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

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. When the two albums were released on the same day, they captured the top spots of Oricon which proves their popularity in Japan. Big Bang’s Japanese new album was released today while … Continue reading New albums of Big Bang and 2NE1 rank high on Oricon’s Daily Chart [NEWS]

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

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.” Big Bang’s “Alive” will have two new songs “Ego,” and “Feeling,” along with the songs from the 5th mini album, for a total of 10 … Continue reading Big Bang & 2NE1, Simultaneously targeting Japan with new albums [NEWS]

Big Bang has returned — bigger and better (120323) [NEWS]

After experiencing hardships, Big Bang has returned – bigger and better. Big Bang marked its return after a year on February 29 with the release of its new mini album Alive. After becoming one of the leaders of the Hallyu last year, a series of setbacks from Daesung’s car accident to G-Dragon’s marijuana scandal put a halt to the group’s activities and brought the group’s … Continue reading Big Bang has returned — bigger and better (120323) [NEWS]

Gaon Chart Rankings (120311-17) [NEWS]

For the week of March 11th to March 17th: Gaon Chart National Digital Singles Ranking 3. Fantastic Baby 5. Blue 7. Bad Boy 12. Love Dust 21. Ain’t No Fun 30. Wings (Daesung’s Solo) 64. Intro (Alive) Gaon Chart National Physical Albums Ranking 4. Alive Gaon Chart is the national chart of South Korea and is intended to be the equivalent of Oricon in Japan … Continue reading Gaon Chart Rankings (120311-17) [NEWS]

Big Bang’s music videos surpass 30 million views on YouTube (120322) [NEWS]

Three songs, three music videos with 30 million views- that′s Big Bang. As of March 22 1 pm (KST), Big Bang’s three tracks Blue, Bad Boy and Fantastic Baby from its mini album Alive has been viewed more than 30 million times in total on YouTube! The breakdown by song reveals Blue, released on February 21, was viewed fifteen million times, Bad Boy, released on … Continue reading Big Bang’s music videos surpass 30 million views on YouTube (120322) [NEWS]

Crackdown on illegal distribution of Big Bang′s Alive nets 44 websites [NEWS]

On March 20, The Korea Federation of Copyright Organizations’ Copyright Protection Center revealed Big Bang’s new mini album Alive was illegally circulated on 44 websites. Among these sites, a total of 5,008 songs were found to have been illegally circulated in 659 cases. According to the Copyright Protection Center, it worked with YG Entertainment to work together in preventing illegal distributions of Alive on the … Continue reading Crackdown on illegal distribution of Big Bang′s Alive nets 44 websites [NEWS]

Big Bang graces French ‘Jukebox’ homepage as remarkable top band [NEWS]

It’s France now. Group Big Bang has now graced the official homepage of the popular French music site ‘Jukebox’ on March 18th (time in Korea). The stars on the main news of the day include international pop stars Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Rihanna and Big Bang are shoulder to shoulder with them. First, they raved about the number of views on the music video … Continue reading Big Bang graces French ‘Jukebox’ homepage as remarkable top band [NEWS]

Big Bang attracted the most Japanese fans to Korea for their concerts [NEWS]

After they released their mini album ‘Alive’ on 29th of last month, Big Bang held their concerts in Seoul and over 3,000 Japanese fans went to watch them. It is the biggest number of Japanese fans that went to a Korea for a concert. According to Look Korea Travel Agency, there were approximately 3,500 Japanese fans who went to watch the concerts held from 2-4 … Continue reading Big Bang attracted the most Japanese fans to Korea for their concerts [NEWS]

Billboard introduces Big Bang as ”The Leader of the new Korean Wave” [NEWS]

Recently, five men idol group Big Bang is attracting worldwide attention. Big Bang is attracting public gaze because they ranked the top of iTunes Chart in various countries including Britain, France, and Brazil. Not only that, many news regarding Big Bang were broadcast on America’s popular music shows and award ceremonies. On March 13, Big Bang has been introduced to world-famous music chart, Billboard. Billboard … Continue reading Billboard introduces Big Bang as ”The Leader of the new Korean Wave” [NEWS]