Showing posts with label Big Bang. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Big Bang. Show all posts

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Big Bang’s T.O.P to curate Sotheby’s art auction

Big Bang member T.O.P will participate as guest curator at Sotheby’s Hong Kong’s sale of contemporary art in Oct. 3.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Meet your favorite Korean stars at MBC World theme park in Seoul

Seoul, South Korea – The first broadcasting theme park in South Korea is now open and it will let you interact with your favorite K-pop stars, actors and actresses in a virtual setting.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Ku Hye Sun, Big Bang’s Seungri in new drama

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Ku Hye Sun, the popular female lead of “Boys Over Flowers,” and Big Bang’s Seungri will be working together on a new drama series dubbed “Angel Eyes,” which will start airing in April on Korean TV channel SBS.
This will be the 29-year-old Sun’s new drama in two years. She last starred in “Take Care of Us, Captain,” in 2012.
‘Angel Eyes’ star (clockwise from left) Ku Hye Sun, Lee Sang-yoon and Big Bang’s Seungri (

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Girls’ Generation tops Forbes Korea’s 2014 celeb list

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Forbes Korea magazine has released its annual “Korea Celebrity 40″ list, which ranked the country’s most influential and popular celebrities according to product sales, media exposure, broadcasting activities and professionalism.
(Clockwise from top left) Girls’ Generation, Big Bang, EXO and miss A’s Suzy (Facebook,

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Snoop Dogg to appear in Psy’s music video

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
American rapper Snoop Dogg is set to appear in the new music video of rapper Psy.
This was relayed by YG Entertainment via its official blog site, YG Life, noting Snoop’s recent visit to South Korea.
Psy with Snoop Dogg and G-Dragon (courtesy of YG Life, Psy’s Twitter
and Internet community site)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Dancer-choreographer Aimee Lee Lucas: K-pop opened doors for me

Dancer-choreographer Aimee Lee Lucas praises EXO and talks about G-Dragon, Taeyang, Park Bom and Uhm Jung Hwa in an interview with Manila Bulletin 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

G-Dragon sets records with TV music show wins

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Big Bang leader G-Dragon has set records with four of his songs winning the charts on TV music programs.

Friday, September 13, 2013

G-Dragon’s ‘Coup d’etat’ invades Billboard charts

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Big Bang leader G-Dragon’s latest album “Coup d’etat” has entered several charts on Billboard including the Billboard 200.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

G-Dragon, Missy Elliot perform new song at KCON in LA

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
K-pop star G-Dragon's dream came true when he performed with Grammy-winning rapper Missy Elliott on stage.
The two heated up KCON, the K-pop convention in Los Angeles, over the weekend when they sang together G-Dragon's new song for his new upcoming album "Coup d'etat."

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Big Bang's Seungri on producing his new album and maturity

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Big Bang's youngest member Seungri said producing his second mini album "Let's Talk About Love" brought changes in him and he was satisfied with the results.
Seungri released the album last Aug. 19, which was also the date when Big Bang debuted in South Korea in 2006. He is currently promoting the album on music TV shows.
Seungri (Photo from Seungri's official Facebook page)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Big Bang member T.O.P's visit to Manila postponed

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
The onslaught of heavy rains in the last few days has resulted in the postponement of the Manila visit of Big Bang member T.O.P and the launch of a mobile messenger application in the country scheduled today, Aug. 22.
Big Bang's T.O.P and Sarah Geronimo (Photos by and SarahGLiveOfficial on Facebook)

Monday, August 19, 2013

What's next for the Korean Wave?

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
In the last few years, the Korean Wave, or Hallyu, has spread in many countries.
From Asia, Hallyu has found its way to other regions like in Latin America, North America and Middle East.
Hallyu stars (clockwise from top left) Super Junior, Choi Ji-woo and Bae Yong-joon in 'Winter Sonata,' Big Bang and Lee Young Ae in 'Jewel in the Palace' (Photos by

Friday, August 16, 2013

Big Bang's T.O.P to visit Manila for meet-and-greet event

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Big Bang member T.O.P will be visiting the Philippines next week for a meet-and-greet event for a mobile messenger application.
The "#KakaoTalkPH Lucky Fans Night" will be held on Aug. 22, according to an announcement by Kakao Talk Philippines on Twitter.
T.O.P (Photos by

Saturday, August 3, 2013

G-Dragon's 'blackface' IG photo draws controversy

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Big Bang's leader G-Dragon has courted controversy over his Instagram photo that showed him wearing black face paint and a hoodie that resembled the image of teen Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed in Florida last year. said, "But this time G-Dragon might have gone too far. As with Frank Ocean, Diddy, the-Dream, and others after news of Martin's shooting death broke last year, the K-pop idol wears what looks like a hoodie (though may be a T-shirt pulled up over his head), in apparent tribute to Martin. But he's also wearing black face paint."
G-Dragon's controversial photo (left) (Photos courtesy of G-Dragon's Instagram and

Friday, August 2, 2013

Kim Hyun Joong, KARA top Billboard charts

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Kim Hyun Joong and girl group KARA claimed the top spots on the latest Billboard charts while other K-pop artists are also enjoying chart success in Japan.  
According to the latest Billboard charts, Kim Hyun Joong's third mini-album "Round 3" debuted at No. 1 on the World Albums chart.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

2PM, Big Bang triumph at MTV VMAJ 2013

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
K-pop boy bands Big Bang and 2PM won at the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2013, which was held at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on June 22.
2PM bagged the Album of the Year award for "Legend of 2PM," the band's second Japanese album which was released last February.
2PM and Big Bang (Photos courtesy of and Big Bang's Facebook page)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Big Bang to kick off 6-dome tour in Japan

Big Bang is hitting the road in November for a concert tour in Japan, the members revealed during the Nagoya leg of G-Dragon’s world tour last Saturday.

Big Bang is slated to hold a total of 15 concerts in six cities starting with two sets at the Seibu Dome on Nov. 16 and 17.

Photo courtesy of Taeyang's Instagram

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Big Bang, 2PM, TVXQ Nominated In MTV VMAJ 2013

MANILA, Philippines - Korean boy bands 2PM, Big Bang and TVXQ have received nominations in the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Japan (VMAJ).
MTV Japan announced the nominees, the hosts and the first three performers of the awards ceremony, which will be held on June 22 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Which K-pop Artist, Company Dominated Album Sales?

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines - Boy band Super Junior and their company SM Entertainment dominated physical album sales in 2012.
Rankings of album sales by company and artist were posted on Korean music chart site Instiz, which showed percentage sales top K-pop artists got last year.

Photos by

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Winners at the 2nd Gaon Chart K-pop Awards

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines - The 2nd Gaon Chart K-pop Awards ceremony was held on Feb. 13 at the Olympic Hall at Seoul Olympic Park in Seoul, South Korea.

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