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Big Bang has completed 80% of album recording for comeback in Korea
It has been a long two years since they’ve last been seen in the k-pop music biz, but it’s finally time for Big Bang’s comeback. Amidst the YG packed summer, Big Bang is full throttle into finally make a comeback towards the end of the year. If things are speedy in the process, they may even be making a comeback during October.
On the 20th, YG Entertainment had an interview via phone with Money Today Star News. and they revealed:
During either October or November, Big Bang will be releasing a new Korean album. We’re thinking of releasing it as a regular album. Up until now, the majority of Big Bang’s tracks were produced by fellow member, G-Dragon. For the upcoming Korean album, G-Dragon will produce all of the tracks. Because of his efforts, the date of the album release has been delayed.
G-Dragon has been simultaneously partaking in Big Bang’s Japan activities as well as producing tracks for the album. So far, the album is more than 80% finished.
Meanwhile, Big Bang will be releasing a new single in Japan on the 25th.
Hear that guys? More than 80% finished!
2NE1 and Lee Min Ho attends Etude’s Pink Play Concert event, 2NE1 hides new hairstyles
The girls of 2NE1 have been endorsing products for Korean cosmetics and skin care brand Etude House for some time now and earlier on August 20th the girls attended a special event for Etude. The event was titled Pink Play Concert and was held at the Sheraton Walker Hill Hotel River Park in Seoul. Popular actor Lee Min Ho also made an appearance as he’s been a long time endorser for Etude House as well.
At the event, both 2NE1 and Lee Min Ho greeted the fans. 2NE1 performed their hit songs and participated in various games. With 2NE1 making their comeback on September 9th with To Anyone!, the girls sans Sandara Park visibly hid their new hairstyles for their pending comeback.
U-Kiss sang the smoke-free song at Music Core in August 21st
Big Bang pumps it up with “Somebody to Luv” teaser
Big Bang is close to wrapping up the recording process for their Korean comeback, but that doesn’t mean you have to sit around waiting for new music from this talented quintet – I’ve got a thirty second teaser of the upcoming Japanese track Somebody to Luv in hand for you to hear!
The pop group’s fifth Japanese single Beautiful Hangover is set to drop next Wednesday, August 25 in limited and regular edition, and will include two new songs: the title track Beautiful Hangover and Somebody to Luv. (Did anyone else think of Justin Bieber? Obviously two unrelated things I know, but it’s the first thing that came up in my mind!)
Although we got an earful of Beautiful Hangover three weeks back and an eyeful of the MV teaser four days ago, this is the first time that fans worldwide will get to preview the other track of this single. Like Beautiful Hangover, Somebody to Luv is an upbeat, autotune-tastic track that will get listeners up and dancing with its infectious tune. Check out the thirty-second teaser below!
And in case you haven’t heard Beautiful Hangover, here it is:
Taeyang’s ”I’ll Be There MV surpasses the million mark on Youtube
It’s safe to say that Taeyang’s captured everyone attention with his latest international album: in the two days following its release, the music video for I’ll Be There has captured Perez Hilton’s attention and now surpassed one million views on Youtube.
On top of the official account for YGE and Big Bang on Youtube, many fans noted that YG Entertainment made an account for just Taeyang recently with seven videos posted in the past two weeks, with the I’ll Be There music video being the first to meet a million hits.
With Youtube becoming a common medium for kpop artists to use in order to reach an international audience, other Koreans have hit the seven digits in views in recent months as well: to mention a few, Super Junior over a million hits for both BONAMANA and No Other[/] in a few days, SHINee exceeded one million with Lucifer in three days and Secret’s Magic MV surpassed one million views in a week; Jay Park famously made a personal comeback of sorts through Youtube back in March and now has over a million hits on seven videos on his account. Congrats to Taeyang for making the list as well!
Se7en and Taeyang enjoys lunch made by V.I.P’s
Se7en and Big Bang’s Taeyang have both made their comebacks this month and have been doing very well, causing quite a stir in the k-pop industry.
A picture of the two eating together was uploaded on Se7en’s twitter, with a message stating,
“Thank you to Youngbae’s fans who sent us delicious lunches. We were excited to eat it all. Thank you V.I.P’s (The picture will also be uploaded on Youngbae’s twitter soon as proof !!^^)!”
Fans and netizens had nothing but positive comments for the two, such as,
“The two of you are too cute. Have a great lunch”, “It seems really good. Let me eat with you guys”, and “It’s great to see such a great relationship between the two of you.”
V.I.P’s seem to have amazing cooking skills! Just looking at the picture makes me hungry….