Wednesday, July 1, 2015

[Oh! SEN Focus] BIGBANG project “M.A.D” unveiled, “crazy” record

It is just crazy. After big success of “M” and “A” of “MADE” series, two songs of “D” series BIGBANG has just unveiled are dominating all the top places on on-line music charts, upon their release. It is an unprecedented series of jackpots, from “M” and “A”, and now to “D”.

The project of BIGBANG to release new songs on the 1 of every month from May this year is a new trial and a fresh move. After releasing “E” album in August, complete full-length album “MADE” is completed in September. Fans welcomed it as they can listen to BIGBANG’s new songs every month, but it would be a burden for  the members to prepare for the performance for every song and to continue with performance for a long time. However, BIGBANG has led the project to a great success one by one, realizing their goal of making all songs in every album as title tracks.

“IF YOU” and “SOBER”, BIGBANG’s new songs for July which were unveiled on July 1 at 0 o’clock, dominated the No.1 and No.2 places on the chart of eight music-streaming websites: Melon, Mnet, Olleh, Genie, Bugs, Soribada, NAVER Music, and Monkey 3, upon their release. BIGBANG set such record for three consecutive months following May and June.

In addition, “D” took the No.1 on the iTunes single album chart of 16 countries including Hong Kong, Macao, Malaysia, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. It also took the fourth and 22nd place on the same chart of the United States and the U.K., the birthplace of pop. As such, BIGBANG is creating sensation globally.

New music videos are also creating sensation. The music video of “SOBER” released on July 1 at 0 o’clock together with the song is enjoying an explosive popularity, surpassing 1 million views on YouTube, recording 1,140,237 views. The videos of “LOSER”, “BAE BAE”, “BANG BANG BANG”, and “WE LIKE 2 PARTY” have surpassed 100 million views on YouTube. The video of “SOBER” is now ready to set a new record.

“IF YOU” that is sweeping charts now is known as the saddest-ever song in BIGBANG’s history, and has drawn a big attention even before its release. The song catches the ears with its unique BIGBANG feel expressed in calm and sophisticated vocal and melody, as well as sad lyrics. Notably, it is all the more impressive in that rapper T.O.P and G-DRAGON show a new talent by singing the song tenderly. “SOBER” is an exciting summer song that perfectly fits the season, which is also entertaining fans with its cool and comfortable feel that contrasts to that of “IF YOU”.

BIGBANG’s “MADE” project is recording a great success as expected. “LOSER” released in May maintained its No. 1 on charts for a month and “BANG BANG BANG” released in June is following the footstep, recording a long-run, too. The music videos of the four songs released in the project so far have surpassed 100 million views on YouTube, setting an unprecedented record.

Meanwhile, BIGBANG is also having world tour in line with performances for their new songs. A concert will be held in Thailand on July 11 and 12, and then BIGBANG will continue with the world tour to meet 1.4 million fans around the world in 70 concerts in 15 countries including the United States and Canada.

Source: YG Entertainment(OSEN)

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