BIGBANG’s Taeyang Spills On His “Full Circle” Collaboration With BLACKPINK’s Lisa
BIGBANG‘s Taeyang released his long-awaited album, Down to Earth, on April 25, 2023. One of the songs included in the album, “Shoong!,” features BLACKPINK‘s Lisa, and fans couldn’t get enough of seeing the two charismatic idols performing together.
When opening up about his album to Rolling Stone, Taeyang shared that Lisa agreed to the collaboration “right away.”
Lisa, thankfully, said OK right away and that she wanted to be part of the project no matter what.
But aside from their collaboration which occurred “without any hurdles,” Taeyang opened up about having actually seen Lisa audition for YG Entertainment when she first came to South Korea so many years ago.
One special thing is that when Lisa first came to YG, literally when she first came to Korea, I was there working on music and ended up watching her audition.
At the time, Lisa, who had already been the only person to pass the 2010 YG Entertainment Auditions in Thailand, sang Justin Bieber‘s catchy song “Baby.”
… [Her audition] was so endearing. My heart was hurting.
I need to see that video of her singing ASAP! https://t.co/PneStjE1p8
— CORPSEᴱ 🍾 (@blondelaliz) April 25, 2023
Not only did Taeyang find Lisa’s audition “endearing,” especially given that the idol was only 14 at the time but already working hard to achieve her dream, but he “really wanted her to succeed.”
I told our CEO at the time, ‘I think she will do well no matter what.’
So, understandably, watching Lisa “become so successful makes [him] proud.”
"At that time, she was a baby, a young kid who just came from Thailand… I think she will do well no matter what.” – Taeyang
SHOONG FT LISA#TAEYANGxLISA#SHOONGxTAEYANGxLISA pic.twitter.com/Z8bbeKywAL
— ɴᴏ ᴘʀᴏʙs (SHOONG!) 🎥🏳️🌈⁰³²⁷ (@LisagittarProd) April 25, 2023
Fans, too, felt proud of Lisa, especially since she was able to come “full circle” in her collaborations with Taeyang. Before her debut, Lisa had appeared in Taeyang’s “RINGA LINGA” video.
the pre-debut years as a supporting dancer on Taeyang's "Ringa Linga" to working with him. You have our utmost admiration, #LISA! 💛
SHOONG IS COMING #SHOONGxTAEYANGxLISA #TAEYANGxLISA #LISA pic.twitter.com/G7xKAQwvIS
— kenji 𓅓🏎️ (@yk2aii) April 25, 2023
from supporting dancer on Taeyang's "Ringa Linga" during her pre-debut years to working with him. #LISA, we're so proud of you! 💛 pic.twitter.com/eDXSrvnDVJ
— kenji 𓅓🏎️ (@yk2aii) April 22, 2023
But now, years later, they were collaborating on a song and astounding netizens with their combined talent.
Remember when Lisa made her appearance in “Ringa linga” during her pre debut yrs? And now after 10 yrs she get’s to collab with him, time flies by fast😭🥺
SHOONG FT LISA#TAEYANGxLISA#SHOONGxTAEYANGxLISApic.twitter.com/EyKHuHb95A
— . (@Iovesickruby4_) April 25, 2023
You can read more about their collaboration here.
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