• PHOTOS: Taeyang says BIGBANG members are 'biggest joys in life' at Singapore concert
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    PHOTOS: Taeyang says BIGBANG members are 'biggest joys in life' at Singapore concert

    Less than half a year after BIGBANG leader G-Dragon’s concert in Singapore, group member Taeyang held his own solo concert “WHITE NIGHT” on Friday (27 Oct) at The Star Performing Arts Centre at The Star Vista. During the concert, Taeyang performed more than 20 songs and two encores, performing well-known hits such as “Eyes, Nose, Lips”, “Wedding Dress”, “Darling” and “Ringa Linga”, as well as BIGBANG songs “Last Dance” and “Fantastic Baby”. After performing the BIGBANG song “Last Dance”, the 29-year-old vocalist asked the audience in English, “How is the song when I sing it alone?

  • BIGBANG's T.O.P gets 10 months suspended jail sentence for smoking marijuana
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    BIGBANG's T.O.P gets 10 months suspended jail sentence for smoking marijuana

    South Korean artiste T.O.P, a member of popular K-pop group BIGBANG, on Thursday (20 July) received a 10-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, for smoking marijuana. T.O.P, whose real name is Choi Seung-hyun, received a lighter jail sentence as per the prosecution’s request during his first court hearing on 29 June. The Seoul Central District Court found him guilty of all four charges of smoking marijuana with 21-year-old female trainee, Han Seo-hee, at his home between 9 and 12 October 2016.

  • BIGBANG's G-Dragon classily 'falls' into a hole on stage at Thailand concert
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    BIGBANG's G-Dragon classily 'falls' into a hole on stage at Thailand concert

    Footage from a video shared on Facebook shows the leader of popular Korean group BIGBANG performing the song “A Boy”, failing to notice an opening in the stage behind him, which was meant for a stage lift.

  • Prosecution seeks two years' probation for BIGBANG'S T.O.P for illegal drug use
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    Prosecution seeks two years' probation for BIGBANG'S T.O.P for illegal drug use

    On Thursday (29 June) at 11.30am KST, South Korean artiste T.O.P, member of popular K-pop group BIGBANG, attended his first court hearing for illegal drug use at a Seoul district court at Seocho-gu. During the trial, the prosecution sought a two-year probation for T.O.P, whose real name is Choi Seung-hyun, with a 10-month prison sentence if he violates his probationary sentence. According to Yonhap News, T.O.P pleaded guilty to all charges, and also appealed for a lighter jail sentence.

  • G-Dragon talks identity struggles at Singapore concert, bids farewell to fans for now
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    G-Dragon talks identity struggles at Singapore concert, bids farewell to fans for now

    G-Dragon, leader of popular K-pop group, BIGBANG, said farewell to his fans here at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 24 and 25 June as part of his “ACT III, M.O.T.T.E” 2017 world tour, where he also talked about the struggle between his stage and real-life identities.

  • PHOTOS: Korean stars at CHANEL Mademoiselle Privé Exhibition in Seoul
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    PHOTOS: Korean stars at CHANEL Mademoiselle Privé Exhibition in Seoul

    Some of Korea’s biggest stars turned up at the CHANEL Mademoiselle Privé Exhibition held at the D MUSEUM in Seoul, South Korea on Wednesday (21 June).

  • BIGBANG's G-Dragon to enlist in South Korean army next year?
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    BIGBANG's G-Dragon to enlist in South Korean army next year?

    BIGBANG’s leader, G-Dragon, kicked off his world tour “ACT III, M.O.T.T.E” in Seoul on 10 June (Saturday) at the Seoul World Cup Stadium, with approximately 40,000 in attendance.

  • BIGBANG'S G-Dragon's new album to come in a USB flash drive
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    BIGBANG'S G-Dragon's new album to come in a USB flash drive

    BIGBANG’s leader, G-Dragon, is set to release his third solo album “KWON JI YONG” in a USB flash drive instead of a CD.

  • BIGBANG's T.O.P will head to court on 29 June over drug charge: reports
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    BIGBANG's T.O.P will head to court on 29 June over drug charge: reports

    The singer and actor from boy group BIGBANG had been charged for the illegal consumption of marijuana in October 2016. According to KBS News on Wednesday (7 June), South Korea’s Seoul Central Court announced that T.O.P’s first court hearing by head judge Kim Ji-chul will take place at 11.30am Korea time. The announcement of the court hearing came a few hours after a media briefing was held at the hospital about T.O.P’s health condition.

  • BIGBANG's T.O.P is ‘barely conscious’: South Korean medical team
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    BIGBANG's T.O.P is ‘barely conscious’: South Korean medical team

    A medical team said on Wednesday (7 June) that popular South Korean singer and rapper T.O.P is in a "bad conscious state" and was presumed to have overdosed on benzodiazepines, a type of "psychotropic drug" that is mainly used to treat anxieties.

  • BIGBANG's T.O.P found unconscious from overdose, moved to ICU: reports
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    BIGBANG's T.O.P found unconscious from overdose, moved to ICU: reports

    BIGBANG’s T.O.P has reportedly been hospitalised in the intensive care unit (ICU) after he overdosed on drugs, according to media reports. Yonhap News Agency reported on Tuesday (6 June), citing the South Korean boy group’s record company, YG Entertainment, saying that the singer and actor had overdosed on tranquilisers. The South Korean military announced on Monday (5 June) that T.O.P would be expelled from the army after being formally charged for using marijuana in October 2016.

  • BIGBANG's T.O.P expelled from army after drug indictment, has to re-enlist
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    BIGBANG's T.O.P expelled from army after drug indictment, has to re-enlist

    BIGBANG’s TOP has admitted to using marijuana before his military enlistment. Last week, it was reported that K-pop group BIGBANG’s T.O.P would be facing charges after testing positive for using marijuana in October 2016. T.O.P, whose real name is Choi Seung-hyun, enlisted the Korean military as a conscripted policeman earlier in February.

  • BIGBANG's T.O.P admits to smoking marijuana, faces charges
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    BIGBANG's T.O.P admits to smoking marijuana, faces charges

    BIGBANG’s TOP has admitted to using marijuana before his military enlistment. K-pop group BIGBANG’s T.O.P has admitted to using marijuana, following reports that the singer-songwriter is facing charges after he tested positive for the drug in October 2016. The K-pop star’s label YG Entertainment said in an official apology that T.O.P admitted to smoking marijuana before his military enlistment in February 2017, adding that the singer is “deeply reflecting on his actions”.

  • Easier access to K-pop merchandise as YG E-SHOP launches on Qoo10 Singapore
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    Easier access to K-pop merchandise as YG E-SHOP launches on Qoo10 Singapore

    Fans of YG Entertainment artistes in Singapore and Indonesia can now get their beloved idols’ merchandise faster and more easily than on their official online shop, YG E-SHOP.

  • BIGBANG's G-Dragon gets a forest from fans for his birthday
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    BIGBANG's G-Dragon gets a forest from fans for his birthday

    Fans of BIGBANG’s G-dragon gifted the K-pop star a forest on Korea’s Jeju Island for his upcoming 29th birthday.

  • Tickets to BIGBANG G-Dragon's concert in Singapore start from $148
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    Tickets to BIGBANG G-Dragon's concert in Singapore start from $148

    Tickets to G-Dragon's "“ACT III, M.O.T.T.E” 2017 concert in Singapore range from $148 to $348 and will go on sale on 20 May at 12pm via SportsHub's website.

  • Korean rapper PSY releases track covers from comeback album
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    Korean rapper PSY releases track covers from comeback album

    Just a day before his official comeback to the Korean music scene on Wednesday (10 May), Korean rapper PSY revealed five track covers from his long-awaited eighth album, "4x2=8".

  • BIGBANG's G-Dragon coming to Singapore for two-day concert in June
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    BIGBANG's G-Dragon coming to Singapore for two-day concert in June

    IME Singapore announced on Facebook on Tuesday (25 April) that G-Dragon, who is one out five of South Korea’s mega popular K-pop group Big Bang, will be performing in Singapore on 24 and 25 June at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

  • Look back at the events preceding BIGBANG's T.O.P's army enlistment
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    Look back at the events preceding BIGBANG's T.O.P's army enlistment

    The day many BIGBANG fans had been dreading finally arrived on Thursday (9 February) when T.O.P, one of the more popular members of the K-pop boy group, enlisted into the army.