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News+Photos: Big Bang, 2NE1 Thrill Before Weekend Concert

Big Bang, 2NE1 thrill before weekend concert

SINGAPORE – It wasn’t exactly the most heart-stopping press conference we’ve ever attended, but the mere presence of Korean bands Big Bang, 2NE1, Epik High and Winner were enough to make even members of the media cheer and swoon.


The groups were speaking at Resorts World Sentosa ahead of their YG Family concert here this weekend, but noticeably absent from the proceedings were PSY, who will also perform at the concert, and Big Bang’s Seungri, who has been hospitalised after he was involved in a car accident in Seoul early this morning (Sept 12).

The bands took turns to answer several tame, pre-approved questions during the 15-minute session, including which artistes they are most inspired by (newcomers and label mates Winner, said Big Bang’s T.O.P), whether they will be making a comeback (it’s a secret, said DJ Tukutz of Epik High) and even what they think of concert presenter Samsung’s new product (perfect, because it looks just as stylish as us, said 2NE1’s Dara).

Clearly, it was far more interesting to watch the bands and their shenanigans, than it was to listen to their actual responses. The artistes whispered occasionally among themselves, and 2NE1’s CL, for example, tried to photobomb Big Bang’s Taeyang and T.O.P as they took a selfie (or selca) together.


And when Big Bang’s T.O.P asked 2NE1’s Dara to demonstrate how she would cry on the spot, after the singer expressed her desire to try her hand at acting, the 29-year-old shot back immediately, saying she would like to try shooting a kissing scene with Epik High’s Mithra Jin.

Big Bang’s G-Dragon, who didn’t answer any of the questions, laughed and giggled at his label mates’ answers – especially when band mate Daesung joked that the last time the band was in Singapore on tour, they ate so many pepper crabs and chilli crabs that they “went home walking sideways”.

It all goes to show how close the YG Family artistes now are, after shows in Seoul, Tokyo and Shanghai.

“We’ve done concerts together before, but we have never been on tour together, especially with a new group like Winner,” said Big Bang’s Taeyang. “I am sure we can present different music, and a very different style of performing (at tomorrow’s concert).”

Guess we’ll just have to wait till tomorrow for a little more YG action.


The YG Family 2014 Galaxy Tour: Power in Singapore will be held on Sept 13 and 14 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Credits: Today Online

News: 2NE1’s Dara declares acting ambitions ahead of star-studded YG Family Concert in Singapore

2NE1’s Dara declares acting ambitions ahead of star-studded YG Family Concert in Singapore


There was some teasing going on at the YG Family press conference on Friday night.

The 29-year-old Dara, the pretty face of girlgroup 2NE1, quipped that she wants to try out acting like her colleague Top.

The cheeky Top promptly turned around to tell Dara: “Why don’t you demonstrate a crying scene on the spot?”

Dara responded swiftly with a comeback: “I’d rather do a kissing scene! I’d like to try it out with (Epik High’s) Mithra Jin.”


The playful interaction between the stars looks set to be a highlight of the YG Family concerts.

The YG artistes were gathered together at a press conference at Resorts World Convention Centre tonight, ahead of their joint concerts to be held over the weekend.

The YG Family Concert is a multi-act concert featuring artistes from Korean entertainment giant and talent agency YG Entertainment.

The two-day extravaganza held on Saturday and Sunday at the Singapore Indoor Stadium has a star-studded line-up: Gangnam Style star Psy, rookie boyband Winner, hip-hop trio Epik High, A-list boyband BigBang and edgy girlgroup 2NE1.

BigBang’s youngest member Seungri, 23, was conspicuously absent from the press conference. He was involved in a car accident in Seoul in the wee hours of Friday morning.

The emcee addressed the media at the start of the press conference, saying that Seungri will not be taking part in the YG Family concerts in Singapore due to the accident. She assured the media that he is recovering well.

The question-and-answer session was conducted entirely by the emcee, who quizzed the artistes from a pre-selected set of questions submitted by the media.

This is the first time stars from the YG stable are performing together at a concert here. Previously, BigBang, 2NE1 and Psy have done solo performances in Singapore.

It also marks the first performance here for newbie boyband Winner, who officially debuted last month.

When asked what has been their most memorable moment to date, Winner’s leader, 20-year-old Kang Seung Yoon says: “It’s right now because we are here with our seniors.”

Another group making their debut performance here is Epik High.

Speaking in fluent English, rapper Tablo says: “I love the heat. I love the sun!”

When asked who Epik High want to collaborate with, Tablo says: “I want to work with our CEO Yang Hyuk Suk. It would be a rap and dance number.”

Maybe we’ll see the YG boss at the next YG Family concert?

Credits: StraitsTime


News+Comments: Netizens’ Comments on Dara’s “Goddess Appearance” on YG’s Launching Party for NONA9ON

2NE1 Attends YG Family Party


YG Entertainment along with Samsung’s Cheil Industry held a party to on the 11th, at Octagon Club, Gangnam, Seoul, to launch their street-casual fashion brand, “Nona9on.” 2NE1 is pictured attending the party. On that day, Yang Hyun Suk and YG artists Psy, Big Bang, 2NE1, and others attended.\

Some comments were not translated, especially those that were about Bom.. T_T

(+289, -2) Waahhhh, Sandara’s beauty shines all the more with normal hair

(+270, -4) Sandara’s face is so small, it looks like it’ll disappear…

(+50, -2) Dara-unnie is really no joke, she looks like a goddess..;;;

(+45, -4) Heol, I thought Dara was a goddess.

(+40, -1) Sandara’s doll-like looks ㄷㄷ Unique style is good, but her normal style is pretty too ㅜㅜ

(+39, -2) Considering her age, Sandara Park’s looks could easily land in the Top 5 of idols. Pretty people are common in their 20s, but it’s rare to find a natural beauty beyond that point.

Source: Naver

Sandara Park, Superior Shapely Legs


(+107, 0) Daebakk………………

(+98, -1) Beautiful. , . , . . . . . . . A natural beauty

(+79, -2) Actress force…… Really gorgeous.

(+49, 0) Waahh, I thought…………. I was looking at a goddess

Source: Naver

News Video: The Daily Sports World Coverage of YG Family at the NONA9ON 1st Launch Party

Source: 세계일보 동영상 채널

News Video: OBS TV Coverage of Fierce 2NE1 at the NONA9ON 1st Launch Party

Source: @theEROMAKNAE

News: Sandara Park, “Why Am I Pretty?” Reveals Beauty Secrets

Sandara Park, “Why Am I Pretty?” Reveals Beauty Secrets


Sandara Park‘s beauty tips and talk in a beauty program is a hot topic.

On the broadcast of OnStyle‘s “Get It Beauty” on the 10th, she disclosed the beauty items found inside her pouch, and revealed her beauty tips publicly.

Sandara Park exposed the contents of her “chick pouch” and introducing her must-have, essential items, like Clio Kill Black eyeliner, Salon de Cara, tint, BB Cream, and lip&cheek make-up. In particular, the beauty panel were surprised with the pouch, since it was coming from a member of a top idol girl group.

She showed how the “little eye tail” eyeline could be applied as well. “When you’re busy or don’t have a lot of time, just draw a slight tail. It’s fast and easy to do, and it’s good at emphasizing the shape of the eyes,” she said.

Also to complete the make-up transformation, she revealed the use of another essential item, which is the mascara. For this instance, she used Salon De Cara, hair roll shape, emphasizing on filling and volume with careful application starting from the root up. When selecting a brush, the size is important, a small brush should be used to put emphasis on the corner color of the eyes. Use of eyelash color before the mascara would emphasize the eye-shape and make the eyes look larger, garnering admiration from the beauty panel.

Netizens who saw the broadcast commented with, “Sandara Park is gorgeous,” “Sandara Park’s ‘little eye tail’ make-up is cute,” showing their reaction.


Source: Wow Star TV

Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

News: 2NE1′s Sandara Park Gives “Get It Beauty” a “Botox” Surprise

2NE1′s Sandara Park Gives “Get It Beauty” a “Botox” Surprise


2NE1 member Sandara Park gave the presenters and audience of OnStyle show “Get It Beauty” a surprise on the latest episode of the show. The star explained that “botox” was her beauty secret, before revealing that she was actually referring to a type of massage, rather than injections.

The K-Pop star is appearing as a guest on the show, which is co-hosted by actress Yoo In Na, Rainbow leader Jaekyung, and comedienne Kim Ji Min.

And Sandara Park raises more than a few eyebrows when she says that “botox” is the key to her youthful look.

However, she goes on to explain that a special type of facial massage called “botox massage” can help facial skin stay healthy-looking. She also talks about some of her other beauty tips as part of the show.

Credits: Soompi

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.. ^^


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