The popular boy-band Big Bang will finally release its debut single in Japan as well as launch activities there. Big Bang held its first concert in Japan in March, while its live concert tour in that country was also a big success. The band left for Japan on May 13 to hold a news conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Tokyo. It will officially debut in Japan on June 24 by releasing the single “My Heaven.”
G-Dragon, the leader of Big Bang, thanked the group’s Japanese fans for waiting and introduced “My Heaven,” which is a sad song about losing one’s love. G-Dragon wrote the lyrics and participated in the mixing of the song.
Tae-yang said Big Bang will do its best to follow the lead of TVXQ to perform at NHK’s Red & White Year-end Song Festival.
Big Bang signed a contract with the major music record company Universal Music last year and will release its second single on July 8. On that day, the band will hold a large-scale commemorative event at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo, and in fall will stage a concert at the Budokan Hall.
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2NE1, a much anticipated girl idol group, has released its music for the first time on Friday. Even before their debut, the quartet received wide media attention as the “female Big Bang.” 2NE1 is represented by YG Entertainment, which also manages Big Bang.
“Lollipop,” their collaboration with Big Bang, has swept the domestic online music sites for the past four weeks. Now the girls’ official debut song, “Fire,” was unveiled on their official homepage, causing quite a stir among music fans. Unlike other songs released by Korean female groups, “Fire” delivers quite a strong impact as the name indicates. Composed by Teddy, former member of hip hop group 1TYM, “Fire” has fast hip hop beat with a reggae feel. The song will be released in 10-second phases from May 1st through 6th. Also scheduled for May 6th is the simultaneous showing of the song’s music video, which comes out in two versions.
A new girl group groomed by YG Entertainment, one of Korea’s biggest entertainment agencies, will reveal themselves in a commercial where they appear alongside the idol boy band Big Bang.
Referred to as the “female version of Big Bang,” the group consists of four members — Sandara Park, a Korean who became a star in the Philippines show business; Park Bom, who appeared in a commercial with singer Lee Hyo-lee; Kong Min-ji, a granddaughter of legendary traditional Korean dancer Kong Ok-jin; and rapper CL, who is fluent in four languages.
The commercial featuring the group is scheduled to go on air on Saturday, and before that on Friday, the new group’s digital single “Lollipop” will be released. The commercial is also part of an ad series for LG Cyon’s Lollipop mobile phone, created in music video format. The whole series will be completed by early April.
YG said, “G-Dragon, a member of Big Bang who also writes, composes and produces songs for his group, is producing the girl Big Bang’s album. Although they will appear in a commercial first, they will officially debut in May. Since they have prepared for their debut for as many as four years, they will be able to show all the best they have.”
Source : KBS