[????=??? ??] BIGBANG (G-DRAGON, T.O.P, TAEYANG, DAESUNG, and SEUNGRI) who has been carrying out the five-month-long “MADE” project and world tour together. The members of BIGBANG talked about what they feel about the success of “MADE” series and about the 10th anniversary of their debut with Star News, to directly communicate with fans.
BIGBANG continued their “MADE” project this month, releasing “LET’S NOT FALL IN LOVE” and GD&TOP unit’s “ZUTTER” in fourth single “E” of the project.
BIGBANG released first single “M” with “LOSER” and “BAE BAE” in May, second single “A” with “BANG BANG BANG” and “WE LIKE 2 PARTY” in June, and third single “D” with “IF YOU” and “SOBER” in July, in their “MADE” project.
BIGBANG proved their enormous potential with the project, by taking the No.1 for three consecutive months with “LOSER” in May, “BANG BANG BANG” in June, and “IF YOU” in July, on the monthly digital chart of Gaon, which is Korea’s public music chart. This August’s new songs are also drawing a big popularity on a variety of charts. BIGBANG will release complete “MADE” album with new songs in September, too come back to fans once again.
BIGBANG is also successfully holding the world tour for “MADE” album project from April this year beginning from Seoul, to have concert in Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Dailan, Wuhan, Shenzhen, and Nanjing in China, as well as in Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, etc. BIGBANG will continue with the world tour until next year, to meet 1.4 million fans around the world in 70 concerts in 15 countries.
Star News met BIGBANG members who have been so busy recently, at a shooting for a music show.
-You took the No.1 on Gaon chart for three consecutive months.
We haven’t really expected that we would take the No.1 for three months in a row. For the first and second single, we followed our initial plans, but for the third single, there were some changed in the process of preparation. Plus, because of our world tour, we haven’t performed on TV for “IF YOU” included in the third single. However, “IF YOU” took the No.1 too, which makes us all the more pleased.
- What do you think the reason for such a big popularity of your songs for three months in a row is?
First of all, we made a good start with first single “LOSER” and “BAE BAE”. I think that is what made our fans have bigger expectations for the next single. Plus, the color of every single was different, and that was one of the reasons, too. We also made a lot of efforts and concentrated on our music, to give our fans the best among all our songs. I really thank all the people who listened to our music. We will also have good music for complete “MADE” album in September.
- You are doing this exceptional project of releasing a single every month and then unveil the complete album, since May.
Actually, we ourselves had doubt over if we can really lead this “MADE” album project to success. In reality and in some other aspects too, there have been some unsuccessful albums for the year since our debut in 2006. However, we decided to just make good music, instead of focusing on taking the No.1 on charts. Our goal was just to make people listen to our music, than to top the charts. Thinking that way, we got confidence n “MADE” plan. I feel really good that our new trial and challenge is being carried out successfully.
-So, what is BIGBANG’s music?
It is music that does not let our fans down. We are making a lot of efforts for that. We really wanted to make people other than our fans, of course for our fans too, to listen to BIGBANG’s music. We also have done our best not to shame ourselves.
2015. 8. 10.