G-Dragon, 2NE1 and Lee-Hi to release Albums in March?

According to YG Entertainment, March will be a busy month for the agency as they plan to put out three albums!

We are already expecting ‘monster rookie’ ‘Lee Hi‘s album in March, but according to a statement by Yang Hyun Suk himself, there are also two more albums in store, one from G-Dragon, and one from 2NE1.

Yang Hyun Suk has directly participated in the recording process and music video filming of Lee Hi’s newest song, which he believes will be an even bigger hit than “1,2,3,4“. “Personally, I think it’s even better than ’1,2,3,4′. As one listener, it seems like when I’m highly satisfied with something, the fans also have positive responses to it as well… Lee Hi’s tone and her feel possess individuality and charm that are hard to find in other singers, and we have found a song that suits her perfectly,” he commented.

Apparently, joining Lee Hi with her March comeback will be G-Dragon with his new solo album, and 2NE1′s long-awaited comeback album. Yang Hyun Suk shared, “YG style is one in which we try to hurry as much as possible, but never so in a way that we harm the completion level of a project to meet a set date… We want to make the albums being released in March, from G-Dragon, 2NE1, as well as Lee Hi, to be ones that fans will want to keep and cherish.”

Although the agency had previously mentioned a solo album for Taeyang was getting ready for release, along with 2NE1′s album, back in 2012, it seems plans have changed for G-Dragon is said to be the one releasing a solo album in March.

The agency is also busy preparing their new girl group, as well as the solo debut of Kang Seung Yoon, and their upcoming boy group, putting a lot on their plate.

On the topic of their rookies, a representative from the agency commented, “Rookie groups are directly managed by Yang Hyun Suk for about three years. After that, he lets them be self-reliant and entrusts them with the responsibility. YG’s method is like that of a parent who protects and teaches their children, and after three years, as they become adults, lets them reach toward their dreams on their own. “


Member of YG’s new girl group to feature in G-Dragon’s new MV

According to StarNews, YG Entertainment will have one of the members from their upcoming girl group to appear in G-Dragon’s music video for “That XX”.

It was revealed to StarNews on August 29 that the leading lady is the mystery girl whose picture was posted on YG’s blog, YG Life, on April 10 under the title “Who’s that girl?” Viewers will able to meet the mystery girl when the music video is released on September 1.

Since it’s already been 3 years since YG Entertainment introduced 2NE1, the public is eating up every and any information given regarding the upcoming girl group. Jenny Kim appearing in G-Dragon’s “That XX” music video is already the talk of the town.

Regarding the new girl group, YG Entertainment stated, “Right now, we’re planning for the girls to debut in October.” They still haven’t revealed how many members there will be in total.


BIGBANG, most watched Korean music video on YouTube for the first half of 2012
BIGBANG, ranked first on the album chart of the Gaon Chart for the first half of 2012
BIGBANG, dominates global & national chart on YouTube for the first half of 2012
BIGBANG wins on the „Worldwide Act“ award as the first Asian singer at the ‚2011 MTV Europe Music Awards.‘
BIGBANG wins on the ‚Best Fan‘ category as the first Asian singer at the ‚2012 MTV Italy Awards.‘

BIGBANG has gone through a lot and has finally come back.

In front of the unique-looking YG building in Hapjeong-dong of Seoul, there is always some crowd waiting for someone. Even at first glance, it’s clear that the crowd is of various races. People from Korea, Japan, USA, Europe, South Americas and various other countries wait endlessly for someone. It is BIGBANG, the idol whom they are waiting for.
While looking at those fans, the thought came to me. „BIGBANG? Who are these guys?“
BIGBANG is currently categorized as an idol group but something about them is so different from other idol groups. It’s hard to explain but there is a unique depth in them. BIGBANG definitely has their own style and aura around them.
This seems to stand out more especially in this new mini-album. Their eyes, voices, and moves were composed and full of confidence and the public responded with utmost support. It feels like their confidences transformed into absolute convictions over the years. This conviction must have been the driving force of their new growth. And now, making this a stepping-stone to a new goal, BIGBANG has taken the first step on their worldwide journey. It will be a beginning of a countdown to another evolutionary change. Weiterlesen

Preview Psy’s ‚Blue Frog‘ featuring G-Dragon

Translation of G-Dragon’s Part:
Croak croak, frogs are shouting loudly.
Two tree frogs are singing, choking.

You just do what you’re told not to.
The boy who was disappointed by the indifference, you know me?

I don’t care what you think, whatever, I do what I wanna do.
I’m a freak, don’t care about the others,
don’t care what they say, I’ll go my own way ay!
You’ll see, who’s better off at the end,
you’ll be embarrassed, be jealous, be loving me!

It’s not wrong, it’s just different.
If you think this is a problem, then you are a problem kid.

YG Entertainment opens official eBay store

YG Entertainment has recently opened an online store with eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace.

YG Entertainment revealed on June 7 that the company officially opened up a ‘YG Store’ on eBay, with hopes of reaching out to overseas fans who cannot access Korean internet shopping sites.

At the YG store (http://stores.ebay.com/ygentertainment), fans can find albums of Big Bang, Se7en and 2NE1, as well as fan goods like glow sticks, character pens, clothing and more.

With the new store, YG Entertainment plans to make Big Bang the first celebrities in Asia to open up a Celebrity Store on eBay, following other stars such as Lady GaGa, George Clooney and Stephen Colbert. Celebrity Store on eBay is a place for celebrities to auction off their belongings and donate the earnings to charity.

According to eBay Korea’s Na Young Ho, there are more than 10,000 K-Pop related items on sale on eBay, and with the opening of the YG Store, it is predicted that the amount of K-Pop goods sold will increase. “Internet users around the world will be able to experience various forms of hallyu culture through the store’s opening.”

YG Entertainment also added, “With the demands from overseas fans increasing, the YG Store will increase convenience of online purchases for those fans. After setting a reasonable price on these hallyu items, we believe that we’ll be able to contribute to value of the hallyu brand.”