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Sep 12, 2014
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[NEWS] TODAYONLINE: Why you won’t see B.A.P with long hair

SINGAPORE — We’ve seen and interviewed B.A.P three times in the last 13 months. And each time, the Korean boy band turns up in Singapore looking almost exactly the same as they did the last time — perhaps with the exception of their hair color.

But one member of the six-man group says he has had enough of complicated hairstyles.

“Every time we change a hairstyle, it becomes very hard to maintain, because we have to style it to make it look nice,” said lead vocalist Daehyun, who was speaking at yesterday’s press conference held at Movenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa, just before B.A.P’s live recording session for MTV’s music series MTV Sessions. “That’s really troublesome, so now we are trying to keep our hair short, so we can maintain it easily.”

Although B.A.P intends to go easy on their hair, they have no intention of compromising the quality of their performances.

Responding to queries on their views on Korean broadcaster MBC’s recent ban on lip-syncing from its weekly music show Music Core, Daehyun reassured fans that the group will not be affected.

“B.A.P always sings live,” said the 21-year-old.

He added: “There must be some reason why some bands are lip-syncing. But as a vocalist, personally, I would like to keep singing live anyway, because that is the most efficient way to express myself and our feelings.”

© TODAYONLINE
Sep 12, 2014
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[XINMSN] B.A.P’s Him Chan wants to hear “I love you” from Jong Up

The Korean sextet dished out some of their bad habits and what they like about one another

South Korean group B.A.P was in town last night for the live recording of MTV Sessions, their second MTV performance since their appearance on MTV K in New York City last year.

Before that, xinmsn got to meet the boys – leader Yong Guk, Young Jae, Dae Hyun, Jong Up, Him Chan and Zelo – in a 45-minute group interview where they gossiped about one another and shared their goals for next year.

Warning: lots of HimUp (Him Chan and Jong Up) moments ahead.

Having become roommates recently, Him Chan and Jong Up entertained us with what they like and dislike about each other, to much laughter (and approval) from the other members.

Jong Up revealed jokingly, “I like Him Chan’s friendliness, but I can’t think of what I dislike about him because there are too many! (guffaws)

The 19-year-old also exposed his roommate’s sleeping habits, complaining that the latter moves about a lot in his sleep and often crosses the “boundary” between them.

Of course, Him Chan did not let Jong Up off by adding that the latter actually has that same habit too.

“We often wake up in the morning either with our positions switched or rotated,” Him Chan said, illustrating with his hands how their bodies would turn 90 degrees from the position they had gone to sleep in.

The five-year age gap between 24-year-old Him Chan and Jong Up did not bother their friendship and the former calmly confessed he “wants to hear Jong Up say ‘I love you’ to him”, to the satisfaction of many HimUp shippers (people who like their moments together).

B.A.P, who held their B.A.P Live on Earth Singapore 2014 concert in May, was happy to return to Singapore again, a place that holds a special meaning in their hearts as this was where they had their first performance outside Korea.

Being the first Korean act to be featured in MTV’s music series MTV Sessions, they were exceptionally happy and Him Chan described his group as “the best in his heart”.

Responding to the recent lip-sync ban by Korean music programme Show! Music Core, one of the group’s lead vocalists Dae Hyun reassured fans that B.A.P always performs live “as it is the most efficient way to express ourselves”.

So are there moments where these Best-Absolute-Perfect boys feel otherwise?

Dae Hyun laughed shyly as he recalled their strong image when they debuted two years ago and felt embarrassed when they made a change for cutesy songs such as ‘Don’t Do It’ and ‘Crash’. But we’re sure BABYz (B.A.P fans) were gushing in front of their screens.

And if things go B.A.P’s way, fans will be seeing and hearing a lot more from the boys soon. The sextet revealed that they will be performing more in Japan and hope to release another album next year. In fact, they are looking forward to a second season of their variety show B.A.P ATTACK!, which Dae Hyun said they “are always ready for, if their management approves.”

Having been together for two years and travelled the world on concert tours, Young Jae revealed B.A.P is more of a family to him now, rather than friends. Him Chan added the best piece of advice the group had received was to “stay together for a long time and keep their relationship strong.”

To BABYz who were unable to attend the recording session last night, it’s alright, for Dae Hyun “loves you” and Jong Up shouted out, “Watch us on MTV Asia!”

Known for his song-writing skills, Yong Guk highlighted songs with “political themes are closer to his heart”.

The straight-faced leader also hopes his group will dabble in song-writing so that everyone can give one another comments for improvement.

It seems Jong Up has already been trying this out, to which Young Jae commented, “He only writes eight bars and keeps listening to it so it gets quite irritating at times.”

Dae Hyun teased Jong Up for being the most different member on and off-stage.

“He shows his manly side on-stage but off-stage, he’s actually a cute and shy dongsaeng (little brother),” the 21-year-old said, occasionally poking Jong Up’s cheeks during the interview.

An Indonesian member of the media gifted the group with an Indonesian Rupiah note as a souvenir so that they can visit the country for a concert soon.

Maknae (youngest member) Zelo was quiet throughout the interview and only laughed at his hyungs’ unexpected responses and reactions.

Him Chan is known for changing his social media account usernames to cheeky and quirky ones, and he thought of one on the spot: Berry Berry Strawberry, what do you guys think of that?

© XINMSN
Sep 08, 2014
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Yongguks’ Song Recommendation for Lunar New Year

Yongguk: "If you’re taking a long drive over the holidays, I recommend listening to Lil Rob’s ‘Summer Nights’. On the last days of summer, enjoy it with some sweet west coast music. Especially people who like hip hop.”

© TVREPORT | trans cr ; beeyoomi @ Twitter
Filed Under: b.a.p yongguk t:news t:other
Jul 30, 2014
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[NEWS] 140730 B.A.P Jongup & Youngjae’s surprise message to fans during their break

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Recently, the boy group B.A.P that finished with the 4 continent tour including Asia, America, Europe and also Australia said they are having their long-awaited break. What might they be doing in their break? The members Jongup and Youngjae send us the recent news!

So, can we first meet with Jongup? Jongup who is currently having an album’s photo-shoot said that they are taking a break after having finished the tour. When I asked about future projects he responded "Maybe, in a certain period, we’ll have a long break, we’re improving ourselves right now". What about your self-improvement? He told us "Vocal or songwriter, I’m trying to write lyrics as a hobby. I think next time when we meet with our fans, We’ll be able to show them a different and cool side of us" and then send some expectations to the fans.

Next is Youngjae. Youngjae who is currently having the japanese album’s photo-shoot said that they are spending their break comfortably. Youngjae who is asking for the fans safety, commented with worry "It’s summer so be careful of the heat, don’t be too close to the air-conditioner because you can get ill, take care of your health". Finally, he send a flying kiss as a gift for the fans who are waiting for them. B.A.P that sent a surprise message to their fans, said that they will be coming back with a different side to them.

That was Jongup and Youngjae of B.A.P.

© Naver | Trans by Mika @ bapyessir.com
Jun 10, 2014
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B.A.P will attend the 2014 Auto Pudong International Car Exhibition

B.A.P will attend the 2014 Auto Pudong International Car Exhibition in Pudong,Shanghai on August 16th and 17th.

TVXQ and B.A.P will be invited as Korean guests and put on a concert along with other Chinese artists. B.A.P is described as the most perfect Korean dark punk band. Having their first show ever in Shanghai, they will perform for not less than 40 minutes.
© Autopudong | Trans by Liliane & Josie @ bapyessir.com
Filed Under: b.a.p t:news
May 30, 2014
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[NEWS] 140530 B.A.P’s Him Chan: My Fan Named her Baby After Me

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We imagine Korean boy bands have all met their fair share of, erm, over-enthusiastic fans.

But B.A.P’s Him Chan’s story about an extraordinarily devoted BABY — which is what the group’s fans are called — truly takes the cake.

“There was this Korean fan. She was pregnant when I met her, and she asked me if she could name her child Him Chan,” the Korean boy band member said. “I agreed to it, and now the baby’s name is Him Chan.”

Him Chan (the adult) was speaking at a press conference held at The Star Loft at The Star Performing Arts Centre, ahead of B.A.P’s concert in Singapore on Saturday. This is the group’s second gig here in less than a year.

The 24-year-old added: “It’s very amusing, because it’s not something I experience everyday. Him Chan actually means energetic in Korean, so I hope the child will be energetic, and I hope he will be able to experience all the good things in the world. I am very grateful to the fan.”

But fans aren’t the only ones who sometimes get too excited.

“Our fans are quite courteous, so they don’t make abrupt movements on stage,” said the band’s leader Bang Yong Guk. “But (one time) we got so excited on stage, and I remember kissing one of my fans’ hands.”

Here’s hoping B.A.P will get high on chilli crabs before their show in Singapore.

© TODAY
May 27, 2014
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B.A.P’s Bang Yongguk and Himchan donate books to children’s charity

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B.A.P’s Bang Yongguk and Himchan were revealed to have donated to Bugiz, a charity that supports children with leukemia, childhood cancer or any other forms of rare, uncurable illnesses.

On the 27th of May, Bugiz revealed that both Bang Yongguk and Himchan donated over a total of 400 books, in which these books will not only be given to the children in the charity, but they will also be distributed to nurseries, day-care centers, low-income families, neglected children and any other children who need these books.

Source: My Daily

Filed Under: b.a.p yongguk himchan t:news 140527 | via koreaboo
May 17, 2014
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[NEWS] 140517 B.A.P for Apple Daily: “Oppas cherish their bodies like gold, B.A.P would not show their body, only their vocals”

The Korean male idol Group, B.A.P, is going to have their concert in Taiwan NK 101 at 18:00 tommorrow. Today, there is a joint press conference in their hotel. They said, “we have learnt a lot Mandarin with some Taiwanese dialect. And we will show the surprise to the fans tommorrow.” Besides, they had generously shown their abs in the previous concerts. Will they show them to the fans again? Youngjae said, “To prevent them from overlooking the performance to just watch the abs, we are not going to show them.” 90% of the tickets for LOE Taiwan are sold. You can buy the tickets in the concert site.

Appledaily.com | Trans by CK & Shwen @ bapyessir.com
Filed Under: b.a.p t:news 140517
May 10, 2014
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[NEWS] 140509 Sydney’s love of Asian pop moves beyond the novelty of Gangnam Style

On Saturday, six-piece South Korean boy band B.A.P. dance into town to play at Luna Park’s Big Top as part of a world tour that includes the US and Europe. When sales opened last month, the $200 VIP tickets (600 of them) sold out within minutes. Joy Kim, the general manager of their agency TS Entertainment, says next year they hope to travel to more countries. It’s part of a strategy to bring B.A.P. (it stands for Best Absolutely Perfect) and K-pop to a wider audience. 

Many K-pop bands (including B.A.P) record versions of their songs in Mandarin and Japanese, and Kim says they are thinking of doing English versions “so more people can enjoy the music and the concerts better”. But ultimately, she doesn’t believe language is an obstacle: “People get their emotions and feelings from the music.” 

Very few members of the 2000-strong audience at Kyary’s concert at the Roundhouse in March understood Japanese, and she spoke very little English, so Kim is probably right. The concert exceeded the expectations of its promoter, Handsome Tours, who had to move it to the bigger venue after the Metro sold out so rapidly. Handsome’s Chris Twite hopes to bring the J-pop singer back next year.

"Asian pop music is definitely a growing market in Australia,” he says, "and she is one of its shining stars." He is also looking at other Asian acts but won’t say at whom: "A promoter is only as good as his secrets." 

Twite puts the rise in popularity down to SBS PopAsia, which airs on SBS each weekend and on YouTube. Visuals have always played an important role in Asian pop, whether it be set design, CGI or elaborate choreography.

Although B.A.P come from one of the smaller music stables in South Korea, they have the distinction of having produced one of its most expensive music videos: for the title track of their second EP, One Shot, they did a shoot in the Philippines, then spent another week in a studio in Seoul. The final bill, says Kim, was “not exactly $1 million dollars but pretty much around that”. South Korea’s biggest music agencies routinely spend vast sums of money promoting their groups.

The band, whose songs take in such styles as urban grooves, ballads, EDM and even heavy metal (a variety that isn’t unusual in K-pop), has consistently had hits throughout Asia since their first single Warrior was released in 2012. Yet Kim demurs when asked if the label was pleased that they achieved success in the competitive field so quickly.

"We are still on the way to success,” she says. "It takes five years to see if you are successful or not. That’s what I think. Warrior was a big hit and it got them a lot of attention, but since Gangnam Style … that’s the standard for K-pop these days.”

© Sydney Morning Herald
Filed Under: b.a.p t:news 140509
Apr 04, 2014
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[NEWS] 140404 B.A.P to release their fourth photobook and DVD set ‘RECORDING TAKE4’

B.A.P will release their fourth photobook and DVD set ’RECORDING TAKE4’!

'RECORDING TAKE4' is the next installment of their 'TAKE' series and features a total of 80 photos of B.A.P's journey throughout their promotions for “BADMAN" and "1004(Angel)”, and their first win on a music show. The one-hour DVD also includes making films for the “BADMAN” MV filmed in Detroit as well as the “1004(Angel)” MV in Korean and English subtitles. The set also contains one photo card of a B.A.P member selected randomly.

With B.A.P’s third Japanese single ”NO MERCY" charting at #2 on the Oricon Daily Single Chart upon its release on the 3rd, the boys will also drop this photobook in Japan as well.

'RECORDING TAKE4' will be released in Korea and Japan on the 23rd!

© ALLKPOP
Filed Under: b.a.p t:news 140404


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