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Standing by the undying stars that will never stop shining until whenever. I'm pretty much owned, the whole me, by you.


❝ Big Bang will be together forever. We never really fought. I think it’s because if we do challenge each other or try to at least bite at each other, someone stops us. I won’t say who that someone is but G-Dra… oh. ❞
- Seungri (140403 Angel Eyes Press Conference)

5-year-old hyung throwing tantrum over his japanese skill

Major achievements of BIGBANG in 2013

unfbigbang:

Daesung

  • Daesung managed to successfully debut in Japan as a solo artist. His album D’scover reached #2 on Oricon Weekly Charts, his single I Love You reached #5 on Oricon Daily chart and #1 on USEN J-POP request ranking chart, and his D-Live DVD reached #3 on Oricon DVD Chart. (///)
  • D’scover was nominated for an album cover award (Music Jacket Gallery 2013), making him the only Korean artist to enter the list of nominees.()
  • Daesung was able to hold an MC position for MTV Japan’s ‘D-LITE & VJ Boo D’splay’, which was actually its second season as the show had been popular enough for additional airing.()
  • Daesung held a solo tour across Japan, which included the highly sought after, Yokohoma Arena (capacity: 17,000). There were a total of 21 shows and the tour was sold out, seating over 100,000 fans.(/)

Seungri

  • Despite not even originally being in the YGE’s lineup, Seungri managed to release a successful album in both Korea and Japan. In Korea, Seungri managed to sell over 77,0000 physical copies, which is a huge increase from his previous album VVIP, which sold over 44,000 copies.
  • Let’s Talk About Love (EP) managed to reach #2 on Billboard’s World Albums. Additionally, Let’s Talk About Love also ranked on iTunes charts. It ranked #1 in Malaysia, #2 in Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia. It ranked #3 in the Philippines, fourth in Macao, #11 in Finland, #25 in Canada, #28 in Sweden, and #31 in USA. In total, Seungri’s “Let’s Talk About Love” ranked in the top 200 of 14 different countries after its release.(//)
  • Let’s Talk About Love as a Japanese debut solo album also ranked well. It ranked #1 on USEN J-Pop Chart and #1 on Oricon Daily Chart. (/)
  • Through his Japanese album, Seungri revealed his first Japanese-written song, ‘Sorani Egaku Omoi’, and even before its official release, the song was selected as the theme song of the drama ‘Yubi Koi’.()
  • Seungri was the first Korean to host a cable show (on Fuji TV) in Japan.()

TOP

  • Doom Dada was released with no official promotions, however, the song managed to hit number one on numerous various Korean music charts, achieving an all-kill. Additionally, Doom Dada was even nominated on more than one occasion for a weekly music award.()
  • Doom Dada managed to reach #1 on iTunes charts in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Macao, and Malaysia.()
  • The Commitment, a film starring TOP as a lead, was released in 588 screens in Korea alone. However, the movie was also released internationally in countries including Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Cambodia, Taiwan, Germany, Canada, and USA.(//)
  • The Commitment managed to achieve the #1 spot in Korea’s nationawide box office. As this was at about the same time as Doom Dada’s release, TOP was topping both music charts as well as the box office. ()
  • TOP was crowned the Sexiest Male Artist of 2013 by FuseTV. Britney Spears was the female winner.()

Taeyang

  • Immediately after the release of Ringa Linga, the track ranked number one on various Korean music charts including Genie, Mnet, Bugs, Olleh Music, Soribada, Naver Music, Cyworld Music, Daum Music.(/)
  • Despite the delay of Ringa Linga’s MV release, it was clear that anticipation was still high as three of the ten top search terms were related to Taeyang at the time.()
  • A short and incomplete promotion period also did not stop Taeyang from snagging weekly music awards as well as being named Inkigayo’s Top Artist of the Week.()
  • Ringa Linga also claimed the #1 spot on iTunes charts in 7 different countries including Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, and Macau. ()
  • Taeyang and G-Dragon both made it into YouTube’s top 20 most viewed K-POP music videos. These included G-Dragon’s “Coup D’etat” at #20, Taeyang’s “Ringa Linga (Dance Version)” at #19, Taeyang’s “Ringa Linga” at #16, G-Dragon’s Crooked at #12 and G-Dragon’s Michigo at #10.()

G-Dragon

  • Upon release of the Coup D’Etat album, all of the songs claimed the top spots on various music charts, gaining him an all-kill. This album broke a record on Melon as the most accessed album within 24 hours.  Four of his songs (Black, Coup D’Etat, Crooked, Who You?) all won awards for being number one on weekly music shows. Coup D’Etat topped the September monthly charts of both Gaon and Hanteo. (/)
  • G-Dragon has either been in collaboration with or will be in collaboration with the following artists/producers from outside of Korea: Diplo, Boyznoize, Bauuer, Justin Bieber, Skrillex, Sky Ferreira, Pharrell Williams, and Missy Elliott. (///)
  • G-Dragon’s fashion sense has been recognized numerous times as he won Style Icon of the Year at the Style Icon Awards in Korea. He was also named one of GQ’s best dressed men of the week alongside other figures as Gerard Butler, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Liam Hemsworth. (/)
  • G-Dragon was shown to be the only idol-composer in a list of top 5 highest earning composers (via royalties) in Korea. He ranked #5 with royalties amounting to 790,000,000 won ($711,000), alongside other composers such as Teddy and Park Jin Young.()
  • Since the chart began in 1995, no South Korean artist has landed on the year-end chart that ranks the most album units sold by artists Billboard has classified in the “world” genre. G-Dragon, however, managed to rank #9 this year, allowing him to share the achievement of being one of the first ever Korean acts, along with SHINee who rank #10, to secure a spot on this chart. ()
  • G-Dragon is the only K-POP act in 2013 to enter the Billboard 200.(/)
  • G-Dragon alone took home four awards from the Mnet Asian Music Awards, including Best Dance Performance (Male Solo - Crooked), Best Music Video (Coup D’Etat), Best Male Artist and Artist of the Year. ()
  • G-Dragon’s world tour included 11 countries. In addition, he is the first Korean solo artist to host a “4 dome tour” (seating about 361,000 fans). (/)

BIGBANG

  • Despite a full year of individual activities, BIGBANG still manages to garner interest and show their vast popularity when reunited as a group. For example, at Mnet’s Music Awards, the highest one minute rating was during BIGBANG’s performance.()
  • BIGBANG is currently on a Japanese dome tour, which includes 6 of Japan’s biggest venues. This tour includes 15 concerts in 6 different cities, seating 720,000 fans. This will make it the first and largest concert tour by foreign musicians, breaking BIGBANG’s own record from their 3-dome tour (Alive) from last year. In addition, this dome tour is also the largest even by domestic standards as the size has only seen by Mr. Children before.  Additional shows have been added to this tour due to high demand.()

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OT5 celebrating the release of Taeyang’s RINGA LINGA ♥

Danny talking about each member from BIGBANG on Mnet America’s Headliner Series (everyone should watch this)


Bow down to the Kings (シ_ _)シ

Bow down to the Kings (シ_ _)シ

Youngbae’s too cool for a ot5 hug

Words could never be enough to express how proud and thankful I am towards you guys. Thank you so much for being there and always trying the best to make us happy. 7 years and many more to come. 
Happy 7th anniversary, my kings who shine the brightest as 5.

Words could never be enough to express how proud and thankful I am towards you guys. Thank you so much for being there and always trying the best to make us happy. 7 years and many more to come.

Happy 7th anniversary, my kings who shine the brightest as 5.

Top came out late during Gara Gara Go, so Seungri was making fun of him
He’s pointing at his “watch” XD 

  • Q : Who changes in front of women?
  • VI: Yes. (raises his hand) I become a man.
  • TOP: When he’s with guys, he doesn’t talk that much but when he’s with girls, he’s very well mannered and talks really well.
  • VI: Go out with me! This is my pickup phrase.
  • GD: In Korea, he’s always going Nuna! Nuna!!
A thoughtful dongsaeng and a thankful hyung 

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