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Yang HyunSeok, “Big Bang and 2NE1 will do well even if they are to debut in the American music market”

Big Bang to 2NE1, and even Se7en and Gummy. This summer, we are seeing the comeback of some of the biggest artistes in Kpop. As Yang HyunSeok word it, “YG mobilization”.

Since 2NE1’s minialbum released last July, there has not been any offline album release from YG Family. And the question is why the 1 year blank for some of the great artistes in Kpop like Big Bang, 2NE1, Se7en and Gummy?

Yang HyunSeok explained, “For a singer, the contents is very important when it comes to determin win or defeat. The YG members had made use of the time to make and practise their new songs. From July, the YG singers will be back in order.”

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Yang Hyun Seok, “GDragon plagiarised? How about Mariah Carey…”


YG Entertainment Yang Hyun Seok refutes back after they have received warning from Sony ATV for plagiarism case for 4 songs produced by the company – GDragon‘s ‘Heartbreaker’ and ‘Butterfly’, Big Bang‘s ‘With U’ and 2NE1 ‘I Don’t Care’.

He left a message on YG homepage on 24th September, “We understand that it is in Sony ATV’s interests to protect the rights of its song composers.”

“Recently Mariah Carey‘s song ‘Standing O’ sounds similar to 2NE1‘s ‘In The Club’ released 3 months earlier. There are 8 lines, and 24 seconds that sounds similar, and with the repetition, the total length of the song that sounds similar is up to 1 min. But SonyATV did not say anything about Mariah Carey‘s song plagiarising 2NE1‘s song.”

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K Bites – 17.05.2009 II

Korean netizens love 2NE1 debut stage


2ne1_170509YG new female group 2NE1 had their debut stage on SBS Inkigayo on 17th May with their debut song ‘Fire’.

Even though they are new singers, they did not look like they were newcomers on the stage, putting up a charismatic and powerful performance in front of fans.

Even before their debut, 2NE1 has been the topic amongst netizens for their hit CM song ‘Lollipop’ collaboration with Big Bang.

Netizens’ said, “‘They really live up to their style, and they danced really well”, “Withought listening and just seeing their performance they were really great”, “CL did really well leading the group for their debut stage”, “This was beyond expectation” and “This was like out of their MV” etc.

Great kick start for the girls, they will move on with more performances on other music programmes next week.


GDragon returns to Korea after Europe vacation, “It’s like honey-taste recharging process”

gd_131008_2GDragon was on SBS Inkigayo to support the debut stage of YG female group 2NE1 when he met up with some reporters and said, “I went travelling to several European countries last April-end, and I am back in Korea recently.”

“I went to London, Paris, then to Japan, before coming back to Korea. I spent time for myself after so long, it is like a honeyed recharging process for me.”

He added with a smile, “We will be active in Japan for the time being, and I will also be attending ‘MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2009’ with the rest of the Big Bang members on 30th. As for activities in Korea, I will be back with a solo album this coming August.”

GDragon was with the YG Family members like DaeSung, Teddy and Perry, together with Yang Hyun Seok, to support 2NE1‘s debut stage that day.


Netizens, “Lee Da Hae’s ‘ghost’ selca”


ldh_170509_2A recent set of selca photos of talent Lee Da Hae (26) has become a topic amongst netizens.

She took the photos while filming for MV of Taiwanese singer Will Pan, and posted it up on her minihompy on 13th May in the makeup and costume for the MV. She had bright red lipstick on. She wrote on her minihompy, “Even though it was a little awkward, it was fun.”

Netizens’ responses were, “She looked like a doll”, “she looked ghastly”, “she look really pretty”, “Red lipstick goes well with black Da Hae“, “I’m looking forward to the MV” etc.


Gagman Yoo Sae Yoon is taken!

ysy_170509_2Gagman Yoo Sae Yoon (29) had his marriage with his wife Hwang Kyung Hee, 4 years senior of him and is a preschool teacher, done in front of over 1000 family and friends on 17th May.

The 2 met in 2003 and had been in a love relationship for about 7 years.

Besides families, others present at the wedding were artistes like Kang Ho Dong, WheeSung, So Nyeo Shi Dae, Kim Jong Kook, Kim Na Yoon, Park Seong Ho etc.

Meanwhile, the 2 will leave for their honeymoon on the 18th. Their love nest will also be in KyeongGiDo PaJoo.

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Where do your favourite Kpop hits come from?


Ever wonder who are the people who push and influence the Kpop world? And who are the one who produce your favourite hits?

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A YG Family collaboration after 6 years!

YG Family will come together for a new collaboration after 6 years.

Hip hop duo YMGA(Masta Wu, Digital Master) debut album ”Made in R.O.K” will be revealed on 10th October, in which the song ‘What’ that features YG Family rappers will also be included in the album.

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