Friday, May 8, 2015

[NEWS] BIGBANG’s “LOSER” and “BAE BAE” Sweeping American Billboard’s “World Digital Songs” Chart

BIGBANG’s new song “LOSER” and “BAE BAE” are dominating American Billboard’s “World Digital Songs” chart.

BIGBANG’s “LOSER” and “BAE BAE” are in the first and second place on Billboard’s “World Digital Songs” chart updated on May 7 (local time), proving BIGBANG’s worldwide popularity.

Before that, BIGBANG drew big attention and stood under the spotlight of major media outlets overseas, such as FUSE TV. Notably, “LOSER” and “BAE BAE” were ranked in the third and fourth place on Billboard’s April chart of the most-watched music videos in the world and in the United States, even though they were released on the last day of April. Billboard highlighted such achievement of “LOSER” and “BAE BAE”, saying, “The music videos of these two songs were ranked in top places within only half a day in April’s chart, even though they were released on the last day of the month”.

Plus, Billboard’s columnist Jeff Benjamin expressed his surprise at the record of the sales of BIGBANG’s album, saying on his Twitter on the 6, “BIGBANG’s ‘LOSER’ and ‘BAE BAE’ took the 149th and 169th place respectively, in the single album sales chart within three days from their release. That’s just incredible”.

After the release of their new songs on May 1 at 0 o’clock, BIGBANG has been sweeping the real-time charts of Korea’s major music-streaming websites, and taking No.1 on the iTunes chart of many foreign countries. Plus, they are in the No.1 on the weekly chart of domestic music-streaming websites, and on the digital, download, and album chart of Gaon for the 19thweek of 2015 (April 26 – May 2), winning a triple crown. On the real-time music chart as of May 8, the two songs are climbing up the chart again, proving their big power on charts. The songs are also in the No.1 place on the chart of seven music-streaming websites including Korea’s biggest Melon.

Music videos of the songs are also showing a continuous popularity. As of May 8 at 8:30am, the music video of “LOSER” and “BAE BAE” are recording total 24,718,261 views, 13,588,424 views and 11,129,837 views respectively, on YouTube, expecting to surpass 25 million views soon.

Meanwhile, BIGBANG presented an unprecedentedly outstanding performance of “BAE BAE” and “LOSER” in Mnet’s “M-Countdown” aired on the 7. First, the performance of “BAE BAE” was given in a set decorated in a dreamlike atmosphere. BIGBANG’s flagship energy and carefree attitude and dance with women dancers caught the eyes of viewers. In the following performance of “LOSER”, BIGBANG members appeared from a cylinder-shaped set decorated with colorful lightings, to give a fantastic live performance acclaimed by fans.

Source: YG Entertainment(DongA)

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