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Valentine and White Day are occasions to celebrate the love but the single ones also have a special day.
Black Day, which is celebrated on April 14th, is about going out with your other single friends and celebrate together eating jajangmyeon (noodles with black bean sauce).
Our Black Day playlist includes all type of songs selected by our crew so you can party, remember an old love or just say you don't care about the past and have a new start!
Check the complete list on our full article featuring SISTAR, 2AM, After School Red, Lee Hyori, 2NE1, C.N. Blue, Park Jung Min, Big Bang, Shinhwa, M.I.B, U-KISS, Younha, Girls' Generation, TVXQ and a special performance by Jo Kwon.
During their interview with W Star News, the boys of rookie boyband, NU'EST, were asked, "Excluding your labelmates, who is your favorite artist?"
JR revealed, "The members all like TVXQ and Big Bang", and continued, "As for me individually, I like Eminem. At first, no one appreciated him, but he put in a lot of effort and later, he achieved recognition from white people, black people, everyone and became the best singer. I also want to try to become the best musician recognized by everyone."
Ren said that he liked Michael Jackson and Beyoncé and explained, "I long to take after their perfection."
Aron picked a Korean artist as his favourite, namely Lee Jeok. "My vocal teacher often tells me that my singing resembles Lee Jeok's tone of voice", he said.
Baekho picked TVXQ and stated that he admires TVXQ's powerful image and stages. He wants to show off such a powerful image as well.
Big Bang was Min Hyun's choice as favourite artist. He explained his choice by saying, "They show their fans that they enjoy the stage. I also want to become a person who knows how to enjoy himself on stage and will put in a lot of effort to do so."
Star News reported that Big Bang will shoot a new music video for a song that wasn't included in the band's 5th mini album, ALIVE. The MV shooting will take place from 18th to 20th April.
YG Entertainment confirmed, "It is correct that Big Bang is filming a new music video for a new song. We cannot reveal details on this project yet."
This news surprised many people and made them wonder why the boys start a new project so soon after their comeback promotions. Some guess that they will release a repackaged version of ALIVE, just like they did last year.
What do you think? Are you anticipating Big Bang's new project?
Translated by: @kristinekwak
Big Bang touched down in Taipei's Taoyuan International Airport on 9th April, and were received by thousands of loving fans.
Big Bang made the trip to hold a press conference and to promote their latest album, ALIVE. During the press conference, the members tried out their Mandarin skills by saying, "I love you", "I miss you" and "Taiwanese fans are so cute" to the fans.
Since Daesung's birthday was just a few days before, there was a birthday celebration for him. The fans in the audience sang him a birthday song in Korean, moving the members with the gesture.
When asked about their plans for the rest of the year, the band revealed that they will be holding concerts in Japan and Asia. They will also be embarking on a world tour.
Written by: rachelle.then@intuned
A video surfaced on the internet showing Teen Top covering the music video of Big Bang's song "FANTASTIC BABY", and caught the attention of both Andromedas and V.I.Ps.
Take a look at Teen Top's cover!
It's not the first time Teen Top covers songs by Big Bang. Previously, the boys also covered Big Bang's "Dirty Cash" and "Sunset Glow".
YG Entertainment announced that Big Bang's Seungri and Daesung will join IU on SBS' music show, Inkigayo, this Sunday, on 15th April, and replace Kara's Nicole and Hara as MCs for one day.
Hara and Nicole will be in Japan in the meantime, holding Kara's concerts there.
It has been two years since Seungri and Daesung were MCs for a music program. Their last MC activities were for MBC's Music Core in 2010.
World star, Jessie J, recently visited Malaysia and held a concert there. Before the concert, she was interviewed by Daphne Iking who asked her, "Who would you like to collaborate with if you're given a choice of an Asian artist?"
Jessie J didn't know what to reply on this question first, but then she recalled that she had met an Asian group during the MTV EMAs in October 2011. She excitedly said, "There's a boyband that are amazing, that I met at the EMAs..."
However, in the end, she couldn't remember the name of this band, which was actually Big Bang who was the only Asian group at the MTV EMAs and won the award of the "Worldwide Act".
Comments on this interview were for example, "Wow, BIGBANG and Jessie J. That would be awesome", "They're called BIGBANG", "I think she meets a lot of people everyday so it's not a big deal like some said", "Jessie, you don't know how happy you made me because of this!"
What do you think about a collaboration between Big Bang and Jessie J?
British pop star, Pixie Lott, made her debut in Japan, releasing the Japanese edition of her 2nd studio album, Young Foolish Happy, on 21st March. She has gained much attention for her collaboration with Big Bang's sub-unit, GD&TOP, and their song titled "Dancing On My Own" has been quite popular ever since its release.
On 7th April, Pixie Lott announced via Twitter that her 4th single from Young Foolish Happy will be "Dancing On My Own" featuring GD&TOP. Therefore, it will be released worldwide soon.
She shared her excitement about this with her fans by tweeting the following.
Unfortunately, the release date of her upcoming single hasn't been revealed yet. Stay tuned for updates!
On 2nd April, Big Bang appeared on the Japanese program, Music Lovers (NTV), where G-Dragon revealed how he seduces women.
Before the show, G-Dragon was asked to write down a Japanese phrase he usually uses to seduce women.
During the broadcast of Music Lovers, it was revealed that G-Dragon had written, "I've fallen in love with you" (Kimi ni horechatta.), as answer. Then he had to say this phrase out loud, which made the women's hearts in the audience melt away.
Get seduced by him as well, by clicking on the clip below!
Singer and actress, Jang Nara, was guested on MBC's radio program, Date at 2 O'clock, on 3rd April.
During the broadcast MC, Joo Young Hoon, asked her, "Which male idol do you miss the most?", whereupon Jang Nara replied, "I met Super Junior last night on radio", avoiding to answer his question.
However, Joo Young Hoon insisted on his question and repeated it. Then, Jang Nara finally responded, "I miss Big Bang the most. Its performance on stage is spectacular."
On 26th March, Jang Nara released her comeback single, I Only Think Of You.
Recently, famous fashion photographer, Terry Richardson, shared photos featuring Big Bang on his web-diary, which you can check out in our gallery below.
One of these photos received comments comparing Big Bang with the boys of the American reality TV series, Jersey Shore, which caused a little controversy between netizens. The comments said, "They look like the Asian version of Jersey Shore", and, "Those guys are f****** posers."
However, it is important to note that these netizens apparently didn't know who Big Bang actually was, so they just shared their first impression on Terry Richardson's photos with the public.
Though, a V.I.P defensibly replied to them, "You guys are quite ignorant, they're anything but posers or similar to the goons on Jersey Shore. They're one of the biggest groups in Korea. Look them up!" By this, the situation was fortunately settled and it didn't dwindle into a "netizens war".
Beside that, Big Bang's photos together with Terry Richardson received hundreds of "likes" on Facebook and other social platforms, more than any other photos taken by Terry Richardson, which shows the great popularity Big Bang itself has and spreads.
Seungri all in red, G-Dragon with glitter on his eyelid, T.O.P with pink eyebrows...
Today the boys of Big Bang showed off their probably most bizarre stage of their song, "FANTASTIC BABY", on SBS' music show, Inkigayo.
Each of the members is dressed in one only color combined with unusual accessories or make-up. For example, Taeyang is wearing metal on his arm like in the music video of the song and T.O.P's eyebrows are colored in pink.
Beside that, Big Bang also performed "BAD BOY" on the show.
Check out the boys' performances below!
Big Bang has been nominated on MTV TRL Awards!
Last year the band won the best Worlwide Act on MTV and this year the boys have returned to be conquer every single chart.
Big Bang is part of the Best Fan category on the MTV TRL Awards that are held in Italy. This category include those artists that have been picked by fans on polls, are requested often and are followed on social networks. The best fanbases are the ones to pick the ultimate winner.
The Best Fan category includes Alessandra Amoroso, Avril Lavigne, Emma, One Direction and of course Big Bang.
You can vote HERE on the Best Fan category so go and support the boys! You have until May 5th to vote.
YG entertainment has announced that as part of the celebration of its 15th anniversary the company will release the 2011 YG Family Concert Live CD + Photobook on April 13th.
The Live CD includes the acts of Jinusean, Gummy, Se7en, Big Bang, 2NE1, Psy and Tablo.
Also the special collaborations loved by fans will also be featured on it like Se7en with Taeyang, Daesung with Seungri, Big Bang making a cover of 2NE1's Ugly, Tablo with Gummy, Taeyang with Bom and more
Offices: YG e-Shop, other online record sales websites
Release Date: April 13th, 2012
Price: 23,000 (Korean Won) (it may change depending of the purchase office
Live CD + Photobook + YG Family Card:
- Live CD (2CD)
- Photobook (over 200 pages
- YG Family Card (depend on the quantity)
- Poster 1 to 1 (depend on the quantity)
*there might be some changes
After releasing the Japanese version of ALIVE on 28th March, the boys of Big Bang appeared on the Japanese music show, Happy Music, performing the Japanese version of their hit track, "FANTASTIC BABY".
Check out their performance below!
After announcing it on its official blog yesterday, YG Entertainment has shared another YG ON AIR performance of Big Bang as promised.
In the YG ON AIR episode of 30th March, Big Bang performs its R&B-track, "BAD BOY", from its 5th mini album, ALIVE.
After a 2 year absence from the Korean music industry SHINee returns, taking the top spot on the Gaon Charts with their comeback track 'Sherlock".
The group's latest release quickly dominated multiple online charts taking both the no.1 spot in the single and album charts with an all kill, making it SHINee's 1st single to ever rank no.1 on the gaon charts.
After achieving their latest consecutive no.1 track last week, 2AM's "I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me" slipped to no.2, while CN BLUE's latest single “I Still Love You” launched 7 spot to no.3.
Dropping down no.4 was Big Bang's "FANTASTIC BABY" while vocalist LYn latest release 'Teddy Bear" jumped 12 spots to no.5.
V Magazine' new VJ, Chris Kutleta, introduces the favourite K-pop songs of Nicola Formichetti, who is known to be the fashion director of Lady Gaga and the French fashion house of MUGLER.
Nicola Formichetti has been sharing via Twitter and Tumblr that he's very into listening K-pop and J-pop for inspiration these days. That's why V Magazine asked him to prepare a playlist of his favourite songs.
His playlist features various tracks by 2NE1 and Big Bang and also 2 songs by Girls' Generation and SHINee.
Check out Nicola Formichetti's K-pop/J-pop playlist here!
Nicola Formichetti is the creative director of Lady Gaga, the fashion house of MUGLER, Vogue Hommes Japan and UNIQLO. Beside that, he also contributes much to fashion magazines as editor.
Which songs would you recommend him?
On 28th March, Big Bang released the Japanese version of its 5th mini album, ALIVE. As we reported some weeks ago, it contains the two brand new songs titled "FEELING" and "EGO".
Have a listen to them below!
"FEELING" will be the theme song of TV Aichi's upcoming anime, Super Robot Lifeform Transformers: Prime.
Have you ever wondered how it is to be scolded by YG Entertainment's CEO, Yang Hyun Suk or how the YG Artists feel like when that happens?
Big Bang's G-Dragon revealed how it is on the broadcast of SBS' Strong Heart today.
"The place where we get punished is Yang Hyun Suk's office. It's the top of the building", he started off and then said, "There are a lot of smiling toys. While I'm getting scolded, I feel like the toys are laughing at me."
After that, his bandmate, T.O.P added, "I also collect these figures, so sometimes after I get punished, Yang Hyun Suk says, 'TOP! You see the one two from the right? Isn't it cute? Do you have that one or not?' [I answer,] 'I don't have it yet', [and then he says,] 'You won't get it'."
It seems like Yang Hyun Suk has a very unique way of scolding his artists. What do you think?
Translation by @kristinekwak