will drive fans wild with their polished dance moves and infectious tracks at the Padang main stage (Zone 4) on Friday, 23 September.
–GD&TOP menampilakan “High High” dan “Knock Out”
-Konser Psy 110806
-Konser berjudul “Soaked Show”