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G-Dragon interview on Naver (20120217)

Interviewer: It has been a long time. How have you been?
GD: I’ve been fine. I spent my time with my family. Prepared for this album and spent some time thinking this and that.

I: What is your thought about singers? I wonder, what do you think about your figure?
GD: Well, when I was a young boy, I thought singers are cool. That’s why I wanted to be a singer in my early years. I think Bigbang is cool. Not being on the stage, but also in real life. I don’t mean that they are handsome and tall. I mean they got swag. There are so many things that I have to learn as a friend, a young brother, and an older brother. It makes me a burden because I’m a leader but it also makes me try to push myself.

I: What is your biggest stress/pressure?
GD: Preparing for the next album. It is one of biggest pressure to me because the next album is more important than the last one. When I had to prepare for the last album, ‘TONIGHT’, I thought “This is the most important album!” When I prepared for this album, I thought “This album is the most important one!” Maybe I will think again the same when I prepare for a new album. It is also one of my pleasant worries. I was pulsating. Well, I don’t know. Last year, ‘TONIGHT’ was my favorite album. And now it’s ‘BLUE’. My taste in music changes continuously and I share it to people. I wonder what they will say to me after they listen to it and what part they like the most. I’m going well.

I: Bigbang sings mainly about LOVE.
GD: I think many Korean think about love a lot and they want comfort. When you hear music, you think that “Oh this lyrics is what I have in mind.” or when you are sad, you hear the music and cry. That’s why music is powerful.

What Is Big Bang’s Strategy Regarding Their Imminent Comeback + Naver’s Video Teaser

Big Bang‘s comeback countdown has officially started with the release of the teaser images of members T.O.P and Daesung.

YG Entertainment plans to bet everything on this comeback which is considered as a very important comeback marking the group’s much awaited return since the controversies involving Daesung and G-Dragon.

What is Big Bang’ strategy?

Big Bang is scheduled to hold a large scale campaign on television through TV commercials.


Naver Music to release smartphone app for Big Bang’s comeback

It has just been revealed that Naver will be teaming up with YG Entertainment in anticipation for Big Bang‘s upcoming album comeback! Through a new smartphone music app, the popular portal website will be warming up fans with exclusive previews up until the quintet’s comeback on February 29th.

The smartphone app will be available to people of all ages, and will tease users with sneak peeks of various tracks from the album, one-on-one interviews with the individual members for “Big Bang’s Talk”, a playlist made up of the members’ recommended songs “Big Bang’s Playlist”, and footage of the boys getting ready for their comeback on “Big Bang’s TV”, and more.

Today, Naver launched its official “BIGBANG IS BACK @NAVER MUSIC” website. Alongside various televised endorsements, the smartphone app will be officially released on February 17th to the public with teasers of “BLUE“, an upcoming album track, as well as other songs.

NHN marketing center’s Jo Hang Su said, “Since today’s youth uses TV and smartphones the most, we want to take on a new way of sending content out to the fans. We want people to get to know Naver music through the frequently updated Big Bang content.”


Naver Music releases their top 10 songs and albums of 2011

On December 17th, Naver Music released their lists of the chart-topping hits this year. As it was a busier year than most for K-Pop, their lists do a great job of wrapping up 2011 and providing anticipation for 2012.