[OSEN=선미경 기자] Will May BIGBANG Win Against June BIGBANG?
With BIGBANG’s new track release coming in just one day, all eyes are on the quintet to see a BIGBANG vs BIGBANG match. On June 1 at 12am two new tracks will be unveiled. But “LOSER” unveiled in May is spotlighted again, as it has been topping charts for a full month. Many are curious to see if BIGBANG’s new song will win against the old song.
The two upcoming tracks “BANG BANG BANG” and “WE LIKE 2 PARTY” are known to be two very different styles, and it would be interesting to see if the two tracks will break the record of the previous two.
# A Long Run: Music Chart Perfect All-Kill, Climbing Back Up Rankings
Immediately after the release, “LOSER” swept across 10 music charts. It topped major charts for nearly one month, hitting a long-run record. It yielded its top position for a few days to other artists, but in 23 days of release it was back at the top. The other title track “BAE BAE” is ranked at the top range as well. Despite other artists releasing new songs almost every day, BIGBANG seems unaffected.
The upcoming tracks of June are especially attracting much attention for being very different from each other. “BANG BANG BANG” is fast and powerful, known to be an extension of “FANTASTIC BABY” and “LIES.” The other track “WE LIKE 2 PARTY” is expected to be a summery song, considering the seasonal teaser image unveiled before.
All attention is on the quintet to see whether they will have another perfect all-kill record while hitting a long-run with the two new tracks.
# Mega-Hit Overseas?
The two tracks of May were a huge hit overseas as well. Album “M” featuring “LOSER” and “BAE BAE” topped iTunes Single Songs in 10 countries including Hong Kong, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan, while ranking n the top 10 in Sweden, the Czech Republic and Canada. It was #40 on American iTunes’ Hot 100, the highest ranking for a K-pop track.
In China, the two tracks occupied the top two slots on K-Pop Category of the country’s largest music site QQ Music. It was downloaded 110,000 times. On Weibo, 952 million people searched BIGBANG-related words.
BIGBANG’s popularity was borderless, and they were especially well received in China. Now they are back to prove the international stardom. All eyes are on the quintet to see whether they can continue on the global popularity with “BANG BANG BANG,” and until all the new tracks are unveiled by August 1.
# More Than 10 Trophies?
BIGBANG won a whopping 10 trophies with “LOSER.” Without a comeback performance they won the first one on MBC’s Show! Music Center and moved on to sweep across KBS 2TV’s Music Bank, Mnet’s M Countdown, and MBC Music’s Show! Champion. They were triple-crowned on SBS’s Inkigayo.
Dominating music charts and programs prove that their music cuts across a range of population, instead of just their fans. BIGBANG is talented in entertaining the viewers, which is another factor that attracts attention. The synergy they showcase on stage along their music is simply incredible. As “LOSER” was one dynamic song, the upcoming tracks are arousing much attention.
With anticipation building for the quintet’s new tracks, many are curious to see if the June tracks will be dominating the music world for another full month.
2015. 5. 31.
source: yg life