On the first day of the 30th Golden Disc Awards (GDA), one of South Korea’s most prestigious music awards, BIGBANG swept up a whopping total of 3 awards. Rightfully so, since the group has been busy promoting their new music and touring the world at the same time.
And the boys aren’t even done yet as VIPs (BIGBANG’s fans) are still waiting for the release of the long-awaited “MADE” album! What can we say? VIPs, they’re a loyal and a patient lot :)
During their acceptance speeches, members G-Dragon, Taeyang, Seungri, Daesung, and T.O.P took turns to thank their fans as well as their YG Entertainment colleagues/seniors for their unwavering support and their hard work. But there was something that T.O.P said that made everyone sit up and listen.
In his acceptance speech for BIGBANG’s “Digital Single of The Year” award, he mentioned:
“Thank you so much. We BIGBANG received 3 awards today in this new year. I heard we received about 23 awards last year with our album MADE. Sometimes, it’s a big overwhelming and I have so many thoughts in my head. We look fancy from outside as singers but rather than just that, as we grow older and become adults, we’ll try to be beautiful people from inside as well. Thank you VIPs for supporting us always. About one year left for BIGBANG, all 5 of us, to be on stage together. We’ll work harder to give you back what we’ve been given from you all. Thank you.”
(Translation from @HuisuYoon via bigbangmusic.info)
VIPs flipped at the mention of “About one year left for BIGBANG, all 5 of us, to be on stage together” as it indicates that one or more of the members will enlist in the mandatory army training this year.
It’s not far-fetched to assume so because after all, YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun Suk did mention the impending military service duty during an interview in April last year. And T.O.P, being the eldest of the 5, would probably be the first to go, followed by Taeyang, G-Dragon, Daesung, and “maknae” Seungri.
Watch BIGBANG’s acceptance speech below:
That got us a little emotional too but hey, BIGBANG has gotta do what they gotta do, right? We’re sure that VIPs will still be here when the boys are back from their necessary duties :)