Hello Asia! is bringing a special offer to BIGBANG fans with a special offer for their Sydney concert on Sunday 18th October. Purchase a ticket through our special Ticketek link and you will also get an exclusive BIGBANG Australian tour poster that is not available for purchase anywhere else!
Last week, we popped into one of Melbourne’s most popular events of the year – the Night Noodle Markets. Despite the predicted wild storms, the weather was wonderfully warm and humid, seeing a large crowd taking to Birrarung Marr to feast on mouth-watering offerings served up by some of Melbourne’s best-known restaurants. Renowned for its selection of outstanding favourites and hard to find specialties, the hawker-style bazaar at the banks of the Yarra River offers a wide range of choice to visitors including barbecue skewers, all sorts of fluffy bao, tasty dumplings and scrumptiously imaginative desserts.
It finally happened! South Korean superstars BIGBANG finally set foot on the land down under - and they've definitely left their mark! VIPs were left exhausted by the end of the night from all the jumping, dancing and singing along to a setlist of classics. Plus, if you've been following our BIGBANG concert livetweeting session on Twitter, you may have noticed that over the course of the two hours I may or may not have developed a teeny-tiny crush on Daesung. How did that happen, you ask? Let me start from the beginning...
Hello Asia! takes a look at the Japanese weekly singles ranking today as of 17 October. We analyse the biggest ranking chart for Japanese music: Oricon.
Asian countdown radio programme Asia Pop 40 will be streamed Australia-wide on iHeartRadio Australia – listeners can now tune into the latest Asian hits 24/7 on a special channel on iHeartRadio’s streaming service.
Well Day 1 of the BIGBANG concerts in Sydney (the boys first ever time performing in Australia!) just ended, and boy was the (long) wait worth it. Let’s just say this VIP will probably be sleeping with a crown-shaped lightstick nightlight for a while.
Hello Asia is back to bring you the latest Chinese music chart rankings as of the 15th of October from KKBox (Hong Kong & Taiwan).
Yen-J’s fifth album Thanksgiving is exactly what its been packaged to be. Although reminiscent of his past albums, there’s something different about this one. Wrapped in a simple package designed with a bottle of water on the front and first aid symbols, band aids and the like adorning it, this album is everything its cut up to be (pun intended)-a first aid kit for emotional boo-boos. Returning from a two year long hiatus, Yen-J is back and ready to share what he’s learned in the past two years both emotionally and artistically with listeners everywhere.
Do you think you’re cut out for K-Pop superstardom? If so, the 2016 SM Global Audition in Sydney (Australia) and Auckland (New Zealand) next April could be for you. One of Korea’s biggest entertainment companies, SM Entertainment is looking for singers, dancers, actors, models and composers. If you’re interested in applying, you can check out the details below!
Hello Asia! takes a look at changes in the Korean music charts as of 10th October. We look at three of the biggest charts from the industry: MCountdown, Naver and Melon.
Perfume’s first documentary film WE ARE Perfume – WORLD TOUR 3rd DOCUMENT will be released in Japan on October 31. The film was made in commemoration of their 15th anniversary since formation, and 10th anniversary since their major debut. The documentary follows the day-to-day activities of the trio and provides glimpses of Perfume's future direction.
Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK have released the PV for ‘The Way Back’! Pared back and dark, the video features some intense acting and performance from the band, to accompany what is a banging rock tune. Check it out below!
Further information and ticket pricing for the previously announced Block B US Tour has been released by the concert promoter SubKulture Entertainment.
Huh Gak’s upcoming digital single ‘Up All Night’ will feature ‘Show Me the Money 4’ winner Basick.
Hello Asia! takes a look at the Japanese weekly singles ranking today as of 9 October. We analyse the biggest ranking chart for Japanese music: Oricon.