Big Bang Takes Over Oricon Music Charts Again
Robert Young, Feb. 4, 2016, 9:12 a.m.
Big Bang has just taken the number one spot on the “Oricon Chart” in Japan! Big Bang’s “MADE SERIES” was released on February 3rd in Japan, and it was released to celebrate and complement the “BIGBANG WORLD TOUR 2015-2016 [MADE] IN JAPAN”. This is a huge accomplishment, since it will be the first time that an international artist has thrown a tour at the Dome in japan for three years straight, showing the amount of popularity that Big Bang commands in Japan. Not only did Big Bang take number one on the Oricon chart, but also on the iTunes chart as well.
The group’s Japanese album features a total of eleven tracks, with popular songs like “Loser”, “Bang Bang Bang”, and “If You” being re-done to feature Japanese vocals. Those who purchase the DVD/Blu-Ray set will also be able to check out the Japanese versions of the tracks, as well as watching the footage from “a-nation stadium fes. 2015”.
Big Bang went on tour in Japan and is scheduled to make a performance on TV as well, mostly with their performance on “Music Station” on February 5th. They will be performing “Bang Bang Bang” and “Fantastic Baby”.
BIGBANG is a South Korean boy band formed by YG Entertainment. Consisting of members G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri, the group officially debuted on August 19, 2006. Predominantly a hip hop group, their debut was a moderate success, with their first self-titled Korean album selling 48,000 copies. Their breakthrough came with the release of their first extended play, Always (2007), which included the number one song "Lies". The song went on to top major Korean music charts for a record-breaking seven consecutive weeks, and won the group the Song of the Year award at the 9th Mnet Korean Music Festival.