B1A4′s fan meeting has concluded.
On the 29th, B1A4 held the “2016 BANA 3 Fan Meeting May-King” fan meeting at Olympic Park’s Olympic Hall.
On this day, the fan meeting was held with the theme of parodying Mnet’s “Produce 101.” The fans became the producers, voting via email for which of the 5 members should be selected “May-King.” The fan meeting began with a video of their debut song “O.K” and clips from their debut era, and progressed to performances, games, selection of the May Queen, and a variety of other events. Also like in “Produce 101,” the members wore T-shirts with their names printed on them, and gave self introductions including showing off their special skills.
From an absolute pitch test, a punching game, the “May-King” tests of course included a rendition of “What’s Going On” in which the members changed positions, creating a fresh take on the song that elicited cheers from the fans. Notably, the rapper Baro took the main vocalist role and sang the song, while the main vocalist Sandeul became the rapper and showed his skills.
The fans cheered B1A4 on and raised banners with the text, “Even After 10 Years We’ll Still Support You.” Jinyoung said, “It’s definitely things like this that you can’t express in words. From the opening, I’ve really been overcome with emotion. I’m very thankful that after 5 years our fans are sitting in these seats,” expressing his feelings of gratitude to the fans.
At present, B1A4′s members are engaged in individual activities. Jinyoung is appearing on Mnet’s “God of Music 2,” while Cnu and Sandeul are portraying the lead character D’Artagnan in the Three Musketeers musical.
[Photo: WM Entertainment]
Translation: Laura @ AVIATEB1A4
Please use all translations with full credit to source and translator.
Today (the 29th), the five-member boy band B1A4 will transform into “Produce 101″ judges.
This photo was posted to B1A4′s official Twitter account along with the text, “2016 B1A4 ♥ BANA 3 fan meeting ‘May-King’ #B1A4 #MayKing”.
In the photo, the members transformed into the judging panelists from the recently-ended Mnet show “Produce 101.” Leader Jinyoung was dressed as MC Jang Keunsuk, Cnu as choreographer Bae Yoonjung, Baro as Cheetah, Sandeul as Brown Eyed Girl’s JeA. In particular, Jinyoung blew everyone away with his unparalleled impersonation of Jang Keunsuk by putting on a wig and giving charismatic looks. Cnu and Baro’s perfect cross-dressing brought on laughter. This photo revealed part of the surprises in store at the fan meeting to be held later on the 29th.
B1A4 will hold “2016 BANA 3 Fan Meeting May-King” today at 4pm at Olympic Park’s Olympic Hall. Now that we know the fan meeting will include a parody of Mnet’s “Produce 101,″ it has been a topic of conversation. Other particulars include a special event where fans take photos at the photo zone while wearing clothes matched to the specific dress code, upload them on Instagram, and hope to be selected as “May Queen” at the fan meeting.
Netizens who saw this photo reacted with comments such as, “Amazing. This could be a legendary fan meeting” “A fan meeting with a concept? B1A4 is amazing,” showing their anticipation.
At present, the B1A4 members are concentrating on individual activies. Jinyoung is appearing on Mnet’s “God of Music 2″ and Cnu and Sandeul are playing the main character D’Artagnan in the musical “Three Musketeers.”
[Photo: WM Entertainment]
(Translator’s note: For whatever reason, the article appears to have left out mention of Gongchan)
Translation: Laura @ AVIATEB1A4
Please use all translations with full credit to source and translator.
B1A4 will be in the nation’s first ever ‘3D 360° VR music drama’! (T/N: VR means virtual reality)
The 5-member group B1A4 who gained lots of love through their sixth mini album ‘SWEET GIRL’ will appear in the music drama titled ‘Gift of December’.
In addition to Jinyoung and Baro whose acting skills have been recognized through dramas and movies, the rest of the members who have challenged and built on their skills through web dramas and musicals will also display their steady acting through this music drama. ‘Gift of December’, which will feature all of the members, will be the nation’s first 3D 360° VR music drama.
In ‘Gift of December’, the B1A4 members who, after a long time of working hard, finally earn a gift-like day off. But they use that day off as a gift towards an exam-writing high school student and their mother. ‘Gift of December’ will be released for the public at the ‘SBS Awards Festival’ (SAF), which will have its opening day on December 25th.
Source: Donga.com Trans: roz @ bethe1all4one Please remove all translations with full credits to source and translator.
Naver V App — B1A4 surprise letter to Gongchan
Jinyoung: Hello everyone. This is b1a4′s Jinyoung. The reason i came here suddenly is because, today, actually today! It is Gongchan’s birthday! When it was midnight we gave him a birthday cake and he was touched. When this comes out we are probably going to be on our way somewhere in the car. So today, I am here to leave a video message for Gongchan. Um… Gongchan is… it’s already his 23rd birthday. Gongchan-ah, time sure flies. When I look at you nowadays, I think and feel “He’s become a man. He’s become an adult.” And you look at us from behind, and though you are the youngest, you know how to take care of your hyungs. Because you’re here we can rely on you. Happy birthday, and the two of us should go out to eat meat. I’ll buy you beef. Really… it’s weird to say you’ve grown up so well… but I’m thankful that you’ve grown so well. And I feel like it was just yesterday when you were in high school. Time flies by quickly, which is somewhat sad. But since I can see your mature side now, it’s also a happy thing. Anyway, hyungs always trust you and rely on you, so please trust us and follow us too. You’re doing it already but let’s gain strength together and work harder. Thank you so so much. And, our pretty maknae, hm! Happy birthday~ Hyungs are always cheering for you. Fighting~
CNU: Hmm… Gongchan-ah hi. It’s Shinwoo hyung. Happy 23rd birthday. Our time together.. hm, how long has it been? 6 years? It’s been that long, and I feel like time flies by so quickly. Though you are the youngest, sometimes you are more hyung-like than the hyungs. You take care of us, and you act like an adult so I am so proud. Lately as an MC, you’re greeting many people. Watching you makes me feel very proud. As your hyung I am proud of you. I was worried, but now I think I didn’t have to. You’re doing so well. So, moving forward, whatever you may do, hyung will worry a bit less. Anyway, happy 23rd birthday. Moving forward, I hope you will continue to be our healthy and energetic maknae. Thank you. My donsaeng, Gongchanie. Bye~
Sandeul: Oh yeah~ Hello. This is Sandeul. Hehe… Do I have to speak formally to Channie? Hi Chan-ah~ Uh. Anyway. I wish you a happy 23rd birthday. While we were preparing for this album, I feel like… though I am your hyung, I was able to lean on you a lot. So I am very thankful. And… how should I say this… as time passed… how long has it been? 4, 5, 5-6 years? I saw you improve and become more mature, and hyung enjoyed seeing you do that. Since we’re improving together. Moving forward, I hope we can lean on each other and improve even more. And I hope you can become an even cooler Chanshikie… Ah I’m saying, thank you! Ah really… what else do I say? (giggles) Anyways, when hyung wanted to pursue something, if it wasn’t for your support, honestly I would have felt empty and I wouldn’t have felt like actually doing it. Mhm. I felt like that. To you I want to say ‘thank you’ the most. So thank you. And moving on, let’s work harder. Love you. Happy birthday. Gongchan’s 23rd birthday. From Sandeul.
Baro: Gongchan, hi. This is your favourite Baro hyung. Leaving a video message for you like this is really awkward and embarrassing, but coming across your 23rd birthday, I’m leaving a message for you like this. Firstly, I congratulate you. We, when you were in high school, 2nd level? 1st level? But now you’re 23, and it’s hard to believe. Time sure flies right? Reflecting that time, we’ve really embarked on many roads together. And we have more to walk together, so I hope you can continue to ‘fighting’ and follow your hyungs. You’re doing well now of course, but I know you’ll do even more in the future. And hyungs will lead you well. So let’s gain strength together and make a great B1A4. Also, if you want something, just leave me a separate text. And hyung will prepare it for you secretly. Look forward to your birthday gift! There’s no one like Baro Hyung right? Anyway, happy birthday. Uh… our donsaeng. Hyung really adores and likes you. You know the only donsaeng (in the group) I have is you right? Right. This is embarrassing. Happy birthday! And on your 24th birthday, let’s meet like this again. Bye~ Let’s do well with Sweet Girl! Fighting!
Trans: roz @ bethe1all4one / Please remove all translations with full credits to source and translator.
Q. Please greet everyone here at Bugs.
All: Let’s Fly B1A4! Hello everyone at Bugs~ We are finally back after a year with Sweet Girl and greeting you in a long time. Nice to meet you!
Q. What kind of song is Sweet Girl? Please tell us what point should we listen to so that the song sounds even better!
Jinyoung: The title song of our sixth mini album Sweet Girl is about a guy falling in love with the opposite party at fight sight, and chasing after that person like in a dream while confessing his love. Even though the lyrics are about the emotions and views of a guy who fell in love at first time, we wanted to express the fluttering emotions of love between both parties. The title Sweet Girl also refers to how the girl looks at the guy, and the song expresses not just the emotions of the person singing it but also the overall situation. Hence we hope the guys who listen to this song become guys who have the courage to confess, and girls to feel like they are the main character of this song.
Sandeul: That’s right. This song is a serenade to the person you love. That’s why for me, I thought about how I would express this song to the girl of my destiny. In the end I put in more emotions so that it feels more manly(?). Please listen closely to the vocals of the members.
Q. Please introduce the songs in your mini-album.
Baro: You Are A Girl, I Am A Boy is a charming song with vintage guitar sounds. It talks about how one finds out that men and women cannot be friends, as they gain feelings of the opposite sex after being friends for a long time. It will be easy to relate to the lyrics, and you will be able to feel the refreshing vocals of the members while listening to it. It’s a catchy song perfect for the hot summer.
Jinyoung: The third song After 10 Years… This is our comeback in a year and a month after Solo Day. Even though the members had individual activities, it was considered a break for us since we did not have album promotions. We spent time amongst ourselves thinking and talking to each other, and all of a sudden we started thinking about how we would be like in 10 years’ time. Thinking about we would become lazy in 10 years’ time made us reflect on ourselves and that we would live life to the fullest. That’s how this song came about.
CNU: That’s right. Should I say that this song is like a whip to us? That’s a line in the lyrics that go “How is it now?”. This is a song that makes us think about how we are right now. Please listen to it while thinking about the rich sounds and lyrics.
Gongchan: I’ll introduce Wait. The most important point of this song is!! That you can enjoy Baro hyung’s voice. It starts with only piano sounds and his voice, and that provides a platform for the member’s emotional voices to shine. I want to recommend everyone to listen to this song if you are curious about Baro hyung’s vocals!
Sandeul: The last song is Love is Magic, a self-composed and self-written song by our soulfull CNU hyung. I did the guide for this song when he first made it. It made me think “Ah, this is exactly a song that CNU hyung would write.” It is also a song that I personally like. And this is a secret… But the last song is not the last song… If you listen to it for 10 more seconds~!!! I’ll introduce the album up until here.
All: There is a present hidden for our fans by B1A4 so everyone please look for it!
Q. If you were to express ‘B1A4’ in one word?
Jinyoung: Family. I think right now, I can only say they are family.
CNU: B1A4 only exists because BANAs exist. B1A4 and BANA are always together!
Q. An memorable episode during the preparation of this album?
Sandeul: Personally, it would be me working hard on my diet. Even though I am still on my diet now, but I think it is really memorable. I ate only chicken breast for almost two months to lose all the cheek fats I gained during our break. I did boxing, walked to our dorm everyday and used the running machine too. I’m really proud and happy that the fans like my changed look, and that they are cheering me on.
Gongchan: Rather than an episode, there was something I was sad and upset over. I got an allergy the day before our music video shoot. My entire body and face was all red and my eyes swollen. I remember being really worried because it was the day before the shoot. But thankfully I got better after a trip to the emergency room. When I think about that day it still feels giddy.
CNU: I tend to compose in the wee hours of the night, and Sandeul usually records the guide track for me. It is quite often that Sandeul’s individual schedule ends quite late into the night, but never once has he rejected my request for him to help. I want to make use of this interview and thank Sandeul!
Q. A comeback after 1 year! Anything you felt while doing your individual activities or while preparing for the album?
Jinyoung: It feels like just yesterday that we debuted, and I feel time really flies. We always felt like the youngest but from some time onwards we gained many juniors. Even the youngest in our company junior group Oh My Girl is 17 years old. That also means we have gained many responsibilities. Nowadays I do feel like I need to work even harder.
Baro: This is a worry we have whether we release a new album – through what kind of music should we show off B1A4’s color. I think this will be a problem that can never be solved.
CNU: It was also a time for us to feel the preciousness of our fans. I’m very thankful to the fans who have been cheering us on in the past year, and I’m still thinking about how I should express this thanks to them.
Sandeul: That’s right! Our fans are our source of energy. There was a chance for us to perform and meet our fans not too long before our comeback, and so many fans turned up with our lightstick and sang along to our songs. It was a performance we had after a long time so it was even more precious and the strength gained was twice as much.
Gongchan: There’s something I’ve been feeling very strongly recently. Not just me but also the hyungs. We feel that B1A4 is most comfortable and enjoyable when we are five. CNU hyung’s musical recently ended in July. He practices so much usually that we can practically memorize all the musical numbers. Recently during a meeting, at the same time, we all started copying CNU hyung’s gestures and sang the high voices of the highlight of the musical numbers. After singing, the members were all rolling around, clapping and laughing loudly. To be honest it wasn’t even a funny scene, but it was just funny that five of us are finally together and coming up with such a situation. That’s how I came to think that B1A4 needs to have all five of us to be together.
Q. Lastly, what are your goals for this promotion? And a word to your fans.
Jinyoung: B1A4 is finally back and meeting everyone with a new album in almost a year. We have come in front of everyone with the five of us becoming one. Our break was a time for us to realize how precious everyone – who sent us your love without change over the long break – is to us. Now we will be able to meet often so please cheer us on and give lots of love to our album.
CNU: Because of you fans who cheer us on louder than anyone else whenever we stand on stage, I receive strength. I hope all our fans and everyone here at Bugs are always happy. I love you! Let’s be happy, BANAs!
Sandeul: BANAs! Please give lots of love to B1A4’s new album. There are many events prepared this time round for us to spend time together. It’s all prepared for you guys so please take part actively. I will continue to be a singer that gives my all on stage, so please cheer us on~
Baro: It’s great that we are able to meet our BANAs together as five. As expected, we’re not lonely when it’s the five of us together. Everyone really welcomed us as five. We’ll work hard together this promotions together, so please enjoy it like a celebration.
Gongchan: Thank you very very much for waiting a long year for B1A4’s new album. There are many good songs in our album, not just our title song. Please listen well to the new album filled up to the brim~!
Source: Bugs Music / Translation Credits: skipfire / Please remove all translations with full credits to source and translator.
B1A4 6th Mini Album [Sweet Girl] Track List
A WM Entertainment official stated that “the teaser images for B1A4’s 6th mini album ‘SWEET GIRL’ have been released. For this album, there will be three concepts of ‘BOY’, 'FLOWER’, and 'BUTTERFLY’.” They continued, “though they are different stories they will flow as one in the album. It will contain the hidden charms of the B1A4 members. Currently they are doing final preparations for this comeback so please wait with a loving mind.”
Meanwhile B1A4 will release their 6th mini album 'SWEET GIRL’ on August 10th.
Source: StarDailyNews / Trans: roz @ bethe1all4one / Please remove all translations with full credits to source and translator.
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