AIA K-POP Concert 2013 Press Conference: B2ST, 4Minute and G.NA
With Korean entertainment as the popular phenomenon in Malaysia, AIA Bhd brought the biggest Korean acts – B2ST, 4Minute and G.NA for AIA K-POP 2013 concert on 27 June. Hours before the concert, the artists presented themselves to the media press conference.
Prior to the artists making their entrance, AIA Bhd CEO Bill Lisle started off the press conference by expressing his joy of celebrating AIA’s 65th anniversary, which this huge event encompasses the opportunity for AIA to support the amazing Asian talents while capturing the interest, energy, and real passion of today’s younger generation.
Following, the press conference proceeded with the entrance of G.NA, 4Minute, followed by B2ST. All the artists made their entrance and greeted the room with sunshine smiles. They then enthusiastically answered the questions which were prepared by the media and selected by the host, with a range of questions such as future plans and areas they would want to venture to.
What have you been up to following the promotion of the single ‘Oops,’ from your latest mini album?
G.NA: At the moment I am getting my next album ready. I’ll be practising, and I’ll be going overseas to visit places like Malaysia, and hopefully I’ll be able to visit other places as well to promote myself. My album will be in the making, and hopefully that will be out soon.
Do you plan to visit Malaysia as part of your 2013 ‘Beautiful’ show tour, which begins in Seoul this July?
B2ST: On July 20th and 21st, we will be performing in Seoul for the ‘Beautiful’ tour, and we hope that we will have an opportunity to visit Malaysia in the future.
How do you feel about your success on the Gaon chart in May?
4Minute: The new song ‘What’s Your Name?’ was our comeback after a year. We were very nervous, but we’re happy that it has reached No. 1. We have a new release next week, which we hope everyone will love too.
Tell us about the dance theme of your new single ‘It’s Popping’ which will be released on the 28th of June.
4Minute: The song will debut on June 28th, and we request that our fans see for themselves when the song is released.
Are there any places in Malaysia that you wish to visit?
4Minute: I heard that the beaches in Malaysia are very beautiful, so we hope we have enough time to visit one.
B2ST: Malaysia is very stylish and fashionable, so hopefully we’ll find a chance to explore the city and do some shopping.
Doojoon, Gikwang and Junhyung have tried their hand at acting for dramas. Hyunseung, Yoseob and Dongwoon, are you all also interested in acting?
B2ST: If the opportunity arises, we would definitely be interested in acting. Having seen the other members do so well, the rest of us hope we may also achieve such success in acting.
Have you ever considered becoming more active in the acting scene?
G.NA: Unfortunately my Korean language is not as good as I would like to be at the moment. So when my Korean language improves, I would love to get the chance to try acting. Trying is always good, and so I would like to try acting one day when my language has improved.
How do you think 4Minute differs from the other girl groups out there?
4 Minute: Unlike other groups, all five of us have different personalities and characteristics, so we believe that this is our group’s unique factor.
Before concluding the press conference, the artists and the AIA CEO took a picture with the anniversary cake in conjunction of AIA 65th anniversary and B2ST leader Doojoon was really friendly to help the staff the with the entry and arrangement of the cake. The press conference ended after a brief photo-taking of all the artists.
Special thanks to AIA and Ming, Kh & Associates for the media invite!
Photos credit: [email protected], Official Photographer(without watermarking of hellokpop logo)