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K-Pop:Year 2011, Month:January


Hello everyone.I hope everyone is doing fine.The year 2012 is already a month old and this is my first post of the year.Here is a short review of the year 2011…:)

The year started with a bang.DBSK made a comeback with keep your head down(although it was only Yunho and Changmin but it was great for a kpop lover like me to see them return to the stage).The song is one of my favorite songs(I didn’t like the rap…it sounded little creepy but otherwise it was fine).This was the return of the KINGS.

I was not a huge fan of MBLAQ before the song CRY was released.It was one of the best pop ballads of the year 2011.Take a look at the MV!!

People always complaint that only good looking sexy girls make it into entertainment industry(and yeah thats the truth) but one Girl Group is an exception here and they are PIGGY DOLLS.I enjoyed watching them perform on music shows and the girls are really talented.

Another song which made into my favorites list is BTD.Infinite, which was highly underrated at that time couldn’t leave a big impact on music shows but their sincerity and hard work was clearly visible and that’s what paid off later in the year.

Err i also tried to do a cover this song but unfortunately it turned out something like this

Secret Garden is one of the few dramas i watched this year(i watched only two 😛 err two and a half to be precise one was City Hunter and other was Athena)Will always remember this drama for the OSTs.It featured some of  the best ballads of the year and was one of the most viewed drama of the year.If you haven’t watched this drama..go and watch now…below is the one of the OST of the Drama.

Teen Top..is one of the bands i dont like..but their song Super Love made into my playlist and that too because of JD Relic.For those who dont know JD, he is a producer and a singer.He teamed up with ukiss later in the year(will come to this later)So I’m linking the cover version here not the original one..well all credit goes to Teen Top…

I personally find solo singers better than a group.G.na the queen of Kpop(some of you might not agree with me on that)released the song Black and White.Its better than Top girl..

Mighty Mouth Tok Tok was released on jan 18(Music Video).I was just googling some new k songs and heard this one.This song is the most played in my playlist.Dont know why but i found the MV interesting too.The original ver. featured Kim Bum Soo and this one featured Soya.The original ver is good to hear too but Soya’s vocals suited the song and i will go with this version.

The saddest moment of 2010 was the expiration of SS501’s contract.Every member of the group chose to pursue solo careers and Park Jung Min released the debut single Not Alone.He didnt win any music show but his comeback was the most appreciated one.

Seungri’s What Can I Do is the next song i’m going to list here.Typical K-pop no. which makes you dance to the beats.The song was also featured in Engadget not because of Kpop but because of the use of LG Slate which was highly anticipated at that time.

Other than all this,KARA DSP controversy was also a main highlight of the month.

Thank you for reading!!!!

 

 

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Which celebrity born in 1990 has the biggest potential to go far?


Those stars that were born in 1990 in mind, 10 reporters were tasked with giving ratings (max 10 points) and judge their potential to become big stars in future. The stars were picked regardless of whether they were singers or actors.

1. YoonA of SNSD 91 points ★★★★★ (1990.5.30)

The only one who received near full marks from everyone. Besides her good looks, she possess decent acting ability. Although she seemingly lacks the variety element in Family Outing 2, it hasn’t been enough to hurt her charisma or reputation.

2. Park Shin Hye 80 points ★★★★☆ (1990.2.18)

Successfully ditched her child star tag and gained popularity through her role in You’re Beautiful. Most felt that she can handle both the innocence of a young girl and sexy charisma of a woman with ease while her acting skills is in the upper range. Not just acting, Park Shin Hye can also sing and dish out dance moves. Most harbored anticipation about her activities in the acting-singing field.

3. Shin Se Kyung 74 points ★★★★☆ (1990.7.29)

With her sensual and innocent looks coupled with a sexy body, she has attracted much attention in the earlier half of 2010. She has gained a lot of points because of her stable acting ability in Queen Seon Duk and High Kick Through the Roof in the past year. Her popularity in the sitcom has also seen her brush off CF Queen Kim Tae Hee and become the new darling for numerous advertisers.

4. Park Bo Young 73 points ★★★★☆ (1990.2.12)

Exceptional acting ability and her youthful looks has seen her outshine her same-age peers. Although she has been plagued by a contract dispute with her management recently, they felt that she will be able to gain attention once again by acting in similiar dramas/movies like her past hit movie, Speed Scandal.

5. Sooyoung of SNSD 70 points ★★★☆☆ (1990.2.10)

With her slim bodyframe and an enviable height of 1.70m, she has been the center of much attention despite being in a large girl group. Her wittiness in variety shows is also a major plus point and she also shines with her frank personality.

6. Sunhwa of Secret 65 points ★★★☆☆ (1990.10.6)

Has left an impression with her “White Paper” character in Invincible Youth. But she is kind of restricted by the limited popularity of Secret. If Secret is able to make it big with their music, Sunhwa will be able to achieve more success.

7. Junho of 2PM 65 points ★★★☆☆ (1990.1.25)

Has the highest score among his same-age male peers. He has really become the No.1 of nunas with his healthy image and adorable eye smile in Dream Team 2. Although he is being overshadowed by Nichkhun and Taecyeon from his group at the present moment, there’s a high possibility that he will surpass them in future.

8. Seungri of Big Bang 56 points ★★☆☆☆ (1990.12.12)

Besides being able to sing and dance, Seungri also has the ability to make people laugh with ease. He is no doubt the one who’s overshadowed by practically everyone in Big Bang, but if he can find a variety show that can allow him to grow, he will definitely unleash his limitless potential.

9. Lee KiKwang of BEAST 56 points ★★☆☆☆ (1990.3.30)

Although he has left a good image through his role in High Kick Through the Roof, it’s that normal “next-door little brother” image that will become a big obstacle to him advancing to the next level.

10. Lee Hong Ki of F.T. Island 56 points ★★☆☆☆ (1990.3.2)

His biggest advantage is his pretty boy image. But sad to say, no matter how much effort he puts in through his music, acting and variety shows, there hasn’t been a breakthrough nor getting much attention from others, other than his fans.

Seungri’s latest UFO replies



Translations :

(top left)

TO: BIGBANG (Pzi)
Seungri ah, I miss you very much, so much that I couldn’t sleep! I have become a “panda” now..
haha..Seungri, is your body feeling better?

FROM: Seungri
[BigBang] im ok – Seungri-

(top right)

TO: BIGBANG (150-xxxx-3086)
+Seungri ah~ where are you now? You are going to release a new album soon, are you very busy? Does
your wound still hurt? Don’t overwork~ must take care of yourself otherwise I will feel distressed~
Seungri hwaiting!

FROM: Seungri
[BigBang] Japan oh – Seungri-

(bottom left)

TO: BIGBANG ( 、BABY秀)
Seungri ah our new shop opens today ~ so nervous ><

FROM: Seungri
[BigBang] ^^ everything will be fine don’t worry – Seungri-

(bottom right)

TO: BIGBANG (mariana)
Seungri oppa I am your fan from China. Hope you will become more terrific. I look forward to your
reply ^ε^

FROM: Seungri
[BigBang] Thank you Look forward to my reply – Seungri-

thanks to 熊猫′VI @ baidu
translated by Miseremei @ bigbanghaven.blogspot.com

Big Bang filming for new MV?


The boys of Big Bang are scheduled to release their 5th Japanese singles album titled Beautiful Hangover on August 25th. Well it seems filming for the Music Video of Beautiful Hangover may already be underway.

신진오 Shin Jin Oh, Managing Director of SBIC recently tweeted:

태웅과 파주로 출장을 나왔음. 밥 먹으러 들른 출판단지에 빅뱅 승리가 떴네 ㅋ. 뮤비 촬영중인듯. 바빠서 자세히 보지는 못했음. 인증샷

Went on a business trip to Paju and stopped by a restaurant to get something to eat and spotted Big Bang’s Seungri but I couldn’t see him for long because of the filming.

In addition he posted this photo:

It could be for a CF but I’m assuming it’s for the Beautiful Hangover MV. We’ll see soon enough, thanks to everyone who sent this in.

Big Bang “EXILE” Magazine Interview!


Summer Sonic 2010

– This is the first time you’ve taken part in this year’s Summer Sonic, have you ever been to a festival like this before?
TOP:
I’ve seen video footage of it, but haven’t gone personally. There aren’t many festivals in Korea where artists from abroad can come and participate.
GD: I like these festivals, so even if it’s abroad I try to go. I’ve also been to the DJ Festival in Odaiba. I learn a lot as an audience member since you can see what the performer on stage does to get a response from the audience.

– You look through the eyes of an artist even though you went as an audience member.
GD: Of course. Because I want to incorporate what I saw on stage into our performances. Especially since Summer Sonic is such a huge event, we can’t not fully prepare, and we’ve started to put a lot of thought into it already so that we can show off our diverse colors and styles to people who’ve never seen Big Bang before.
SR: And thinking about how we can combine everything as a team on stage. That’s the most important thing.

– Are there pros and cons to a festival for many different artists rather than a solo concert?
DS: The good thing is that we get excited? (laughs) Especially with a festival like Summer Sonic in which world-renown artists participate, we feel good and our goal to put on an awesome stage gets even higher.
TY: I’m happy with just being amongst people who love music, and getting to go up on that kind of stage.
TOP: What I’m most looking forward to is going on stage with such big artists. Just thinking about it makes me shake.
GD: The atmosphere of a festival like this is different from just a regular live stage, and it’s enjoyable just because of that. But outdoors is different from indoors because the atmosphere can be shifted with just the weather or scenery, so there are more areas to focus on.
TY: As large-scale as this is, I’m worried too. It was amazing and fun and I couldn’t wait to be on stage at a world-renown festival, but the burden also gets bigger. And there’s also the worry of whether we have enough talent to go up on such a stage.

– So you do get burdened.
TOP: I try only to think about how we can put on a good stage and awesome performance so that I don’t have to think about the burden. We can’t not think about how to show off Big Bang’s color amongst all the artists more than we do for our own concerts.

– Do you feel any rivalry or competition with the other artists that will be there?
DS: There’s nothing like that. It’s a festival so it’s not a competition where one loses and another wins, so the most important thing to consider is how we’ll put on a great stage, and I think that’s what we have to focus on and work at. And being able to enjoy ourselves on top of that is most ideal. Wouldn’t it be the same way for the other artists.
TOP: On top of that, we’re really close with Stevie Wonder, who will also be appearing at this year’s Summer Sonic.

– Really?
TOP:
At night we’ve gone to eat kyu-dong with him. And we’ve also had Okinawa seaweed with him.

– … ah, you’re lying. (laughs)
TOP: Yes (laughs), but we’re so looking forward to being a part of this festival with him, to the point where we want to be able to say things like that.

– So aside from the stage, do you have advice for how to enjoy the festival?
DS:
It’s an enjoyable festival, so everyone should laugh and enjoy it. I think we’ll be able to enjoy it even more if we make the performance together, with the mindset that you’re not here to just watch but to participate in the festival yourself.

credits: 번역-seungie @ ibigbang.wordpress

seungri rox…:)))


The infamous youngest member of Big Bang, Seungri, has once again showed us why we all love Big Bang.

During his recent appearance on Strong Heart (Kang Shim Jang), Seungri caused great laughter by showing audience members the “know-how” of imitating Big Bang members with only your hands. On the show, Seungri proudly revealed, “It’s very easy to copy the other members. If you want to be G-Dragon, just fold your hand, stick out your thumb and kind of put the rest of your four fingers together like this while doing every gesture.”

Seungri then continued describing the steps to imitating the other members as he coached, “Since T.O.P appeared as a professional killer for the drama Iris, he makes his shooting pose with three fingers. Pretend to hold a gun while rapping, get on your knees and then go forward.” The singer’s demonstration of T.O.P’s movements created great laughter as he got down on the ground and started to crawl in a silly position.

This Big Bang member didn’t stop as he then said, “If you want to be Taeyang, just move your fingers a lot and point once in a while.” Finally, regarding Daesung’s imitation Seungri revealed, “Because Daesung has a powerful voice all you have to do is wave your hand according to the volume of his voice.”

I actually watched this episode of Strong Heart (Kang Shim Jang) already, and it is simply hilarious. Watch the clip below to really get a sense of Seungri’s great imitation of his fellow Big Bang members, and if you get the chance be sure to watch the entire episode! Seungri is really made for variety!

BigBang receives the Global Unity Award!


Big Bang are the new representative icons of Asia!

The boys received the Global Unity Award in Asia’s Pacific Global Tolerance with Music 2010.The event was held in Japan,on July 24. The purpose of the music festival was to emphasize the importance of tolerance and peace through the universal language of  music. Big Bang was rewarded for their active participation in social and cultural exchange between nations. The former New York Mayor, Rudolph Giuliani and popular recording artist’s, Alanis Morissette have both had the honor of receiving the Global Unity Award before.

The boys felt very grateful to receive such a meaningful award.

Congratulations Big Bang!

BIGBANG


bigbang
bigbang

Big Bang (Korean: 빅뱅, Japanese: ビッグバン), commonly stylized as BIGBANG, is a South Korean hip-hop boy band. The group’s formation was chronicled on the television series Big Bang Documentary, from July to August 2006. The show was also aired online on GomTV and on MTV Korea.Initially a six-member group, one member dropped out during the airing of the show before the official debut leading to their current line-up of G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri.

Signed to YG Entertainment, Big Bang went on to release successful singles and EPs. Their first release, the EP Always (2007), spawned the number-one single “Lies” (Korean: 거짓말; Revised Romanization: Geojinmal). Their follow-up EPs Hot Issue and Stand Up were similarly successful. After they received the “Artist of the Year” award from the M.net KM Music Festival and the Seoul Gayo Daesang Award, the group expanded their activities into Japan, releasing mini-albums and airplay singles. Their material would not receive major promotion until the following year with the release of their first physical Japanese single, “My Heaven“.

By the end of 2009, Big Bang became the most searched artist in South Korea.They also became the first foreign group in Japan to receive the Japan Cable Broadcasting Award for “Best Newcomer”, and the first from Korea to receive the Japan Records award.In recent years, the members have branched out to do solo activities: Taeyang and G-Dragon have released solo materials while T.O.P, Daesung and Seungri have started acting.

MEMBERS
G-Dragon



T.O.P

Taeyang

Seungri

Daesung

BIGBANG


bigbang

bigbang

Big Bang (Korean: 빅뱅, Japanese: ビッグバン), commonly stylized as BIGBANG, is a South Korean hip-hop boy band. The group’s formation was chronicled on the television series Big Bang Documentary, from July to August 2006. The show was also aired online on GomTV and on MTV Korea.Initially a six-member group, one member dropped out during the airing of the show before the official debut leading to their current line-up of G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri.

Signed to YG Entertainment, Big Bang went on to release successful singles and EPs. Their first release, the EP Always (2007), spawned the number-one single “Lies” (Korean: 거짓말; Revised Romanization: Geojinmal). Their follow-up EPs Hot Issue and Stand Up were similarly successful. After they received the “Artist of the Year” award from the M.net KM Music Festival and the Seoul Gayo Daesang Award, the group expanded their activities into Japan, releasing mini-albums and airplay singles. Their material would not receive major promotion until the following year with the release of their first physical Japanese single, “My Heaven“.

By the end of 2009, Big Bang became the most searched artist in South Korea.They also became the first foreign group in Japan to receive the Japan Cable Broadcasting Award for “Best Newcomer”, and the first from Korea to receive the Japan Records award.In recent years, the members have branched out to do solo activities: Taeyang and G-Dragon have released solo materials while T.O.P, Daesung and Seungri have started acting.

MEMBERS
G-Dragon



T.O.P

Taeyang

Seungri

Daesung

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