The debut of a k-pop group from the ability group at long last
Korean male five member group, B1A4, held their launch commemoration event for their Japanese debut single, ‘Beautiful Target -Japanese ver.-’ on the 1st of July at Kanagawa, Kawasaki Lazona plaza. Yesterday (30th of June), they held a handshake event at Tokyo Big Sight, and shook the hands of more than thirty thousand people for ten hours, and extremely enthusiastic fans flocked to the event. Leader Jinyoung said ‘Although we are rookies who have just made our debut (in Japan), to have so many people come to support us is something that we are grateful for,’ thanking the twelve thousand fans who gathered there.
‘I’m really happy to have met all of you. My heart is pounding hard and fast even now.’ (Gongchan) ‘My heart was beating so fast in excitement last night that I couldn’t sleep.’ (Baro) Although these were the happy things that B1A4 thought of about their Japanese debut, some of the words of the interpreter did not reach the members due to the loud cheers from the audience. Whenever a member waved to a fan during a song, shrill cheers that sounded like cries of lament covered the venue completely.
About their struggles when it came to recording in Japanese, the members said ‘The pronunciation was difficult, so recording took quite a bit of time’ (Gongchan) ‘Just a single word ([t/n: Japanese character] pronounced wrongly would change the entire meaning, so it was really difficult’ (CNU) ‘Although Jinyoung hyung is a kind and gentle hyung all the time, when it comes to recording he’s really strict, and he follows the direction of his song really closely,’ said Sandeul about Jinyoung, who wrote the song ‘Bling Girl -Japanese ver.-’ included in the single, which also showed the versatile side of Baro and Jinyoung when it comes to writing lyrics.
Furthermore, when Baro announced ‘Our second single ‘Oyasumi good night’ [t/n: oyasumi means good night in japanese] will be released on the 29th of august, and the first applause of the day arose. Afterwards, CNU said ‘We want to hold a concert in Japan’, Gongchan said ‘We want to win a rookie award’, speaking powerfully about their dreams in Japan, Jinyoung said determinedly ‘We would do our best and work hard, and become a group that everyone loves.’
B1A4 is a five member group made up of Jinyoung, CNU, Sandeul, Baro and Gongchan. Their group name comes from how they have one member of blood type B, and four members of blood type A, and has the meaning of ‘Be the one, All for one’, where the members would do their best in order to realise their dreams. B1A4 debuted in April last year in Korea, with their 1st mini album ‘LET’S FLY’, and their dance move, the ‘breeze dance’ became a hot topic. With their cute looks and distinguished singing ability, they made a swept up the Korean rookie of the year awards.
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