– Takes over China’s largest portal QQ Music #1 to #3- #1 – #3 and #6 on music video chart
“BANG BANG BANG” and “WE LIKE 2 PARTY” unveiled both in South Korea and China simultaneously ranked #1 and #2 on China’s largest portal QQ Music, winning against other strong releases by Jay Chou and Taylor Swift. With this, “LOSER” unveiled in May is also ranked at #3, making a hit syndrome in China every time they release a song.
All music charts in China are different to the Korean ones in the sense that people stream the music for free instead of downloading with a charge. YG Entertainment, in prevention of illegal downloading and protection of digital music, came hand in hand with QQ Music and exclusively carried out a system for the first time to listen to music at a cost. And this is the first time to have this as a Korean artist.
“LOSER” and “BAE BAE” unveiled in May, and “BANG BANG BANG” and “WE LIKE 2 PARTY” released in June are sold at a cost as mini albums with two songs each.
As a result “LOSER+BAE BAE” mini album sold a total of 320,000 copies on June 13 while “BANG BANG BANG + WE LIKE 2 PARTY” album sold 400,000 copies. This is a record-breaking number for a foreign album sold on QQ Music.
“BANG BANG BANG” and “WE LIKE 2 PARTY” also ranked #1 and #2 on China’s K-Pop Chart.
Music videos on QQ Music and Youku are also attracting much attention. On music video charts of QQ Music “BANG BANG BANG” and “WE LIKE 2 PARTY” ranked #1 and #2 while “LOSER” and “BAE BAE” #3 and #6, making the chart all dominated by BIGBANG.
Meanwhile, BIGBANG has been topping South Korean music charts for 12 days in a row.
On June 13, “BANG BANG BANG” still stands at the top of daily charts like Melon, Bugs, Monkey 3 and Soribada while “WE LIKE 2 PARTY” is ranked in the top range.
The music videos on YouTube continue to attract viewers as well. On June 13, “BANG BANG BANG” hit 16.06 million viewers while “WE LIKE 2 PARTY” hit 7.83 million viewers, soon to hit 8 million viewers.
BIGBANG will be in Hong Kong for their World Tour from June 12 to 14 to meet the local fans.