Wednesday, December 14, 2016

[Pop-Up Music①] “Dominating charts alone”… BIGBANG vs. BIGBANG competition for this year again

BIGBANG is competing against BIGBANG this year again, following the BIGBANG vs. BIGBANG competition last year. Upon their comeback with “MADE”, the first full album in eight years which is also an album that celebrates the 10th anniversary of BIGBANG’s debut and the last full album before BIGBANG members join the army for their mandatory military service, BIGBANG is showing their unrivalled power in the music scene.

BIGBANG’s songs released last year swept music charts. The songs presented in different genres with BIGBANG’s own color enjoyed great popularity from the public, as the title tracks of each single. As all the eight songs were title tracks of each single album, music videos were released for all of them and BIGBANG presented live-performances in TV music shows, to make the second half of 2015 the BIGBANG time.

“LOSER”, “BAE BAE”, “BANG BANG BANG”, “WE LIKE 2 PARTY”, “IF YOU”, “SOBER”, “ZUTTER”, and “LET’S NOT FALL IN LOVE” topped music charts every time they were released, along with the other songs released earlier still staying in high ranks on charts. That made BIGBANG songs compete against other BIGBANG songs for No.1 and No.2 on charts. From May to August and afterwards last year, BIGBANG’s songs took all the high ranks on music charts in Korea.

Despite such big success of the single albums last year, BIGBANG fans and the public have been longing for the release of BIGBANG’s full album. It was thought that the full album would be released soon after the release of single albums “M”, “A”, “D”, and “E”, but one year has passed in BIGBANG’s absence from the music scene. However, BIGBANG gave a hope for fans by saying, “As this year marks the 10th anniversary of our debut, we’ll release the full album within this year”.

On December 12 at midnight, BIGBANG’s full album “MADE” was finally unveiled. The album includes two songs of each of “M”, “A”, “D”, and “E” singles that were released one by one every month from May to August last year, as well as three new songs.

The new songs are “FXXX IT”, “LAST DANCE”, and “GIRLFRIEND”. Just as it was the case for the single albums released last year, BIGBANG’s new full album also has double title tracks: “FXXX IT” and “LAST DANCE”. It is expected that this December will be the month of BIGBANG.

The expectation has come true. As of December 13 at 9:30AM, the first day of the album’s release, “FXXX IT” is in No.1 on the charts of total eight music-streaming websites, with “LAST DANCE” in No.2 and “GIRLFRIEND” in No.3. As such, BIGBANG is dominating the first, second, and third places on music charts. It is a BIGBANG vs. BIGBANG competition again.

With such record, BIGBANG has proven their unmatched potential once again. Music fans’ great anticipation for BIGBANG’s first full album in eight years is being materialized in the remarkable record on charts set by BIGBANG songs.

Source: YG Entertainment(heraldcorp)

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