Idol group B1A4 extends their contract with 'Hat's On'.
The group first endorsed 'Hat's On' in 2012 and the boys will continue endorsing the said brand in 2013. They were chosen because of their popularity, cool personalities and B1A4 is expected to show a different image for the brand this year.
Hat's On talked about the group, they said "B1A4 and Hat's on will still work together for this year and you can expect the different image of the members but will still suit the style of the brand"
As they are still the models of Hat's on, B1A4 will be having promotions for Hat's On soon.
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Male group B1A4. They made their debut in 2011 April and heard teasing comments like, "Is it a new type of copying papers?", "Are they copying Boys over Flowers(F4)?" but now in the third year after their debut, they are frequently asked the following question "Who is type B?".
B1A4 consists of member Jinyoung, Baro, Sandeul, CNU, Gongchan and the idea of their group name came from 1 type B and 4 type A members. The meaning behind the naming of their group is known by a fairly large number of people. Within the last 2 years, B1A4 received love from fans from different age groups and advanced as the "next generation top idol star"
"Besides copying papers we've heard people calling us 'blood-dol' (blood+idol) because of our blood type group name and one of the radio DJs said 'I parked my car in the first floor basement, 4th row in area A.' when introducing us. When we explain the name of our group, questions like "Who is type B?", "Don't you feel lonely because you're the only type B?" bounces back at us. We think we have named our group really well. If they know the proper meaning, it's a name that will never be forgotten and it's a name that always triggers curiosity."
Recently, B1A4 passed 130,000 members on their fan cafe and having a strong fandom, around 10,000 seats for their first concert which was held last month were sold out in 5 minutes. Although majority of their fans are young girls and 'noona' fans, they captured 'aunt' fans and of course, the 'father' fans as well after appearing on KBS 2TV 'Immortal Song 2" last year.
The group who attracted the attention with their webtoon series which were created based on the members' real personalities and their own characteristics swept many rookie awards in their first year. Even last year, their latest track "Tried to Walk" had to remain in the second place on KBS 2TV "Music Bank" because of Psy's "Gangnam Style", however, this showed a remarkable growth.
This group who says, "We are all from countryside and we have similar personalities" when introduce themselves picks "familiarity" as their charm. Even before their debut, they freely communicated with their fans through SNS, introducing themselves through cartoon and captured fans with their unpretentious actions in front of the cameras.
Talking with members is the strength that makes B1A4 strong. Since their trainee days, they had their "moment for talking" once every week but recently they talked from midnight until next morning 9 am. They complement each other, point out mistakes and digress but they said "Thanks to this we become more closer and we don't have reasons to fight".
"We are a team that thinks and cares about other members before oneself. Because we have lived together for 5 years, our brotherly affection is strong. Our fans like our thoughts. They like seeing us taking care of each other like brothers."
Only knowing to practice as a part of their daily life also became the strength of B1A4's success. In B1A4 there are no drinkers or smokers. Recently, the representative of their agency asked them to drink a glass at a dinner but they stay far away from alcoholic drink that they flatly raised their soft drinks to toast. They hold on to their practices everyday by travelling from their dorm to company which takes 3 minutes when walking. Leader Jinyoung's composing skill which he learnt since his trainee days is now qualified to use it for their album's title track. Even when they are given their own time, instead of going out the members enjoy playing board games together. They are in their early twenties, when one has curiosities about opposite sex but they ignore when they are asked out by ladies.
"Honestly, we are still young and active men and we do have times when we are shaken(by temptation). Whenever that happens, I remind myself with the promises I made when we were debuting."
B1A4 selected "First place on music program" and to become the "Front-runners of KPOP wave" as their aims for the new year. Last year, the group released 3 single albums and 1 full album in Japan and climbed to second place on the Oricon Chart.
"We want to become a group that represents familiarity and amiable when people hear the name "B1A4" and say "Ah, those boys?". The group that is liked by all generation."
Article Credits: donga via daum + GLYNX @ FLIGHTB1A4.COM
Translation: Mochi Muffins @ FLIGHTB1A4.COM
Excitement is building up barely a week before the biggest K-pop event hits our shores.
The Samsung Galaxy The 27th Golden Disk Awards in Kuala Lumpur will be rocking the Sepang International Circuit over two nights next Tuesday and Wednesday.
Founded in 1986, the Golden Disk Awards, dubbed the Grammys of Korea, is South Korea's most prestigious K-pop awards show and is presented annually for outstanding achievements in the music industry.
Hosted by Mediartncomm Co Ltd, supported by the Malaysia Con- vention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and presented by Samsung Malaysia Electronics as title sponsor, the music awards will see 25 of K-pop's hottest acts in Malaysia next week.
The earliest acts will arrive on Sunday night. They are members of the boy bands SHINee and BTOB.
Monday will see the arrival of 10 acts: Exo (in two batches), Infinite (first batch), 4Minute, B1A4, Beast, Super Junior, CN Blue, FT Island, Juniel and Kara.
Fourteen acts will fly in on Tuesday, the first day of the awards. They are Infinite (second batch), Secret, Heo Gak, Lee Ha Yi, Ailee, Epik High, T-ara, Sistar (first batch), G-Dragon, f(x), K.Will, Miss A, B.A.P, and Teen Top.
The remaining members of girl group Sistar will arrive only on Wednesday.
As for the show's hosts, CN Blue's Yong Hwa and Kara's Nicole will be emceeing on the first night while FT Island's Hong Ki and Sistar's Dasom will host the show on the second night.
Fans can expect over 70 songs during the two-night gig, including hits such as Super Junior's Sexy, Free & Single, G-Dragon's One Of A Kind, FT Island's I Wish, Beast's Fiction, 4Minute's Mirror, CN Blue's Intuition, Epik High's Light It Up and Lee Ha Yi's Mamadu.
The main entrance to the venue will be open for fans to start queueing at 2.30pm. The Samsung Galaxy zone entrance opens at 4.30pm for ticket holders to access the red carpet event, which starts at 5pm.
Rockpit and Hallyu zone entrances will open at 6pm.
The awards show starts at 7.30pm.
Tickets are priced at RM199 (Hallyu zone) and RM999 (Samsung Galaxy zone). Tickets to the Rockpit zone (RM688) have already been sold out while limited tickets remain for other zones.
For ticket reservation and enquiries, contact TicketPro (03-7880 7999 / www.ticketpro.com.my) or e-mail email@example.com or head to DiGi outlets at SoHo KL, Sunway Pyramid and The Gardens. Samsung and DiGi users are entitled to a 20% discount.
Visit www.goldendiskawards.asia or www.facebook.com/GDA2013 for details on the Samsung Galaxy The 27th Golden Disk Awards in Kuala Lumpur.
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Idol group B1A4 won 2 awards at the 27th Japan Golden Disk Awards.
Organized by the Recording Industry Association of Japan, the Golden Disk Awards selects the artists who have been most active for a year.
B1A4 was awarded for the "New Artist Of The Year" and the "Best 3 New Artists", earning the glory for 2 categories.
This year's winners for the "Artist Of The Year" award went to B1A4 along with One Direction, one of the most popular British boy bands and Nogijaka 46, who made their debut in 2011 as the official rival of AKB48.
The "Best New Artists" awards were received by B1A4, together with other Korean artists - IU and Boyfriend.
On June 2012, B1A4 debuted in Japan with "Beautiful Target - Japanese Version". All tickets for their first exclusive concert in Japan, which will be held at the Yokohama Arena and Kobe World Memorial Hall were sold out in only 3 minutes.
B1A4 members expressed their thoughts, "We can't believe that we received 2 awards. We were able to win these amazing awards because of our fans' support. Thank you very much everyone and in 2013, we will work hard and try to become a group that will receive more love."
Meanwhile, B1A4 have been taking a break after wrapping up their first domestic exclusive concert in December last year and they are focusing for their first exclusive concert in Japan which will be held at the end of this month.
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Translation: Mochi Muffins @ FLIGHTB1A4.COM
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