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iKON Makes Comeback With ‘Bling Bling’, ‘B-Day’; Shocks Fans With New Stage Names

iKON Makes Comeback With 'Bling Bling'

iKON is coming back in a big way as YG Entertainment barred the new teaser images for the hip hop group. It seems that the boys will also be having new stage names along with their comeback. According to a report by Soompi , some of the group members will retain their old stage names like Bobby, B.I, and Ju-Ne. But for the rest of the crew, there were some major changes. Jinhwan will now be reintroduced as Jay, Chanwoo’s name has been shortened to Chan, Donghyuk’s name has been abbreviated to the nickname DK while Yunhyeong will now be addressed by his family name of Song. YG has not made an official statement as to why they would make such a drastic change for iKON, a group that has been around since 2015 and has enjoyed relative success in Korea and Japan. It is speculated that the change in the stage names could be related to “New Kids” concept of iKON’s comeback album and could be a way for new fans to remember their shorter and catchier nicknames. iKON’s comeback entitled “New Kids: Begin” features title tracks “Bling Bling” and “B-Day” which is a true testament to the K-pop

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PSY, SECHSKIES, WINNER Rule Gaon Charts From May 7-13; YG Artists On A Roll With Major Comebacks

PSY

It has been a very eventful month for K-pop and the month isn’t even over yet. Gaon Chart recently released the chart rankings of this month’s releases from May 7 to May 13 with PSY, SECHSKIES, and WINNER ruling on the rankings. According to Gaon Chart’s National Digital Singles ranking, PSY’s “I Luv It” takes the top spot followed by comeback kings SECHSKIES with their single “Be Well.” PSY also took the third spot with “New Face”. The Unnies’ “Right?”, “If I Get Drunk Today” from Suran ft. Changmo. IU’s “Palette” featuring BIG BANG leader G-Dragon slid down to the 6 th spot while WINNER’s “Really, Really” held strong at #7, Hyukoh’s “Tomboy” and Hyukoh leader Oh Hyuk’s collaboration with IU “I Can’t Love You Anymore” rounded up the Top 10 spots, reported All Kpop . For Gaon’s physical album rankings, the SECHSKIES “20 th anniversary” album reigned supreme followed by IU’s comeback album “Palette.” WINNER’s “FATE NUMBER FOR” maintained its position at #3 while MONSTA X’s “The Clan pt. 2.5 Beautiful” landed at #4. SF9’s “Breaking Sensation” is also doing well at the 5 th spot while BTS took the 6 th , 7 th , 8 th and

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G-Dragon Is Now Also The Name Of A Forest In Jeju Island

G-Dragon Is Now Also The Name Of A Forest In Jeju Island

K-Pop fans are one of the most loyal human beings on the planet. They’re literally willing to do anything for their idols, including dedicating an entire forest under the name of their idol. G-Dragon Forest, or Kwon Ji Young Forest No. 1, has officially become another tourist attraction in Jeju Island as per May 14, Allkpop reported. G-Dragon Forest consists of approximately 50 citrus trees that have been planted around the Citrus Museum in Seogwipo. The project of establishing the G-Dragon Forest was coordinated by G-Dragon’s official fanbase Always-GD and Tree Planet, as per Straits Times . The two organizations began their project in August 2016 in order to celebrate G-Dragon’s upcoming 29 th birthday on August 18. It also marks the first celebrity whose name is endorsed as a forest. The harvest of G-Dragon Forest will be donated for a good cause like charity and social events. Meanwhile, G-Dragon is scheduled for his world tour within the next few months. The leader of BIGBANG will kick off the tour with a concert at Seoul World Cup Stadium on June 10, followed by his next stop to 19 cities worldwide, including New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Singapore, Toronto, Sydney, and

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SBS ‘K-Pop Star 6’ Contestant Shannon Prefers YG Entertainment Over Her Current Label

SBS ‘K-Pop Star 6’ Contestant Shannon Prefers YG Entertainment Over Her Current Label

The contestant of “K-Pop Star 6”, Shannon, recently poured her heart in a recent interview with International bnt. The singer reveals her true feelings about her current agency, saying she would’ve chosen YG Entertainment instead if she had won the “K-Pop Star 6”. Even though Shannon is actually doing quite well with her music career, she’s the type of person who aspires to be the greatest. She said it herself as cited by Allkpop that she initially prepared to debut as the main vocalist in a girl group but she decided to go solo instead because she was greedy, as she lovingly put it. When asked about how she did on “K-Pop Star 6”, Shannon admitted that it was hard for her to compete in the show because of what might people think of her. However, she decided to go on with her life and just didn’t care about the ranking, she just wanted everyone to recognize her talents. Shannon stated that if she had won the contest, she would prefer to sign in YG Entertainment. Producer Yang Hyun Suk of YG is the one who made her strive to be a part of the agency. Besides, YG music style

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BLACKPINK Is Flying To Japan Soon For Japanese Debut!

BLACKPINK Is Flying To Japan Soon For Japanese Debut!

BLACKPINK’s debut in Japan has just been confirmed by their partner agency, YGEX. Rose, Jennie, Jisoo, and Lisa will be in Japan for their debut showcase in July. As reported by All Kpop , BLACKPINK’s Japanese debut was confirmed by YG Entertainment’s partner agency in Japan, AVEX. The girl group will be in Japan on Thursday, July 20 in Nippon Budokan, Tokyo. BLACKPINK is expected to perform their greatest hits “BOOMBAYAH”, “Playing with Fire”, “Stay”, and “Whistle”. As the girl group is expected to make a comeback this June, it is also expected that BLACKPINK will be performing more songs for their Japanese fans. Also, BLACKPINK will re-release their 2 mini albums in Japan. “SQUARE ONE” and “SQUARE TWO” is expected to have a Japanese version and will be officially released on August 9. Despite the fact that BLACKPINK is a rookie girl group, they have proved their bosses in YG Entertainment that they do have talent. The girl group is a massive hit, garnering over 100 million views each in 3 of their music videos. “BOOMBAYAH” MV first hit 100 million views in January. “Playing with Fire” and “Whistle” then came after in April. In other news, BLACKPINK’s Rose

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iKON Announces Comeback On May 22

iKON Announces Comeback On May 22

Its official. iKON is making their highly anticipated comeback next week as YG Entertainment announced that the K-pop group will drop their new album on May 22. According to a report by All Kpop , YG originally posted the poster of the iKON comeback early today but took it down. But now, the poster has been restored on the announcement site and it features the boys wearing all black iKON hoodies with their backs to the camera. It could be a humorous literal translation of iKON’s back. YG has earlier teased iKON’s comeback through photos with iKON’s name and conspiracy stickers which may be the name of the group’s comeback album. iKON’s official Twitter page also teased a clip of the boys as are shooting the MV for their title track. It can be recalled that the buzz for iKON’s comeback has been teased since early this year. It was earlier reported that the group were originally slated for a comeback in April but had to take a backseat to WINNER’s relaunch as a quartet following main vocalist’s Nam Tae Hyun’s departure from the group last year. iKON fans expressed frustration over the delay but chose to wait patiently for

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BLACKPINK’s Rose Gives Sweet, Laid-Back, Acoustic Rendition of WINNER’s ‘Really Really;’ BLACKPINK To Comeback In June

BLACKPINK's Rose Gives Sweet

Rose of BLACKPINK just did a sweet acoustic cover of WINNER’s “Really Really”. A video was uploaded by YG Entertainment head Yang Hyun Suk. Every BLINK (official fandom of BLACKPINK) knows that Rose is the best vocals in the group. But still, in the video uploaded by the YG Entertainment head, Rose showed just how versatile she can get. As reported by All Kpop , a video of the BLACKPINK vocals was uploaded by YG Entertainment head Yang Hyun Suk on his Instagram account out of his appreciation of the BLACKPINK member. Rose did an acoustic cover of WINNER’s “Really Really”. The video was uploaded on Sunday, May 14 which featured the beautiful BLACKPINK member. The video clip started with Rose who appeared to be quite shy, holding her guitar. The video clip was only a short one which featured BLACKPINK’s Rose singing “Really Really’s” pre-chorus and chorus part. But what made it seem long though, was because of Rose’s sweet, laid -back rendition of the song. The video clip has already garnered more than 250,000 views on Instagram. The Instagram post also garnered more than 3,000 comments that praised the BLACKPINK member with her cute and charming cover of

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BLACKPINK Reportedly Preparing June Comeback, Adding YG Entertainment’s Hot Streak Of Comebacks In 2017

BLACKPINK Reportedly Preparing June Comeback

YG Entertainment is preparing its hottest girl group for a comeback. After wrapping its previous promotion with a huge success, BLACKPINK reportedly is working on its new album to be released next month. A source from YG Entertainment revealed to Allkpop that BLACKPINK is now in the middle of progress to release its new album. The source said that the girl group may be ready to drop its latest release the mid of June. Since BLACKPINK’s anticipated comeback is in June, fans are hoping the group will bring a fresh, hot summer concept. BLACKPINK’s comeback will mark 2017 as an important period in the history of YG Entertainment. So far, the agency will gather major success from its artists’ comeback this year. YG Entertainment’s artists who are making their comebacks this year include PSY, Sechskies, BIGBANG, Akdong Musician, WINNER, and BLACKPINK. However, fans are still a bit skeptical about the news since the label hasn’t dropped a single teaser yet. According to some fans, if the news about BLACKPINK makes its comeback in summer is true, it will most likely not happen in June but probably in August instead, the same month they debuted in 2016. Last month, BLACKPINK just

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iKON Is All Set For Comeback This Month; Japan Dome Tour 2017 Set For May 20, June 17

iKON Is All Set For Comeback This Month; Japan Dome Tour 2017 Set For May 20

Following WINNER’s successful comeback with their album Fate Number For, YG Entertainment is again gearing for another comeback this May as it teases what’s in store iKON’s next album. The label is revealed to be very optimistic about the comeback following the reception of WINNER, even without its fifth member Nam Tae Hyun who left the group last year due to health issues. Based on a report by All Kpop , YG Entertainment has started releasing teasers about iKON’s comeback. The group was supposed to make their comeback last month and it was even reported that they began to shoot their music video as early as April but recent attention has been given by YG to WINNER since they were restarting as a quartet with the departure of their main vocalist. YG posted on its social media account the teaser poster bearing statement “coming soon” and iKON as well as the word “Conspiracy” which could be the title of their album. As a teaser, it was very effective since it clearly stated what fans need to watch out for. According to a report by Hello Kpop , YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun Suk has teased the iKON’s comeback will feature

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YG Entertainment Creates Subsidiary ‘YG Studio Plex’ To Work Solely On K-Dramas & Signs Park Hong Gyun PD!

YG Entertainment Creates Subsidiary 'YG Studio Plex' To Work Solely On K-Dramas & Signs Park Hong Gyun PD!

  YG Entertainment just created a subsidiary whose sole job is to work inside the Korean drama industry. “YG Studio Plex” will be helmed by Park Hong Gyun PD. An insider once reported that YG Entertainment is planning to get into the drama industry. Now, Koreaboo reports that the company will, in fact, be entering the drama industry by creating a subsidiary, YG Studio Plex. This was confirmed on Thursday, April 27. In addition, YG Entertainment signed Park Hong Gyun PD who just recently resigned from MBC Entertainment. Park Hong Gyun’s most notable works include “Queen Seon Deok” (2009), “The Greatest Love” (2011), and “Warm and Cozy” (2015). Through YG Studio Plex and Park Hong Gyun PD, YG Entertainment will be sure to bring top quality K-dramas. Park Hong Gyun is set to join the company this May. Also, YG Entertainment has partnered with “The Wind Blows LTD”. The company worked the 2013 drama “That Winter, the Wind Blows” which was a huge hit among K-drama viewers. This will be the first time YG Entertainment ventured into the Korean drama industry. The company mostly houses recording artists such as BIGBANG, WINNER, iKON, and BLACKPINK. YG Entertainment also houses solo artists

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