Big Bang’s new Japanese single Feeling has been selected to be the opening theme song for the animation Transformers.The group’s new album Alive will be released in Japan on March 28, and the album will contain two new tracks, Feeling and Ego, in addition to the seven tracks on the original Korean album. The track Feeling will be the opening theme song for the animated version of the Transformers film.
Feeling is an up-tempo track produced by G-Dragon and German DJ and producer Boys Noize.
Transformers: Prime, the animated series based on Steven Spielberg’s hit movie Transformers, is broadcast as a full 3D CG series in 140 countries and will be broadcast on various channels in Japan, including TV Tokyo.
In addition to Japanese tracks Feeling and Ego, Big Bang’s new album contains a total of 10 songs, including the Japanese versions of Fantastic Baby, Blue and Bad Boy, which were penned by Verbal of Japanese hip hop duo M-Flo, as well as bonus track Haru Haru.
Big Bang will kick off its five-city tour of Japan Big Bang Alive Tour in Japan 2012 as part of its larger world tour in May, making stops in Nagoya, Yokohama, Osaka, Saitama and Fukuoka. But for fans who can’t wait until then, the group will be in Japan for the 2012 Springroove Festival, which will be held at the Kobe World Memorial Hall in Osaka on March 31 and the Makuhari Messe Hall in Chiba on April 1.
The group has been making waves inland and in foreign music markets, most recently making the main page of the Grammy Awards website. Big Bang’s Blue has also held on to the top spot on the Billboard K-Pop chart for two weeks in a row.
- [INFO] At YG ON AIR recording, the staff fired the stage fireworks at the wrong time and the gun powder hit Youngbae. He was injured and fans say TOP completely froze blankly at that moment, then got angry. He complained to staff asking them why they fired it when Youngbae and others were passing by, that it could have injured others as well. via @innocentesj
- [INFO] The firework gun powder hit Youngbae’s hand, causing him to drop the microphone. He seemed a bit surprised and terrified, but ended up continuing and smiling once the performance started up again. via @tyd_sy
Fans who were present say not to worry too much. Youngbae should be fine. There are no video links of this happening.
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On the SBS comeback special “BIGBANG Comeback Special - Alive Big Bang” broadcasted on 9th March, Seungri stated that Big Bang seems to be in a situation where they are skydiving and try really hard not to pull open the parachute until the last moment just to enjoy the joy ad thrill of it.
He mentioned that he wants to feel the feeling of not pulling the parachute open until the last moment. To others it might look as if they are “falling” but they, Big Bang are actually “enjoying”. That is what Big Bang is to him.
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During the SBS “BIGBANG Comeback Show - Alive Big Bang” that was broadcast on 9 March, Big Bang’s G-Dragon has expressed that “In this new mini album we’ve included a solo song by Daesung. We know that Daesung can’t sing a medium tempo song and also he wouldn’t be able to meet eyes with fans hence we really felt distressed.”
Daesung state “I still feel really sorry towards my fans. When we first made our comeback on stage during YG Family Concert, I felt really scared. I wasn’t scared of the others’s ling of sight but actually am scared of my fans’”. He explained “When I am performing on stage, I can’t look into the eyes of my fans and the only thing I could do was to stare at the fence and walls as I sing.”
The place that he found back his missing confidence was the stage. When Daesung was performing his solo song “Wings” in BIGSHOW 2012 that was broadcasted through Alive Big Bang, he mentioned that “the performance was really good” as he let out his charismatic smile, thanking fans for their response and said that he felt blessed.
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(120226) BIGBANG’s “BLUE” officially CERTIFIED PERFECT ALL KILL!
*NOTE: Perfect AllKill or PK is when, in addition to being #1 on the Top 7 Korean Digital Music Sites (Daily), the song ALSO has the best streaming “glade” ie: mobile ringtones and caller ring tones.
G-Dragon & Daesung, “We want to apologize before asking for forgiveness” + Taeyang,T.O.P & Seungri also appears in Healing Camp!
Previously, we reported that Big Bang members G-Dragon and Daesung would be appearing on SBS ‘Healing Camp‘. We have received further information about the recording.
According to reports, the show will take place at YG headquarters in Seoul. G-Dragon and Daesung will once again be apologizing to viewers and fans through the show for their previous controversies, which includes a fatal car accident and marijuana usage. Their first formal apology occurred back in December of last year during the ‘15th Anniversary YG Family Concert‘.
An insider from the show revealed that the two members had a long talk with hosts Lee Kyung Kyu, Kim Jae Dong, and Han Hye Jin as they reflected back on the hardships they suffered in 2011. The two idols firmly stated, “We want to apologize before asking for forgiveness.”
Fortunately, the mood of the set wasn’t all dark and sad. Fellow members Taeyang, T.O.P, and Seungri also made appearances during the middle of the show and really brightened the atmosphere with fun talks.
Big Bang will be commencing their world tour, ‘Big Bang Alive Tour 2012‘ on March 2nd. The tour will hold concerts in 16 countries and 25 cities. The group is also slated to release their 5th album on the 29th of this month.
Source + Photos: Osen
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YG Entertainment (so-called YG) also has a plan to have a concert at South America. One of manager of YG said, “BIGBANG, who will make a new album next March will show up at “BIGSHOW tour”. It’s not the time to choose a country or city in detail, but try to make a lot of concert to get a success at South America.
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Professional choreographers & dancers pick BIGBANG & 2NE1 as Idols with “Best Performances”!
According to a recent report, there is estimated to be a total of 100 teams of boy and girl idol groups in the Korean mainstream music scene by the end of 2011. However, these groups are usually judged on the basis of popularity and their fans rather than by professionals. With that said, how would professionals rank the groups? 27 choreographers and dancers were asked to pick the groups with the best performances.
Idol groups usually use their performances to visually deliver their music. The performance that goes along with the song is the weapon of idol groups to captivate their fans.
So who were the top groups chosen? Let’s take a look.
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The group that received first place for performance was Big Bang. Big Bang obtained 8 votes out of the 27. Dancer Jin Jung Woon stated, “Most idol groups comeback with predictable dances, music, and outfits, but there are a few who people anticipate the most and give them their full attention. One of those groups is Big Bang.”
B2ST was able to achieve 7 votes, securing second place right behind Big Bang. The judges stated, “The choreography is original and the members’ ability to express themselves is overall very good and stable”. This shows the growth B2ST has under gone since their debut in October 2009.
2PM and INFINITE, a group that is showing an upward trend at an impressively fast pace, received 4 votes each and were awarded 3rd place with a tie. Dancer Shin Mi Yeon stated, “2PM has great balance of acrobatics and dance.” Dancer Bae Sae Jin stated, “INFINITE possesses a dance talent that cannot be beat by anyone. Even while performing simple choreography, each of the 7 members showcase their own distinct style.”
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Out of the girl groups, 2NE1 obtained first place by a big margin with 14 of the votes. The judges stated, “Their ability to seize the atmosphere on stage is incredible and they have their own unique color, and express themselves well.” Jin Jung Woon stated, “I like that 2NE1 doesn’t give off a machine-like feel. They give off the vibe that they enjoy singing and dancing on stage.”
SNSD, miss A, and After School all received 3 votes each and tied for 2nd place. The leader of Real Eyes dance team praised, “After School has a variety of colors.”
In the survey for the best individual members of a male group, Big Bang’s Taeyang and G-Dragon took 1st and 2nd place, respectively. Choreographer Lee Woo Won stated, “Taeyang dances knowing the dance. He puts in emotion when he dances.” Dancer Kim Tae Gyu also picked Taeyang and explained, “His delicacy on stage and the coordination with the dancers, and a ‘feel’ that can’t be imitated is the biggest reason.”
Dancer Han Ji Hun stated, “G-Dragon has a very specific style of his own.”
For the members of the girl groups, 2NE1′s CL took 1st place. Judges praised, “2NE1 was able to get a smooth start because they have CL. CL is the member who helped define the unique color of the group.”
4minute‘s HyunA took 2nd place with 4 votes, while 2NE1′s Minzy and After School’s Kahi secured 3 votes to tie for 3rd place. Kim Tae Gyu stated, “HyunA’s ability to understand the choreography is a talent she was born with.”
Choreographer Lee Won Woo stated, “Kahi’s ability to control strong versus weak moves is the best out of all the idols. Rather than being the best dancer, she is someone who knows what the audience wants when she dances.”
Source + Photo: Naver
Translated by: AKP