[NEWS] G-Dragon Gets Injured After Performing in Osaka (130427)
Big Bang member G-Dragon recently injured his leg while performing in Japan.
On April 27, G-Dragon was performing in the Kyocera dome in Osaka, Japan when he injured his right leg. More specifically, the artist sprained his right ankle but showed his unrelenting fighting spirit by choosing to continue performing that day.
After wrapping up his dome performance he went online and shared, “Today I wrapped up my performance in Osaka, but I got injured on stage. I’m so sorry. I wanted to give you all an amazing show. I’ll be sure to get as much rest as I can today and tomorrow you’ll see me in a better state! Thank you to those who came to the concert today and stayed until the very end.”
Despite needing 2 weeks or so for the sprain to heal completely, G-Dragon announced that he is going to finish the rest of his solo tour in Japan as planned.
G-Dragon kicked off his “ONE OF A KIND” world tour back in March with stops in 8 countries and 13 cities planned.
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[NEWS] ‘MichiGO’ to Be Released on April 20
After teasing fans with pictures from the set, Big Bang’s G-Dragon will finally reveal the craziness that will be of the MichiGO music video.
On April 18, YG Entertainment uploaded a new poster onto its official blog, announcing the release date for the MichiGO music video.
The MichiGO music video will be revealed on April 20 at midnight (KST).
The track was exclusively released through the mobile messenger Line on April 1, with the purchase of special G-Dragon stickers. YG Entertainment announced that the song was never meant to be released through online music stores, both in Korea as well as abroad.
“The music video was only supposed to be revealed at the World Tour and Line, but there was a change in plans with so many fans upset about it,” said YG Entertainment.
Meanwhile, G-Dragon is currently on his One of a Kind tour.
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[NEWS] G-Dragon Gave Psy the Idea to Use Brown Eyed Girls′ Dance for ′Gentleman′
It turns out the man who brought up the idea of using Brown Eyed Girls′ Abracadabra dance for Psy′sGentleman was Big Bang′s G-Dragon.
Psy has been dancing the dance for his new singleGentleman, even paying copyright fees to use the dance.
Lee Joo Sun, Psy′s choreographer, had said, “We have a great dance. We thought up 50 different dances, everything from a sports dance to an animal dance, but we finally decided that [Brown Eyed Girls′] dance fits the song best.”
The decision was apparently affected by another man, and a recent Twitter conversation revealed just who it was.
Psy tweeted to G-Dragon, “You danced the [Abracadabra] dance as soon as you heard the song, and that′s why we thought of using it.”
To this G-Dragon answered, “I′m good at that dance.”
His skill in the dance was previously shown off in a music show, when G-Dragon shook his hips in an imitation of the dance in front of the camera.
Psy′s music video to Gentleman has passed 150 million views in just six days.
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[NEWS] G-Dragon and CL Meet Up with Scooter Braun in Seoul
G-Dragon and CL got a chance to meet up with Scooter Braun in Seoul.
Scooter Braun manages not only Psy, but also Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, and other famous acts. He recently visited Seoul to watch Psy’s ‘HAPPENING‘ concert, and Psy also introduced him to G-Dragon and CL after the concert.
YG Entertainment said, “Scooter Braun saw G-Dragon and CL performing himself at Psy’s concert. Psy introduced them to Scooter Braun, telling him that they were his label hoobaes that he liked, and let them meet again at the after party.” Scooter Braun actually posted a photo of himself with G-Dragon and CL onto his Instragram, writing, “Some new friends CL from 2NE1 and G-Dragon. #korea #YG“.
Not just that, but Psy also introduced Scooter Braun to YG Entertainment CEO, Yang Hyun Suk.
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[NEWS] Top Female Celebrities Are Captivated by Big Bang
So what can Song Hye Gyo, Han Ga In and Gong Hyun Jung have in common? Besides being the few top actresses crowned for their natural beauty? A big heart for Big Bang!
Song Hye Gyo recently shared in an interview on April 3 that she “loves Big Bang the most.” She continued, “I feel like I get a lot of energy when I’m listening to Big Bang’s songs. I love how they display their sense of freedom. It’s a shame, but I haven’t gone to any of their concerts yet.”
The first female actress who revealed her love for the group is none other than Han Ga In. She has shown many times before that she is a devoted fan of the group and G-Dragon in particular.
Go Hyun Jung is also head over heels. The program director for SBS’s “Go Show” revealed that she scouted Big Bang to appear on the variety talk show because one of the main emcees, Go Hyun Jung, is a big fan of the group. “MC Go Hyun Jung regularly enjoys Big Bang’s songs,” said the director. “Because she’s so interested in them, we decided to get them on the show.”
Their popularity also reaches younger female celebrities. Last December, child actress Kim Yoo Jung revealed on MBC’s “Section TV” that Big Bang’s T.O.P is her ideal type. “He’s first place. I’m a big fan, it can’t be helped.”
YG Entertainment stated, “We heard that celebrities like Han Ga In and Gong Hyo Jin attended G-Dragon’s recent concert. We are always surprised whenever fans upload pictures they took of celebrities near them in the audience. We thank the actresses for loving Big Bang and their music.”
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[NEWS] Big Bang to Hold Free Fan Meeting in Indonesia
Big Bang is going to meet its fans in Indonesia through a free fan meeting on April 19th.
On April 12th, Kakao Talk Indonesia officially announced that Big Bang is going to hold a fan meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia. The free event is going to be held on April 19th at JI Expo Hall C, Jakarta at 16.00. 1,100 lucky fans will be able to meet the group for free.
Unfortunately, the leader of the group, G-Dragon, will not be able to appear at the fan meeting because of his solo world tour. On the next day of the fan meeting, G-Dragon will stop in Japan for another concert. Nonetheless, G-Dragon will send an exclusive video message to the Indonesian fans at the event.
Two big screens are going to be prepared in front of the venue for the fans who will not be able to attend the fan meeting, recalling that Big Bang sold 20,000 tickets in Indonesia for their Alive Tour 2012 last October.
1,000 fans will get the free ticket with the first-come-first-serve system at the venue while another 100 lucky fans will win the ticket from an event conducted by KakaoTalk Indonesia on Twitter.
Written by V @BFL
YG Entertainment Signs Contents Licensing Contract with Aurora World
CEO Yang Min Suk of YG Entertainment met with Aurora World CEO Choi Young Il at the YG office building on April 10 to sign the licensing contract.
The contract will bring together YG Entertainment′s K-Pop content and Aurora World′s merchandise production and licensing expertise. The two companies aim to add YG′s content to a variety of new merchandise areas, then market and sell the goods to the world.
Aurora World is a character marketing company which has recently been promoting its self-produced animation Yoohoo and Friends with Happy Meals in 6,000 McDonalds branches, scattered throughout 40 European countries.
YG Entertainment and Aurora World′s new partnership is expected to bring about a new wind in contents marketing, and expand the global K-Pop boom to a successful merchandising business.
Source & Translated by: enewsworld
Analyst Kim Siwoo reveals YG Entertainment’s plans for 2013!
Investment Analyst Kim Siwoo recently reported on YG Entertainment’s stock and future activities, including discussion of concerts and releases for 2NE1.
Kim Siwoo, who’s a researcher in Korean investment security stated: “In the first half of the year that started with Big Bang and G-Dragon‘s concerts, PSY and Lee Hi, 2NE1 are scheduled to release a new song“.
Researcher Kim further explained “The events planned for the first half of the year are, GD’s world tour, Daesung’s Japanese concert, PSY’s new song release, Lee Hi’s promotional activity for her first full album and the release of 2NE1′s new album followed by their promotions“, he added ” 2NE1′s concert, as well as YG Family’s concert tour and Big Bang’s promotions are scheduled for the second half of the year and Kang Seung Yoon and the new girl group will be added to the lineup this summer“.
The articles also mentioned that so far in 2013, YGE’s sales have reached 31.9 billion won (~27.8M USD), which is 6.6 billion (~5.8M USD) more than last year at the same moment The majority of those profits were from Big Bang‘s Dome concerts + Korean concert, G-Dragon’s ‘One of a Kind in Seoul’ and PSY’s album sales.
Source: Biz Chosun, Money Today
Translated by Kaeryn@ygladies.com