Big BangÆs February 24th comeback has put the entire music industry on high alert, especially for those artists who were looking to either debut or return.
Now that their comeback date has been set in stone, both rookies and top tier artists originally scheduled for a debut or comeback this March are scrambling to reschedule in order to avoid battling it out with one of the biggest returns in the industry.
A representative from an agency currently preparing a new idol group debut revealed, ôWe have nothing to gain from releasing an album at the same time as Big Bang. WeÆre planning to postpone their debut to sometime after March.ö
Most of the debuts and comebacks were already postponed due to TVXQÆs comeback last month; the fact that the industry is being hit with another huge name so quickly is causing agency representatives to furrow their brows with exasperation.
Since SBS is also at the head of Big BangÆs comeback with an extravagant one-hour long special, itÆs not only agency representatives who are trembling, but the remaining two public broadcast networks (MBC and KBS) as well.
Through their literal æall-inÆ for Big Bang, SBS will most likely win in the battle for viewer ratings, as SBS is already rumored to have promised YG Entertainment an impressive investment in the groupÆs audio and performance setup. The network had already made a substantial investment in 2NE1 and both of Big BangÆs solo and unit promotions as well, which may have led to this close relationship between the two powerhouses.
Unfortunately for MBC and KBS, they can only look on as SBS secures a stronger bond with the agency. especially since Big Bang is looking towards an impressive promotional year for 2011.
Source: OSEN via Nate, OSEN
Posted by VITALSIGN @ Allkpop
It has been over two years since Big Bang's last Korean album release and VIPs are excited to hear the group will finally be making a comeback as a group. On February 17th, YG's blog called YG-Life was updated with the tracklist for Big Bang's 4th Korean mini-album.
The title track has been revealed to be titled "TONIGHT". "TONIGHT" was written by Big Bang leader G-Dragon with the additional rap written by T.O.P. The song was composed by G-Dragon and E.Knock, and arranged by Choi Pilkang. With the tracklist revealed, fans now understand YG's message on February 16th "Big Bang is back 'TONIGHT'".
Many fans are also wondering if "TONIGHT" will have the same popular tune from "Lies" and "Haru Haru". The image revealed with Big Bang reveals a new side of the group, in which they emit a chic look. G-Dragon is especially attracting attention for his short and blonde hair. In addition, Daesung's dark hair gives him a more mature look. T.O.P. is still sporting his silver hair that has attracted a lot of fans attention.
The mini-album will be released on February 24th with their "Big Show" concert on February 25th thru the 27th at the Seoul Olympic Stadium. Big Bang will also be having a one-hour special comeback show on SBS on February 27th.
01. Intro (Thank You & You)
Written by G-Dragon | Composed by G-Dragon and Choice 37 | Arranged by Choice 37
02. Hands Up
Written by G-Dragon | Composed by G-Dragon and E.Knock | Arranged by E.Knock | Additional rap by T.O.P.
Written by G-Dragon | Composed by G-Dragon and E.Knock | Arranged by Choi Pilkang | Additional rap by T.O.P.
04. Somebody to Love
Written by G-Dragon | Composed by G-Dragon, Ham Seungchun, Kang Wookjin | Arranged by Ham Seungchun and Kang Wookjin | Additional rap by T.O.P.
05. What Is Right
Written by G-Dragon | Composed by G-Dragon, D.J. Murf, PeeJay | Arranged by D.J. Murf and Peejay | Additional rap by T.O.P.
Written by G-Dragon | Composed by G-Dragon, D.J. Murf, Peejay | Arranged by D.J. Murf and Peejay | Additional rap by T.O.P.
Source: OSEN and yes24
Posted by uni @ Koreaboo
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