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Big Bang- Song of the Year (Digital Award) February (Blue) on 2nd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards

Translation: Thank you for this prize. Though TOP and Daesung aren’t here because of their solo promotions, I’m sure they’ll be thankful too. We BIGBANG will keep working hard this year. We’ll give good music and good stages to you. Please give us much love. Thank you.


Source: kpopstreamonline01@YT

Translation: @YuisuYoon

YBTOPDAE M/V Shooting of Blue in New York

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Big Bang’s Alive Making Collection DVD (Dance Practice) - Blue

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Gaon Chart releases chart rankings for the First Half of 2012

The Gaon Chart is the national chart of South Korea and is intended to be the equivalent of Oriconin Japan and Billboard in the United States.

Check out the chart rankings for the first half of 2012 (January – June) below!

< Gaon Chart National Digital Singles Ranking >

1. Busker Busker – “Cherry Blossom Ending” – 285,723,438 Points

2. T-ara – “Lovey Dovey” – 263,602,835 Points

3. Big Bang – “FANTASTIC BABY” – 261,487,164 Points

4. SISTAR – “Alone” – 253,894,932 Points

5. Big Bang – “Blue” – 251,692,639 Points

6. Ailee – “Heaven” – 246,357,100 Points

7. Lyn – “Back In Time” – 216,120,492 Points

8. TaeTiSeo – “Twinkle” – 209,737,735 Points

9. 10cm – “Sorrow” – 199,838,791 Points

10. miss A – “Touch” – 189,995,898 Points

< Gaon Chart National Physical Albums Ranking >

1. Big Bang – ’5th Album ALIVE’ – 266,911 albums

2. SHINee – ‘Sherlock 4th Mini Album’ – 168,161 albums

3. TaeTiSeo – ‘Twinkle’ – 140,826 albums

4. Xia Junsu – ‘Tarantallegra’ – 126,220 albums

5. CNBLUE – ’3rd Mini Album Ear Fun’ – 121,735 albums

6. Big Bang – Special Edition STILL ALIVE’ – 117,929 albums

7. Busker Busker – ‘Busker Busker 1st Album’ – 114,760 albums

8. INFINITE – ’3rd Mini Album Infinitize’ – 108,639 albums

9. EXO-K – ‘MAMA The 1st Mini Album’ – 106,683 albums

10. Shinhwa – ’10th Album The Return’ – 77,279 albums

< Online Downloads For The First Half of 2012 >

1. T-ara – “Lovey-Dovey” – 3,338,408 Downloads

2. Big Bang – “Blue” – 2,985,936 Downloads

3. Big Bang – “FANTASTIC BABY” – 2,855,955 Downloads

4. Ailee – “Heaven” – 2,836,564 Downloads

5. Lyn – “Back In Time” – 2,710,524 Downloads

6. Busker Busker – “Cherry Blossom Ending” – 2,700,716 Downloads

7. 10cm – “Sorrow” – 2,487,262 Downloads

8. SISTAR – “Alone” – 2,440,653 Downloads

9. miss A – “Touch” – 2,432,180 Downloads

10. Dynamic Duo – “Without You” – 2,221,683 Downloads

< Online Chart – Streams >

1. T-ara – “Lovey-Dovey” – 26,322,941 Streams

2. Busker Busker – “Cherry Blossom Ending” – 25,862,218 Streams

3. Big Bang – “FANTASTIC BABY” – 25,713,089 Streams

4. SISTAR – “Alone” – 24,625,292 Streams

5. Ailee – “Heaven” – 24,551,542 Streams

6. Big Bang – “Blue” – 23,063,308 Streams

7. IU – “You & I” – 21,273,096 Streams

8. HyunA & Hyunseung – “Trouble Maker” – 20,721,759 Streams

9. 10cm – “Sorrow” – 20,453,791 Streams

10. Lyn – “Back In Time” – 20,279,464 Streams

Credit: AllKpop

Top 10 K-Pop Music Videos on Youtube for the first half of 2012

The world’s largest video site, Youtube, has released a list of the top 10 K-Pop music videos for the first half of 2012 counting international and domestic (in Korea only) views.

In the first half of this year for international views, the most popular K-Pop music videos came from Big Bang. They recorded the highest number of hits for Fantastic Baby, Blue (2nd) and Bad Boy (4th). Girls’ Generation’s subunit debut single, Twinkle, followed in at third.

In June, Big Bang’s special edition album “STILL ALIVE” was released and their title song Monster also ranked sixth on the global ranking. Big Bang has set a record for having 4 music videos in the top 10 global list. Included also in the rankings is f(X)’s Electric Shock which was released in early June, and only a month later, ranked fifth on the chart. Next are SHINee’s Sherlock, the Wonder Girls’ Like This, and 4Minute’s Volume Up.

For the domestic views, the list is slightly different. Most domestic users during the first half of this year watched Sistar’s Alone. Their sensual images and choreography received attention helping their domestic hit. Taetiseo’s (Girls’ Generation subunit) Twinkle, was second on the list, followed by the Wonder Girls Like This. Big Bang’s Blue and Fantastic Baby ranked 4th and 5th respectively on the national chart, and f(x)’s Electric Shock followed in 6th. T-ara’s Lovey Dovey was also included in the ranking, while rising group Busker Busker’s Cherry Ending ranked ninth.

Google Korea’s managing director Seo Hwang Guk said, “K-Pop has already established itself as a genre worldwide that people enjoy. A variety of K-pop and other genres are being introduced on Youtube, and this allows for more domestic and foreign users to exchange content and spread the influence of K-pop. This steady wave is expected to be sustained.”

(Note: This is only a rough translation using my basic Korean skills and Google Translate. We will update with a better translation once available.)

Translated by vip4daesung @ bigbangupdates

T.O.P in New York last Feb 2012 with AllKpop Staff

T.O.P with a staff member from allkpop. She interviewed them last February in New York during the time they were shooting the MVs for Blue and Bad Boy.

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Big Bang’s “Blue” on Billboard Chart Muz TV Russia


Big Bang 2012 Global Event Contest Winner Announcement (Blue & Bad Boy)

Source: @YT

Big Bang Chart Ranking’s on MYX Philippines

MYX International TOP 20 - March 31-April 6,2012

~ Blue #2

~ Fantastic Baby #8

~ Bad Boy #9


MYX Hit Chart -April 1-April 7,2012

~ Blue #4

~ Fantastic Baby #14

~ Bad Boy #15

Source: MYX Philippines

Big Bang & Lee Seung Chul rank high on music charts despite fierce competition

It goes without saying that fierce competition exists on the Korean music charts. There is a new song seizing the #1 spot with each day, and different charts rank the same songs differently.

But of the many competitors, there are two names that continue to maintain their status on the charts, and they are none other than idol group Big Bang, and legendary singer Lee Seung Chul.

Even an entire month after releasing new albums, these two artists still rank high on the charts, and this sort of outcome was almost expected by fans and music professionals alike.

Lee Seung Chul managed to stay popular on the charts for 40 days after releasing his new ‘Feast of the Gods‘ OST, “Did You Forget“, on the 17th of last month. And as of March 27th at 6:00PM KST, “Did You Forget” ranked #5 on charts such as Melon, Mnet, and more. When it comes to the call-back ringtone download charts, he is way ahead of most of the popular idol groups out there today, and the Youtube video for the track has already passed the 750,000 hit-mark.

An insider from his agency remarked, “His deep, appealing vocals pair well with the emotions of the drama series and is garnering much attention.” MBC’s ‘Feast of the Gods’ is currently drawing in an impressive 17.2% of total viewer ratings, and Lee Seung Chul has been coined the ‘OST god’ after his OSTs for “East of Eden“, “Baker King Kim Tak Goo“, and more became hit classics.

His album producers are also excited about the success of the song. A representative from the producing team remarked, “Because “Did You Forget” has been such a hit, we are even thinking of postponing the release of the new OST.”

In addition to Lee Seung Chul, leading idol group Big Bang quickly achieved an all-kill after releasing their single “Blue” on February 17th, and their song “Fantastic Baby” from new mini-album ‘ALIVE‘ is not only #1 on Melon, it also ranks within the top 10 on Olleh Music, Monkey3, Mnet, Soribada, and Bugs. Other tracks such as “Blue”, “Bad Boy“, and “Love Dust” also continue to maintain their high ranks.

Some of the biggest names in K-Pop such as legendary idol group Shinhwa, 2AM, SHINee, CNBLUE, Jang Nara, Busker Busker, and more have all released their new albums around the same time, but the fact that Big Bang’s album has not been threatened by these big players, and maintains its elite status on the charts, is extremely noteworthy.

YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun Suk remarked,
“We were also surprised seeing the endurance of Big Bang’s “Fantastic Baby”. This is the first electronic track we’ve released in five years since “Last Goodbye“, and I think fans like it, as it is a track they feel sounds most like Big Bang.”

Source: Nate,

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Big Bang Winning Triple Crown @ SBS Inkigayo - Blue (12.023.25)

Credit:   @YT

Big Bang @ SBS Inkigayo - Blue (12.023.25)

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Big Bang’s Music Videos Surpass 30 Million Views on YouTube

Three songs, three music videos with 30 million views- that′s Big Bang.

As of March 22 1 pm (KST) Big Bang’s three tracks Blue, Bad Boy and Fantastic Baby from its mini album Alive has been viewed more than 30 million times in total on YouTube!

The breakdown by song reveals Blue, released on February 21, was viewed fifteen million times, Bad Boy, released on February 28, was viewed eight million times and Fantastic Baby, released on March 6, was viewed ten million times, reflecting the global popularity of not only the group’s songs but their respective videos as well.

On March 22, Big Bang plans to unveil the stage performance for Love Dust via its internet show YG On Air.

Which music video do you have on repeat?

Photo and video credit: YG Entertainment

Source: enewsworld

BIGBANG - BLUE Choreography Point (by Seungri)[English Subbed]

Source:  @YT

Big Bang @ YG On Air Photos - Blue on YG Application

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