Park Bom made a remarkable comeback that ended her controversial hiatus on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Returning as a solo artist for the first time, the return marks a new stage in the singer’s life. No longer a part of YG Entertainment or her former girl group 2NE1, Park is emboldened and fresh like her title song “Sping,” embodies. Since the song’s release, it appeared in the first spot on Soribada, Genie, Olleh, Bugs, and Mnet music charts. Further, she also entered the top five on Melon, the nation’s most-used streaming service.
Sandara Park has confirmed to be the third “maknae” host of variety show “Video Star.”
After leaving the seat empty for the past three months, “Video Star” has finally confirmed that Sandara Park will join the all-women hosts. Previously, Jeon Hyo-sung and Sunny hosted the show with Park So-yeon, Kim Sook, and Park Na-rae.
Sandara Park proved her ability when she was invited as a special host. Being a K-pop star herself, Sandara Park guided idol star guests through the show skillfully.
The first episode with Sandara Park as the official co-host will air in February.
The last Big Bang member to enlist, Seungri started his solo tour in Hong Kong.
Prior to beginning his mandatory military service this year, Big Bang’s maknae Seungri set off for his solo tour ‘THE GREAT SEUNGRI TOUR 2019 LIVE’ on January 12 in Hong Kong. Seungri performed many iconic songs from Big Bang like BANG BANG BANG, GD X TAEYANG’s Good Boy, G-Dragon’s Crooked, Taeyang’s Eyes, Nose, Lips and his own song Lets Talk About Love. Seungri performed a few chinese songs, easily conversing with fans in Chinese without an interpreter. To support Seungri’s tour, former 2NE1 member Sandara Park made a guest appearance for Seungri showing fans the close relationship between the two artists.
Seungri’s next stage for his world tour is on January 19 in Manilla and February 23 in Singapore. Seungri will also be performing in his last concert on February 16 and 17 ‘SEUNGRI 1ST SOLO TOUR [THE GREAT SEUNGRI] FINAL IN SEOUL’ prior to enlisting.
Sandara Park and Hwanbo show off their strong and rather unexpected friendship!
On December 10 broadcast of SBS Plus “Night Opening,” singer Hwangbo appeared as a guest and revealed the fun date she had with her friend in Hongdae. Accompanying her was former 2NE1 member Sandara Park, who surprised the audience and guests on the show by showing off a great and rather unexpected chemistry with Hwangbo.
The two, despite everyone’s speculation that the relationship was strictly for business, spent much time with one another. Hwangbo would attend Sandara’s birthday party, and the two even met up again the following day.
Sandara Park said, “I did not think it would be possible for me to walk around so freely on the street before. I used to be conscious of what other people would think of me, so I hid my face behind a mask or hat. If it weren’t for Hwangbo, I would have spent the rest of my life hiding out in my home.”
Hwangbo was a friend, but at the same time, an older sister to Sandara Park. As a senior singer, who has been working in this field for the past 19 years, Hwangbo was looking after her junior Sandara Park, whom she cherished very much. The singer said, “I once went on a vacation with Sandara to Jeju Island. When we found out that the restaurant that we had our eyes set on was closed, she suggested that we just get ramen from nearby convenient store. Just like that, she always looks to find happiness in the smallest things.”
CL and Black Eyed Peas looking dope in their new music video for “Dopeness”
CL and Black Eyed Peas released the music video for their new collaboration, “Dopeness” on October 26. The track was produced by none other than Will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas and the K-pop singer participated in the rap making herself to solidify her presence in the international music industry.
This is not the first time CL has worked with Black Eyed Peas. They have collaborated before when the singer participated in Will.i.am’s solo track “Gettin’ Dumb” in 2013. In 2011, the two parties collaborated on a performance together for Mnet’s Asian Music Awards. Lastly, they also performed together at 2017 Summer Sonic Festival in Japan.
Park Bom, a former member of 2NE1, is taking steps to step back into the spotlight as a soloist.
Singer Park Bom is preparing to make a comeback as a solo artist with the intention to release another Korean album in the future. To do so, Park is working with a new agency and is working to establish her own YouTube channel.
It has been about five years since the singer was regularly active. As such, many are paying attention to see how she plans to re-establish herself in the ever-evolving entertainment world. In particular, for all intents and purposes, Park’s singing career stopped in 2013 with the song “All I Want for Christmas is You.”
Of course, Park has made a few memorable appearances and updated fans over the years. One of the most recent is when she 2NE1 reunited at the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong. The next year the group officially disbanded. Since leaving YG Entertainment, her entertainment activities have completely stopped.
According to past updates, Park plans to open her YouTube channel in November. Further, she expects to release an album this coming January. According to the singer, she also has other content in the process.
However, although Park is hard at work the public’s reaction has been chilly.
The singer had a problematic past drug smuggling scandal in 2010. At the time she allegedly smuggled 82 amphetamine tablets into Korea from the U.S. According to the singer, the pills were for depression are legal in the U.S., but not Korea. As such, she was unaware of their legal status in South Korea.
The issues were raised again in 2014 as many wondered why no charges were brought against the Park. In response, YG Entertainment reasoned that the pills were a legal prescription from a doctor in the U.S. Reportedly, the agency submitted the necessary medical documents, and the case was dismissed.
Moreover, in addition to her drug involvement are the consistent comments and speculation concerning her physical appearance. With seemingly drastic changes to her appearance, many believe that Park has undergone many cosmetic procedures. Moreover, although she has denied the allegations, the speculation continues.
Park Bom is preparing for a solo comeback, but with a new agency!
On July 20, reports revealed that Park Bom has signed with a new agency and is preparing for a solo comeback. The company is a startup named D-Nation, led by producer Scotty Kim and creative director Ray Yeom.
After 2NE1’s disbandment, Park Bom has hinted at her possible comeback multiple times through social network. On June 11, the singer uploaded a mysterious post that read, “hello, everyone. I want to sing. I’ll bring you good music to listen to soon.”
Finally, with D-Nation’s support, the singer is aiming to release an album in November in Korea. 2 years after the group’s disbandment, Park Bom is finally ready to come back to her fans.
Former 2NE1 member CL left a reply to YG founder Yang Hyun-suk’s Instagram posting, asking him to reply to her texts.
On July 15, YG Entertainment’s CEO Yang Hyun-suk shared a screenshot of a Korean variety show featuring two YG artists, Eun Ji-won and BLACKPINK member Jisoo. The title of the picture explains that Eun Ji-won helped Jisoo to guess the answer, to which Yang Hyun-suk adds, “That’s how Eun Ji-won is all the time.”
“I like people who are the same inside and out,” the YG founder added in the caption. He also writes, “we have to record soon,” implying SECHSKIES’ new album.
To this posting, CL left a reply, “Boss, what about me? #PleaseReplyToTexts.”
Over 10 thousand fans liked CL’s comment, supporting her public confrontation and demanding CL’s new album.
The conflict between the two has been implied by CL’s Instagram Story as well. Through the social media platform, the artist shared a picture of her cat in a hat with “Boss” written on. CL wrote, “Okay,” “Do as you want,” and “That’s funny.” Fans guessed it was a message to Yang Hyun-suk, who is allegedly ignoring her demands.
Previously, Yang Hyun-suk shared that he is working on a series of comebacks, including those of BLACKPINK, Seungri, and SECHSKIES. However, CL was left out from the list, despite her 2015 album “Hello Bitches” was the latest release.