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  • Big Bang become the first Korean boy group to surpass 100 million views on YouTube with their 'Fantastic Baby' MV

    March 27, 2014 @ 2:07 am

    Big Bang has become the first Korean boy group to reach the 100 million view milestone on YouTube with their "Fantastic Baby" MV! As of the 27th, Big Bang's "Fantastic Baby" MV has over 100 million views and counting after two years since its release on March 6, 2012. "Fantastic Baby" was definitely an electrifying upbeat title track from their fifth mini album 'ALIVE' with its energetic tune and visual elements all packed into a music video tha

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  • Popular YouTubers react to 'Fantastic Baby', 'I Got A Boy', and 'Lucifer'

    July 18, 2013 @ 6:01 pm

    The famous YouTube series from TheFineBros has tackled on the subject of K-pop.This particular episode invited famous YouTube celebrities Jack Douglass, Tay Zonday, Ingrid Nilsen, Trisha Hershberger, Meg Turney, Tyler Oakley, Ryan Higa, Catherine Wayne, Ian Hecox, Anthony Padilla, Rosanna Pansino, DeStorm Power, and Philip DeFranco. They reacted to three of the most popular music videos in Big Bang's "Fantastic Baby",&nbs

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  • 15 Familiar Themes Seen in K-pop Music Videos

    July 13, 2013 @ 6:26 pm

    Look, I'm not going to sugarcoat anything. K-pop has amped up its game when it comes to flirting with our dear bachelor homogeneity. The music, the image concepts, all matters concerning MV productions - the resemblance, it burns."Omg what is she even talking about...?" "Ew, like who does she think she is... some internationally sanctioned K-pop analyst?"I hear it already - like music to my ears. But I won't retract anything. I'm just as ent

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  • G-Dragon goes back to his seaweed hairstyle from "Fantastic Baby"?

    March 6, 2013 @ 9:12 pm

    Big Bang's G-Dragon revealed another version of his famous seaweed hair style. On March 6th, G-Dragon shared the above photo and tweeted, "Fantastic baby hair style..again? It's real, the real thing appeared~~~~~~". The picture showed G-Dragon posing in a beach on Jeju Island while holding up seaweed next to his head as if it were part of his hair style. It reminded fans of his hairstyle that has been dubbed as 'seaweed hair' back when

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  • MelOn releases End of the Year charts for 2012

    December 27, 2012 @ 5:27 pm

    MelOn released their end-of-the-year charts for 2012. The music site released 4 charts for 2012, taking into account all data from January 2, 2012 to December 24, 2012. The four charts were broken down into Yearly Total Chart, Yearly Streaming Chart, Yearly Download Chart, and Yearly Album Chart. Yearly Total Chart The Yearly Total Chart combined all the other three charts into consideration. First place on the list was none other

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  • fuse tv chooses Big Bang's 'ALIVE' as one of the 'Top 40' albums of 2012

    December 16, 2012 @ 12:47 am

    America's music cable channel fuse tv chose Big Bang's 'ALIVE' as one of the top 40 best albums of 2012. On December 14th, fuse tv revealed its list of 40 top albums of 2012 including Big Bang's 'ALIVE' which was released early this year in February. Fuse tv commented, "There's a reason for Big Bang's worldwide popularity—they push the envelope. Released in February as the group's fifth extended play, Alive blurs the lines between trad

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  • Which songs released in 2012 lasted the longest on the Melon Top 50 charts?

    December 5, 2012 @ 4:08 pm

    Music site Melon reviewed 290 hit songs that were released from January 2012 to November 2012 and took a look at how long each song had stayed on their Top 50 list. Because K-pop moves so quickly, multiple songs are released on a daily basis. As a result, many songs often rank first, but for the most part it's only for a very short amount of time - sometimes only up to a few hours, and in some cases even less. Because of this, Melon decide

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  • Big Bang's "Fantastic Baby" & Psy's "Gangnam Style" featured on GLEE

    November 30, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

    Many Kpop fans were expecting to see Psy's "Gangnam Style" on FOX's hit American musical comedy-drama television series "GLEE". However, they were in for a surprise when Big Bang's "Fantastic Baby" was also briefly featured on the show. During one point in the show, Harry Shum Jr.'s character Mike Chang stated, "Korean boy bands are tearing up the music scene and there's a lot that we can learn from them". He then proceeds to dance familia

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  • 2AM puts their own spin on "Twinkle", "Poison", "I Love You", and "Fantastic Baby"

    November 29, 2012 @ 2:10 am

    2AM, who have recently wrapped up their Seoul 'The Way of Love' concerts on the 24th and 25th as part of their Asia tour, has unveiled a practice video clip that is sure to pique the interests of K-pop fans! The ballad group put their own spin on popular hits like Girls' Generation's "Twinkle", SECRET's "Poison", 2NE1's "I Love You", and Big Bang's "Fantastic Baby" to bring about a fresh new feel to the songs for their tour, and now they'v

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  • Big Bang kicks off the American portion of their world tour with sold-out performances

    November 5, 2012 @ 2:13 am

    Big Bang began a successful start to the American leg of their 'ALIVE Galaxy Tour 2012' at the Honda Center in Orange County, California. After selling out seats in Japan, Taiwan, China, and other tour locations, the hip-hop idol group continued their winning streak by selling out all available seats on the West Coast stop for their world tour, despite having never officially promoted in the States. Also, Big Bang's Honda Center concert

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