BLACKPINK, iKON, and DAESUNG presented fantastic live performances at Japan’s biggest summer music festival “A-nation 2017”.
On August 27, BLACKPINK, iKON, and DAESUNG performed at A-nation held at Tokyo Ajinomoto Stadium, to fascinate 45,000 music fans.
BLACKPINK marked the opening of the festival. BLACKPINK electrified the stadium by presenting the performances of their mega-hits including “BOOMBAYAH” whose music video has recently surpassed 200 million on YouTube, as well as “WHISTLE”, “PLAYING WITH FIRE”, and “As If It’s Your Last” all of which have surpassed 100 million views.
BLACKPINK is releasing their official Japan debut mini-album “BLACKPINK” on August 30. The members of BLACKPINK said, “We’re so happy to give live performance at this great music festival. Please remember the name BLACKPINK!”
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This is a preview of YG’s upcoming sitcom ‘YG Strategy Center’ headed by ‘God of Music’ PD Park Joon Soo. Setting is at YG building showing how the artists work or what they do. Filming is on September and is planning to be aired on November 2017. Broadcast schedule (time & date) as well as & network/channel where it will be aired are still undecided. It’s also reported that most if not all the ‘singers/musicians’ will participate in this sitcom.
YG Entertainment is set to produce multiple audition programs. The company is preparing for not only a survival audition show for YG trainees, but also a collaboration program with other music labels. YG’s ambition is to create a program that can create big hit not only in Korea but also overseas.
YG Family caught two birds with one stone, making donations and presenting concert.
On May 14, “2017 YG X UNICEF Walking Festival” was jointly hosted by YG Entertainment and UNICEF at Peace Plaza of Sang-am World Cup Stadium.
In “YG X UNICEF Walking Festival”, more than 5,000 participants walked a 4K course in the area of Sang-am World Cup Stadium and Peace Plaza and then enjoyed after-concert. In the festival, participants could enjoy the walk and make meaningful donations. The 20,000 won of entry fee for “YG X UNICEF Walking Festival” from all participants will be used for to help health promotion and malnutrition treatment for children and teenagers, through Muju YG Foundation and the Korean Committee for UNICEF.
There are only ten days left till 2016 comes to an end. Though they are busy preparing for various end-of-the-year awards shows, entertainment agencies have already set up plans for 2017 and are ready to start a new year.
Here are 2017 plans from the “Big 3,” SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment, and JYP Entertainment, as well as two up-and-coming agencies, Big Hit Entertainment and Pledis Entertainment.