Freeze for Block B!

Block B is an amazing band that debuted with this song “Freeze.”  Now I know they’re in the middle of a scandal right now and I’m going to try not to talk about that, but in a nutshell, I love Block B and I support them!

Firstly, I’ll talk about the annoying things everyone talked about when they first debuted.  Yes, Zico looks like JunHyung (in this MV ONLY) and yes, P.O. looks like T.O.P.  Can we move on now?  They can’t help how they look or sound or what they can or can’t do.  I’ve heard complaints that P.O is trying to be T.O.P. because they look alike and sound alike.  I’ve heard complaints about Zico trying to be like GDragon because he composes.  Get over it, this is Block B.  You can like them, you can like Big Bang or you can like both.

P.O.

T.O.P.

Onto nicer things.  My Zico bias.  His fluffball hair was adorable!  It looks like his hair was up in a ponytail and he stuck his finger into a light socket.  Zico is known for his insanity, so I wouldn’t put it past him.

Ukwon, what nice arms you have.  I always say I have a hardcore Zico bias and that is true, but on a subconscious level I perv HARD on Ukwon.  Throughout these MVs I’ve realized I LOVE me some Ukwon.  Arms and nice smile that says “come back to my room.”  Yes sir, you don’t have to tell me twice.

Have some nice, derpless JaeHyo.  Back here he was still JaeHyo, no one knew him as DeprHyo yet.  Also, nice lip wipe there.  My ovaries thank you.

Transformers, robots in disguise!  Admit it, you sang that.  These guys are about to transform for sure.  I love this part of the dance.

P.O. you’re eyebrows are just…. With great power comes great responsibility, and you my friend know how to move those eyebrows.  Thank you, for that.  From now on, it is your responsibility to make sure those things keep moving and I’ll make sure to make my lady wood do the same.

TaeIl’s eyeliner made me cum the iceberg that doomed the Titanic.  That might too TMI for some of you, but there was too much beautiful guyliner there for me to hold it in.

The dance is fun, I couldn’t do it or explain it to you to save my life, so here’s a pretty gif of it.

Did Block B Freeze you in your tracks?

SeungRi’s Discography

*Find SeungRi’s profile here. Find Big Bang’s discography here.

Korean Singles

VVIP
Release Date: 2011

Track List:

  1. VVIP
  2. 어쩌라고 (What Do I Do?)
  3. 창문을 열어 (Open the Window) (Featuring G-Dragon)
  4. Magic
  5. I Know (Featuring IU)
  6. White Love
  7. Outro (In My World)

G-Dragon and T.O.P.’s Discography

*Find G-Dragon and T.O.P.’s profiles here. Find Big Bang’s discography here.

Korean Albums

GD & TOP
Release Date: December 24, 2010

Track List:

  1. Intro
  2. HIGH HIGH
  3. OH Yeah (Featuring 2NE1’s Park Bom)
  4. 집에 가지마 (Don’t Go Home)
  5. Baby Good Night
  6. 뻑이가요 (Knock Out)
  7. OH MOM (T.O.P. Solo)
  8. 악몽 (Obsession) (G-Dragon Solo)
  9. 오늘따라 (Of All Days) (T.O.P. Solo)
  10. 어쩌란 말이냐? (What Do You Want?) (G-Dragon Solo)
  11. Turn It Up (T.O.P. Solo)

TaeYang’s Discography

*Find TaeYang’s profile here. Find Big Bang’s discography here.

Korean Albums

Solar
Release Date: July 1, 2010

Track List:

  1. Intro (Solar)
  2. Superstar
  3. I Need a Girl (Featuring G-Dragon)
  4. Just a Feeling
  5. You’re My
  6. Move (Featuring Teddy)
  7. Break Down
  8. 니가 잠든 후에 (After You Fall Asleep)
  9. Where U At
  10. Wedding Dress
  11. Take It Slow

Deluxe Edition

  1. Intro (Solar)
  2. Superstar
  3. I Need a Girl (Featuring G-Dragon)
  4. Just a Feeling
  5. You’re My
  6. Move (Featuring Teddy)
  7. Break Down
  8. 니가 참든 후에 (After You Fall Asleep)
  9. Where U At
  10. Wedding Dress
  11. 기도 (Prayer) (Featuring Teddy)
  12. 나만 바라봐 (Look Only At Me)
  13. Take It Slow

Solar International Version
Release Date: August 19, 2010

Track List:

  1. Intro (Solar)
  2. Superstar
  3. 기도 (Prayer) (Featuring Teddy)
  4. I’ll Be There (English Version)
  5. Wedding Dress (English Version)
  6. Connection (Featuring Big Tone) (English Version)
  7. Move (Featuring Teddy)
  8. Where U At
  9. I Need a Girl (Featuring G-Dragon)
  10. 나만 바라봐 (Look Only At Me)
  11. Take It Slow
  12. I’ll Be There (Korean Version)

Korean Singles

Hot
Release Date: May 22, 2008

Track List:

  1. Intro (Hot)
  2. 기도 (Prayer) (Featuring Teddy)
  3. 나만 바라봐 (Look Only At Me)
  4. 죄인 (Sinner)
  5. Baby I’m Sorry
  6. Make Love (Featuring Kush)

Big Bang

 

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Big Bang made their debut on August 19, 2006.  Originally, YG Entertainment was using the show Big Bang Documentary and trying to decide if they wanted to use the members they currently have, and it eventually led to Jang HyunSeung (now in B2ST) to be eliminated from Big Bang’s line up because he was still too shy and didn’t have a lot of stage presence.  This led to the members of Big Bang being T.O.P., G-Dragon, TaeYang, DaeSung, and SeungRi.  Almost immediately after debut, they rose to popularity, selling nearly 40,000 copies for their debut single.  They have since branched out into the Japanese market, as well as done solo activities. Find their discography here.

Big Bang was one of those bands where it took us a while to like them.  Both Velexa and I went from Japanese rock/American rock/American boy bands into Korean music, and we weren’t crazy at all about Big Bang’s hip hop style.  About a year or so after we got into KPop, we finally fell in love with Big Bang’s song “Lies” (unfortunately, this was after we missed the chance to see them in concert).  From 2007-late 2009/early 2010, we were obsessed with Big Bang.  Now, we don’t even follow their music.  When their song “Tonight” came out, we felt like we could have just listened to any other song of theirs.  We liked their unique style and sound, but “Tonight” really disappointed us.  We still love us some GDTOP, or some TaeYang every so often, but as the group Big Bang, we don’t really follow them anymore.  These days, I have a theory Big Bang is one of the best/most common starter bands that cause people to get into Korean music.  I feel like I should make sure to give a shout out to a friend who got into KPop because of Big Bang.  She knows who she is.

Member Profiles

T.O.P.

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Birth Name: Choi SeungHyun
Birth Date: November 4, 1987
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Family: Older sister, parents
Facts:

  • T.O.P.’s stage name was suggested by label mate Se7en, his stage name was supposed to be Mark.
  • He saw his first porn video in fifth grade
  • Is good friends with SS501’s HyunJoong and DBSK’s JaeJoong. He also was neighbors with GDragon
  • His room is pink and full of toys
  • Doesn’t like being touched
  • Likes to wear a lot of clothes when sleeping
  • Before Big Bang, he would perform underground rapping under the stage name Tempo
  • His first kiss was in seventh grade by the Han River
  • His wears size large
  • His inspiration was the rapper Notorious B.I.G. He first heard him in fourth or fifth grade
  • He’d sell clothes if he wasn’t in Big Bang
  • Find his and G-Dragon’s solo discography here

TaeYang


Birth Name: Dong YoungBae
Birth Date: May 18, 1988
Birth Place: Gyeonggi, South Korea
Family: Older brother, parents
Facts:

  • He and G-Dragon were known to be the ones who ripped their pants the most during trainee days
  • He and G-Dragon have been friends since 2000.
  • Apparently has a special way to cook ramyun
  • Enjoys gardening, watching television, listening to music, and basketball
  • He would prefer to talk it out rather than fight
  • Talks in his sleep
  • His first kiss was in 2006 during the making of a music video.
  • Will always have his bible, iPod, and English flashcards in his bag. He sometimes carries energy drinks
  • Find his solo discography here

G-Dragon


Birth Name: Kwon JiYong
Birth Date: August 18, 1988
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Family: Older sister, parents
Facts:

  • He’s been in show business since he was about five years old. Originally he was on a kids show called “Kiss Kiss Kiss,” then was in the group “Little Roora.” After Little Roora was disbanded, he promised his mom he wouldn’t do singing anymore, but was then scouted by SM Entertainment during a ski trip.
  • His stage name was taken from his actual name, “JiYong.” “Yong” means “dragon” in Korean.
  • He was a trainee in SM Entertainment, and one of his childhood friends is KangIn from Super Junior.
  • He and TaeYang have known each other since they both came into YG Entertainment at the age of twelve
  • Is the most cleanly out of all the members
  • When he first saw SeungRi on television, he thought he was rude but interesting
  • He drinks a lot of coffee and Vitamin Water
  • Considered an “arrogant city boy” in Korea, but a “humble musician” overseas
  • G-Dragon snuggles with SeungRi when sleeping. He also sleeps diagonally.
  • He’s also close friend with 2PM’s Junsu
  • Find his solo discography here

DaeSung

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Birth Name: Kang DaeSung
Birth Date: April 26, 1989
Birth Place: Incheon, South Korea
Family: Older sister, parents
Facts:

  • Obsessed with Doraemon
  • The staff of YG Entertainment referred to DaeSung as “the ugly one” when he was trainee
  • Always smiling
  • DaeSung and SeungRi are awkward with each other despite there only being a one year age difference.
  • Very conscious of his facial appearance, he has a lot of cosmetics
  • In May of 2011, he was involved in a car accident in which a motorcyclist was killed.  He’s was on hiatus the rest of the year, though he appeared at the YG Family concert.

SeungRi


Birth Name: Lee SeungHyun
Birth Date: December 12, 1990
Birth Place: Kwangju, South Korea
Family: Younger sister, parents
Facts:

  • His first television appearance was on Let’s Cokeplay: Battle Shinhwa, but his lack of vocal skills got him eliminated
  • He’s competed in dance competitions against Super Junior’s EunHyuk, DBSK’s YunHo, and SHINee’s TaeMin
  • He doesn’t call T.O.P. “hyung” when T.O.P.’s not around.
  • Is called the “Prince of KwangJu”
  • He and G-Dragon are known as the “Tom and Jerry” of the group
  • He used to sleep diagonally to avoid G-Dragon, but then DaeSung would end up pushed in a corner
  • If he wasn’t in Big Bang, he thinks he’d be a kindergarten teacher
  • He manages the schedule in their apartment
  • His first kiss was in ninth grade
  • Find his solo discography here

Big Bang Discography

*Find their member profiles here.  Find G-Dragon and T.O.P.’s discography here. Find TaeYangs solo discography here. Find G-Dragon’s solo discography here. Find SeungRi’s solo discography here.

Korean Albums

Since 2007 (Big Bang Volume 1)
Release Date: December 21, 2006

Track List:

  1. Big Bang (Intro)
  2. She Can’t Get Enough
  3. Dirty Cash
  4. 다음날 (Next Day) (SeungRi Solo)
  5. Big Boy (T.O.P. Solo)
  6. 흔들어 (Shake It) (Featuring JiEun)
  7. 눈물뿐인 바보 (A Fool’s Only Tears)
  8. My Girl (TaeYang Solo)
  9. La La La
  10. This Love (G-Dragon Solo)
  11. 웃어본다 (Try Smiling) (DaeSung Solo)

Remember
Release Date: November 5, 2008

Track List:

  1. Intro (모두 다 소리쳐) (Everybody Scream)
  2. 오, 아, 오 (Oh, Ah, Oh0
  3. 뷹은 노을 (Sunset Glow)
  4. 반짝반짝 (Twinkle Twinkle)
  5. Strong Baby (SeungRi Solo)
  6. Wonderful
  7. 멍청한 사랑 (Foolish Love)
  8. 하루하루 (Day By Day) (Acoustic Version)
  9. 거짓말 (Lies) (Remix)
  10. 마지막 인사 (Last Farewell) (Remix)
  11. Remember

Alive
Release Date: February 28, 2012

Track List:

  1. Alive (Intro)
  2. Blue
  3. 사랑먼지 (Love Dust)
  4. Bad Boy
  5. 재미없어 (Ain’t No Fun)
  6. Fantastic Baby
  7. 날게 (Wings) (DaeSung Solo)

Korean Singles

Always
Release Date: August 16, 2007

Track List:

  1. We Are Big Bang (Intro)
  2. 거짓말 (Lies)
  3. 없는 번호 (Wrong Number)
  4. 아무렇지 않은 척 (Act Like Nothing’s Wrong) (T.O.P. Solo Featuring Kim Ji-Eun
  5. Oh My Baby
  6. Always

Hot Issue
Release Date: November 22, 2007

Track List:

  1. Intro (Hot Issue) (Featuring 2NE1’s CL)
  2. 바보 (Fool)
  3. But I Love You (G-Dragon Solo)
  4. I Don’t Understand
  5. 마지막 인사 (Last Farewell)

Stand Up
Release Date: August 8, 2008

Track List:

  1. Intro (Stand Up)
  2. 하루하루 (Day By Day)
  3. 천국 (Heaven)
  4. 착한 사람 (Good Person)
  5. Lady
  6. Oh My Friend (Featuring No Brain)

Tonight
Release Date: February 23, 2011

Track List:

  1. Intro (Thank You & You)
  2. Hands Up
  3. Tonight
  4. Somebody to Love
  5. What is Right
  6. Café

Big Bang Special Edition

  1. Love Song
  2. Stupid Liar
  3. Tonight
  4. High High (G-Dragon and T.O.P.)
  5. Oh Yeah (G-Dragon and T.O.P. Featuring 2NE1’s Park Bom)
  6. Café
  7. I Need a Girl (TaeYang Featuring G-Dragon)
  8. Somebody to Love
  9. 어쩌라고 (What Can I Do) (SeungRi Solo)
  10. Baby Don’t Cry (DaeSung Solo)

Japanese Albums

Number 1
Release Date: October 22, 2008

Track List:

  1. Intro
  2. Number 1
  3. Make Love (English Version)
  4. Come Be My Lady (English Version)
  5. Day By Day
  6. With U (English Version)
  7. How Gee (English Version)
  8. Baby Baby (English Version)
  9. So Beautiful (English Version)
  10. Remember (English Version)
  11. Heaven
  12. Everything (English Version)
  13. Always (English Version)
  14. Candle (Together Forever English Version)

Big Bang
Release Date: August 19, 2009

Track List:

  1. Intro
  2. ガラガラGo!! (Gara Gara Go!)
  3. Bringing You Love
  4. My Heaven (Heaven Japanese Version)
  5. Stay
  6. Top of the World
  7. Follow Me
  8. Baby Baby (Last Farewell Japanese Version)
  9. Emotion
  10. Love Club
  11. Always (Japanese Version)

Big Bang 2
Release Date: May 11, 2011

Track List:

  1. Intro (Thank You & You)
  2. Tonight (Japanese Version)
  3. Somebody to Luv (Somebody to Love Japanese Version)
  4. Beautiful Hangover
  5. オラYeah! (Ora Yeah!)
  6. Tell Me Goodbye
  7. 声をきかせて (Sing)
  8. Ms. Liar (Stupid Liar Japanese Version)
  9. Hands Up
  10. Love Song

Japanese Singles

For The World
Release Date: January 4, 2008

Track List:

  1. V.I.P. (Intro) (English Version)
  2. Big Bang (English Version)
  3. Lies (English Version)
  4. How Gee
  5. So Beautiful (Wrong Number English Version)
  6. La La La (English Version)
  7. Together Forever (A Fool’s Only Tears English Version)
  8. Always

With U
Release Date: May 28, 2008

Track List:

  1. Gotta Be With U (Intro)
  2. With U
  3. Baby Baby (Last Farewell English Version)
  4. This Love (English Version) (G-Dragon Solo)
  5. Mad About You (Fool English Version)
  6. We Belong Together (English Version) (Featuring 2NE1’s Park Bom)
  7. Shake It (English Version) (Featuring JiEun)
  8. Ma Girl (Japanese Version) (TaeYang Solo)