Recently, YG Entertainment released a practice clip of their two female trainees, Euna Kim and Kim Eunbi. Through OSEN, officials have confirmed that the two have been given the go by CEO Yang Hyun Suk as the new members of their upcoming girl group.
The girls showed the world their new and improved talents through a cover of Sam Sparro‘s “Black & Gold” through a video update on the YG blog. Fans that had been following the girls since their audition program (‘Superstar K’) days knew immediately just how much they had improved with their natural flow and solid skills.
Being chosen as a trainee alone is a big accomplishment, so for the girls to earn the ‘OK’ from Yang Hyun Suk himself means they’re already on to well paved road with their futures.
With Kim Eunbi already having been confirmed previously, and with signs pointing for the same with Euna Kim, fans are already anticipating the upcoming girl group.
JYP Entertainment‘s president Park Jinyoung has praised Yang Hyunsuk of YG Entertainment for Big Bang‘s “Bad Boy”
He showed interest in idol group YG Entertainment’s Big Bang’s “Bad Boy” while talking in SBS‘ “Kpop Star.”
Yang Hyunsuk told Star News that “Park Jinyoung asked me who made “Bad Boy” because he thinks its the best song from the past year. I was happy to hear this from such an influential producer.”
He went on to say “I also personally like “Bad Boy” out of all the Big Bang songs, and I think Park Jinyoung likes this song because he has an interest in Hip Hop and R&B.”
Park Jinyoung’s praise to Big Bang was very heart-warming, considering Big Bang is an idol group from a rival company.
YG Entertainment was in the spotlight for being selective against certain TV shows or channels. It was revealed that YG artists were focusing on appearances on SBS channel only.
Regarding the criticism YG Entertainment has received, Yang Hyun Suk stated, “If stars schedule appearances as much as they are requested, they might be scheduled for way too many appearances. Not only do the stars get exhausted but their back dancers, stylist, manager and all the staff become exhausted. And it’s not like they can appear on each event looking the same way. They have to look unique and different for each appearance. Sometimes when stars appear on too many shows, they begin to look the same in each appearance, which is a problem.”
And “Instead of scheduling as many events possible, we decided to choose and focus on the shows that the artist will be appearing in. We’re trying to schedule about two appearances per week for the stars. For the stars to perform in their best condition, they need to maintain their strength but if they get overwhelmed, they won’t be able to show perfect performances. Even if I get criticized, it just has to be done this way for the artists.”
Even though Yang Hyun Suk is being criticized for being selective against certain shows, he explains that it is for the best. He will not overwhelm and exhaust the stars by over scheduling them. Instead, Yang Hyun Suk wants his stars to perform at their 100% to show their fans a perfect performance.
Idol group Big Bang talked their comeback plans for 2012, and also revealed that YG CEO Yang Hyun Suk is on a diet.
On the March 7th episode of SBS ‘One Night of TV Entertainment‘, the members shared their thoughts on returning to the K-pop scene after a long 10-month hiatus.
“We went through a lot of things last year, but like the lyrics to “Blue“, the winter has passed and Spring is now upon us,” they said. “We hope that 2012 will only be full of warm Spring days for us.”
“This is the first time in a long while that the five of us are promoting together, and we hope this year will be full of abundant promotions and activities,” they continued.
Yang Hyun Suk, member of the legendary group Seo Taiji and the Boys during the 1990’s has since reinvented himself as a leader in K-Pop’s global success. Fifteen years ago Yang Hyun Suk founded YG Entertainment which currently houses some of K-Pop’s biggest stars Se7en, Big Bang, and 2NE1.
“I am not a child of a tycoon, so I began with nothing. Originally, I started out with little money and YG was just a tiny corner shop, which was up until I discovered Jinusean and 1TYM.” YG Entertainment is now considered to be one of the top three record labels in Korea.
A lot has changed around Yang Hyun Suk since the early days. He maintains a beginner’s mindset in the sense that he remains curious about new things, as he shared his motto, “Live better tomorrow than you did today.”
Yang Hyun Suk revealed his upcoming global plans for his artists, “Big Bang and 2NE1 will focus more on performing at festivals to further their global promotion. The United States and Europe are more fitting for 2NE1 and Big Bang. Meanwhile, Se7en will concentrate on his Japanese promotions. Each of our artists have strengths that match the local as well as global markets.”
YG Entertainment’s CEO, Yang Hyun Suk (43), has revealed, “I don’t have the strength or courage to create a group like Big Bang anymore.”
When CEO Yang recently held an interview at the Seoul Mapo-Gu YG Building, he stated, “Although I will be producing more groups in the future, I don’t think I will ever be able to find new group members that could harmonize with each other as well as Big Bang does. All of them match up to each other perfectly like a man and woman would do when they are in love.”
According to his explanation, Big Bang may not be the best looking and may not be the best dancers out there, but each member holds a distinct individuality as a weapon that allows them to perform freely, which is the main reason why they receive so much love from their fans in and out of our country.
“Usually in both Korea and Japan, group dancing (synchronized dancing) is the most popular characteristic people look for in groups. However, Big Bang shows a lot of free moves and dances within their performances. That is why I think they receive a lot more response from different countries outside of Korea and Japan.”
YG Entertainment’s president, Yang Hyun Suk, shared his confidence and excitement over Big Bang’s fast approaching comeback.
Big Bang is scheduled to begin their promotions in early March. The group is to hold concerts on March 2 through 4 at Korea’s largest indoor venue, the Seoul Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium.
Big Bang’s highly-anticipated comeback to the music scene will be nothing short of big. There are plans set for the group to perform in 20 cities around the world. Their “Alive World Tour 2012” will take them to Asia, North America, South America, and Europe. The fact that they are planning on having a World Tour is adding to the public’s excitement.
Even though Big Bang has many things to prepare for between the promotion of six title tracks and the concert dates in March, the members along with YG are ready. This is an extremely meaningful comeback for the members, their company, as well as the music industry.