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Big Bang GDragon’s special appearance 2NE1’s ‘Fire’ MV



Big Bang GDragon, who have been said to have slight depression and is currentlyon his Europe vacation, has a special appearance on 2NE1’s new MV.

2NE1 released the MV to their debut single ‘Fire’ on the 6th. In the MV, GDragon had a cameo appearance. He was seen swinging his head and moving comically to the lyrics ‘ChalRang ChalRang’ in the song.

It was previously mentioned in YG’s message on how GDragon has been having a hard time coping with work and had been down with slight depression a while back. Fans’ responses to his cameo appearance have been welcoming too.

His solo album will be released in August.

Watch his cameo appearance cut in the MV here



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G-Dragon Back to Korea This Weekend at the Earliest, Doing Well in Europe



Big Bang’s G-Dragon, who left to vacation in Europe recently, is enjoying the vacation to the fullest and having a happy time.

YG Entertainment said in a phone call with Newsen on the 7th, “Starting from the UK and going around Europe, G-Dragon is taking a break. We have received word that he is doing very well. We have not set a precise date for him to come back to Korea, but at the earliest, he could come back this weekend.”

G-Dragon left for Europe a while ago. Yang Hyun Seok has recently revealed through the official homepage that G-Dragon had spent day-to-day being busy after Big Bang’s debut, and as a result of that, his mind was worn out, and the solo album which was projected to be in April was postponed. Yang was also worried because G-Dragon had symptoms that were similar to depression indicating that he was in a sort of slump.

However, YG Entertainment said, “He was back to his normal self before he went to Europe,” and “Although he may be somewhat fatigued, his mind and body has gotten better.”

On the internet, a picture of G-Dragon having a joyful time in Europe attracted a lot of attention.

Also, YG Entertainment asserts that “G-Dragon is keeping up his good condition to the point that fans will not have to worry,” and “In the future as well, we ask for lots of encouragement.”


Source: Newsen
Translation: BBJet @ YGworld

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did he already came back???????

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G-Dragon Back to Korea This Weekend at the Earliest, Doing Well in Europe



Big Bang’s G-Dragon, who left to vacation in Europe recently, is enjoying the vacation to the fullest and having a happy time.

YG Entertainment said in a phone call with Newsen on the 7th, “Starting from the UK and going around Europe, G-Dragon is taking a break. We have received word that he is doing very well. We have not set a precise date for him to come back to Korea, but at the earliest, he could come back this weekend.”

G-Dragon left for Europe a while ago. Yang Hyun Seok has recently revealed through the official homepage that G-Dragon had spent day-to-day being busy after Big Bang’s debut, and as a result of that, his mind was worn out, and the solo album which was projected to be in April was postponed. Yang was also worried because G-Dragon had symptoms that were similar to depression indicating that he was in a sort of slump.

However, YG Entertainment said, “He was back to his normal self before he went to Europe,” and “Although he may be somewhat fatigued, his mind and body has gotten better.”

On the internet, a picture of G-Dragon having a joyful time in Europe attracted a lot of attention.

Also, YG Entertainment asserts that “G-Dragon is keeping up his good condition to the point that fans will not have to worry,” and “In the future as well, we ask for lots of encouragement.”


Source: Newsen
Translation: BBJet @ YGworld

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OMG he was in the UK, my neck of the woods!!!! If I knew b4hands I would hav sooooo stalked him in the pretense of showing him London!!!! Serves me right for not checking BB updates *soooo kicking myself now*
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Big Bang to release Japanese single on 13th and to start promotional activities soon

t is set that Big Bang will release their new Japanese single on 13th, and will hope a press conference on 13th in Japan Tokyo.

Currently, all the Big Bang members are heading to Japan to prepare for their promtional activities to start. This is the first album they will release after signing with Universal music.

The songs in the single will be mainly sang in English, but there will also be songs sang in Japanese in it. The album will be revealed together with the press conference.

YG Entertainment also added that they will be much more active in Japan as compared to last year.



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Big Bang to sell stage costumes for charity




YG Entertainment announced, “From the 11th, in line with ‘Family’s Month of May’, Big Bang’s stage costumes and clothes will be sold for charity. They will be sold through internet live charity sale (Ssaeng Ssaeng Live) on 14th May.”

“All the proceeds of this 2nd charity project, together with the ‘WITH’ project, will go to teenagers in need.”

Fashionista Big Bang has also all this while influenced much of the fashion trend of young Koreans with their sense of fashion and music. Because they want to put their performing clothes to better use, they have refused several other proposals before this.

40 sets from when they were performin ‘Lies’, ‘Last Farewell’, ‘Haru Haru’ and ‘Sunset Glow’ will be sold from 11th to 24th May. Each set of clothes will have Big Bang’s autograph on it.

Big Bang, “We are very happy and excited that our clothes can be used for such a good cause. Since this is for the benefits of everyone, we hope many people will participate in this charity sales.”



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At press conference for drama ‘IRIS’ today


A production announcement press conference was held on 12th May in Seoul GooRoDong 9th Avenue for the upcoming KBS drama ‘IRIS’.

The main cast Lee Byung Hun, Kim Tae Hee, Big Bang TOP, Kim So Yeon and Kim Seung Woo were present at the press conference.

‘IRIS’ is said to be the best anticipating drama of year 2009 with its famous cast.

Lee Byung Hun acts as Hyun Joon who is works for NSS investigating a great national conspiracy. Kim Tae Hee acts as SeungHee who also work for the NSS. Whie Kim So Yeon acts as Kim Seon Hwa who works as both a staff at NSS and also a operation agent in the drama.

Also Kim Seung Woo acts as a North Korea escort team leader while TOP plays a cruel killer in the show.

The show is set to be 20 billion KRW in the making, and its cast will bring the viewers through action and romance scenes with the backdrop of Asia and European countries.

The drama is set to air in the latter half of the year in September.
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TOP talks about the difficulty in acting for this drama.

He said during the press conference, “The truth is that I had a lot of pressure doing this drama. At first, it was a lot of pressure on me, but then now it is more like a great sense of responsibility. I take the role in the drama very seriously and I also learnt a lot from the senir actors. It is great that I can show a different side of me through this drama.”

This is the first adult role taken up by TOP since his drama on KBS ‘I am Sam’. He said, “I act as a teenager in the drama ‘I am Sam’ in 2007 but with this drama I’m acting as a killer. I did preparations myself and also learnt along the way from the seniors around. I’m very excited about being able to show a new image of myself to the Korean and Japanese fans.”

“Of course there are difficulties to this role too. From what I see, the character is very different from myself in actual. Hence it is tough acting as a cruel killer.”


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OMG MY HUSBAND D8 I'm so late T-T Poor husband . In a state of depression . I know how you FEEEL T-T
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TOP and Seungri’s movie “19” (new) Preview

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“19” (also known as My 19, My 19 year old, and 19 years old) follows the life of three 19 year old teenagers (TOP, Seungri, and Heo Yi Jae) on the run after being accused of murdering someone. The police, the media, friends, and even their families all believe that they are guilty of the crime. While on the run, all three of them become closer and they realize how precious life is and that they shouldn’t take it for granted.
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Big Bang’s book ‘Shouting to the World’ is being made into a musical, and our two musical stars, Daesung and Seungri will be in it.

Also Big Bang (minus Seungri) are doing another HITE beer CF


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PATIPATI July 2009, BIGBANG’S WHAT’S UP!?


About 8 months since they’ve released their first full album ‘Number 1′ last October in Japan.

Finally Bigbang has confirmed to release their first single in Japan ‘MY HEAVEN’.

This will be their first major debut, and it will also become a masterpiece that’ll be memorable.

For the release of ‘MY HEAVEN’, they held a press conference to start off their more aggressive activities in Japan.

The place for the meeting was a luxurious hotel. On this day the members were dressed appropriately for this formal event; they all had black suits on.

SOL with his sunglasses, D-LITE with his cute bow tie etc., the items that emphasized their characters stood out.

On the stage that was set-up in the place for the meeting, before their release for ‘MY HEAVEN’ they performed!


SOL We’ve released a lot of songs in Korea, and we’ve put in the tracks that we’ve chosen into the album that we’ll release in Japan.

From these songs we liked the song ‘Heaven’, and since we’ve received a lot of positive reactions about it,

we’ve released it as a single.

‘MY HEAVEN’ was introduced like this.

In the album ‘NUMBER 1′ it was listed as ‘HEAVEN’.

In addition, from Bigbang’s original songs, it is the first time that they’ve gave a rebirth to their songs by Japanese lyrics.

This is a song where you can see their new grounds.

Somewhat danceable and somewhat with a mellow sound style, this song has Bigbang’s true character in it.

But it is also a piece full of ambition for a new approach with Japanese lyrics.

After the ‘MY HEAVEN’ performance, they had a question and answer period.

They came straight from the airport to the place of this meeting; the camera flashes surrounded them.

“(In Japanese) It’s hot…(laugh)” D-LITE gave a shy smile while fanning his face with both of his hands.

The air was that hot there. They politely answered many questions about their future ambitions.

For example, to the question “What do you like about Japan?”

D-LITE I’m interested in the hot springs in Japan. Japanese hot springs are very beautiful.

TOP I like sushi and wine… Since all the members really like to shop, I like Aoyama very much.

SOL (In Japanese) I’ve heard that there’s a huge ski resort in Japan, but I’ve never been there.

I would really like to visit some time.

G-DRAGON We came to Japan for a short peroid of time to shoot the ‘MY HEAVEN’ music video.

The place for the shoot was Odaiba. I liked it there because it was very beautiful and because the scenery was just excellent.

VI A year ago we did a concert tour in Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo….

Especially in around Osaka and Nagoya it was very peaceful. I also remember that the scenery there was fabulous.

Those places also stood out to me because the people there were very nice.

In addition, from another journalist said “All the Korean artists and actors have beautiful smiles. Show us the “Bigbang Smile!”

and requested this… “(In Japanese) It’s awkward…” VI was being shy. But all the members presented a smile.

They also announced their future plans for their activities.

After ‘MY HEAVEN’, which will be released online in Japan and in six other countries in Asia, they’ll release another single on July 8th.

On that release date they’re planning on holding a special event to celebrate their debut in the major field at Sasaki Park’s outdoor concert hall.

G-DRAGON I’m very thankful to the people who have been waiting for so long.

We’re planning on doing activities for a longer period of time in Japan…We’ll be able to do these activities by your side.

Please keep an eye on us, and I hope you all enjoy our music.

With their start of their promotions is Japan, the expectations for them for their global activities are getting higher.

Bigbang, who goes up step by step, their new story will start from ‘MY HEAVEN’.

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July 2009, Vol. 5
This Month’s Instructions: Tell us about your ambitions for your debut in the major music field in Japan!

D-LITE

Thank you for always supporting us, despite the fact that we haven’t been able to approach the fans in Japan very often.

This time we’re having a great chance to debut in the major music field.

I would like to work harder to present better music.

I’ll work even harder than right now, so please give us all the support you can!

SOL

I’m as nervous as when we were debuting in the Indies field; I’m very glad that we’ve been given a chance to debut in the major music field.

We haven’t been able to come to Japan often since we were so busy in Korea, but from now on I think we’ll have more chances to come to here.

I’ve very glad because I’ll be able to show our performances to even more people.

It is all because of you guys that we were able to come all the way here where we are right now.

I want to present music, so the fans will be able to be happy. Please give us the support.

G-DRAGON

This time, not only are we getting a chance to debut in the major music field,

but we’re also given a chance to work with one of the world’s most famous label, Universal Music. I’m very thankful for these opportunities.

I’m very glad because we’re having a chance to let more people listen to Bigbang’s music.

We’re a little overwhelmed; however we’ll try our best and prize this wonderful chance.

We’ll work hard to show the ‘cool’ Bigbang during our activities in Japan.

VI

To all the Japan fans, you’ve waited for a long time! I was always sorry because we weren’t able to meet for the past two years since we were so busy.

I’m very happy at the fact that we’re able to present this song for the Japanese fans that have been waiting.

We’ve worked hard to finish our major debut single ‘MY HEAVEN’.

I want to work hard so all our fans will be able to be happy after hearing our songs. Thank you.

TOP

I was very thankful because a lot of journalists came for our major debut press conference.

Like you, Bigbang is also looking forward to this major field debut.

Because all of our members like Japan very much, we always look forward to visiting Japan.

Not only are we interested in the food here, but we’re also interested in the culture. We want to approach a lot of things in Japan.

I want to be able to show what we’ve worked on hard to everyone.

Please keep and eye on Bigbang.

Original Article (in Japanese): nami & ononi
Translations to Korean: 그놈 @ bbvipz
Translations to English: Beau @ bbvipz

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Big Bang’s Pair of Japanese Interviews

Stirring up interest for their upcoming Japanese endeavors, Big Bang has recently done two rather casual interviews - one at the MTV VMAJ awards, which aired on June 20th, and one on a Japanese program "Music Edge" on June 22nd.

MTV VMAJ 2009, 06/20/09
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Big Bang Plays Dress Up For LG

The Big Bang boys have once again demonstrated to us their love for dressing up in their latest LG Arena promotion.

The biggest offender out of the five is naturally G-Dragon who has gone and raided CL's wardrobe, stolen her clothes and attempted to copy her hair. While TaeYang, DaeSung and SeungRi haven't had the time to play dress up to the extent of G-Dragon, TOP obviously has by choosing a pair of sunglasses that belong on a construction site or science laboratory. With the boys coming out with Gara Gara GO next month lets hope the boys stop picking out clothes and get down to business for the Japanese market.



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Big Bang Is Number 4

No, Big Bang isn’t Number 1 within a day of their single release. However, they are number 4 on the charts which is still a great start to their Japanese promotions.

The boys rose to the 4th position on the Oricon chart with their single “My Heaven.” With the group working with Universal Music Japan for the first time, it wouldn’t be hard to imagine the group gaining the number 1 position within the month. If not, the group will have a second chance when they release their single “Gara Gara GO” on the 8th of July.

Big Bang has also announced plans to tour Japan this fall as part of their increased promotions in the country.

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Update: June 25

Big Bang moves up 1 position to #3 on Oricon chart

5-member group Big Bang has risen up 1 position up to the 3rd position on Japan Oricon chart.

The title song ‘My Heaven’ off their Japanese debut single ‘My Heaven’ has went up to #3 on Oricon chart on 25th June one day after its release. The song has also went straight up to #4 on 24th June.

This seems to be an indicator that Big Bang’s promotions in Japan will be a good one.

Big Bang will also be appearing on SMAP member Cho NanKang’s show on Fuji TV on 26th June as part of their promotions.

The boys will also move on to release their 2nd Japanese single ‘Gara Gara GO’ on 8th July.

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Big Bang’s promo pic for ‘Sudden Attack’ video game



Big Bang’s promo picture for ‘Sudden Attack,’ one of the most popular online FPS (First Person Shooter) video games in Korea, was just released.

Big Bang is not only endorsing ‘Sudden Attack’ but appearing in it as well. All five members of Big Bang will have their own character in the online FPS, which they each did voice overs for. Big Bang recorded over 80 lines of dialogue and sound effects for their characters in the game. They also improvised a few lines during their voice over recording session so all the member’s personalities and characteristics will be incorporated into each one of their ‘Sudden Attack’ characters.

The developers of ‘Sudden Attack’ hope to have Big Bang’s characters available for online gamers no later than next fall.

I have to admit that almost all of the members of Big Bang actually managed to pull off the badass look in the photo. TOP is holding his gun correctly (for once), Taeyang and Seungri both have that solider style stoic look, and Daesung successfully dropped that goofy, happy-go-lucky expression he always has on his face and he looks like he’s ready to bust a cap. However, once again G-Dragon tries too hard to be different from the rest and ends up looking awkward. For some reason he decided to pull his patented “I’m going to try to eat my face” look, which he’s shown many times before. Oh well, four out of five isn’t bad.

Big Bang’s “My Heaven” Event Canceled Due to V.I.P. Overflow

Apparently, you can be too popular, as Big Bang found out at the first fan-event celebrating their debut Japanese single "My Heaven". The event was located at the Tokyo Odaiba's Venus Port Church square, which has a capacity of 400 people. But, due to the massive hype surrounding Big Bang's Japanese endeavors, an estimated 2,000 fans showed up to the event, rushing past security to get as close to the onomatopoeia five as possible. The overwhelming crush of the crowd caused the stage managers to cancel the event after only five minutes, in which Big Bang could only perform "My Heaven".

It's fortunate that no crushing occurred, but did Big Bang's promoters really think only 400 people were going to come see the group's first fan-event for their first Japanese single? If 2,000 fans showed up for this, who knows how much commotion there will be over the 10,000 seats for their Tokyo Dome event. Good to see that the boys are popular in Japan though, and hopefully their Japanese journey will continue with similar, but more controlled fervor.

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2NE1 MinJi, “I’m okay with the concept as the female DaeSung”


Mnet ‘2NE1 TV’ which shows the girls and what they do in 24 hours, starting to air from 2nd July, features member MinJi talking about her feelings being said to look alike to Big Bang member DaeSung and to be called the female DaeSung.

In the show, they featured the girls meeting up with the Big Bang members at the end of their music show recording and at the MV filming site for the boys.

After seeing MinJi, DaeSung said, “Recently, I’m sorry to say but we still can’t really see eye to eye. It is still quite awkward for the 2 of us.” Yang Hyun Seok also added, “Our MinJi is the female DaeSung.” causing a wave of laugther in the fiming site.

MinJi responded, “People said we look alike”. And DaeSung said, “MinJi ah, why do you always look like me. You look more outstanding (look better) than me. This must have been quite hurtful for you.” MinJi, “No, we are charming.”

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OUT OF MUSIC Aug. 2009 (Interview)

-First time meeting you. Bigbang finally debuting in Japan's mainstream music field, could you please introduce yourself? Starting with SOL, what does your name 'SOL' mean, that you are using during your Japanese activities?

SOL: I'm SOL; I'm a vocal. My Korean stage name is Taeyang which means "Sun". In Spanish, the word "SOL" means "SUN".

D-LITE: I'm D-LITE. This name means 'always bright'.

T.O.P: I'm TOP; I'm a rapper. This is the name that Se7en who's a senior in our company, made for me. The name "T.O.P." can also mean 'the peak, the top"; there are many ways you can define this name and I brought the initials.

V.I: I'm a vocal. In Korea my stage name in 'Seungri' which means 'Victory'. So Victory- V.I.

G-DRAGON: I'm the leader who's in charge of song writing also. My Korean name's Jiyong, 'Yong' means 'dragon'. That's why it's G-Dragon.


-BIGBANG is a group full of musical talent. Could you point out the outstanding points of your members?

V.I: First of all, SOL’s dancing on stage is just great. I'm a guy, but I admire him. I envy him too.

D-LITE: When SOL is recording, he sings in his own style; I learn a lot from him.

T.O.P: When he's on stage he's very polished up. And, he has a style that no other Korean singers have, so there are many people that copy him. His specialty is his sophisticated dances and his performance on stage. He always studies the little details. His voice in very deep; it’s full of 'soul' that no other Korean singer has. I think the level of our group went up thanks to SOL.

G-DRAGON: SOL has the 'Soul'. The other members mentioned a lot of stuff, but to add on to that, he has a groove and feeling that's superior to the others. The most significant thing is that he always has the mind to try his best. The result of his effort is him right now. He's magnificent. The amount of practice he does is outstanding. And on top of that he's always studying-, so I'm looking forward how he'll improve in the future.


-Your reaction's very cool.

SOL: I'm ashamed/shy(laugh).

-Then D-LITE?

SOL: The meaning is in his name too; he's bright in any situation. When the other members are sad, he's the one that gives us the strength. His voice tone's very heavy and has a wide vocal range. He's a vocalist that can sing a lot of parts. When he's singing sad songs, he can make the song seem even sadder. He has a vocal colour that can embrace all the sounds and voices.


-After I heard the songs, I thought of that too.

T.O.P: Can I say some bad stuff?

-What!?

T.O.P: Just joking(laugh). It's quite awkward talking about our members in a place like this. D-LITE, musically adds the sentimental feeling to BIGBANG's music. He's very good at conveying the sad feeling to other people and has a lot of 'colors'. He's working hard and is receiving a lot of love and support from a lot of people. He has a lot of merits.

V.I: D-LITE's a very natural person. When we(staffs and members) look at D-LITE, he makes us happy. He’s like a hyung. (*hyung=older guy)

G-DRAGON: From a director's perspective, he can easily absorb the notes and the song. He can rapidly finish the recording. As SOL said, he has a voice that feels like it is embracing the sounds, and is a person with a lot of talent. He's even on variety shows on TV. For example, he's like "a tree with a lot of fruit". Also, he has a great personality; he's a person that I would like make my younger brother(laugh). He has a lot of merits and has a bright personality. When he sings a new note, he puts in the effort to reach it fast. We're looking forward to his future; Daesung will "succeed greatly". Daesung means "大成(succeed greatly)".


-Then T.O.P?

SOL: He's the oldest but likes to joke around. However when he raps you can never see that side of him. He has a charismatic style.

D-LITE: Can I say "He has none"?

(All laughs)

T.O.P: It's okay. You can say anything, even the bad stuff(laugh).

D-LITE: Just kidding(laugh). Musically, T.O.P's starting to write songs. I like T.O.P as a composer too; he made a bossa nova music style song(*착한 사람). After hearing that song I became his fan. His rapping's very powerful. For example, when G-DRAGON comes into his rap, I think it's great how they collaborate together. And as a person he's....

T.O.P: Useless? (laugh)

D-LITE: No no (laugh). He's the oldest by age, but is very nice to us, who are younger.'

V.I: T.O.,P first of all is very cool! Very handsome too. He also writes lyrics for our songs. One of his masterpieces is listed in one of our albums. If T.O.P studied Japanese, I believe that he would make great songs in Japanese too.

G-DRAGON: If you had to explain T.O.P it would be that he has a "free soul". From his personality, to his actions and music, he has his own unique "T.O.P style". Musically, he doesn't look awkward at all when he makes new challenges. He has a lot of talent. About his voice color, his voice has a great impact. When people hear his rap, people will like him; that's his style. And his personality, if you ask which side then he's manly and you can see that from his actions. That's T.O.P. Therefore T.O.P will become "TOP".


-How about V.I?

SOL: He's always confident. He takes the initiative and sets an example for us. He has a lot of motivation for his own color; in Korea he's in dramas, musicals and is even an MC.

D-LITE: Usually when people start new thing, they hesitate and don't step forward. V.I is always willing to challenge himself. He's full of confidence and is able to show his results. He's the youngest in our group, but there's a lot to learn from him. For example, in your working field there are a lot of people that are above you. There probably would be some things that are hard to do, but he always works with a bright attitude. I'm thankful for that point.

T.O.P: His voice tone in BIGBANG's music, gives a feeling of Western music. Also, his fan services are outstanding. For example, when a fan turns their back, he makes them come back with his fan services. His ability to absorb everything, he has a charm that attracts people. He has a lot of desire in many areas- I don't know what he's thinking about... That was a joke(laugh). His passion towards dancing is outstanding too. He's studying, listening to music. He's a person that works very hard. Also when we release a new album the fans always say, "V.I always improves"(laugh). He makes us feel something, and makes us think that we should work harder.

G-DRAGON: We talk about this a lot amongst ourselves a lot, he has the concentration and tenacity that we even think he would survive in a deserted island. He's also really good at working with other people. Has great desires. Since he's still young, there are parts where we say 'since he's still young-', so we're looking forward to his future. Also, he's lived by himself for a long time. You might think that many unfortunate things would happen working as a group, but he always deeply things about everything. However because not everyone knows that, some people that meet him for the first time think he's a little arrogant and has boundaries. However when they get to know him, they'll notice how charming he is. So within this group, he's the cute youngest brother. When he hears, "this isn't it" from someone, he's the cute youngest brother that tries to fix that part. Musically, he has the strong sensibility of a boy. His voice colour enriches BIGBANG's music. He's always passionate toward dancing and is a person that always works hard. He'll make more progression in the future. He'll make "Victory" in BIGBANG.


-Lastly, could you talk about your leader G-DRAGON.

SOL: I've grown up with him for the past 9 years. He has a lot of talent. He can write lyrics, compose, rap, sing and even dance. He's an all ground player. He has a contrasting personality to mine, so G-DRAGON and I we tried to fill up the space; I learned a lot from him. As BIGBANG’s leader he's very calm and cool-headed. He's a perfectionist.

D-LITE: As a leader he guides us through the path we need to go and is a leader that leads us well. You might think that there would be a lot of clashes within the group, but because of our great leader BIGBANG all the way to this spot without fighting. I'm thinking G-DRAGON will become a 'dragon'(laugh).

T.O.P: He writes songs; I think he's a person that makes addictive melodies. When you listen to his songs, you fall into them; he has a wide range of support from Korea. BIGBANG has a wide fandom because of the music he makes; it is because of G-DRAGON. Also, within the group he always looks after the members. He looks after the younger members. These days we have busy schedules so there are some times that he can't look after us at much, but he always checks on us. He likes to be fancy on stages and he's good at pulling it off. Lastly, I also think G-DRAGON will become a 'dragon' (laugh).

V.I: G-DRAGON is BIGBANG's leader, but is also a producer. There are a lot of BIGBANG hit songs that of his from and has a lot of talent. I'm looking forward to the songs he'll write in the future. He's a great hyung.


-Thank you. I heard that you guys are living in Japan right now. Are there any hard parts about this?

V.I: The language of course. There are no problems when we're shopping, but it’s hard when we're on air.


-How about the housework while you're living here?

SOL: That's also a problem when we're in Korea too(laugh).


-Who's the member that's best at cleaning?

SOL: G-DRAGON of course. He's good at cleaning and organizing.

G-DRAGON: I can't work when my surroundings are dirty.


-Interesting. Then who's the person that messes up everything?

T.O.P: That person's me(laugh).

However, when you live with each other you become like one another. I also clean these days.


-Now, I would like to ask about your debut single "MY HEAVEN". The melody and the lyrics, the song really touches you.

SOL: This is a song made from the collaboration of G-DRAGON and Daishi Dance. This is a love song that expresses the sadness that everyone's been through before.


-In your "NUMBER 1" album you sung this in Korea; was the feeling different singing it in Korean and in Japanese?

SOL: The feeling of the song "MY HEAVEN" didn't really change even after singing it in Japanese.

D-LITE: The pronunciation was hard. Before singing it I listened to the meaning of the lyrics and sung it while thinking of the meaning.


-The content of the Japanese lyrics is a little different from the Korean lyrics.

SOL: Yes. The Korean lyrics convey a "I'm in a loving relationship" message but in the Japanese version it’s the opposite.


-The song's sadder because it's thinking back about the past. T.O.P you're in charge of the rap, but I though it would even be hard for a Japanese person to rap the rap part in 'MY HEAVEN'.

T.O.P: About the rap, in the past I did it all in English. But because we were debuting in the major field, I wanted to let more of the Japanese people to listen to my rap, so I decided to rap in Japanese. I had my mind on my pronunciation, but I also thought of the feeling that you can only feel while rapping in Japanese. I tried to make it sound more vibrant; I also concentrated on my tone and many other rapping techniques.


-Is there a key to rapping?

T.O.P: The more you listen and come in contact with rap, the more you improve.


-So it's important to constantly come in contact.

T.O.P: Yes. When you come in contact, please listen to BIGBANG's music(laugh). We're planning to do bring more vibrant music in Japan, so please listen to our music.


-About the PV, the former masterpieces of BIGBANG were more dazzling; but this time I got the feeling you held it in a little bit.

G-DRAGON: I wanted to convey a new feeling to the Japanese people. For example, we watched the mood and the tones. We watched a lot of Japanese PVs and movies and reflected on that.


-Is there a piece that you specifically were impacted by?

G-DRAGON: We watched a lot, so I can't pick out just one piece. We studied the color and specific points for our piece. While watching a lot of Japanese videos, I received a lot of the sentimental feeling.


-Sentimental?

G-DRAGON: For example the mood, houses or building, and streets were very organized, so there was a detailed and beautiful feeling to it. I sensed a cool feeling while receiving a warm feeling. I thought it was sentimental that way. Somewhat a "weak and vague feeling".


-After 'MY HEAVEN', you're releasing your second single album in July.

SOL: We're releasing it on July 8, which is in the summer. I thought it would be great if we would be able to enjoy it all together in the summer. 'Gara Gara GO!!' is a single album that looked more into BIGBANG's colour.


-Adding on to that, is there anything that you guys would like to do in the Summer in Japan?

SOL: I want to go to the beach with our members.

V.I: I want to go to the beach too. We've been to Okainawa before but we didn't have time to hang out there.


-That's unfortunate. How about festivals?

SOL: I heard that festivals are big here in Japan, but we've never been to one yet. If we have the chance I would like to go.

D-LITE: We've passed by a "Cherry blossom festival" while driving.


-I heard that SOL and T.O.P really like eating good food. What was the best in Japan?

SOL: Fried meat. Everything in Japan tastes good so it's hard to pick.

T.O.P: Dishes with tuna such as mero fry. Or the tuna belly.


-Is the food that you guys like very different from each other?

V.I: We usually like eating the same stuff. Such as sashimi(*raw fish), or crab. We like the basic food like rice with beef, ramen in Japan.

SOL: Are you saying those are "basic foods"....(laugh)?

T.O.P: All of our members like eating good food so we discuss before choosing our menus.


-Lastly, a message to the people that are looking forward to BIGBANG's activities?

SOL: BIGBANG has debuted in the major field and we're planning to perform in many places starting from 'MY HEAVEN'. I think we'll be able to meet you more often. Please support us.

D-LITE: We'll always work hard!

T.O.P: I really want to work hard to raise your hopes for us. We're doing promotions in Japan for a long period of time, I want to show you all the charms and sides of BIGBANG.


-You also have an event to celebrate you major debut on the day of the release of your second single album on July 8.

SOL: Yes. We want to show you an extraordinary stage, so I hope you come.

V.I: I'm very nervous and excited because we debuted in the major music field. We'll work hard so please give us the support.

G-DRAGON: Everyone said a lot of positive things; if you listen to our second single album you'll be album to notice a different side of us. I want to make something that will emphasize BIGBANG's charms and color. We'll work hard and study to not make us seem like overseas artist; please look forward to us.


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Big Bang DaeSung will not participate in Family Outing filming due to Japanese promotional activities

Big Bang DaeSung will not participate for the filming of Family Outing due to Big Bang’s promotional activities going on in Japan.

He did not participate in the filming for the upcoming episode of Family Outing which will take place for 2 days and 1 night from 6th July as he had to be with Big Bang for their Japanese promotions.

DaeSung’s representative said, “Because of the Japanese schedule, DaeSung had to give filming for Family Outing this time a go. DaeSung has also found it a shame that he could not join the rest of the filming of Family Outing. He is also sorry for TV viewers who are waiting.”

Meanwhile, Big Bang will release their 2nd Japanese single ‘Gara Gara Go’ on 8th July.

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