Day: 07/03/2012

South Korea’s Greatest Export: How K-Pop’s Rocking the World [NEWS]

The members of K-Pop Fans Kuwait seem a little blue. The angsty poem attached to their tower of fan rice at the kickoff of Big Bang’s world tour in Seoul was a bit of a downer for a pop show. The fan rice paid for by a club in Indonesia, on the other hand, was more in the spirit of things, adorned with a message to the band that could even double as a tourism slogan: “DON’T THINK TOO MUCH. JUST COME []

GD&T.O.P to Collaborate with British Pop Star Pixie Lott [MISC.]

Pixie Lott Young Foolish Happy (Japanese Edition) Regular price (tax incl.) : ¥2,200 Release Date : March 21, 2012 Genre: Rock & Pop Catalog Number: UICR1095 Format: CD Label: Universal Release Date: 21 Mar 2012 Release Country: Japan Number of Discs: 1 First Press Limited Novelty: Mobile Phone Cleaner Songs Come Get It Now All About Tonight What Do You Take Me For? Feat.pusha T Nobody Does It Better Kiss The Stars Stevie On The Radio Everybody Hurts Sometimes Dancing On My []

Big Bang’s 5th mini album ‘ALIVE’ ranks #1 in Taiwan [NEWS]

It has been revealed that Big Bang‘s new album is enjoying explosive popularity in Taiwan and is #1 on Taiwan’s album charts. According to Taiwan’s online music sales site, Big Bang’s mini album ‘ALIVE‘ is #1 on the Asia album sales chart. On Taiwan’s online chart rankings, it seems that ‘ALIVE,’ released in 6 different versions, is doing extremely well. The #1 spot is taken by the “Big Bang version,” followed by “T.O.P. version” at #2, “G-Dragon version” and “Seungri version” []

Kingdom Hearts Sucks (But it Doesn’t Have To) Wonderland, pouty boys, and other crap that needs to go.

After a decade, two main games, and four spinoffs, Kingdom Hearts has solidified itself as an RPG juggernaut. A cross-platform, cross-universe, East meets West monster of a game. And after learning about Keyblades, princesses, and this Ansem guy, one thing has become abundantly clear: Kingdom Hearts, as a story, totally sucks. Not saying the games as a whole suck. In fact when it comes to pacing, battle systems, and core gameplay, pretty much everything except the platforming mechanics, Kingdom Hearts shines. But []

Big Bang talks about their comeback & YG’s new diet on ‘One Night of TV Entertainment’ [NEWS]

Idol group Big Bang talked their comeback plans for 2012, and also revealed that YG CEO Yang Hyun Suk is on a diet. On the March 7th episode of SBS ‘One Night of TV Entertainment‘, the members shared their thoughts on returning to the K-pop scene after a long 10-month hiatus. ”We went through a lot of things last year, but like the lyrics to “Blue“, the winter has passed and Spring is now upon us,” they said. “We hope that 2012 []

Billboard K-Pop 100: Bigbang & Miss A Unseat Lyn [NEWS]

As predicted last week, BIGBANG and miss A were the two acts to watch as both their new singles made big strides up the K-Pop Hot 100 at the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, pushing four-week chart topper Lyn and her soundtrack single, “To Turn Back Hands of Time,” to No. 3. The eclectic boy group BIGBANG (who beat Britney Spears for the MTV European Music Award for “Worldwide Act” last year ) released their long anticipated 5th mini-album, “Alive,” recently []

Big Bang: "YG is on a diet" [NEWS]

Singers Big Bang revealed a shocking news about Yang Hyun Suk (YG). In SBS ‘TV Entertainment at Night’, Big Bang came out as guests and said “Boss Yang is all of a sudden taking care of himself. I think he’s on a diet.” In addition, Seungri showed his impersonation of Yang HyunSuk that is currently working in ‘K-pop Star’, bringing laughter. Seungri also said, “He always talks to not hurt the young contestants. He wasn’t like that to us.” During the ‘TV []