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News: YG Life – “YG Family Concert Heats Up 35000 Shanghai Fans”



YG Family heated up the night of Shanghai.

In the evening of August 30, the Shanghai Stadium was filled with 35,000 excited fans who gathered to see YG Family’s first China concert: “YG FAMILY 2014 GALAXY TOUR: POWER IN SHANGHAI.”

The first group on stage was 2NE1. With a dynamic entrance with their 2nd full album’s “CRUSH,” they moved on to sing “FIRE,” “COME BACK HOME” and “GOTTA BE YOU,” fully gearing up the stadium. EPIK HIGH followed the four divas with “WITH YOU,” “LOVE LOVE LOVE” and then WINNER continued on with “GO UP,” “EMPTY” and “SMILE AGAIN.” The local fans were electrified by the artists.

BIGBANG followed up the heated up stage, dressed in gold outfits. As soon as they appeared, the stadium filled with gold, fans waving sticks with golden crowns on top. The stadium was united in one as the fans and BIGBANG sang “HARU HARU,” “BAD BOY,” and “FANTASTIC BABY” together.

After individual performances, YG Family was ready to showcase the highlight of the concert: collaboration performances. CL and GD transformed “THE BADDEST FEMALE” into “THE BADDEST MALE” and sang “MTBD” while SEUNGRI reinterpreted GD’s solo “CRAYON” in a comical way. WINNER’s SONG MIN HO and DARA performed T.O.P’s “DOOM DA DA” while EPIK HIGH and TAEYANG “EYES, NOSE, LIPS.” The collaboration was indeed special for the fans as these performances could only be seen at YG Family Concert.

Collabo performances were followed by PSY, 2NE1 and BIGBANG’s individual stages. PSY kicked off with the global mega-viral “GANGNAM STYLE” and moved on to sing “RIGHT NOW,” “GENTLEMAN” and “CHAMPION,” spreading his powerful energy in the stadium. 2NE1 appeared next to sing the much loved “I AM THE BEST” and “SCREAM,” while also singing “CAN’T NOBODY.”

The dynamic ending was by BIGBANG’s “TONIGHT,” “FEELING,” “HANDS UP” and their mega hit songs “LIES” and “HEAVEN.”

After the show, the local fans were much enthused to see more, and the entire YG Family appeared on stage for a curtain-call performance. Starting from 2NE1’s “GO AWAY,” YG Family performed BIGBANG’s “FANTASTIC BABY” and PSY’s “GANGNAM STYLE,” once again uniting with the fans. YG Family’s first concert in China ended in huge success.

YG Family will then move on to Singapore on Sept 13 and 14, Beijing on Oct 19, and Taiwan on Oct 25 for the “YG FAMILY 2014 GALAXY TOUR.”

Credits: YG Life

News+Netizens Comments: “Congratulations!”… Sandara Park, Fiery Support for “Winner”

“Congratulations!”… Sandara Park, Fiery Support for “Winner”


2NE1’s Sandara Park shows her support for fellow YG Family group hoobaes, “Winner.”

On the 17th, Sandara Park posted on her Instagram, “You did well, you did well, you did well!!! You did really great at your debut stage today~ Congratulations!” revealing a picture with the caption.

On the photo that she revealed, Sandara Park was seen posing with “Winner” members Kang Seungyoon, Lee Seunghoon, Song Minho, Nam Taehyun, and Kim Jinwoo, showing their closeness with each other. Sandara Park showed a warm atmosphere with her love for her hoobaes.

On the other hand, Winner’s debut album titled, “2014 S/S” has been released with the double title track, “Empty” and “Color Ring,” which the public has showed love for ever since the release.

Netizen’s Comments:

(+1686, -98) Kim Jinwoo is really so good-looking ♥ But Sandara Park doesn’t age at all ㄷㄷ
(+1404, -103) Seunghoon is so cool. Empty and Color Ring are both total treasures. Daebakk ^^
(+1234, -86) Winner fighting, I hope that good things come your way after all the difficulties you guys had!
(+1063, -75) Winner fighting!!!ㅎㅎㅎ
(+1137, -180) This article is about Winner and Sandara Park, why are you even bringing up Park Bom here….
(+887, -67) Everyone is so fresh ㅠㅠㅠㅠ Congratulations on your debut ♥ You were all so cool at Inki today
(+835, -66) Winner… You guys are my… Love
(+789, -65) Dara-noona doesn’t age ㅠㅠ♡
(+693, -64) My babies ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ ♥ ♥
(+659, -64) Sandara Park is really beautiful. Winner, do well!!
(+631, -54) It’s great seeing your good sunbae-hoobae relationship~ Your comeback stage today was awesome!!!
(+612, -59) Sandara Park is so pretty…
(+563, -50) Winner’s songs are too good…. Aside from the title tracks, the others are great as well ㅜㅜㅜ And today is your debut stage… Winner, do well and be successful!!!
(+455, -44) Winner, do well and be successful!!!!!!!!
(+420, -39) Go Mino ♥ I really like you. Winner
(+395, -45) Do well on your live today, fighting
(+392, -39) Good to see your sunbae-hoobae relationship ^^bbbbbb

(T/N: This article has 300+ comments, from here on, I’ll choose the ones where Dara is mentioned.. ^^)

(+114, -5) Ah Winner kids all look great, specially Nam Tae’s lips ㅋㅋㅋ Dara-ssi, thank you for posting a picture with Winner!!!!
(+112, -6) And it’s the “cute line”!! Kim Jinwoo and Sandara Park are really, really cute ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
(+107, 5) Wa ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Sandara is getting prettier and prettier ㅎㅎㅎ
(+95, -9) Just because you think Park Bom committed a crime, then all of the four girls in 2NE1 are criminals who belong to a criminal family?? Keep in mind that Dara has always been good, even though she’s been in the entertainment industry for so long, debuting 10 years ago, she’s still quite shy for an entertainer
(+91, -5) Wah… Is Sandara Park really 31 years old already… Winner’s songs are really great, it seems this year, all of the songs released from YG are extremely good ㅋㅋ
(+88, -11) Sandara Park really likes making that expression, still pertty though….
(+87, -5) Dara-unnie ㅜㅜ Our beautiful and kind unnie who always thinks of us, thank you!!! ♥ It’s good to see your nice hoobae-sunbae relationship ㅜㅜㅜ Winner ♥♥
(+70, -8) I hope that Sandara shares news about Winner in the future a lot as well~ Nam Taehyun is so pretty
(+69, -10) Ever since Winner TV, it’s been clear that Sandara Park is one of Winner’s favorites, and that they have a good sunbae-hoobae relationship.
(+66, -9) It seems Dara has always taken care of Winner well
(+60, -8) Today, our Winner’s coolness took over the stage, and we’re really grateful to all of YG Family who supported them ♡
(+54, -4) Today’s live stage was really cool~~ Dara-sunbae who takes good care of Winner, we really appreciate it, thank you~~
(+51, -1) Sandara Park….. She really doesn’t age, and looks like she’s the same age as them….
(+50, -2) Sandara Park is really beautiful~~ Winner, do well!!!!
(+44, -3) Kim Jinwoo and Sandara Park ㄷㄷㄷㄷㄷㄷㄷ Total good looks.. Really pretty….
(+43, -2) YG PR Director ㅋㅋㅋㅋ So pretty ㅇ
(+34, -2) Winner and Sandara Park are such cute kids. Congratulations on Winner’s debut stage today ~


Article and Comments Sources: TV Report via Naver

Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

News+Netizens Comments: “Today is Winner Day”… Sandara Park Shows Heartwarming Love Towards Hoobaes

“Today is Winner Day”… Sandara Park Shows Heartwarming Love Towards Hoobaes

2NE1’s Sandara Park shows her support for new group, ‘Winner.

On the 17th, Sandara Park showed her support for the new members of YG Family through her Instagram, where she revealed photos with Winner members, and left support messages.


First, Sandara Park posted, “QT Dara with QT Jinwoo, the formation of YG’s Cutie Line!!! Right now he’s showing his cute looks, but in the future, I’m sure that he’ll be showing the other sides of himself to the world! I’m expecting the future, fighting! Today is ~ Winner Day!” showing her support, and revealing a photo with Kim Jinwoo.


She followed this post with, “Swag, swag ~ Doom Dada Fam! With cool dongsaeng, Mino ~ His voice on stage is awesome, and his charismatic voice when he raps is really no jokel; but off-stage, he’s a totally cute dongsaeng~! Today, I’m excited for their debut stage as well!” revealing a photo with Winner member, Song Minho, with both of them showing their best ‘swag’ face.

On that day of the 17th was also rookie group, Winner’s first stage on a music broadcast program, “Inkigayo,” which was shown at 3:00 in the afternoon.

Netizen’s Comments:

(+131, -7) It’s Winner’s debut today!!!!! So excited

(+105, -5) I expect a lot today ㅠㅠㅠㅠ

(+96, 0) ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ Dara-unnie and the oppas are all so pretty ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

(+94, -6) Winner has finally debuted! Congratulations

(+88, -8) Dara-unnie, thank you for supporting Winner’s debut ㅠㅠ

(+63, 0) Dara-unnie’s love for her hoobaes ~ Winner’s debut stage today was really nice

(+61, -2) Sandara Park is really not aging…

(+58, 0) Dara’s hoobae love♡ 2NE1 fighting, Blackjacks fighting

(+48, 0) Looking good together ~ YG Family ㅎㅎ!!!

(+43, 0) Ah, Jinwoo is really good-looking..

(+30, 0) ㅋㅋ Their expressions are the same, but their skin colors are different, but they look like siblings (referring to Dara-Mino) ㅋㅋ

(+29, -1) Sandara Park-unnie is pretty from her head down to her toes, and I like how sincere 2NE1’s songs are and how all the unnies are so powerful and passionate, so I’m supporting and cheering, please come back and return with good songs~! Come back home~~

(+28, 0) Jinwoo and Sandara Park look like siblings ㅋㅋㅋㅋ The ‘cute line’ are really cute

(+27, 0) Sandara Park is really so beautiful, and Song Minho is totally chic. Winner’s debut stage today was really chic and awesome as well, and I’ll continue to support them in the future

(+26, -1) ㅎㅎㅎ Sandara is really beautiful

(+20, -1) ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋAh Song Minho’s eyes are cute ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ He’s really cute, but on today’s stage, he’s also awesome..♥ I’m crushing on him again ㅎㅎ Winner, fighting always

(+6, 0) Jinwoo ♬ Has been admitted officially into Dara’s ‘cute line’ ~~!^^


Article and Comments Sources: TV Report via Naver XSportsNews via Naver 

Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

Hey guys, if you want something translated, please don’t hesitate to mention us on Twitter (@WeLoveDara) or to leave links at the comments below.. ^^We will evaluate the tips, and see if we can translate it in whole, or maybe in parts relevant to Dara.. ^^ There’s another article for Dara with the whole group of Winner. Will post separately.. ^^

News+Netizens Comments: Sandara Park, “Goddess Appearance” in Unedited Advertisement Shoot Draws Attention

Sandara Park, “Goddess Appearance” in Unedited Advertisement Shoot Draws Attention


2NE1 Sandara Park‘s goddess beauty became a hot topic with the release of behind-the-scenes photos.

Make-up brand, Clio ( recently released their new advertisement shoot for their products, featuring brand model, Sandara Park.

In the ad, Sandara Park is seen to be holding up a pink mascara, with her hair styled in a voluminous manner, as shown in the photo above that is now a hot topic. Unlike the naughty, energetic look that she shows on stage, Sandara Park transformed her looks into that of a mature and enchanting woman, catching the eyes of netizens. Especially since this is an untouched/unedited photo cut, the fact that her glowing skin, generous eyelashes, and over-all good looks shows in a remarkable manner is quite fascinating. Also, after the release of the campaign photos, the interest in Clio‘s mascara products is getting hot interest as well.

On the other hand, Sandara Park,who is one of the 2NE1 members, can be seen in the upcoming “AIA Real Life Now Festival” featuring YG Family Concert, on the 15th, at Seoul’s Jamsil stadium.

Netizen’s Comments:

(+54, 0) If only I could live with that face

(+50, 0) No matter how much I look, she is still so pretty

(+45, 0) Dae to the bakk pretty~~~!!!!!♥♥♥♥♥

(+42, 0) Truthfully, her face is that of an actress’s level

(+41, 0) Sandara-ya? Really? Heol, really beautiful whoa

(+24, 0) ㅠㅠ Why are you so pretty??? Why??

(+22, 0) Dara Dara♥ Blackjack fighting


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News+Netizen Comments: Sandara Park, Everyday Look Revealed to Public, “Mysteriously Cute”

Sandara Park, Everyday Look Revealed to Public, “Mysteriously Cute”


2NE1’s Sandara Park revealed a recent picture.

On her Instagram account, Sandara Park shared on the 8th, “Special thanks to my multi talented friend marshall for my curly hairstyle and for taking this photo” sharing a picture along with the caption.

In the photo that she shared to the public, Sandara Park is wearing a white, sleeveless shirt matched with distressed jeans, looking straight at the camera with an impassive stare, posed with one hand on a wall, one leg twisted over the other. Even in normal, every day life, her fashion sense and absolute beauty still shines. Also catching attention is her wavy hairstyle with her hair pulled back from her face.

Netizens were also attracted by her porcelain skin and white face, thick eyebrows, and clear eye make-up that gave her a wide-eyed, child-like look which drew attention. Her unique, hot pink nails, showed off her a unique style that is distinctly Sandara Park.

Netizens who saw her update commented with, “Sandara Park seems to work hard at SNS,” “Sandara Park’s cute and uniqye style,” “I totally want her hair style,” “Where in the world is Dara-unnie?” “She really looks so young,” “Beautiful goddess looks,” “I want to know about their new album too,” showing their various thoughts.

Netizen Comments:

(+44, -1) Dara-unnie really looks beautiful!!♥♥
(+37, -1) Sandara Park is eating preservatives, she’s really really pretty~
(+10, 0) I can’t believe she’s already 31, human preservative ㅠㅠ Blackjacks, fighting! Dara Dara ♥
(+4, 0) Completely beautiful!! ㅠㅠ


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News+Netizens’ Comments: “See You Tonight…” Sandara Park, Looks Forward to Performing

“See You Tonight…” Sandara Park, Looks Forward to Performing


2NE1’s Sandara Park shows off her luxurious beauty.

On the 10th, Sandara Park shared a picture on her Instagram account, with the caption, “Waiting for Blackjacks.. See you tonight!”

In the photo, Sandara Park is seen making a pose, looking at a distance, while having a traditional Vietnam hat on. Her pink lipstick that complimented her appearance, drew attention as well.

On the other hand, Sandara Park, who belongs to the group 2NE1, is set to perform at “2NE1 Galaxy Stage in Vietnam” on the afternoon of the 10th, at Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City. This is the group’s second stage in Vietnam.

Netizen Comments:

(+54, -1) Ah, really beautiful…

(+46, 0) Noona is really… Super pretty ㅎ

(+22, -1) I wanted to see you at YG Fam Con on 8.15 ㅠㅠㅠㅠ But I can’t go ㅠㅠ Dara-unnie, do well ㅎㅎ Blackjacks, fighting

(+15, 0) She’s in her 30s… ㅎㄷㄷ She is still so beautiful. God is unfair ㅜ


Source: TV Report via Naver
Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

News: Louis Vuitton Seeks Massive Investment in YG Entertainment

Louis Vuitton seeks massive investment in YG Entertainment


The world’s top-notch luxury brand group LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton is on track to make a large scale investment in the 100 billion won range ($1=KRW970) in South Korea’s one of the top three entertainment companies YG Entertainment. The deal, if materialized, will become the first-ever for overseas luxury brand group to invest in the nation’s entertainment company. Reportedly, Louis Vuitton seeks business partnership rather than attempting to acquire management rights or make profits.

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton is the world’s leading luxury group whose brands include Bulgari and TAG Heuer while YG Entertainment has led the Korean pop culture across Asia with famous singers like Psy, Big Bang and 2NEI. The deal will likely help the two to create significant synergies in expanding their business.

LCapital Asia, a private equity firm (PEF) backed by Louis Vuitton group, is in last-stage negotiations to invest in YG Entertainment, according to investment banking industry in Hong Kong Tuesday. LCapital will likely decide on new rights issue in a third party allocation and invest worth at least 100 billion won, representing around 20 percent of YG Entertainment’s market capitalization worth 571.4 billion won.

The two are fine-tuning how much and how Louis Vuitton will invest after beginning negotiations secretly around June. Reportedly, they will likely opt for a third party allotment rights issue involving redeemable cumulative preference shares (RCPS).

Credits: MK News

News: YG Life – “2NE1’s ‘I Am The Best,’ BGM of Microsoft Ad”



[텐아시아 = 장서윤 기자] 2NE1 is arousing much attention as their song “I AM THE BEST” was chosen as the theme song of an ad created by one of world’s largest companies, America’s Microsoft.

The song will be used as the BGM of a tablet PC commercial video clip of Microsoft from August 11 (local date). Viewers will hear the music for the next 6 months on TV and on other media for one year when the commercial is played.

YG Entertainment responded, “Microsoft contacted us through their ad agency to say that they want to use the song as their BGM. The electronic and hiphop-influenced song was released in June 2011, and it crosses over to genres of reggae and African rhythm. At the time of release, it received high praises for expressing 2NE1’s colors well, and swept across music markets home and abroad.”

2NE1 unveiled their 2nd full album “CRUSH” this year, and their active promotion led them to be the first South Korean artists to enter Billboard 200 by ranking #61. They re-wrote the history of K-Pop. They also carried out their 2nd World Tour “ALL OR NOTHING.”

Credits: YG-Life

Video: 140802 Press Coverage of 2NE1’s Press Con in Myanmar

Press video coverage of 2NE1’s press con in Myanmar, hosted and sponsored by Samsung.. ^_^


Credits: BYN TV News

News: Yang Hyun Suk Discusses Future Plans for WINNER + Park Bom and Dara’s variety show talents

Sorry but I have to disagree with YG. I really think Dara is funny, even YG himself admitted it in 2NE1tv. But I also know that Dara will be better with a drama. If only YG would allow her to do one. T_T

News: Yang Hyun Suk Discusses Future Plans for WINNER + Park Bom and Dara’s variety show talents


On August 6, the launching show ‘2014 S/S GRAND LAUNCH‘ for WINNER’s debut album took place at the Grand Ballroom at the Conrad Seoul Hotel where Yang Hyun Suk spoke about his future plans for the group in front of the media.

He said, “Kang Seung Yoon appeared on MBC sitcom ‘High Kick 3,’ and I thought he was good at acting.  Honestly, I think YG is branded as a company that is immensely tight fisted when it comes to variety programs.  There was that tendency in the cases of Big Bang and 2NE1.

As Park Bom appeared in SBS‘s ‘Roommate,’ Yang Hyun Suk was asked, “Did Park Bom appear on variety because she personally wanted to?

Yang Hyun Suk replied, “In Park Bom’s case, she was someone who was very funny in the reality program ‘2NE1 TV.’  Park Bom and Dara always expressed their wish to go on a lot of variety shows.  I think that’s how she came to be on a program in which the camera follows her around.  Dara says she wants to go on a lot of variety shows, but in my opinion, Dara isn’t that funny.”

(A/N: Omitted non-2NE1 related parts.)


Source: AllKpop
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