posted on 30 Apr 2012 20:06 by moomooae
BIGBANG for The North Face Never Stop Dreaming from 1st Look Magazine
Big Bang travels overseas for the first time on Jeju Airlines ‘Big Bang’ airplane ::
Big Bang has recently traveled to Japan on their ‘Big Bang’ airplane for their performances in Nagoya and Osaka.
Jeju Airlines reported on May 16th that Big Bang traveled overseas for the first time flying on Jeju Airlines’ ‘Big Bang’ airplane. The members took off from Incheon on the 16th on flight number 7C1602 for their performances in Nagoya on May 17th & 18th.
Big Bang’s Japan Tour will cover 5 cities during May and June, and the boys will also travel on a Jeju Airlines’ ‘Big Bang’ plane when flying to Osaka and Fukuoka.
Jeju Airlines who signed Big Bang as their newest models has decided to sponsor their performances overseas in order to strengthen their global image, as Big Bang has developed a wide fan base all over the world.
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Source & Image: SportsKorea via Nate
Video via: satsusnoopy @youtube.com
Translation: AKPShared via BBU
G-Dragon Preview Picture for Extraordinary 20's w/ Color
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BIGBANG's Cheering Message for Korea's National Swimmer Park Tae Hwan
120516 BIGBANG @ Incheon Airport going to Japan
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BIGBANG Stops Traffic
Big Bang once again proved their popularity when they paralyzed the streets of Japan. Local news agencies reported on a photo taken of Big Bang on a visit to a restaurant in Japan. The picture made the rounds of the Internet.
According to reports, fans heard of Big Bang dining out and flocked to the restaurant to get a glimpse of the group. Partly because of the crowds that gathered, police and bodyguards helped to ensure that Big Bang get safely to their car. However, the group did not escape the vigilant fans who were able to take photos on their mobile phones.
Netizens who have seen the shots commented with “The popularity of Big Bang is this much,” “Big Bang is cool,” “I cannot eat comfortably having someone so popular around,” and such reactions.
Big Bang are currently in Japan to complete an Arena tour, covering Nagoya, Yokohama, Osaka, Saitama and Fukuoka. They are expected to meet 150,000 of their fans. "
Over 1 Million People Rush for Tickets! Tickets for BIGBANG’s World Tour Sold Out in a Matter of Minutes
Released on 3/28, a year since their last album, their new album “ALIVE” achieved third place on Oricon weekly chart, and even now when two weeks have passed, it is still in the Top 10. The monster group going strong despite their blank period, BIGBANG from South Korea.
And that BIGBANG has begun their world tour on March, from South Korea that goes around the world to 16 countries 25 cities.This world tour is produced by producer Laurie Ann Gibson, who has worked with the famous LADY GAGA and will be a very new kind of stage with universal standards (high standards).
The Japanese version of that tour, “BIGBANG ALIVE TOUR IN JAPAN”will start from 5/17 at Nagoya prefecture,Nihon Gaishi Hall to have 13 concerts at 5 cities.
Unbelievably, when on sale, the tickets for the Japanese concerts sold out completely in a matter of minutes. Over 1 000 000 people rushed for the tickets due for 150 000 seats, and the tickets quickly became premiere tickets. This just shows exactly how popular they are.
Also, the ticket sales for the add-on concerts on 5/25(Fri) at Kanagawa prefecture, Yokohama Arena, 5/31(Thu) and 6/3(Sun) at Osaka, Castle Osaka Hall, will begin on 5/12(Sat) 10:00am and further competition is to be expected.
【BIGBANG ALIVE TOUR 2012 IN JAPAN】
17 May (Thursday), 18 May (Friday) Aichi prefecture,nihon Gaishi Hall
25 May (Friday), 26 May (Saturday), 27 (Sunday) Kanagawa prefecture, Yokahama Arena
31 May(Thursday), 1 June (Friday), 2 June(Saturday), 3 June (Sunday) Osaka, Castle Osaka Hall
16 June (Saturday), 17 June (Sunday) Saitama prefecture, Saitama Super Arena
23 June (Saturday), 24 June (Sunday) Fukuoka prefecture,Marine Messe Fukuoka
(Info for the Alive CD Japan Ver that has been on sale for a while omitted.)
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120420 More G-Dragon HQ Fantaken Pictures @ 2012 Visit Korea Year CF Filming
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Taeyang, GD & TOP @ Toyota Super Traxx Backstage & Performance [PHOTOS]:::
Gathered from: BIGBANGUPDATES.COM
Credit: SuperTraxx's Facebook Page
Credit: SuperTraxx's Facebook Page
[TRANS] G-Dragon's Interview @ Mini Magazine
How do you relax at home?
- By sleeping. Just sleeping without thinking of anything.
What’s your room like?
- I want it to be a peaceful place, so it’s got a dark, calm feeling. Also, because I produce at home, it feels a bit like a studio too.
That’s really unusual!!
- It seems perfect to the people around me, but there are still a lot of things than need work.
What’s the one area where you feel like ‘I can’t lose to anyone!’?
- fashion-sense, I guess
That answer of a true fashionista! What have you bought recently?
- A leather Chrome Hearts jacket
Is there a particular fashion you like in girls?
- Girls are prettiest when they’re natural.
(laughing) Apart from looks, which is more appealing to you in a girl - a good voice or smell?
- Well, not ‘smell’, more like ‘scent’. Scents remain in your memory for a long time.
You’re romantic <3 Are you someone who confesses first? Or do you wait?
- Hmm, well it depends on the situation.
If you could become another member for a day, who would it be?
- I want to try being each member once.
Who cries the most easily among the members?
- That would be me….
The most manly?
Who would make the best dad?
Oh wow, you’ve got a lot of self-confidence!
- Lots of people tell me that I’ll make a great dad.
Please say something to MINI readers
- Hi!!!!! Bye bye!!!
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G-Dragon for Jeju Air Photo
BIGBANG for The Northface Never Stop Dreaming
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G-Dragon for Sunny 10 Cans
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Grammy: "The K-Pop Explosion" ::
Korean artists such as Girls' Generation and Big Bang are making international music waves.
While South Korea is a vital part of the growing economic boom in Asia, the country of nearly 50 million people is exporting more than just consumer electronics and cars these days. Its native popular music, universally known as K-pop, is also finding a growing international audience in places such as the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and South America. And in other Asian markets, including Japan, it's already big business.
In major U.S. cities such as Chicago, Atlanta and Houston, K-pop concerts have sold out venues seating 1,700 to 2,500 music fans. In 2011 the nine-member dance-pop group Girls' Generation sold out New York's hallowed Madison Square Garden. And in Los Angeles, the Korean Music Festival has been a part of the concert season at the 17,000-plus capacity Hollywood Bowl for the past 10 years. Held this year on April 28, the festival featured performances from Korean artists such as Brown Eyed Girls, Im Tae Kyung, Kim Kyung-Ho, and Lena Park, among others.
Christine Ha, a reporter for Los Angeles' The Korea Times, presenters of the annual Korean Music Festival, says the festival now attracts approximately 30 percent non-Koreans.
"We noticed [the growth in audience diversity at the Hollywood Bowl shows] about two or three years ago," says Ha. "It includes the Hispanic community, the Chinese community [and] other Americans … We always sell out."
The sizable Korean-American population in cities such as Los Angeles is certainly helping to fuel the popularity of K-pop in the United States, but the stateside K-pop audience stretches beyond Asian-American demographics.
"When we performed in Los Angeles, New York and Paris, we were shocked and surprised to see that the majority of our fans were non-Asian," says Sunny of Girls' Generation. "That is when we realized how big and influential K-pop was [becoming] around the world."
Joon Ahn, executive vice president for the music business division at Korea's CJ Entertainment & Media, says K-pop first emerged in the '90s with ballad crooners such as Kim Gun Mo and Shin Seung Hun. The first decade of the new millennium has seen the emergence of new stars such as Girls' Generation, Big Bang, Super Junior, and Wonder Girls, with the latter opening for the Jonas Brothers in 2009.
As the international audience for K-pop has broadened, so has its stylistic boundaries, says Ahn. Hip-hop, rock and techno are now freely embraced by some artists in the movement. Snoop Dogg performed on the title track of Girls' Generation's 2011 album, The Boys; Kanye West appeared on JYJ's "Ayyy Girl" in 2010; and the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am will reportedly produce the U.S. debut album by K-pop group 2NE1, an all-female hip-hop group.
Today, many K-pop artists are setting their sights on the international market right away. And while the preparation that some go through is reminiscent of the rigorous artist development practices employed by Barry Gordy's Motown Records in the '60s, Ahn believes this attention to detail has contributed to the success of many of these groups.
"In recent years, Korean artists have planned their overseas activities as soon as they make their local debut," says Ahn. "Therefore, vocal training, dance rehearsals and physical workouts are only the beginning. Lessons in foreign languages and etiquette are given as well."
Some K-pop performers are recruited from other countries such as Thailand, China, Japan, and the United States. Tiffany of Girls' Generation was born Stephanie Hwang in San Francisco. NichKhun of K-pop boy band 2PM, who was born and partly educated in Southern California and is of Thai-Chinese descent, feels it's a benefit to have members in a group that can fluently speak and sing in other languages, particularly English.
"It is a big advantage having two English speakers in our group," notes NichKhun.
"It's Taecyeon and me. To be able to communicate with the fans is very important. So if 2PM ever makes a debut in English-speaking countries, we can connect with the fans better."
Ahn believes the growth in digital media is a major reason why K-pop has become a global entity. The video for the Girls' Generation 2009 single "Gee" has been viewed more than 73 million times on YouTube. The song became the longest-running No. 1 song on the Korean Broadcasting System's chart, and their self-titled album, released in Japan in June 2011, went double platinum, a first for a Korean girl group.
"The channel for movement of music is now very simple with digital," Ahn observes. "Even the file size is convenient for it. Compared to movies, musical theater, or TV series that have a bigger language barrier, music's appeal is communicated through rhythm and visual impact. YouTube and other social networks have contributed the most to spreading music of all kinds and allowing them to be heard [by] a greater audience."
With commercial success comes increased competition. It's been said that even a few months out of the spotlight can spell trouble for a successful K-pop group because there are many artists clamoring for attention.
"The K-pop scene is very competitive because there are so many people who are talented and younger who also want to be a part of the scene," says NichKhun. "Recently, we have been away working on our album in Japan and we're already starting to see so many new young groups. So we have to make sure to maintain our popularity in Korea while expanding to other markets, which doubles or triples the work. It is not easy."
Adds Tiffany, "Now with most groups trying to expand and break through into other markets and territories, the competition is that much stronger. So we are so thankful to our fans for supporting us."
Questions remain regarding K-pop's potential for growth and influence. Will the scene be able to generate artists for the ages similar to the Beatles and Michael Jackson, who both moved from being teen idols to timeless international artists? While that remains to be seen, K-pop artists are certainly reaping the benefits of the genre's current success.
(Jon Matsumoto is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer.)
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Big Bang eating on shyabekuri007 show
120502 G-Dragon Screencaptures @ Fuji TV's Catherine
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BIGBANG on TV Asahi Onegai ! Ranking Strike Music ::
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Bigbang @ TV Asahi Onegai ! Ranking Strike Music
120502 G-Dragon Cap @ Fuji TV's Catherine
BIGBANG's The North Face "Never Stop Dreaming" Pictorial
Source: http://cafe.naver.com/gempighter/65351 (via Bestiz)
Taken from: bigbangupdates
[TRAN] GD @ Catherine, the Japanese TV programme
MC: How should I call you? GD: Call me GD. MC: Quite a good name.GD:so dar so good. But afterwards when the MC repeated, ithas changed to DG. and the words on the screen is ‘Then he is Dragon G.
Q: Which type of girlfriend will you choose? A ) The girl who control you B ) The girl who let you do whatever u want~ All chose B
Q: Hearing which compliment will make you feel happy? A ) you r nice B )You r interesting, GD—> B ~
Q: What will be the place that you want to have your date? A ) cinema B )Theme Park GD:A,because I love theme park so much if we go to theme park, then only me will be so happy …
Q: Which is more scary in a theme park? A ) Roller coaster B )Haunted house GD: B
Q: Which one you want to hide more from your GF? A ) Adult video B ) photos of ex GF GD: B
GD kept on: VI has loads of AV, he is a super fan. If GF knows that I keep AV,she will just think I am not adorable but if she knows I keep photos of my ex GF, then it will be very dangerous …
Q: What will you choose if they fall on the same day?A ) Members’ wedding B ) GF’s bday party GD: A
Translated by 小修&囧 @Baidu GD bar =]
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BIGBANG with Jeju Air - Making Film
G-Dragon for Jeju Air
Photos by 小餅@smile holic www.dsholic.com
BIGBANG for Jeju Air
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Big Bang to promote Korea by saying "Hello" [NEWS]
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“Let’s Say Hello First!”
Big Bang Sweeps Pop Chart with ‘Dancing on My Own’ with Pixie Lott
Group Big Bang dominated the pop charts followed by music charts in Korea.
Pixie Lott’s new song ‘Dancing on My Own’ featuring Big Bang’s unit GD&TOP have topped the pop charts immediately following the release on April 30.
The song garnered wide attention in Korea even before its release following the large anticipation of fans now have topped real-time charts on music sites like Naver Music, Bugs, Soribada, and Olleh Music.
Big Bang’s GD&TOP brought out their unique rap and vocal skills in Pixie Lott’s new song conveying an unusual style. Pixie Lott was reported to have heard about GD&TOP by watching their YouTube music videos and decided to work on collaboration with the group.
Pixie Lott is to visit Korea in May for her Asia promotions of the new album. She plans to stay in Korea for three days in celebration to the release of de luxe version of her album in Asia.
Photo: P'ixie Lott Twitter
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BIGBANG_0429_SBS Inkigayo_FANTASTIC BABY
official photos of BIGBANG's VISIT KOREA CAMPAIGN "Hello, World"