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[YG-LIFE] 161103 Interview Part 1: BLACKPINK Talks About The Competition Between 3 Major Music Labels in Korea, Their Debut vs Comeback and More

LISA whose favorite Korean food is gamja-tang (spicy pork back-bone stew), JISOO who threw a microphone away while swinging her arm during a rehearsal, ROSÉ who was touched by fried chickens sent by DARA, and JENNIE who says “right now” (the interview) in a shaky voice when asked about what was the hardest time since BLACKPINK’s debut. The real BLACKPINK out of the veil of secrecy triggered fandom with their cute appeals, not just with the intense performances on the stage that trigger girl crush.

Interviewers were even curious about how these shy and tender-hearted girls could present such powerful and intense performances on the stage.

In the interview, BLACKPINK was not just the “monstrous rookie” that dominated stages with overwhelming charisma. On the surface, the girls are like charismatic “black”, but inside, they are like shy “pink”. Girl group BLACKPINK’s members in the interview, not on the stage, were cute shy girls who were even hesitant to speak about what it was like to come back.

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[NEWS] 161102 Black Pink speak their minds on comparisons to 2NE1

Black Pink spoke their minds about the comparison made between them and YG Entertainment label seniors 2NE1.

When asked about the difference between the two groups, BLACKPINK responded, “We don’t purposely try to be different from 2NE1.” The girls continued, “It’s actually a big part of us that we’re compared to 2NE1. We don’t want to show a different color than them because we believe they portrayed the color of YG. We also want to show YG’s color in our own, unique way.”


BLACKPINK added, “We think it’s good for us to follow them as much as we can. When you see their performance, 2NE1 are sunbae with overflowing charisma. We want to be shown like that on stage too.”

Source: Allkpop

[PRESS/INTERVIEW] 161102 BLACKPINK Holds Media Interview After Release of Comeback Single Album ‘SQUARE TWO’


On the afternoon of November 2nd, BLACKPINK had a media interview at YG Moonshot’s flag-shop store located in Samcheong-dong, Jongro-gu, Seoul. The girls talked about their trainee days, debut expectations, comeback tracks, goals in the future and more. Below is a part of the interview + HD Press Photos.

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[YG-LIFE] 160819 Exclusive: YG is to Make its First Variety Show in 20 Years along with SBS

YG Entertainment will make its own variety show.

Sources told Daily Sports on August 19, “YG will make its first variety show with SBS. They both wanted to make a good show and decided to do it together. Soon, viewers will be able to watch a YG-made variety show.”

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[YG-LIFE] 160808 YG’s Ambitious Work After 2NE1 is Revealed

Finally, BLACKPINK has been revealed. It is a group that YG Entertainment, one of the three biggest entertainment companies in Korea, launched for the first time in seven years after 2NE1. The group’s debut showcase was held at 3 PM on August 8 at a studio in Sinsa-dong, Seoul.

The music videos of “WHISTLE” and “BOOMBAYAH”, the tracks of BLACKPINK’s debut single album ”SQUARE ONE”, were released for the first time at the showcase. YANG HYUN SUK attended to show his support for the group as they embark on their great journey.

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[NEWS] 160808 BLACKPINK Shares Thoughts On Debut, YG Explains Similarities To 2NE1

New girl group BLACKPINK recently shared their feelings on their debut.

The group was asked about how they felt during the V-live showcase. “Despite being nervous, we will show everyone just how hard we worked while waiting for our debut,” said Rosé. Jennie responded, “I’m trembling a lot right now. We will work hard to create BLACKPINK’s own color.” “Because I’ve waited so long for our debut, I’m very nervous,” stated Jisoo. “The fact that we all trained together and are able to debut together makes me really happy,” said Lisa.

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[NEWS] 160531 Yang Hyun Suk Opens Up About 2NE1 And New YG Girl Group

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Yang Hyun Suk opens up about 2NE1 and the upcoming girl group from YG Entertainment in an interview.

2NE1 was YG’s first girl group and highly influential in contributing to the agency’s success. Eight years after their debut, YG is planning on debuting a new girl group.

First, YG talks about 2NE1 and says, “I constantly worry about contents. I think the reason why BIGBANG and 2NE1’s music was relatable was because it was different. I especially think 2NE1 is the kind of girl group you couldn’t find anywhere else in the world. They have many hit songs and their songs are sung all over the world. They are a team that I have a lot of personal affection for. I won’t leave them like this.”

The founder of YG talks about how SM Entertainment debuted f(x) and Red Velvet after Girls’ Generation and acknowledges that there are a lot of girl groups in the field. He comments, “I think YG has to be different. That’s why it took a long time. I thought we had to show something stronger for the new girl group like the strength of the content 2NE1 showed.”

He then reveals his plans for the new girl group and states, “Teddy will take the lead with the new girl group. He’s the best producer at making girl group songs at YG. There are high expectations for the members as well. The members have trained for about six years.” Furthermore, he smiles as he mentions the difficult army-like training the members received. He remained tight-lipped about more specific details regarding the organization of the group and its members.

Yang Hyun Suk also gets honest about the Korean music industry and says, “Honestly, when you look at the Korean market, it’s not a structure that you can earn money from. Production costs are increasing, but profits are not keeping up. Therefore, it’s a time that makes it essential for Korean music to advance into the rest of the world.”

Are you excited for YG’s new girl group?

Source: Soompi

[YG-LIFE] 160530 YANG HYUN SUK Talks about SECHS KIES, 2NE1, BIGBANG, and YG’s New Girl Group

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2016 has been a particularly busy year for YG Entertainment, and we had YANG HYUN SUK, the CEO of YG Entertainment, talk about SECHS KIES, 2NE1, BIGBANG, and YG’s new girl group.

Recently, YG signed a contract with EUN JI WON, KANG SUNG HOON, KIM JAE DUK, JANG SU WON, and LEE JAE JIN and promised that they would provide full support for SECHS KIES in holding concerts and releasing albums. SECHS KIES reunited through MBC’s Infinite Challenge. Last April, YG also announced that their contract with MINZY has been terminated, and thus, 2NE1 will be a three-member group.

On top of this, YG will be launching a new girl group in July and hold events to celebrate the 10th anniversary of BIGBANG’s debut. 2016 has been and will be a hectic year for YG.

When are you going to give us some information about YG’s new girl group?

“We will reveal the members of the new girl group one by one starting form this week. But the total number is still a secret.”

YG is launching a new girl group for the first time in seven years. Are you confident?

“They all have been trainees for a long time. Their talent is guaranteed. I trained them hard. I told them people have high expectations as they are YG’s first girl group in seven years. I feel pressure sure, but I’m also confident.”

Is TEDDY the producer of the new girl group?

“Yes. TEDDY is my right arm, and he was the one that made 2NE1 a success. He is good in girl group music.”

-some unrelated to YGNGG omitted-

Source: YG-Life

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