K-pop boy band BIGBANG arrived in Manila today for their concert tonight at the Mall of Asia Arena.
BIGBANG’s G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Seungri and Daesung arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 past 11AM aboard Asiana Airlines flight OZ 701 from Incheon International Airport.
Fans gathered outside the airport arrival area to get a glimpse of BIGBANG. Some even went to the airport last night on reports that the idol group would be arriving a day earlier.
BIGBANG will be holding their 2015 MADE World Tour tonight starting at 8 p.m., which was launched last April in Seoul to promote their “MADE” album.
Since then the members have toured China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.
The last time BIGBANG held a concert in the Philippines was in October 2012 for their “BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour.”
Tonight’s concert will feature a massive stage including a moving bridge. BIGBANG will perform their hit songs including those from their new album.
The 2015 MADE World Tour in Manila is organized by Pulp Live World and co-presented by Globe Telecom.
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BIGBANG members are not only proving themselves to be the K-pop leaders with music charts but also with music videos as well.
According to YouTube on July 28, BIGBANG's "Loser," "Bae Bae," and "Bang Bang Bang" took 3 spots in the top 5 most watched K-pop music videos so far this year. The list was topped by "Loser" with 48.8 million views, followed by EXO's "Call Me Baby" (46.6 million views), "Bang Bang Bang" (39.1 million views), "Bae Bae" (34.5 million views), and 4minute's "Crazy" (27.6 million views).
BIGBANG began releasing "MADE" singles in May. First single "M" included tracks "Loser" and "Bae Bae." The tracks drew explosive responses from all around the world and signaled the king's return. The tracks also took over the music charts, and the group's success was continued by "A" and "D" singles' "Bang Bang Bang," "We Like 2 Party," "Sober," and "If You."
The group will release their last single "E" in early August. BIGBANG previously released their plan to release a subunit track by GD & T.O.P in "E" and intensified the fans' anticipation.
BIGBANG is currently on their world tour and will hold a concert in Phillippines on July 30.
[????=??? ??] BIGBANG unveils “Let’s Not Love”, their 2nd new song for August, on August 5.
YG Entertainment(“YG”) announced the news on the 30 this month at 10am, by posting the second poster of “MADE SERIES”‘s fourth single “E” to be released in August on the company’s official blog.
The poster shows an image in which the eyes of BIGBANG members are closed-up. Notably, the sentimental all-white background that expresses the mood of the song and the members’ emotional eyes are captivating. Plus, “Let’s Not Lov “, the title of the song, is written on the top of the poster, which draws a keen attention.
BIGBANG unveiled the poster of “FANTASTIC”, the first single for this August, on the 24 this month, to arouse fans’ high expectations for the comeback of “GD&T.O.P” unit for the first time in five years. “Let’s Not Love” is expected to reveal another new appeal of BIGBANG differently from “FANTASTIC”, to captivate fans once again.
Meanwhile, BIGBANG released “M”, “A”, and “D” album of the “MADE SERIES” every month since May this year. “LOSER”, “BAE BAE”, “BANG BANG BANG”, “WE LIKE 2 PARTY”, “IF YOU”, and “SOBER” have been released in the series so far, and every one of them dominated domestic music charts, as well as the top places on foreign iTunes Charts, Billboard world digital songs chart, and music shows.
Fans are showing high expectations for what new sensation BIGBANG will create with “E”, the fourth album of “MADE SERIES”, to be released in the upcoming August.
2015. 7. 30.
On July 30, YG Entertainment uploaded the teaser poster for BIGBANG“MADE Series E” on their official website.
This teaser photo differs from previous ones in their “MADE Series,” showing lighter colors and a more somber mood. The group’s upcoming title song is titled “We Should Not Love” (tentative translation). Besides the title we also see a part of each member’s faces, mostly focusing on their sad eyes.
The photo indicates a more melancholy song and concept, but fans will have to wait until the song’s release to find out for sure. Their new song as well as unit group GD&TOP’s upcoming song will be revealed when the clock strikes midnight on August 5.
Are you excited for the last installment of the group’s comeback series?
Famous K-Pop group, BIGBANG, was back in town last week on their world tour “BIGBANG 2015 World Tour [Made] In Malaysia 2015 “! Due to overwhelming fan response, the organizers IME Productions even held an an extra show to the two day schedule.
BIGBANG 2015 World Tour (MADE) In Malaysia 2015
After the crowd’s appetite was whetted by the latest BIGBANG music videos shown on the big screen, G Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri kicked off Friday’s concert with the latest hits “Bang Bang Bang” and kept the crowd hyped with their extremely energetic performance to non-stop screams, and rapturous cheers and sing-alongs with fans.
During the “Stupid Liar” chorus , the show was taken to another level as suspension bridges from left and right side that connected to another stage move into the middle, allowed the band to safely bypass rabid fanboys and girls mid-air through the rockzone area !
After singing some songs, each member introduced themselves:
Taeyang: Do you guys remember the last time I was in Malaysia? I miss it here!
Seungri: I love being in Kuala Lumpur! I love Malaysian food! I love Malaysian weather and Malaysian ladies!
TOP: “Malaysia, Kamu Bagus !” (He also spoke in Malay which can be translated as you guys are great)
G-Dragon: We heard Malaysians VIPs can sing really well, is it true? Can you guys sing along with us?Most amusing to the crowd was Daesung’s intro where he quiped, “Saya tak boleh nampak !” few times (“it means I cant see in Malay”, he was trying to be cheeky by covering his eyes with his hair. Then he cheekily flicked his hair away so that fans could catch a glimpse of his eyes and quickly put it back again.
Every BIGBANG member got to give a solo performance, with Seungri starting off the solos with his signature sexy “Strong Baby” and “Lets Talk About Love” with G-Dragon & Taeyang. While TOP performed “Boom Dada” with his deep voice and rapid fast rap skills that all the fangirls go crazy over.
Taeyang sang one of his greatest hits , ” Eyes, Nose & Lips”, an incredibly powerful vocal performance plus a massive karaoke session. Besides, Daesung performing the hit “Wings”, Daesung also got to shine for 2nd time in their new song ” Sober “. He started the song with an impressive drum solo performance and continue played entire song.
The crowd go crazy again when G-Dragon & Taeyang singing “Good Boy”, which was followed immediately after by G-Dragon’s solo, “Crooked” , which was carefully calculated to whip the audience into a further frenzy.
Besides their latest offerings, they also sang some of their best hits , like Fantastic Baby / Lies / Haru Haru / Bad Boy & etc..
Two lucky fans got very special mementos as Seungri threw his MADE jacket to his fans and Taeyang threw his bandana and cap during the encore session.
The night closed with the boys performing the hit “Fantastic Baby” as they bid farewell to their fans and left the stage. As G-Dragon was calmly announcing that it was the last song, Seungri interrupted with “No! GD! Don’t go!‘ It’s time to get yo crayon!!” And to their fans joy, the band came back on stage for an encore. Performed “We Like 2 Party” & “Hands Up”.
BIGBANG & fans partied like there was no tomorrow in that two hour performance replete with cool stage effect like the suspension bridge mentioned earlier, a rotating stage with mirrors, bursts of confetti, pyrotechnics, towers of flame and fancy props including an angelic Grecian sculpture and mask-like silver throne, also well choreographed dance moves backed up by the amazing live band performance which we have come to expect from the boys. BIGBANG ended their concert with a BANG indeed !
‘V’ app aims to connect K-pop stars with overseas fansNaver, South Korea’s biggest search portal, will launch a real-time mobile broadcasting app featuring the country’s hottest and newest K-pop singers and idol bands for the global audience and fans next month.
In partnerships with Korea’s major entertainment and talent agencies including SM and YG, the global V app will stream the stars’ live concerts and their daily activities behind the scenes with real-time English subtitles.
Also, the video streaming app will have communication features enabling stars to closely interact with fans in Asia and elsewhere.
For instance, the app can broadcast stars going to the Incheon Airport and letting their fans know that they are traveling to their countries for concerts or fan meetings, or show what they do minutes before performing live onstage.
More than 20 K-pop idol groups, including BIGBANG and 2PM, have signed on to appear live on the V streaming app. Naver will provide its expertise in platform operations and marketing, while talent agencies will provide the content.
|Naver’s “V” app logo. (Naver)|
The V app mainly target Asian countries where K-pop is popular such as Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Its UX design and features will all be in English. Naver will test-launch the V service on the Android operating system on Aug. 1 and on the iOS in mid-August. Its official launch will be at the end of next month.
“The V broadcasting platform seeks to provide a bigger window of opportunities to introduce K-pop content overseas,” said Choi Seo-hee, spokesperson for Naver.
“We hope to create new Korean stars (like Justin Bieber via YouTube) while further promoting current hottest stars through the platform targeting the Asian markets.”
Naver added that it seeks to expand the V app by linking with its online video platform TV Cast and inviting other Korean celebrities such as movie and TV actors and actresses.
|Naver's soon-to-be launched “V” app will allow K-pop stars to stream live their daily activities and closely interact with fans via mobile devices. (Naver)|
Given the lack of mobile network infrastructure especially in emerging Asian markets, Naver’s TV Cast will offer videos of stars featured on the V app so that fans can m on their PCs. It does not have any plans yet to link the app with Naver’s Line mobile messenger.
Naver created the global mobile video-streaming app as talent agencies are facing a limit in introducing their K-pop content and diversifying their earnings overseas using a very few conventional domestic distribution channels. There are only four music programs by Korean network televisions. Most entertainment agencies have set up their channels on YouTube, but have attracted little attention.
By Park Hyong-ki (email@example.com)
>> You can register to be notified once the app can be downloaded here: https://campaign.naver.com/v/en/
[OSEN=??? ??] YG Entertainment’s August is going to be made more special.
In September, YG is expected to arouse much attention by showcasing an incredible line-up of artists. BIGBANG’s “MADE” will be completed and iKON will make a debut on 15th. The now world-star PSY will come back with a new track. All of them will be showcased every 2 weeks.
But their special September will be following a very different August. On August 5, BIGBANG’s new two tracks will be unveiled. The two music videos with the tracks are expected to heat up the music world once again. The final album “E” will feature “FANTASTIC” by GD & T.O.P, and one another is yet to be unveiled. Rappers GD & T.O.P are going to show some incredible chemistry.
BIGBANG has been moving on with flying colors since May, sweeping across all charts with their new songs every month. “LOSER,” “BAE BAE,” “BANG BANG BANG,” “WE LIKE 2 PARTY”, “IF YOU” and “SOBER” have been huge hits, so it is only natural that expectations for the last two are growing.
August is made special because of the artists carrying out their careers in different fields. The soundtracks from MBC’s “Infinite Challenge” will be unveiled in mid-August.
BIGBANG’s GD and TAEYANG will be teamed up with Gwang Hee. GD and TAEYANG will showcase something very different on the program, and considering the enormous popularity the program garners, the tracks will become huge hits.
And there’s another one, “Show Me the Money 4.” WINNER’s SONG MIN HO is involved in the program, and the tracks from it will also be unveiled in August. “Infinite Challenge” and “Show Me the Money” will have a huge influence on the music world. August will be filled with YG artists’ impact.
And then comes iKON and PSY. PSY’s song is a summery one, and he thought of making a comeback in August, but he decided to come after all the other artists. BIGBANG-iKON-PSY line-up is already exciting the fans in the music world.
2015. 7. 29.
[OSEN=??? ??] YG’s full potential will be concentrated in September. BIGBANG’s “MADE” album will be completed on September 1 and iKON will debut on the 15th of that month. By the end of the month, “world star” PSY will come back with a new song made with his original style with his initial resolution. According to music industry insiders, those YG artists are now adjusting their comeback schedule, to come back one by one at two weeks of interval, in order to avoid competition among themselves. Anyway, the Korean music scene in early fall of this year will be heated by YG Family that is presenting an unprecedented lineup of three artists to come back in a month.
What is the reason behind the rush of formidable YG artists’ (BIGBANG, iKON, and PSY) comeback in September? It is interpreted that the timing of BIGBANG’s last album, PSY’s comeback, and iKON’s debut is overlapping subtly and coincidentally. YG’s head producer YANG HYUN SUK already has an experience of dispatching all rookies at the same time in early days of YG. That had built the foundation for YG’s growth into the mega-scale entertainment agency as it is now. YANG is not the kind of man who hesitates when he has to make a bold betting.
Then, how will the September’s lineup of YG artists be like? First, the completion of BIGBANG’s full-length album is drawing a big attention. As the series of BIGBANG’s single albums released so far in this year has recorded a great success, music fans have high expectations for the last new song of the series to be released by the team.
BIGBANG’s “MADE” album project that began in May this year has been progressing very successfully. In May, album “M” with “LOSER” and “BAE BAE” was released to sweep the No.1 on on-line music charts and music shows. Then, in June, second single “A” with “BANG BANG BANG” and “WE LIKE 2 PARTY” also showed BIGBANG’s formidable potential by dominating a variety of music charts.
In July, third single “D” with “IF YOU” and “SOBER” was released, to make this summer season filled with sentimental mood as well as cool feeling. Then, in August, fourth single “E” will be released, to present BIGBANG’s new appeal. Notably, the harmony to be created by BIGBANG’s rapper G-DRAGON and T.O.P is arousing fans’ high expectations even before the release of the new song.
iKON will debut with songs they wrote on their own. YG Entertainment’s head producer YANG HYUN SUK said in an interview with OSEN, “Because iKON is an idol group that is focused on hip-hop, they have a tremendous meaning for YG, to follow BIGBANG to make debut in this September. I really wanna do my best to best-launch the team. My biggest focus in nurturing YG so far is the training of artists to have the ability to create their own songs to sing. iKON must be differentiated in that aspect, too.”
The comeback of “world star” PSY who will come back with his original style is also drawing a keen attention, too. He has confirmed the schedule for his comeback for this September and now is working on new songs. Insiders say that he is completely committed to the preparation for his comeback, fully armed with his initial passion and energy.
So, the key-word for PSY’s comeback is “original resolution”. One of YG insiders said, “PSY is insisting on beginning performance for his new song in Korea first. After such a decision, the preparation for the new song that had not been going on well started progressing very quickly and smoothly.”
Head producer YANG HYUN SUK of PSY’s label YG Entertainment has the same intention. YANG is known to have said, “PSY has been confused for the past two year, not being sure about whether he is a Korean singer or an American singer. I was the same. “Gentleman” and “Hangover” were created in consideration of both Korea and the States, and that is maybe why PSY’s flagship appeal and wit were not that well expressed in those two songs. So, his next album is expected to be much more original. His outstanding Kitsch feel, quality music, and flagship passion and energy are expected to created another round of sensation.
YG has now come to have a formidable lineup for this fall, which includes BIGBANG, iKON, and PSY. Thus, YG is expected to continue to show its limitless potential once again for this year.
2015. 7. 29.
[OSEN=??? ??] YG’s main producer YANG HYUN SUK dropped a hint about the new song to be released by BIGBANG next month.
Mr. Yang posted on his Instagram in the morning of July 28th a part of the music video for BIGBANG’s new song that will be released next month as part of their digital single “E.” He also posted a close-up image of DAESUNG.
This song is a different one from GD&TOP’s new song “FANTASTIC,” which is
BIGBANG has been engaged in the “MADE” Project since May, and they are doing very well. Releasing “M” as the first single of their “MADE” album in May, they dominated a number of music charts and music programs with their songs “LOSER” and “BAE BAE.” In June, they released their second single “A,” presenting “BANG BANG BANG” and “WE LIKE 2 PARTY,” both of which dominated the music charts once again. And in July, they released “IF YOU” and SOBER” in their third single “D,”featuring plaintive singing as well as a light feel that goes well with the summer season.
In August, they are releasing their fourth single “E,” where they are expected to show other aspects of their musicality. G-DRAGON and T.O.P’s rapping is especially anticipated.
Many eyes are on what BIGBANG’s new songs will sound like and how they are going to do.
2015. 7. 28.
NOTE by this website:
The headline refers to SEPT but we believe this is yet another translation mistake and should be AUGUST as part of MADE E. But who knows....
It’s already the end of July, and that means we have two more BIGBANG releases coming soon! One is a highly anticipated unit release from G-Dragon and T.O.P, and the other, as Yang Hyun Suk just recently previewed with surprise music video clips on Instagram, is a mellow track.
From what can be seen, it seems T.O.P showcases his singing once again in the upcoming release, and Daesung’s eyes will remain hidden behind his curtain of hair. Yang Hyun Suk accompanied the clips with the hashtags, #newMV, #BIGBANG, and #filmingnow.
Check out the clips below.
BIGBANG ?? is back this year with MADE World Tour to meet their Malaysian fans since their world tour 3 years ago – “ALIVE” Tour. This tour kicked off in Seoul just last April covering a total of 15 countries 70 shows. Malaysian fans were lucky to have 2 shows for themselves where the first one was just held last night on 24 July. The concert was held in Putra Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur with VIPs crowding the venue to meet their South Korean Idols.
BIGBANG 빅뱅 MADE World Tour 2015 Live IN MALAYSIA
Members of BIGBANG – G-Dragon, TOP, Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri totally rocked the stadium putting out an amazing display in front of their adoring fans, it was one of the most awesome concerts I’ve ever attended. The setup was super crazy and detailed, with transformable moving runway, transparent splitting screen and also a massive scale of lighting setup that provided so much wow the whole night.
The video contents produced which were shown in the concert are of top quality and you’ll feel like you’re watching a blockbuster movie. The concert started off with a trailer of G-Dragon, TOP, Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri driving on a vintage GTO being involved in a car chasing scene and slowly elaborated into other story parts which were pretty amazing.
It all started around 9pm with slight delay. The fantastic opening instantly created the wow effect with members of BIGBANG appearing after the car chasing scene performing their latest track – BANG,BANG,BANG. If you were there you would have felt the heat and start partying along with other fans singing along.
During the concert, members of BIGBANG tried to converse in Malay with Malaysian fans. It’s not an unusual thing for foreign acts having a concert here, however this time round with BIGBANG, it’s kinda different & funny at the same time. When Daesung turned to greet the fans, he was actually asking the fans if they can see his eyes as his hairstyle totally covered his eyes, so he showed a cheeky side of him by telling the fans “Saya Tak Boleh Nampak~”.
BIGBANG, a group with multi talented members who can be successful as a solo singer is a really special Kpop group altogether. Their star quality is so big that when each of them perform SOLO, their fans still will be able to follow and sing along with them. Each of them prepared a SOLO performance for the night and surprisingly, the fans got even more HIGHER when they did so, the atmosphere was superb.
Before the end of the show, Taeyang shared with the fans that they will be have a new Album release later this year and also the last EP album for the MADE Series the “E” EP will be rolling out soon. You’d surely want to look forward to that then!
Hope BIGBANG can return to Malaysia soon as they are really top class performers who really know how to display a super entertaining show. To those who didn’t get to attend their concert, go check out their MADE World Tour on YouTube then you’ll know what i meant!
G-Dragon of BIGBANG is making headlines today for two reasons.
Today, July 27, a post came up on an online community that said: “I came to Shilla Hotel and saw G-Dragon and Kiko [Mizuhara]. I was surprised to see a Lamborghini, but I was even more surprised when G-Dragon came out of it.” Along with this were photos of G-Dragon and his Lamborghini.
G-Dragon and Kiko Mizuhara have been linked together many times in the past, but each time, YG has denied that the two are dating. Even with the denials, most people regard the two as a couple so rather than the fact that the G-Dragon and Kiko Mizuhara were spotted together, G-Dragon’s car is gathering more attention.
The car is said to be a Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 in matte black, worth 570 million won (489,000 USD).
YG Entertainment reps commented to local news source Newsen about the photos, “That is G-Dragon and his car, but we don’t know when the photos were taken. We can’t know if he went with Kiko.”
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The group HwangTaeG (Hwang Kwanghee, Taeyang, and G-Dragon), formed as a part of the 2015 Infinity Challenge Music Festival, made a promise in a previous episode of “Infinity Challenge.”
Whlie singing karaoke and getting to know each other, the trio promised to play in the water together. Kwanghee had claimed, “Dipping feet in the same water makes everyone closer,” leading to many predictions and expectations about their day in the water.
Previous to the broadcast of the next episode, Kwanghee disclosed a picture of HwangTaeG playing in the water through his SNS. They look very friendly amongst each other. We are looking forward to seeing how much closer they have become, and what kind of music they will make for the upcoming music festival!
The upcoming episode will air on July 25 at 6:20pm KST.
On the July 25 broadcast of “Infinity Challenge,” Kwanghee went with G-Dragon and Taeyang to cool off the summer heat by playing in the water.
As G-Dragon was on the fly-board, Kwanghee exclaimed “Jiyong, you look like someone that comes out on ‘X-Men’!” Later on, he continued to express his thoughts as he stated, “I’m truly thankful that you guys chose me. Let’s always be friends forever!”
- The three 26-year-olds were able to bond in their friendship as they cooled down from the extreme summer heat.
Meanwhile, the “Infinity Challenge Music Festival” partners were revealed to be Yoo Jae Suk and JYP, Jung Hyun Don and Hyukoh Band, HaHa and Zion T, Kwanghee and GD&Taeyang, Park Myung Soo and IU, and Jung Jun Ha and Yoon Sang.
The episode showed each team working on their song, discussing ideas, coming to conflict, and just getting to know each other. Team “HwangTaeG,” consisting of G-Dragon, Taeyang, and Kwanghee, spent more time becoming friends by enjoying water sports and visiting G-Dragon’s parent’s pension (guest house) for some barbecue.
The three also cooked a meal together, consisting of boiled chicken (made by Kwanghee), steamed kimchi and pork and steamed pork belly (made by Taeyang). G-Dragon’s mother made mushroom rice for the team, although she herself didn’t appear on screen.
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