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Here is information about the broadcast of “YG ON AIR:BIG BANG ALIVE“:
“YG ON AIR: BIG BANG ALIVE”, which took place on March 14th in the Hwajung Gym will be aired on Naver and YouTube for fans who love Big Bang and cheer them on around the world.
StyleM’s STAR vs STAR recently conducted a poll asking netizens which star best suits bright and colorful hairstyles. The results were released on the 14th of March and TOP got a total of 522 votes (56%) and Park Bom had a total of 413 votes (44%).
The company responsible for hot sensations, Big Bang and 2NE1, YG Entertainment is starting on their world-wide advancement. On the 15th, it was revealed that YG is closer to launching their branch offices, and would be establishing “YG USA” a branch office for their artists’ US advancement, while “YG Hong Kong” would be for their Asian market advancement.
It is the first time for a K-POP star to appear on the main page and main photo session of grammy‘s website.
G-Dragon knows how to please his fans + [PHOTOS] White Day Candies from Big Bang to VIP Fanclub Members
Big Bang’s G-Dragon recently presented fans with candies in a brilliant way.
On March 14, the Big Bang leader posted a picture with the comment, “Happy White Day.”
In the picture, GD strikes a playful pose while covering the most part of his face with big candies. His adorable look with candies must have made his fans drool.
Netizens responded: “You’re such a cutie.” “I’m taking away you photos.” “I wish I got candies from GD. Send me one by courier.” “I see he’s so affectionate to his fans.”
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.
After previously opening a cover contest for Big Bang’s tracks “Blue” and “Bad Boy” off its new mini album “ALIVE“, YG Entertainment has surprised fans with another cover contest.
This time, fans get the chance to strut their moves for the dance cover contest for the track “Fantastic Baby“.
From now until March 26, 11:59 pm (KST), fans from all over the world can upload and submit a YouTube video of a dance cover of “Fantastic Baby”. The recipient of the grand prize, (the Fantastic Baby Award), will receive roundtrip airfare to Seoul, accommodation, a tour of the YG headquarters and more.
Ten other lucky winners will receive a Big Bang Alive goods gift box, signed CD and a personal message from Big Bang. All winners will be announced on May 1.
During a recent recording for KBS JOY’s “The Chair Korea Season 2,” Dal Shabet’s Subin expressed her feelings for Big Bang’s G-Dragon. During a past episode of “Strong Heart,” Subin talked about appearing in Taeyang’s music video for “I Need a Girl.” In the music video, she was seen leaning on G-Dragon, causing quite the stir among netizens who were curious about their relationship.
Leader of five membered idol group, BIG BANG, is set to release a solo album this coming August.
Soribada has collaborated with YGE to help the promotion of Big Bang‘s new mini album.
Starting from 23rd of February to 23rd of this March, there are buses with the pictures of Big Bang for Soribada running in Seoul.
The first event that Soribada held is the ‘album event’. When you download ‘Big Bang 5th Mini Album’ from the website, then you can automatically enter the event. 10 lucky fans will be able to get a signed album from this event.
The second event is a ‘bus event’. Since currently there are five buses with Big Bang’s pictures running in Seoul, 5 fans who take a photo with the buses and upload them to the website will be able to get the costumes that Big Bang has worn before. For further information, please refer to http://www.facebook.com/soribada.
A spokesperson stated, “G-Dragon’s collaboration with Ludacris was finished at the end of last year. This work will most likely be in G-Dragon’s new solo album that is planned to come out this summer and Ludacris will participate in the album by featuring in one of GD’s songs. We hope many look forward to the results, as G-Dragon has worked with world-wide musicians“.
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.
Big Bang‘s appearance on the March 11th broadcast of SBS‘s ‘Inkigayo‘ was nothing short of spectacular, ranging from their epic performances to Taeyang’s sudden hug for IU. The interview segment in particular was hilarious, as each member discussed their inspiration for the wild hairstyles.
It’s a well known fact that IU‘s been a fan of Big Bang‘s Taeyang since… forever. Today must’ve been her lucky day, as the darling idol received a heartfelt hug from her favorite star right on stage!
Big Bang joined ‘Inkigayo‘ MCs IU, Nicole, and Hara to talk about their comeback. For their interview, the three girls chose to ask fan questions to create a memorable interview. One of those questions, sent by a fan named ‘A sunflower who only looks at Taeyang‘, asked, “White Day is coming up soon, who will Taeyang gift candy to?”
Coincidentally, IU who was wearing a crown made out of tiny sunflowers, leading her fellow MCs to suspiciously ask, “Was that question really sent by a fan?”
IU denied their suspicion and told them to “be quiet”, hurrying Taeyang for a response. Taeyang chose action over words and pulled her into a cute hug that had all cameras and the envy of fans focused on her!
Big Bang‘s leader G-Dragon talks about what he feels about Big Bang’s comeback on Alive Big Bang.
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.
During the SBS “Big Bang Comeback Show – Alive Big Bang” that was broadcast on 9 March, Big Bang’s G-Dragon has expressed that “In this new mini album we’ve included a solo song by Daesung. We know that Daesung can’t sing a medium tempo song and also he wouldn’t be able to meet eyes with fans hence we really felt distressed.”
Earlier today, TV Chosun’s “Entertainment in TV” announced that BIGBANG’s Seungri dropped out of Chung Ang University, where he was majoring in theater and acting studies.
According to a representative from Chung Ang University, “Seungri recently visited the campus and withdrew from school. Because of his BIGBANG activities, he could not attend his classes. And as a result, he’s been placed under academic probation several times. He probably made the decision because it was hard to focus on his entertainment and academic career at the same time.”
Big Bang is showing off their great potential as they draw much interest from their domestic and international fans.
With the release of their fifth mini-album ‘Alive’ on February 29, the group has been dominating various music sites, as well as offline charts.
After the news of the release of Big Bang’s new album they have surpassed 250,000 pre-orders followed by additional orders. Especially with the attention of large number of international fans the album has been requested overseas.
YG Entertainment shared, “Big Bang’s fifth mini-album had 250,000 copies pre-ordered out of which 150,000 has been sold out and 100,000 were requested from overseas.”
The members of K-Pop Fans Kuwait seem a little blue. The angsty poem attached to their tower of fan rice at the kickoff of Big Bang’s world tour in Seoul was a bit of a downer for a pop show. The fan rice paid for by a club in Indonesia, on the other hand, was more in the spirit of things, adorned with a message to the band that could even double as a tourism slogan: “DON’T THINK TOO MUCH. JUST COME TO INDONESIA.”
What’s a fan rice tower? What’s Big Bang? I asked the very same things when I arrived in South Korea last week and attended my first K-pop concert in Seoul’s Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium. Fan rice is pretty much what it sounds like: rice, from fans. As a way to show their devotion, fans of Korean pop music — or K-pop — buy bags of rice and donate it to their favorite bands, who, in turn, donate the rice to a charitable cause.
In a linoleum hallway in the Seoul stadium, stacks of rice bags festooned with ribbons and signs boasting how many kilograms each club purchased (100kg, 500kg, 1000kg) were lined up like shrines to the K-pop gods that were about to go on stage: T.O.P., G-Dragon, etc. Big Bang is one of the biggest acts on the K-pop roster. For their first show in months, 12.7 tons of rice were donated from 50 fan clubs around the world.
How do I know this? Because there are entire businesses dedicated to making sure the rice gets there. Seung-gu Roh, whose staff took two days to build all the rice bag towers on display for the Big Bang show, got into this industry when fans just bought bouquet towers for the bands. (Passé.) Now he was 24 offices around the country helping source and ship rice from South Korean farmers to venues. For the last five years, his sales have grown 100% every year, though he still insists its not a particularly profitable venture. “I’m not making anything off this,” Roh says. “I just do it because it’s a good thing.”
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.
As predicted last week, BIGBANG and miss A were the two acts to watch as both their new singles made big strides up the K-Pop Hot 100 at the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, pushing four-week chart topper Lyn and her soundtrack single, “To Turn Back Hands of Time,” to No. 3.
Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, who previously featured 2NE1, TVXQ, Seungri, After School and many others, has showed his love for another Korean artist once again and featured Big Bang‘s “Bad Boy” on one of his posts.