September 23, 2015

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K-Pop's Hottest Summer 2015 Comebacks: BIGBANG Is No. 1!

#1WINNER: BIGBANG

Who: The quintet whose international stardom can't be denied after such a successful summer

What: An intense release schedule that included two singles a month, for a whopping eight tracks and seven music videos this summer, all previewing their upcoming Made album.

The Impact: On both South Korea's Gaon singles chart and Billboard's U.S.-based World Digital Songs chart, every one of BIGBANG's singles hit the Top 3. When the brilliantly melancholy "Let's Not Fall in Love" (which joins "Loser" and "Bae Bae" as one of their best singles to date) hit No. 1 on World Digital Songs, it became the band's third chart-topper, which tied Psy for most No. 1s ever on the chart, proving the band as a major force in America. The unprecedented release schedule was a celebrated welcome home to the band, who hadn't released new music in three years. Not only that, but it likely made all K-pop acts step up their game for the most competitive summer in recent K-pop history.

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