Saturday, March 31, 2012

[Photos] YG Family Appears on Indonesian Magazine

[Photo/Misc] Big Bang Setlist from Springroove Day 1 in Osaka (20120331)

-Hands Up
- How Gee
-Gara Gara Go
-talk/ment 2
-Bad Boy
-Fatastic Baby
-FEELING (Encore)

Source: @chaam0703 and  @mmaakjk (photo)

[News] Big Bang Mentioned in "Topman Generation" Magazine

We Reveal The Day-Glo Chart-Toppers Putting South Korean Pop On The Musical Map

As pop music continues its stranglehold on charts, hearts and wallets alike, some of the genres' biggest artists are ones you've never even heard of – Girls' Generation, 2NE1, Super Junior, Kara, SHINee, B2ST, MBLAQ, BIGBANG... They're K-pop idols and even if you're no longer 14 years old, it's hard to resist the lure of K-pop's aeygo.

[News] Popdust's "The Great Boy Band Hair-Off, Final: Princeton vs. G-Dragon

Over the next week, we’re going to be squaring 32 of the all-time greatest boy band hair cuts—individual members of boy bands that is, with some groups having multiple eligible members (and one or two members having multiple eligible haircuts)—off against one another, with the goal of crowning the greatest boy band haircut of all time. From Davy Jones of The Monkees’ Proto-Bieber ‘do to Justin Timberlake’s stringy Ramen-noodle look from his ‘N Sync days to Harry Styles of One Direction’s soon-to-be-iconic swoop, haircuts from all eras of boy bands are in play.

Friday, March 30, 2012

[Me2Day] Seungri: "Fantastic Baby cover"

[News] Kim Gu Ra was ignored by the friends of his son because of Big Bang

Kim Gu Ra revealed a story of humiliation which attracted laughter.

[Photos] G-Dragon & Taeyang with Monster Woo + Taeyang designing caps

[Photos] T.O.P: HQ Scans of ALIVE Japanese Version

TOP Alive Japanese Version Scans

[Photos] Daesung: HQ Scans of ALIVE Japanese Version

Daesung ALIVE Japanese Version ScansDaesung ALIVE Japanese Version Scans

[Photos] G-Dragon: HQ Scans of ALIVE Japanese Version

[Photos] Big Bang Scans from Ceci Magazine Korea (April 2012)

[Video] Big Bang performs "Fantastic Baby" on Happy Music Japan (120331)

Source: Ki30ri

[Video] Fantastic Baby MV Making + Translation

[News] Big Bang’s “BLUE” appears on MTV Czech Republic

Big Bang‘s music video for “BLUE” recently aired on MTV in the Czech Republic.

[Video] Making of "ALIVE" Japanese Version: Recording & Photo Shoot

Source: vIp-小C √@yinyuetai | thinhe1productionz@YT

[Video] YG On Air: Bad Boy Version 2

Note: Version 1 is the Band Version

[News] Big Bang and 2NE1 are Oricon's "Popular Artists of the Week"

Big Bang and 2NE1 show their popularity in Japan.

Big Bang and 2NE1 are the "Popular Artists of the Week" on Oricon Japan. After releasing their new albums on March 28, Big Bang took the 2nd place in Oricon chart for ALIVE and 2NE1 got the 4th place for SCREAM. On the 29th, their albums have seized the 1st (BIGBANG) and 2nd (2NE1) places on Japan's iTunes chart.

Both groups are going scheduled to attend the 'Spring Groove' Festival in Japan.

Source: Chosun
Translated by: RICE @

[Video] "2012 YG Family Concert in Japan" Backstage with Big Bang

This is from the DVD included in the Alive JP Version Type E (exclusively available in HMV stores in Japan).

Source: vIp-小C √@yinyuetai | thinhe1productionz@YT

[News] Who is G-Dragon’s Personal Japanese Interpreter?

Guess who G-Dragon’s personal Japanese interpreter is. Hint: It’s a fellow Big Bang member!

The user of an online community site recently uploaded a series of photos under the title ‘G-Dragon’s personal interpreter’. The personal interpreter turned out to be Seungri, who was shown in the photos to be constantly whispering something into G-Dragon’s ear.

[Photos] Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri with Frank Cintamani

[News] 2011 YG Family Concert in Seoul Live CD & Photo Book Release Info

[News] Jay Park choose Taeyang as the best idol dancer (120329)

On the episode of 'Beatles Code 2' that aired on the 29th, Jaebum, who featured, was asked "how do you rank yourself among dancing idols," to which he answered, "I think I would be in the Top 5," showing his confidence.

[Video] Big Bang @ Suvarnabhumi Airport leaving Thailand (120330)

Youtube Playlist


[Videos] Big Bang's Meet & Greet @ the Bangkok Motor Show Fancams (120329)

Youtube Playlist

via BBU

[Photos] Big Bang in KanFun Magazine Japan

Updated with inside pages:

[Photos] Big Bang for Oricon Style Japan

BIGBANG Oricon Interview

Thursday, March 29, 2012

[Photos] More Big Bang Meet & Greet @ Bangkok Motor Show (120329)

BIGBANG in Thailand

[Video] Preview of Sakigake's YG Visit with Big Bang

Will air on April 5, 12:35 AM (JST)

Source: taeyeonkasiyuka

[Video] Yamaha Concert in Thailand Full Show (120328)

Sourc: sanookagianchannel

[Photos] Big Bang Meet & Greet @ Bangkok Motor Show (120329)

[News] Big Bang top the iTunes Album Chart in Japan

YG Entertainment‘s Big Bang and 2NE1 have both topped the iTunes charts in Japan.

On March 29th, Big Bang and 2NE1 respectively ranked 1st and 2nd on the Japan iTunes Album chart.
Ahead of this achievement, Big Bang secured the #2 and 2NE1 the #4 position on the Oricon Daily Album chart for March 28th.

[Videos] Daesung Cuts from ALIVE Making DVD (Japanese Ver)

[Photos] Big Bang for Yamaha (HQ)

[Photos] Big Bang Lotte Duty Free April 2012 Calendars

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[Videos] Big Bang's Greeting for Coca Cola SoundFest 2012 in Vietnam

Source: nanacyan7@YT

[News] YG On Air's Big Bang "Bad Boy" Version 2 Coming Soon

From YG Life:

[Subbed] Updated: YG Family Special on Strong Heart Part 1


By Shiareagy (Their Youtube videos are already blocked, but they have Dailymotion & download links)
By Kshownow (Dailymotion now links available)
By YGLadies (Will update with link when available)

[Photos] Thai VIPs @ Yamaha Concert (120328)

[News] "K-Pop Star" finalist Lee Ha Yi's ideal type is T.O.P

Through a recent interview with SBS, ‘K-Pop Star‘ finalist, Lee Ha Yi, shared her childhood stories as well as revealing her ideal type to be none other than Big Bang‘s T.O.P.

“I really like T.O.P’s deep voice and his sharp eyes, and his Jack Sparrow like image. Plus, I like guys that are somewhat built, but what’s important is having a deep voice,” she explained.

[Video] Big Bang's Interview @ Yamaha Concert in Thailand + Translation

[Videos] Big Bang's Arrival in Thailand Fancams (120328)

Youtube Playlist

via BBU

[Photos] Big Bang ALIVE (Japanese Ver) Official Wallpapers


[Photos] More Big Bang @ Yamaha Concert in Thailand (120328)

BIGBANG Yamaha Concert Thailand

[News] More Strong Heart Articles

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

[News] Strong Heart Unaired Cut: G-Dragon talks about T.O.P's "Fantastic Body"

“I still can’t forget about what happened that day. During GD&TOP’s promo activities, we attended MAMA in Macau and the hotel room that we stayed in was a suite room. The room was very big with 2 beds next to each other. It was GD&TOP’s debut stage and after we finished performing, everyone was really excited so we all went to the afterparty. We drank a lot of alcohol there and when the party ended, we went back up to our room to rest.

[News] New albums of Big Bang and 2NE1 rank high on Oricon's Daily Chart

(Oricon Daily Chart for March 27)

Family groups Big Bang and 2NE1 have ranked high in Oricon for their newly-released Japanese albums.

BIGBANG's Alive took the 2nd place on the Oricon chart, while 2NE1's Collection was at number 4.

[Photos] Big Bang @ Yamaha Concert in Thailand (120328)

BIGBANG performed Hands Up, Tonight, Fantastic Baby, Bad Boy and Lie. Fan-taken photos from Twitter:

BIGBANG Yamaha Concert

[News/Video] Fashion director Nicola Formichetti loves K-Pop & Big Bang

[Subbed] Han Ga In fangirling over G-Dragon (120328)

Source: WeezingKoffing@youtube

[News] Kim Ok Bin is impressed by T.O.P’s hair?

Actress Kim Ok Bin had a few words to say about TOP of Big Bang.

In an interview with OSEN on the 27th KST, Kim Ok Bin commented, “Big Bang’s TOP is really an impressive person.” Apparently, the star was impressed with TOP’s new mint-colored hairstyle for BIGBANG‘s ’Alive‘ promotion concept.

[Photos] Big Bang in Josei Jisin Magazine Japan

Shot by photographer Leslie Kee:

[Photos] Big Bang's Arrival in Thailand (120328)

Big Bang in Thailand for Yamaha
Big Bang in Thailand for Yamaha

[Videos/Photos] Big Bang for Yamaha Motors Thailand (LQ)

CF played at the Yamaha Concert venue:

[News] Big Bang & Lee Seung Chul rank high on music charts despite fierce competition

It goes without saying that fierce competition exists on the Korean music charts. There is a new song seizing the #1 spot with each day, and different charts rank the same songs differently.

But of the many competitors, there are two names that continue to maintain their status on the charts, and they are none other than idol group Big Bang, and legendary singer Lee Seung Chul.

[News] Strong Heart Unaired Cut: Big Bang's mysterious phone call and aircraft incident

Note: The source attended the Strong Heart recording and since the recording lasts for hours, they usually cut a lot of parts and only air the most interesting talks.


[News] T.O.P recommends "Rumble Fish"

2012년 4월 TOP's Choice
Rumble Fish by Francis Ford Coppola

"우울하지만 아름다운 청춘영화 `럼블피쉬`를 젊은 그대에게 추천합니다." by TOP
Translation: "I want to recommend a depressing but beautiful youthful movie "Rumble Fish" to the young you." by TOP

Last February, T.O.P's recommendation was Hypnotize U by N.E.R.D.

Source: FUBU Korea
Translation: @kristinekwak

[Video] Big Bang's Message for ALIVE's Japanese Release

[News] YG Family reveals Yang Hyun Suk is not as gentle as he seems on ‘K-Pop Star’

When it comes to Yang Hyun Suk‘s gentle, fatherly image on ‘K-Pop Star’, it seems that there is more to it than meets the eye.

On the March 27th broadcast of SBS‘s ‘Strong Heart‘, the members of YG Entertainment gathered for a YG Family special episode. In the episode, MC Lee Seung Gi took the opportunity to ask YG Family about Yang Hyun Suk’s real self.

[Video] Strong Heart's "YG Special" Part 2 Preview!

Source: BJTChannel@youtube

[News] T.O.P confesses he has a short temper

Big Bang‘s rapper T.O.P confessed that underneath his flawless appearance, he has a rather short temper.

On the March 26th ‘YG Special’ episode of SBS ‘Strong Heart‘, T.O.P remarked that he would reveal everything about himself, putting everything out on the table.

[News] Strong Heart's "YG Special" #1 in viewership Ratings

Ratings on the 28th, according to research firm AGB Nielsen Media Research reached an audience of 11.6%! nationally! This is 2.4% increase from the previous Strong Heart episode which reached 9.2% in viewer ratings. Ratings in Seoul jumped from 11.3% to 13.8%.

[News] Psy reveals that T.O.P knows how good looking he is

Singer Psy revealed that Big Bang‘s T.O.P is well aware of his dashing good looks.

On the March 27th broadcast of SBS ‘Strong Heart‘, Psy remarked, “I used to think T.O.P wasn’t aware of how good looking he was.”

[News] 2NE1′s CL admits she once saw Big Bang’s T.O.P undressing

2NE1 leader CL confessed that she once saw Big Bang‘s T.O.P undressing.

The March 27th episode of SBS ‘Strong Heart‘ featured the artists of YG Entertainment, and 2NE1′s CL made a rather shocking confession about label mate, T.O.P.

[News] Big Bang & 2NE1, Simultaneously targeting Japan with new albums

Popular idols Big Bang and 2NE1 are said to take over Japan at the same time.
Both groups will start promotions with new Japanese albums on the 28th. Big Bang with "Alive" and 2NE1 with their first full album, "Collection."

[News] Park Jinyoung to Yang Hyunsuk: "Big Bang 'Bad Boy' is the best"

JYP Entertainment's president Park Jinyoung has praised Yang Hyunsuk of YG Entertainment for Big Bang's "Bad Boy"
He showed interest in idol group YG Entertainment's Big Bang's "Bad Boy" while talking in SBS' "Kpop Star."

Yang Hyunsuk told Star News that "Park Jinyoung asked me who made "Bad Boy" because he thinks its the best song from the past year. I was happy to hear this from such an influential producer."

He went on to say "I also personally like "Bad Boy" out of all the Big Bang songs, and I think Park Jinyoung likes this song because he has an interest in Hip Hop and R&B."

Park Jinyoung's praise to Big Bang was very heart-warming, considering Big Bang is an idol group from a rival company. 

"Bad Boy" is from Big Ban's 5th mini album that was released in February. It is a hip hop song with a nice melody and a rhythmical beat. Big Bang's G-Dragon produced this song, Choice37 helped with writing the melody, and TOP helped with the rap. 

Big Bang is approaching their one month mark since the release of their new album, and is maintaining the top positions in music charts.

Source: Star News
Trans: @kristinekwak