Taeyang New Album 2013
(Photo : Mnet America ) EXO dominated the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards. The two of the biggest winners at MAMA 2014 were EXO and Big Bangs Taeyang. EXO had a triumphant comeback after a year of several setbacks by racking up a total of four awards at the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards.
EXO concluded the ceremony by winning the top award of Album of the Year for their release Overdose. The remaining ten members of EXO were thrilled by their success but they were the most enthusiastic when they received the Album of the Year award.
Big Bangs Taeyang won the UnionPay Song of the Year award for his hit Eyes, Nose, Lips. Eyes, Nose, Lips was a sensation throughout 2014, leading to numerous covers by key artists.
Will Big Bang Make A Comeback In 2014? Taeyang Says That A New Album Is Coming
T.O.P released his latest film Tazza: The Hidden Card which was also referred to as Tazza 2 in September. At the time of the interview, G-Dragon was not in the midst of promotional activities but he had completed his August appearance at KCON 2014 which was followed by a music video shoot with American electronic dance music artist and producer Skrillex, as well as 2NE1"s CL for the track Dirty Vibe.
Big Bang"s 2014 comeback was initially announced by Yang Hyun Suk in January 2014 via the in-house online publication YG Life. Yang Hyun Suk gathered select members of the press for a luncheon meeting in Seoul back in January to announce the plans for Big Bang in 2014.
As reported by YG Life, he stated, Im thinking about Big Bangs comeback with a regular album in this summer. I think it will be in July or August. During this time, Yang Hyun Suk also explained that G-Dragon would be able to dedicate his time to the creation of the upcoming album.
Taeyang Teases Fans About Big Bang"s Comeback,"current Working On The New Album"
On October 12th, Taeyang spent the last day of his solo concert "RISE" with the fans at Olympic Hall in Seoul. To commemorate his last performance, he mentioned about Big Bang"s comeback plan to the fans,"You must be curious about Big Bang"s album and the other members. Nowadays we are working hard on the music at the studio. I can"t tell you when but we want to release a good album and good music as soon as possible".
He continued,"Please be patient until then. We are sorry for causing you worried over the several things that happened but we will repay you by showing a good image. We are thankful for all the love that you have given us and will continue to work hard on our music"
Taeyang Teases A Big Bang Album Coming Soon
He stood on the stage at his solo concert, "2014 TAEYANG CONCERT RISE", in front of 12,000 cheering fans. "I"m sure that you"re curious about Big Bang"s new album and the other members," he said on stage. "We are continuing to work hard, day after day, in the studio. I can"t tell you when, but we want to release a new album and good music as fast as we can."
"Please be patient until then," he said. "We"ve caused you worries over a couple of things, and we will repay you with a good image. We will continue to work thankful to the love that you"ve given us."
Taeyang’s Solo Album Reaches #2 On Oricon Weekly Chart
Originally released on August 13 in Japan, Taeyangs solo debut album RISE + SOLARHOT grabbed the Oricon Album Daily ranking in 2nd place and topped the iTunes Pop Album charts in 1st place. This week, he ranked #2 on the Oricon Album Weekly chart after the popular Japanese girl group, NMB48.
Meanwhile, Taeyang will be going on a solo concert tour in Japan and is scheduled to perform 13 performances in six cities, and is estimated to meet over 70,000 fans.
Taeyang Makes Hot Entrance In No. 2 Spot Of Japan’s Oricon Chart With Debut Album, “rise + Solar & Hot”
The album RISE + SOLARHOT not only includes Taeyangs latest album released in Korea, RISE, but also his previously released albums SOLAR and HOT, making it a real good value for the fans money. Taeyang also made some extra effort and recorded his songs Eyes, Nose, Lips, 1 A.M., and Ringa Linga in Japanese.
Meanwhile, Taeyang is currently making his round of the country and performing in front of thousands of fans in his SOL JAPAN TOUR 2014 which kick started last August 12 and 13 in Japans Grand Cube Osaka. He will hold a total of 13 shows in six cities in Japan.
Big Bang Taeyang's Solo Album, 'rise' Is First K-Pop Album To Have All Songs Reviewed By U.s. Billboard
On July 9, Billboard stated, "Taeyang"s second solo album is the first K-Pop album to have all tracks reviewed. Through this album, Taeyang"s talent has become recognized by many."
On the other hand, his new title song, "Eyes,Nose, Lip" has been receiving much attention on music charts, music programs and various music sites.
During the discussion, Tablo said, "The listeners are asking Yang Hyun Suk to let Taeyang promote a follow up song and release a repackaged album." Taeyang said, "To tell the truth, the fans are discussing a great deal about my promotions after "Eyes, Nose, Lips." I let it slip recently that a repackaged album would be coming out, and they are greatly anticipating it. I am working on it right now, but as you well know, my studio album took four years."
He continued, "There"s considerable anticipation for it. I would like for it to be released quickly, but I learned how to be patient for four years. I think I could become a monk," causing laughter.
Tablo wondered aloud, "I wonder if CEO Yang is listening to this," to which Taeyang responded, "I can"t be sure if the chief is listening." Regardless, Tablo addressed Yang Hyun Suk through his radio, "Chief. It"s Tablo. Let"s release a repackaged album. Let"s work on it as quickly as possible so it comes out after four days rather than four years." To everyone"s amusement, he added, "Since I"m asking the favor, it will probably take a lot of time."
U.s. Billboard Praises Big Bang Taeyang's Artistic Work For Solo Album, 'rise'
They continued, "This album received much praise and has topped the Korean music charts. He has also entered the Billboard 200 chart and has hit the best record for a Korean male singer at number 112."
He also stated that him as a solo artist and him as a member of Big Bang are in fact not that different. The only difference was that when he performed solo, there was that much more pressure.
Lee Seung Chul Impressed By Taeyang's New Solo Album
He even put his compliments to Taeyang on Kakao Music Star Music Room showing how he really enjoyed listening to Taeyang"s new album. He said, "I was just listening to Taeyang"s new album, and I could not believe that this is a work of an idol star. He almost sounds like a pop star. Finally found some great music done by an idol star! BigBang are the best! I just invited them to my Music Home."
Lee Seung Chul also points out how he highly recommend fans to buy or get Taeyang"s song "1 AM" and fans gave their strong reactions about his posts.
Lee Seung Chul also made some posts of songs that he recommend fans to have on their playlist like Love & Peace"s "Rose," Adele"s "Turning Tables," and Sting"s "Fields of Gold". Great choices of songs.