Taeyang’s Guangzhou Concert Ends in Success, Electrifying 3,000 Fans
On January 28, Taeyang successfully held a concert in Guangzhou, China attended by 3,000 fans who came to support him on his first solo tour “RISE”.
Taeyang began the concert with “Body” from his second full-length album, and then staged his flagship groovy dance and perfect live-performance with “Super Star”.
Taeyang went on to captivate the audience with his sweet songs “Move” and “You’re My”. He also had a surprise performance for fans. During his “I Need A Girl” performance, Taeyang brought a female fan onto the stage and danced with her.
He also performed “Good Boy”, a song released by G-Dragon and Taeyang last year that has now more than 37 million views on YouTube. He performed a total of 20 songs, showcasing fully his talent as a solo artist.
Taeyang will wrap up his tour in China with his last concert in Beijing on the 31st, and then will continue his solo tour in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and Taiwan.
Taeyang is enjoying a continuous popularity overseas, as his “SOL JAPAN TOUR ‘RISE’ 2014’ DVD / Blu-ray”, released in Japan on the 28th, ranked 2nd place on Oricon’s daily DVD chart on the day of its release.
Big Bang to Showcase 8 Songs in Chunwan “Real VIP”
Big Bang is attracting a lot of attention as it has been reported that they will perform a total of 8 songs on China’s Dragon TV for the lunar new year.
According to Sina Entertainment on the 29th, Big Bang will be making an appearance on Dragon TV’s special program for the lunar new year. The group is said to have chosen 8 of their hit songs to perform.
It is quite unprecedented that China’s most special program of the year is allocating that much time to one group, enough to perform 8 songs. A group normally sings 2 to 3 songs only.
Big Bang’s scenes will be filmed in advance and will be aired on February 19 (Lunar New Year) at 7:30PM on Dragon TV. Apart from Big Bang, Michael Bolton will also be making an appearance on the show.
Taeyang’s “Eyes, Nose, Lips” won song of the month for June at the 2014 GAON Kpop Chart Awards held today in Seoul. Taeyang was unable to attend due to hisconcert in China, but sent his thanks through a video message:
Complete Winners List:
World Rookie Award: BTS Rookie of the Year Award: Winner, Mamamoo
Best Selling Albums: 1st Quarter: DBSK 2nd Quarter: EXO 3rd & 4th Quarter: Super Junior
Top Songs: January: Girls Day – Something February: SoYou & Junggigo – Some March: 2NE1 – Come Back Home April: AKMU – 200% May: g.o.d – The Lone Duckling June: Taeyang – Eyes, Nose, Lips July: San E and Raina – Midsummers’s Night Sweetness August: Park Boram – Beautiful September: Sistar – I Swear October: Kim Dong Ryul – How I Am November: MC Mong – Miss Me or Diss Me December: Apink – Luv
Hot Trend Award: EXID, Block B K-POP World Korean Wave Star Award: Kara Popular Singer Award: Lim Chang Jung Fan Vote Award: EXO Hot Performance Award: AOA Long Running Music Award: SoYou & Junggigo Genre Award: Epik High Music Distribution Award: Universal Music Korea New Media Platform Award: Kakao Music K-POP Contribution Award: Shin Hae Chul Performer Award: Jang Hyuk, Kang Tae Woo Style Award: Dance Crew ‘DQ’, Park Seo Hyun(박서현), Choi Ji Hyang Best Lyric Writer Award: Min Yeon Jae Composer of the Year Award: Kim Do Hoon Producer of the Year Award: Kim Si Dae (Starship Ent.)