[INFO] AbemaTV to launch ‘YG CHANNEL’ for a limited time only from April 28~29. The channel will air selected music videos and live performances of YGE artists as well as YG-produced survival shows. By April 28 8PM~9PM JST, ‘YG CHANNEL’ will be broadcasting BLACKPINK Home Party which will feature the girls’ charms and kawaii (cuteness) as they talk about Japanese culture, fashion, art and trends.
In addition, AbemaTV will also start airing a new weekly program “YG TV” on May 4 at 9PM JST on K WORLD channel which will feature BLACKPINK and labelmates WINNER & iKON. It will run for an hour showing their music videos and variety shows with Japanese subtitles. “YG TV” will be aired every Friday from 9AM ~ 10PM JST
BLACKPINK’s ROSÉ to compete for a duet stage with Gummy on Fantastic Duo 2.
Recently, ROSÉ did the shoot for the Star Wars Special of Fantastic Duo. She definitely stood out among the ten celebrities that were competing thanks to her unique voice and style.
Before debuting as BLACKPINK, ROSÉ took part in an YG audition in Australia and was chosen among 400 competitors. She said, “My dad suggested that I should audition, and I was 100% sure that they wouldn’t pick me but they did. Getting vocal training from Gummy is what I always wanted.”
Earlier on, IU also picked ROSÉ as the female singer she wants to collaborate with. ROSÉ will compete with other celebrities for a duet stage with Gummi, which will be a dream come true for her.
A member of the production staff said, “All the ten celebrities were great, but ROSÉ’s voice did stand out. It will be a chance to see a side of ROSÉ that she did not show as a BLACKPINK member. All the celebrities were great singers. The Star Wars Special will be one of the greatest episodes.”
Meanwhile, in the Star Wars Special of Fantastic Duo 2, ten celebrities including ROSÉ and Yook Sungjae will compete for a duet stage with Yang Hee Eun and Gummy. Non-celebrities were contestants in other episodes, so the Star Wars Special will be especially interesting as it will be a chance to see celebrities compete. The Star Wars Special will air at 6:25 PM on August 6.
The Korean Business Research Institute revealed their December brand reputation rankings for girl groups. Their findings are based on 65,463,580 pieces of data collected from June 6, 2017 to July 7, 2017. The data measures various indexes including participation (brands the celebrity has participated in/product consumption), media (media marketing worth), communication (ability to communicate with public) , and community (community’s perception of them/social marketing worth) to determine their brand reputation.
Continue reading [NEWS] 170708 BLACKPINK Places 4th Among Girl Groups on July 2017 Brand Reputation Rankings
With groups like 2NE1 and Rainbow disbanding and a new generation of artists coming into their own, we look back at another busy year for South Korean music.
As the year comes to a close, there’ll be plenty of shellshocked K-Pop fans, wondering how the hell it got to be such a bumpy ride. Those who follow the artists in the YG Entertainment stable suffered a triple whammy of disappointment: Minzy leaving K-Pop’s fiercest girl group 2NE1, Nam Taehyun quitting the diverse-sounding boy group WINNER, followed by 2NE1 disbanding completely. They weren’t the only casualties of 2016, with long-established female groups Rainbow, KARA and 4Minute also throwing in the towel and the reality-TV-built girl group I.O.I dismantled after the decent “Very Very Very”.
Continue reading [NEWS] 161214 BLACKPINK’s ‘Playing With Fire’ is on British magazine Dazed’s “The 20 best K-Pop tracks of the year”
The Korean Business Research Institute revealed their December brand reputation rankings for girl groups. Their findings are based on 36,856,702 pieces of data collected from November 8 to December 9. The data measures various indexes including participation (brands the celebrity has participated in/product consumption), media (media marketing worth), communication (ability to communicate with public) , and community (community’s perception of them/social marketing worth) to determine their brand reputation.
Continue reading [NEWS] 161210 BLACKPINK Is 3rd Place Among Girl Groups on December 2016 Brand Reputation Rankings
TRANS: #BLACKPINK #Comeback #BeulPing #PlayingWithFire #STAY #LISA #JENNIE #ROSÉ #JISOO #thankuforcoming Everyone~~ It’s BLACKPINK!! 💜💋 Thank you so~much for coming to see our first live stage today!! We love you💋💋Forever~ ☺️☺️Enjoy the rest of the day~~~ 💕 Get home safely~~ Also, for the safety of everybody, we’re sorry for not saying goodbye at the end~ㅠ😢💜
TRANS: #BLACKPINK #NINI #TB #AcceptMyHeart
Did you all watch our first live (comeback) stage~? Please give lots of love for PLAYING WITH FIRE & STAY
TRANS: #BLACKPINK #ROSÉ #AUTUMNLEAVES #STAY #AutumnLeaves🍁🍂Everyone~ I went for a walk in front of our dorm with Lisa and Dalgom today.. I’m amazed at how pretty the autumn leaves are..😱 This autum leaves shot video is personally taken by Photographer Lalisa (Lisa) ㅋㅋㅋ I like it 😇💋 I hope autumn is treating you well this year 🍁🍂
TRANS: #BLACKPINK #ROSÉ #STAY #PlayingWithFire #HalfDalgom #It’sCold #PhotographerLalisa #*SyooUnnie’sPuppy One cut* while walking outside with our Dalgom!📸 🍁🍂 Have a good night 💋 just a quick snap with our puppy dalgom 💕💜 stay warm everyone
*T/N: Syoo = Jisoo | one cut = one shot/take*
Translations by Jaybee at YGDreamers