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KARA, Girls’ Generation, 2PM, 2NE1, SHINee, and CNBLUE receive nominations for MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2012

Some of the top Kpop stars have received nominations at the MTV VMAJ 2012 (Video Music Awards Japan 2012).

On March 19th, MTV Japan revealed the nominees for the MTV VMAJ 2012 (Video Music Awards Japan 2012). KARA, Girls’ Generation, 2PM, 2NE1, SHINee, and CNBLUE all received nominations in various categories.

In the “Best Group Video” category, 2PM received a nomination for “I’m Your Man“.

In the “Best New Artist Video” category, CNBLUE received a nomination for “In My Head” along with 2NE1 with “I AM THE BEST“.

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Big Bang Will Carry out Promotional Activities in Japan and Korea Concurrently

On the morning of March 13th,a staff member of YGE made a phone call with OSEN news. They stated “When Big Bang makes their comeback in Japan on the 28th, they will promote in Japan and Korea  at the same time. Big Bang will start their Japanese promotions in the following week, but they will also continue to carry out their promotional activities in Japan, Korea and several other countries at the same time.”

Big Bang will be releasing a Japanese album which consists of 9 songs (those from the “ALIVE” album as well as 2 new ones). All of the lyrics and melodies were composed by G-Dragon.

G-Dragon shared his feelings through  the local press, We are back to producing good music and are focused on improving our stage performance. Big Bang members are expected to develop their own colors. Last year, there were several things that hapened, and now we can realize the importance of fans, the stage and music. We are grateful and sorry to the fans. Now, we will try to not make them worry and hope that they will be able to find us through our albums and concerts.”
After the release of their album, Big Bang is going to start their concert tour from 17th of May in 5 Japan cities and a total of 130,000 people are expected to participate.

Big Bang & 2NE1′s Activities in Japan Anticipated to Bring Record Profits

2NE1 will release its first studio album in Japan on March 28. After releasing its debut single in Japan last September, the group will be increasing its activities in the country.

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Big Bang “Non Stop Mix” Japanese CD Release Date (120214) [MISC.]

Regular price (tax incl.) : ¥1,980 (US$ 25.51, KRW 28,650 )
Release date: 04 Apr 2012
Genre: Japanese Pop
Catalog Number:UPCH1861
Format:CD
Label:Universal
Item sourced from:Japan
Number of Discs : 1
Other: Mix Cd

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INFINITE releases their Valentine’s Day gift, “INFINITE JAPAN STORY” for their fans

As a special Valentine’s Day gift for their Inspirits, the boys of INFINITE have released a video of the members making their debut in Japan!

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CNBLUE tops the Oricon Weekly Chart – first for a foreign band in 41 years

Via tokyohive:

Korean rock band CNBLUE‘s 2nd major single “Where you are” sold 60,000 copies in its first week and topped the Oricon Singles Chart for the week of February 13th.

CNBLUE made their indie debut back in 2009 and released their major label debut single titled, “In My Head” last October.

A foreign band has not topped the singles chart for 41 years. It last occurred back in January 18, 1971, when Canadian rock band Mashmakhan released their single “As the Years Go By” under the name “Two in the fog“. CNBLUE is the fourth Korean male artist to have topped the Oricon Singles Chart following TVXQ, JEJUNG (Jaejoong) & YUCHUN (Yoochun) (from TVXQ), and Jang Geun Suk.

The full weekly charts for the week of February 13th has not yet been released.

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Big Bang & 2NE1 to release Japanese albums on same day

Big Bang and 2NE1 will be releasing their albums in Japan on the same day. Will the move turn out to be a win-win strategy, or will this pitch the two groups against each other in an epic battle?

The big release is scheduled for March 28. Having two teams from the same agency release albums on the same day is, for obvious reasons, an unusual strategy.

A quote from a rep of YGEX, YG Entertainment’s Japanese counterpart, shows that the agency expects the move to benefit both groups and their fans. “Because the fanbases of the two groups greatly overlap, we believe that having the two groups release albums on the same day will please them even more.”

Big Bang plans to release its upcoming mini album Alive in Japan with a total of nine tracks, two more than the version to be released in Korea.

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