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[KPOPHERALD] Twice to drop first Japanese full-length album in September
Twice is set to drop its first Japanese full-length album in September, its agency said.
According to JYP Entertainment on Friday, the nine-piece K-pop girl group will release “BDZ” on Sept. 12. With “BDZ” standing for bulldozer, the album produced by the agency’s head producer Park Jin-young embodies the band’s determination to move forward
It will include five new songs and five of Twice’s previous Japanese singles such as “One More Time,” “Candy Pop,” “Wake Me Up,” “Brand New Girl” and “I Want You Back.”
Having commenced its Japanese promotional activities in June last year, the band’s latest single “Wake Me Up,” released last month, shipped over 500,000 copies and won the K-pop act its fourth consecutive platinum certification -- awarded in Japan to those who sold more than 250,000 records.
Twice is also set to drop its Korean summer single “Dance the Night Away” on July 9.
We’ve walked on a ‘flower road’ from our debut: TWICE
The nonet thanked their fans for the love that has been showered on them and shared with us their plans for the rest of the year.
By Lee Wei Lin Posted: 21 Jun 2018 09:52Updated: 21 Jun 2018 10:00 [Please visit Toggle.SG website to read up the original article and watch the videos, as well as other entertainment news!] We’ve walked on a ‘flower road’ from our debut: TWICE Videos: Tay Yixuan Local fans of TWICE – known collectively as Singapore ONCE, have probably been suffering from a serious bout of post-concert withdrawals ever since the girls wrapped up their one-night only extravaganza on our little red dot last week.
Toggle was invited to speak with the nonet in an exclusive 15-minute interview (yes, we know, you’d do anything to trade places with us) shortly before their press conference was held, where they answered three (out of the 10 submitted) approved questions. They also took the opportunity to design personalised boards – a task that they gladly participated in, especially after we told them that their handiwork would be given away to Singapore ONCE.
During the interview, they shared with us their thoughts about their journey as TWICE members since their debut in October 2015.
“It’s really been a flower road (a smooth-sailing journey with lots of good fortune) for us since debut, hasn’t it?” Jihyo, who is also the leader of the group, said as the other girls nodded their agreement. “We’ve received lots of love from our fans, and when we did our overseas tour last year, we received the love from fans all over the world, which made us feel very blessed for the past three years.”
Dahyun added, “Thanks to our ONCE, we’ve also received trophies on music programmes, and even a daesang (highest award) at the year-end ceremonies. We have so many beautiful memories, and we’re so lucky to have had our ONCE with us all this time.”
Which of the other members’ unit stages does TWICE want to try out?
During their TWICELAND ZONE 2: Fantasy Park, the girls also took the opportunity to perform unit stages, which we got the girls to talk about at the interview.
Dahyun shared, “Until now, I’ve been performing with a bright and fun image so I thought of having a change this time around. I wanted to do something that is cooler so I tried Rain’s ‘Rainism’ and called it ‘Dahyunism’.”
Momo grinned, “Personally, I think that Dahyun’s performance is very impactful. However, in my opinion, Dahyun’s performance is something that only she can do, so instead of wanting to try it out, I just want to tell her that I really enjoyed watching her perform.”
Jeongyeon added, “For myself and Nayeon, we did a duet of Baek Ji Young and Taecyeon’s ‘My Ear’s Candy’.” Nayeon shared, “We wanted to do a duet, so finding a duet song was the priority for us. We’re really happy with our performance so we’re not jealous of the other units at all.”
For Chaeyoung, she explained, “For us, we did Wax’s ‘OPPA’. It was the three of us (Mina, Sana and herself) who made up the unit. For me, I’ve done a lot of cooler performances so I wanted to have a bright and fun one this time around. Originally, it was just Sana and I who decided on it, but afterwards, Mina said that she wanted to show the cute side of herself as well and that’s how the unit ended up with the three of us.”
What does TWICE want to accomplish by the end of the year?
Sana chimed in, “I didn’t really want to say this because they said that they’re very satisfied with their performance, but we perform right after Nayeon and Jeongyeon so I always felt that their performance looks very fun. If I could try doing their performance, I’ll pick Jihyo since we made eye contact.”
Meanwhile, Tzuyu explained that she previously put on more “bubbly and fun performances, so I wanted to put on a cool performance this time. That’s why Momo, Jihyo and I performed Beyoncé’s ‘End of Time’.”
Chaeyoung mused, “I feel that Tzuyu, Jihyo and Momo’s performance was really cool from the first time that I saw it. Their choreography at the start of the song is really charismatic but whenever they’re performing, I’m at the backstage changing so I wasn’t able to watch it. I really want to see their performance so later on, if I have the chance, I’ll definitely watch the DVD to catch it.”
Come July, TWICE will be releasing their second special album, Dance The Night Away, and Chaeyoung shared that there are many songs that are well-suited for summer.
Sana added, “My longtime goal was to be able to meet more ONCE. Because of our current tour, I think I’ll be able to achieve this goal as we’ll be able to see our fans around the world. That’s why I think I’m closer to achieving my goal.”
What TWICE wrote and designed on their personalised boards?
TWICE’s gift for Singapore ONCE
While TWICE may have bid their Singapore ONCE a goodbye (for now, at least), Toggle wants to give Singapore ONCE something to remember them by regardless of whether or not you managed to make it to their show.
After concluding our interview with the girls, each of the members designed a mini whiteboard just for their ONCE, with the messages translated earlier in this gallery.
For your chance to win your favourite member’s personalised board, simply follow these steps and the most creative entries will be picked to win.
1. Tell us nine reasons why you love TWICE. You may choose to write (within 400 words), draw (on an A4-sized piece of paper or smaller) or create a video (with a duration of one minute or less).
2. Upload your entry onto your Twitter account (please ensure that your Twitter account is set to public), and hashtag your post with #TWICEToggle.
3. Email the URL of your tweet, your favourite member’s name, along with your full name as per your NRIC, residential address, email address and contact number to email@example.com with the subject ‘Toggle TWICE 2018’.
Please note that each person can only submit entries for ONE member. Each winner will receive one personalised board and one lollipop with their favourite member’s name on it.
Contest ends June 29 and winners will be notified via email by July 3. All winners will have to collect their boards personally from Mediacorp.
* Terms and Conditions
- This contest is open only to Singapore residents, and prizes must be collected from Mediacorp personally. No requests for postage, courier or other methods of collection will be entertained.
- All personal details submitted in your email must match those in your NRIC. Winners chosen who do not have matching information will automatically get their prizes forfeited.
- Each person is only allowed to submit one entry. Multiple entries will result in instant disqualification.
- Entries submitted after the deadline will not be entertained.
- Toggle reserves the right to pick final winners. No correspondence will be entertained.
- Entry submission forms that are incomplete will be disqualified.
- Previous week’s winners are not qualified to win.
- Each family is entitled to win only one contest every seven days. Persons who share the same registered address will be considered as part of the same family.
- Any proof-of-entry printouts cannot be used as proof that Toggle has received your submission.
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- Prizes not collected by the given date will be considered null and void.
- Prizes are non-transferable and non-exchangeable for cash.
- By entering the contest, you agree to be informed of any future promotion related to Toggle.
V1: Sana feels that she is closer to achieving her goal, but what exactly is it?
V2: TWICE has a surprise for ONCE!
[INFO][soompi] Exclusive: TWICE Performs Special Cover Stages, Gives Cute Fan Service, And More At “TWICELAND ZONE 2: Fantasy Park”By sacheol-21stC
Exclusive: TWICE Performs Special Cover Stages, Gives Cute Fan Service, And More At “TWICELAND ZONE 2: Fantasy Park”
TWICE made a long-awaited return to Singapore for their second tour “TWICELAND ZONE 2: Fantasy Park” this past weekend! This is their first Southeast Asia stop after opening the tour in Seoul last month, and they marked their return to Singapore after a year by having the concert at a venue twice the size of their previous one. During the magical evening, TWICE took Singapore ONCEs on a journey through their fantasy park with dazzling performances of hits like “Like Ooh-Ahh” and “Cheer Up,” as well as beautiful stage sets and outfits during fan-favorite songs like “You in My Heart” and “Turtle.”
The nine-member girl group captured the fans’ hearts in the three-hour concert and we have compiled some of our favorite moments from the concert:
Special cover stages
On top of performing remixes for their hit songs, TWICE also prepared special solo and unit stages with covers of popular songs, like Winner’s “Really Really” and BoA’s “Valenti,” which allowed fans to see a side of TWICE that are not normally shown during their promotions. Check out some of the covers below:
Dahyun – “Dahyunism” (Original: Rain’s “Rainism”)
Jihyo, Tzuyu & Momo – “End of Time” (Original: Beyonce’s “End of Time”)
Nayeon & Jeongyeon – “My Ear’s Candy” (Original: Baek Ji Young ft. Taecyeon’s “My Ear’s Candy”)
Singapore ONCEs also had prepared something special for the girls, when they surprised TWICE with a heartwarming video they had created for the group. The video started off with a mention of the amount of time that TWICE had been away from Singapore and how Singapore ONCEs had been missing them during this time, but were still supporting them from afar. The fans then held up banners saying “We’ll be waiting until TWICE returns” after the video ended.
The members were moved to tears from the video and promised to continuously keep their fans updated by sharing more on their social media accounts.
TWICE also returned the love with many fan services of their own, from aegyo to cover dances and they also did their best to communicate with fans despite the language barrier, Tzuyu even did her thank you speech in Chinese.
TWICE ended the concert with an acoustic version of “What is Love?” and promised their Singapore fans to be back again really soon! Meanwhile, TWICE will be making a summer comeback on July 9, their first Korean comeback since “What is Love?” in April.
Special thanks to Rock Media for inviting us to the event!
Photo Credits: ONE Production
Previously reported on CLEO Singapore
TWICE’s Jihyo may have dropped the bi
ggest hint about the group’s July comeback!
TWICE fans, are you ready for this? The new summer track to come from TWICE may be the hottest, sexiest yet. During a live broadcast, member Jihyo implied that the group is trying out a sexier concept this time.
“For the first time, all the members wore sleeveless tops. There is more skin showing. Not sure if you guys will like it or hate it… Sorry if you don’t want to see it.” — Jihyo
TWICE has conquered all kinds of concepts, from quirky zombie apocalypse survivors to adorable slumber party friends to elegant princesses, but the girl group has yet to take on a full-on sexy concept. Since the broadcast, fans’ anticipation for TWICE’s return with “more skin” has been growing stronger!
Meanwhile, TWICE is said to have been in Okinawa, Japan where the beaches are summery.
Fans are putting together the comeback date, the beaches, and the sleeveless tops to only mean one thing. TWICE is about to drop a killer summer bop and no one can be ready enough!
Well, ready or not, here they come. Brace yourselves — the hot-summer-beachy, sleeveless-top-wearing, sexy-fun TWICE is coming!