2NE1 & BIGBANG @ COMMITMENT PREMIERE
It was revealed that during filming for ‘The Commitment,’ T.O.P became the mood maker. Not only did he make the staff members laugh with cute, playful behavior, but also provided custom-made service.
As it was particularly hot last summer, the staff members had a hard time working through the sweat; therefore, T.O.P provided refreshing ice-cream. During the colder winter times, he provided warm coffee to make the staff members feel better during filming. His fans also helped out by providing abalone samgyetang (warm chicken broth) and buffets so the cast and crew could take care of their health and eat well.
There were energy drinks provided in ice boxes during the hot summer days and the staff members were asked about their daily routine so customized cell phone cases and T-shirts with ‘The Commitment’ logos could be made and given as presents during an event.
After all the filming for ‘The Commitment’ was completed, T.O.P held a celebratory party at a club for the staff members who had to endure hardships throughout the lengthy production period.
TAEYANG ELLE Magazine November 2013
Yang Hyun Suk gave fans one more clue about Taeyang's upcoming comeback!
The YG Entertainment CEO shared, "First off, we only revealed the fact that Taeyang, who has been preparing for his comeback album for a long time, will return on November 1 through a teaser image… If I were to reveal one more thing, it is that Taeyang’s concept for this album will be ‘new world’."
He explained, “‘New world’ means a different world never seen before, and in Taeyang’s case, he will show a 180 degree transformation from his solo hit songs ‘Wedding Dress' and 'I Need a Girl' for this comeback… For the drastic transformation, Taeyang has put in a lot of effort, so it would be good to anticipate it.”
Stay tuned for more details until Taeyang makes his long-awaited comeback on November 1!
G-Dragon appeared at the ‘2013 Style Icon Awards' on the 24th and accepted the Daesang award for 'Style Icon of the Year.’
Afterwards, he met up with Choi Jae Jin and talked about his future plans.
G-Dragon said, “I think I’m going to be busy again from now on. I’m in the stage of wrapping up promotions for my album and Big Bang has a six-location dome tour in Japan this November … I am also thinking about a new sub-unit in Big Bang. I hope people anticipate things in relation to Big Bang and a new sub-unit within Big Bang.”
Previously, G-Dragon and T.O.P had promoted together as a unit called GD&TOP. Due to G-Dragon’s new hint at the possibility, people are hoping they may be able to see all kinds of various units perhaps by the name of GD & VI (Seungri), GD & Sol (Taeyang), T.O.P & VI, and more.
Which members of Big Bang would you like to see in a sub-unit?
On October 25th, it was revealed on ‘WIN' that Team A was the winning team that will debut as YG's next idol group!
The final battle took place at the Olympic Park’s SK handball stadium in Seoul. Big Bang’s Daesung and actress Yoo In Na were the MCs who supported them by making the stage appear as both a mission for the boys to complete and a congratulatory performance. This showed off the strong senior-junior relationships within the agency.Yang Hyun Suk, Big Bang, 2NE1, and Epik High also attended this event.
In the end, Team A won the competition and will be debuting as the new group ‘WINNER' in December or January.
Before that, on Monday of next week (the 28th), Team A, under the name ‘WIN,’ will release four originally composed songs. They will also be the opening act for Big Bang’s Japanese dome tour, which starts in the middle of November.
According to the nature of the circumstances, Team B is unable to debut at the current time. However, according to Yang Hyun Suk, they have not been kicked out of YG Entertainment. For now, they will either be replaced or retained in the group during their training period and their future activities will be decided at a later time.