After nearly 3-year hiatus, YG Entertainment finally announced that BIGBANG will make their long-awaited comeback soon. As the members frequently appeared in the public eye as solo artistes, fans were excited for the group’s upcoming album as it will feature all 5 of them together as a group again.
However, one question remains on everyone’s mind, “Who’s next?”
In a recent interview with TV Report, Yang Hyun Suk, CEO of YG Entertainment, told reporters about his plans regarding his current and upcoming boy groups.
After BIGBANG, iKON’s album will come out. These days, I have been holding meetings with iKON once every 3 days. For now, I think WINNER will be next following iKON’s debut album release. WINNER has already built up a fandom after debuting last year. They also won a rookieaward. I think it’s only right to give iKON a debut opportunity first.
In the same interview, he also revealed his plans for BIGBANG’s impending comeback. He said:
BIGBANG will release a single album one after another starting 1st May. They are also planning to release a full-length album including all those songs.
The CEO further explained that he chose this method so that all of the tracks from their upcoming album will be heard by the public. He also stated that when a group releases an album, only the title track will be given exposure, and sadly, the rest of the tracks will be forgotten.
As he believed that “each and every one of BIGBANG’s new tracks are good”, he thought that it would be a waste if BIGBANG were to be put in the same situation.
Thus, BIGBANG will now release 2 title tracks on the 1st of every month, with the last one scheduled to be released on 1st August. All of the title tracks will then be compiled into their “MADE” album, which will be distributed on 1st September. It was recently announced that “Loser” and “Bae Bae” will take the spot as BIGBANG’s first 2 title tracks.
The music video for “Loser” will be released on 1st May.
Are you excited for iKON’s debut and WINNER’s comeback? What do you think of the company’s method of releasing BIGBANG’s title tracks? Leave your thoughts in the comments box below.