Formed in 2006, the group was at first criticized for being “too short” and “too ugly” for an idol group. The insults swept all across South Korea, which contributed to the disappointing sales of their early hip hop single and first studio album, “BigBang Vol.1”. Perseverance became difficult as the Korean pop (Kpop) competition became stiffer. The group held on.
Their turning point came with their hit song “Lies”, which stayed at number one on Korean charts for a record-breaking seven consecutive weeks. They later grew to become one of the most successful Korean acts regionally and also one of most successful Asian acts in the world.
BIGBANG, consisting of members G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri, is today’s idol band of all ages! We say all ages because they are perhaps the only Kpop band who also appeals to other generations. Yes, you can imagine their broad range of fans!
So much so that they’ve been labeled the “Revolutionary Group of Korean Music Wave” for their unique, urban-originated music and fashion style. And, well, we all know what Korean fashion is like. But that’s a story for another day. The diligent and talented members of BIGBANG are also constantly involved in composing and producing their music, which has earned them respect and high praises from music industry experts.
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It’s no wonder that the BIGBANG boys have since bagged numerous accolades including “Best Male Group”, “Song of the Year”, “Artist of the Year”, and the Grand Award at the prestigious Seoul Music Awards.
Having done conquering Korean music charts and spreading their passion for music all across Asia, with reach as far as international lands, BIGBANG announces yet another surprise; they are coming to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!
As part of the “BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012“, G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri will be making their way to our shores in October this year for an explosive show. Fantastic, baby? Kpop fans, you best be prepared to jump and sing like there ain’t gonna be no tomorrow when the day comes!
BIGBANG’s Alive Galaxy Tour 2012 tickets can be purchased online via AirAsia RedTix.
For more information, hit up the BIGBANG boys’ Facebook page.