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Big Bang named as the first Korean boy group to surpass 100 million views on YouTube with “Fantastic Baby” MV

Big Bang has been named as the first Korean boy group to receive over 100 million views on YouTube with their music video for “Fantastic Baby“.

“Fantastic Baby” MV was released on March 6 of 2012. The MV surpassed 100 million views on March 27 of 2014.

“Fantastic Baby” was the title track of Big Bang’s fifth mini-album “ALIVE“.

Big Bang’s agency YG Entertainment updated their Twitter on March 27 with the statement,

“”WOW FANTASTIC BABY”" #FantasticBaby M/V hits 100 million views! Thank you all the fantastic viewers! Watch @ http://t.co/Z3ZI2n08eO

— YG Family (@ygent_official) March 27, 2014

Congratulations to Big Bang!

 

 

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

BIG BANG’s T.O.P Makes a Surprise Appearance at School Outing

BIG BANG member, T.O.P created a buzz by making a surprise appearance at one of his school outings.

In a recent post on Dankook University’s blog, multiple photos of T.O.P at a school outing were shared and aroused envy from many fans.

On March 25, T.O.P quietly visited his school in order to take the graduation exam. In order to encourage the school’s PR ambassador students, T.O.P made a surprise appearance at the group’s outing. The students prepared various school souvenirs and a teddy bear to present to T.O.P who visited the school after a long hiatus.

In the photos, T.O.P is dressed in simple attire much different from his glamorous stage outfits. He socialized with many students and showed the image of any regular college student. He consented to the countless requests to take photos together and even enjoyed the drinking party

Big Bang’s G-Dragon Wins ‘Most Popular Artist Award’ in China

Big Bang’s G-Dragon received the ‘Most Popular Korean-Japanese Artist Award’ from one of China’s biggest music sites, QQ Music.

QQ Music launched QQ Music Awards on March 27 and announced G-Dragon as the winner of ‘Most Popular Korean-Japanese Artist Award.’ G-Dragon was unable to attend the event due to conflicts in schedule but sent a video message thanking the fans for the award.

The winner was selected based on online voting, which took place between February 28 through March 26, and G-Dragon earned 2,205,786 votes, beating out Jang Keun Suk, Girls’ Generation (SNSD), EXO, Japanese girl group AKB48 and more.

G-Dragon performed actively in and out of Korea last year with his second full length album Coup D’état and received much love from greater China

Mnet’s “Dirty Talk” compares G-Dragon and Zico

The latest broadcast of Mnet‘s variety show “Dirty Talk” conducted the topic of the best rapper in K-Pop.

On this episode, the hosts compared Big Bang‘s G-Dragon and Block B‘s Zico.

The hosts at first revealed the history and background of both G-Dragon and Zico.

Lee Sang Min, the former member of Roo’ra, commented, “G-Dragon”s history begins as a part of Little Roo’ra. Starting from the age of six, he had a strong sense of pride. At the time, he even did the Roo”ra rap in his style. He was of the opinion, “I won”t follow the Roo”ra rap exactly” and did it in his own way at such a young age.”

The panel then dished on the music styles of Zico and G-Dragon as well as their rankings according to netizens

The special edition for T.O.P’s first photobook sold out within 30 minutes of pre-order

T.O.P has showed off his popularity!

The pre-order for the special edition of T.O.P’s very first solo photobook “1st PICTORIAL RECORDS “FROM TOP” started on March 26. All 999 copies were sold out within 30 minutes!

In related news, the regular edition of the photobook will start its pre-order from April 1 to 8!

“1st PICTORIAL RECORDS “FROM TOP” will officially be available on April 9.

 

“J.Estina” drops out new videos of endorsement model G-Dragon

J.Estina” recently updated their official page with new videos of endorsement model Big Bang‘s G-Dragon, catching a lot of attention.

One of the videos showed the rapper with his fingers laden with pretty silver rings, drawing eyes with his unique style.

In another video, G-Dragon introduced the new ”J.Estina” perfume, showing off his modeling skills!

Watch the videos below!

Tip: esss

T.O.P Of Big Bang Picks Up The Tab At Dinner With His Fellow Students At Dankook University

(Photo : Dankook University blog)(Photo : Dankook University blog)

Big Bang rapper and actor T.O.P is never too cool for school.

On Tuesday, in a week where Big Bang reportedly became the first male K-pop group to score over 100 million YouTube views for their music video for "Fantastic Baby," T.O.P was back at Dankook University, the college where he enrolled back in 2008, taking a graduation exam.

"Students at the Dankook University Jukjeon campus who thought it was just another normal day, just had a heart-fluttering experience," an attendee at the dinner posted on the South Korean college"s official blog.

"Dankook University student, class of 2008, Choi Seung Hyun, or Big Bang"s T.O.P visited our school."

The student admissions team reportedly asked the 26-year-old pop star, (whose real name is Choi Seung Hyun), if he"d join them at a dinner they had planned that evening, according to eNEWS

Big Bang’s ‘Fantastic Baby’ Becomes First Video By A Male K-Pop Group To Surpass 100 Million Views YG Claims

(Photo : Big Bang in the "Fantastic Baby" video)

On Thursday, YG Entertainment, the record label for Big Bang, announced that the group had become "the first Korean boy group to record more than 100 million views for their music video on YouTube," for the music video "Fantastic Baby."

In a press release published on the label"s website, YG Entertainment execs claimed this confirms the song"s overwhelming popularity with fans.

"The record has been set two years from March 6, 2012, when the music video was uploaded on YouTube," the YG statement read.

"It proves the fact that the song has been loved by fans consistently since its release."

"Along with "Fantastic Baby," 16 music videos of Big Bang have reached 10 million views and five among them have recorded 30 million views on YouTube," the YG statement added

JJCC – Do They Look-Alike?

World-known Hong Kong star Jackie Chan has released a new Kpop male group – “JJCC” under his label “Jackie Chan Group Korea” for the first time! JJCC has made their official successful debut with their first digital single “At First” on March 20, 2014. Pronounced as “Double JC”, the group consists of five members, from the left – Simba (Leader, Rapper), E.co (Rapper), Eddie (Vocal), San Chung (Maknae, Rapper) and Mak (Vocal). Mak is an Australian-Chinese whereas the rest of the members are Koreans.

Do they look familiar to you? Let’s have a look at Eddie and E.co (Random pick)

Eddie of JJCC

Jonghyun of CNBLUE

E.co of JJCC

G-Dragon of Big Bang

What do you think about their resemblance in their appearance?

JJCC – At First [MV]

JJCC – At First [Dance Practice]

JJCC – First Single [Photoshoot]

JJCC – First Single [Recording]

Image source via Google Images, Video source via Double JC official Youtube channel

Fans Choose Which Male Idol Groups Are the Most Likely to Still be Together in 10 Years

An online community portal site, DC Inside (dcinside.com), conducted a survey from March 18 to March 25 asking, “Which male idol group do you think is most likely to be together and actively promoting in the next 10 years?”

The results showed JYJ in the No. 1 spot with 40.1% of the votes (1,215 votes out of 3,029 votes). JYJ is consists of Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, and Kim Junsu, who formed a trio in after leaving the five-member group, TVXQ, which debuted in 2009. All of the members have been promoting individually through solo albums, starring in musicals, dramas, and films.

Another group that made it on the list was TVXQ with 504 votes (16.6%). The five-member group became a duo in 2011 with U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin as the remaining members